Tecumseh, OK – Tecumseh seniors don't like graduation move
TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) Some Tecumseh High School seniors are not happy with the school board's decision to hold the May 19 graduation ceremony at the school's football field.
The board voted 3-2 in March to move the ceremony from Raley Chapel at Oklahoma Baptist University where the ceremony has been held since the 1980s. Students asked the board to reconsider but board President Michelle Edwards did not include the item on the agenda.
Oklahoma City, OK – Google to buy wind-generated power for Okla. plant
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Google Inc. has announced plans to buy wind-generated electricity to help power a data center that's to open in northeastern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoman reports the power will be bought from NextEra Energy Resources 100.8 megawatt wind farm being developed in Grady and Caddo counties. Google's plant called a server farm is to open near Pryor later this year.
Tulsa, OK – DNA confirms a man's link to the stabbing death of a Tulsa woman in 2003. Police say DNA taken from Luis Lara-Martinez has been confirmed to match DNA found on the body of Alisha Wright. Martinez was shot and killed by police when he pulled a gun on officers who were trying to arrest him on an unrelated warrant four months after Wright's body was found.
Turley, OK – Crews extinguish oil tank fire in NE Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Fire crews have extinguished an oil tank fire in Tulsa County.
Authorities say firefighters were alerted about 3 p.m. Wednesday of the blaze just west of U.S. 75 in the northern part of the county.
Three employees who were at the site stepped away before the fire started and weren't hurt, but a truck was engulfed by flames. Emergency Medical Services Authority spokesman Chris Stevens says there were no other reports of injuries.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma governor signs 2 abortion bills
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a pair of bills intended to further restrict abortion in Oklahoma.
Flanked by more than 30 lawmakers, Fallin on Wednesday signed a bill that makes it a felony crime for doctors to perform abortions after a woman reaches 20 weeks of pregnancy. The legislation is called the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" and is based on the premise that a fetus can experience pain after 20 weeks.