DENVER (AP) — Colorado's state museum has agreed to consult with Native American tribes after the museum closed an exhibit on the Sand Creek Indian massacre over complaints from descendants of the slaughter's survivors that they weren't consulted about the display.
The consultations, which will begin Tuesday, will include Colorado officials, History Colorado museum officials, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma Tribes.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — City leaders in Moore have approved new residential building codes requiring new homes to be built to withstand winds of up to 135 mph.
Officials say Moore is believed to be the first U.S. city to adopt building codes aimed at making homes more resistant to damage caused by tornadoes. The building standard now used requires homes to withstand winds of up to 90 mph.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — AAA Oklahoma says the agency will provide the "Tipsy Tow" to drinkers during the weekend before St. Patrick's Day.
The program will be offered from 6 p.m. Sunday until 4 a.m. Tuesday in metro Tulsa and Oklahoma City and in Ardmore, Bartlesville, Enid, Lawton, Muskogee, Shawnee and Tahlequah.
The service is offered with no questions asked to both AAA members and non-members. AAA will give a driver and up to one more person, and the car ,a free ride home within a 15-mile radius from the point of pick-up anytime during the 34-hour period.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to target Oklahoma's highest-in-the-nation female incarceration rate with a prison diversion pilot program in Tulsa has unanimously passed the Oklahoma Senate.
The Senate voted Wednesday for the bill by Republican Sen. Kim David of Porter that targets women convicted of drug or other nonviolent crimes. David says female offenders first must enter a plea of guilty, which a judge can withhold and waive if the woman completes the 12-to-18-month program.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that would impose strict new state regulations and requirements for abortion providers in Oklahoma has easily passed the state Senate.
With little discussion and no debate, the Senate voted 34-8 on Wednesday for the bill by Oklahoma City Republican Sen. Greg Treat. The measure now heads to the House, which has supported most anti-abortion legislation.
The bill requires the state Board of Health to develop a list of standards for facilities, supplies, equipment and personnel that abortion providers must maintain at all times.
WHITESBORO, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say three people found dead after an eastern Oklahoma house fire died as a result of a double murder-suicide.
LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale says the March 3 fire in Whitesboro was intentionally set by 30-year-old Jacob Custard. The sheriff says Custard killed his mother and stepfather before setting the house on fire then shooting himself.
Seale says authorities may not be able to pinpoint a cause of death for 57-year-old Edith Custard and 80-year-old Lawrence Schlienz because their bodies were badly burned in the blaze.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The halls of the Oklahoma State Capitol will be filling with the sound of music next week in honor of Bob Wills.
March 19 marks the annual Bob Wills Day of celebration at the capitol. Fiddlers and other musicians will perform in the morning at the House Chamber and again in the afternoon in the fourth floor rotunda.
Wills was born in Texas in 1905 and is considered the co-founder of Western swing.
Bob Wills helped bring notoriety to Tulsa's Cain's Ballroom. That's where Wills and the Texas Playboys broadcast their performances from in 1934.