Oklahoma City, OK – Study: Few students in US illegally
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new study shows that only a fraction of 1 percent of Oklahoma's college students are in the country illegally.
The report approved by the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force found that only 272 of the nearly 230,000 Oklahoma higher education students are not legal U.S. residents. That's about one in every 845 students, or 0.11 percent.
Norman, OK – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say severe thunderstorms damaged trees and blew over a fence in the Norman area.
A tornado warning was issued for Cleveland County just before 10:30 p.m. yesterday after radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado. A storm spotter reported seeing a funnel in southeast Norman but there was no immediate confirmation of a tornado.
Damage reported by emergency management officials was clustered between downtown Norman and Lake Thunderbird.
Tulsa, OK – Heavy thunderstorms rolled through Tulsa with high winds and large hail. The storm hit just before 10AM on Friday. The National Weather Service Issues a severe thunderstorms warning for the Tulsa Metro and estimated storm winds at 80-miles-per-hour.
Damage is being reported along Riverside Drive near I-44. A tree has fallen into a home. A resident, who declined a recorded interview, says the tree was struck by lightning
One person has been injured in Pryor from a downed tree.
Oklahoma City, OK – Cartoon of Sotomayor as pinata draws criticism
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Some Hispanics and advocates for women are criticizing an editorial cartoon that depicts Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a strung-up pinata that President Barack Obama is inviting Republicans to whack.
The cartoon by Chip Bok of Creators Syndicate ran in The Oklahoman on Tuesday. It shows Obama wearing a sombrero and saying, quote, "Now, who wants to be first?" to a group of elephants in suits holding sticks.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma State Department of Health says the number of swine flu cases in the state has risen to 114.
Scott Sproat, the Health Department's chief of emergency preparedness and response, says state health officials have yet to see a plateau in the number of swine flu reports, even during what typically is a slow season for flu cases.