The Coast Guard says its members rescued a 36-year-old man from an eastern Oklahoma lake when he began struggling in the water.
The Coast Guard says Lt. Clint Smith and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Blanco were touring the Arkansas River area Thursday when they heard a man yell for help near the Applegate Cove Marina of Kerr Lake.
Authorities say the man was fishing with a friend when his boat became disabled. The man jumped in the lake then struggled to stay above water.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's Dennis R. Neill Equality Center and the Oklahoma Blood Institute are teaming up for Friday's National Gay Men's Blood Drive.
Officials at the center say that gay and bisexual men have been banned since 1983 from donating blood. The ban was instituted shortly after the start of AIDS. Officials at the center say it has been left in place since that time.
MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the second of two men found dead in a mobile home in Mannford nearly a month ago has been identified.
The OSBI said Thursday that the state medical examiner's office has identified the man as 53-year-old Don Ray Stanford.
The bodies of Stanford and 60-year-old Ward Ray Bartlett were found June 18 in Bartlett's mobile home by Pawnee County deputies conducting a welfare check at the request of a state health care worker. Authorities say Stanford was also living at the home.
FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials plan to allow members of the media to tour a temporary shelter at Fort Sill that is being used to house more than 1,000 mostly teenage immigrants from Central America.
Participants in the tour Thursday afternoon at the Army post in southwest Oklahoma are heavily restricted and are prohibited from taking pictures, asking questions or interacting with staff or children at the shelter.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Republican leaders in Oklahoma is joining a coalition of business and manufacturing groups from across the country in urging Congress to pass immigration reform they say is vital to the nation's economy.
Former Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele and ex-Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating both are participating in calling for Congress and President Barack Obama to work together to enact federal legislation on immigration.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some Oklahoma farmers say there's "cautious optimism" that patchy rains this summer will make a dent in the drought afflicting much of the state and help save crops and cattle.
But they concede conditions could change quickly, like they did last year when Oklahoma settled back into the oppressive heat of the summer months. Crops wilted and hay shortages were prevalent across a large swath of the state.