Undated – Grass fires force evacuations in Guymon, Woodward
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) High winds are gusting throughout Oklahoma the morning after wildfires forced evacuations in Guymon and Woodward.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten says homes on the south and west sides of Guymon were evacuated Sunday night because of a fire about six miles west of the Panhandle town. She says an unknown number of homes west of Guymon sustained damage.
Tulsa, OK – Lawsuit challenging 'Official English' dismissed
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa attorney has dismissed his lawsuit challenging a state question making English the official language of Oklahoma and says he will refile the action.
The lawsuit by James Thomas challenges the constitutionality of the measure that requires all official state communications be in English or an American Indian language unless otherwise required by federal law. It passed in November with about 76 percent of the vote.
Tulsa, Ok – The Oklahoma Departments of Public Safety and Transportation hold a joint news conference in Tulsa to highlight Work Zone Construction safety. The spring and summer are peak months for road work.
These events highlight the importance of traffic safety in construction work zones for both drivers and work crews and bring attention to the staggering number of accidents, injuries and fatalities that occur every year in work zones across the state and nation.