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.
Tulsa Public Schools administrators visited third-grade reading remediation classes today ahead of assessments this week.
Students who didn’t pass state tests in May are in groups of 15 to 25 in 22 classrooms throughout the district. Marion Munchinski normally teaches third grade at Cooper Elementary, but she’s at Disney leading a summer reading academy class. She said the curriculum is largely the same — there’s just more of it.
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.
A new Arkansas River plan is bubbling to the surface in Tulsa. Under the plan, the city would ask voters to extend a portion of the soon-to-be-expiring Vision 2025 Sales Tax to fund river improvements.
DEWEY BARTLETT: " Our suggestion is that we strongly consider using a portion of that 6/10s that is coming up for renewal; that we use a significant portion of it to put water in the river."
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.
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A Lawton man has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbing death of his wife.
Comanche County District Judge Joe Reeves ruled Tuesday that there's sufficient evidence for Herbert Haynes to stand trial on a second-degree murder charge in the January death of his wife, Irene Haynes.
Authorities say Irene Haynes was found stabbed to death in a Lawton motel room.
There will be no special session of the state legislature to address a proposed strip club in the heart of Mayes County’s Amish country. In an email to KWGS, Governor Fallin’s office says she is opposed to the idea, but the cost of a special session would be over 100 thousand dollars a week. The call for the session came from Democrat State Representative Ben Sherrer. He says if a republican would have made the request, it would have been considered pro-family.
ENID, Okla. (AP) — An Enid teenager accused of running over her boyfriend with a pickup truck has been bound over for trial on a second-degree manslaughter charge.
Nineteen-year-old Jonna Marie Jordan is accused in the November death of 44-year-old Orlando Rutledge. Prosecutors allege that Jordan backed over Rutledge with the truck after the two got into an altercation.
According to police, Jordan told officers that she did not intentionally run over Rutledge.