Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will spend 11-and a half-million dollars to smooth out the I-44 and Broken Arrow expressway interchange. The plans approved by the O-Dot commissioners yesterday will widen the I-44 in the area. Work will get underway in the winter and it will take almost a year to wrap-up.
The commissioners also approved spending another two-point-three million to repair four Tulsa area expressway bridges.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A temporary restraining order has been issued to block a state constitutional amendment that prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the ruling Monday morning in Oklahoma City following a brief hearing.
Ponca City, OK – Home for children in Ponca City set to close
PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) Supporters of the American Legion Children's Home in Ponca City are looking for a way to keep the home to 44 children open.
The Oklahoma American Legion's executive board voted last month to close the home on Dec. 31. Board President Art Besa issued a statement to The Oklahoman saying there are unspecified "financial constraints" and that board didn't feel the home is fulfilling its mission to house the children of military personnel.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Damaris Johnson amassed 322 yards and scored three times as Tulsa smashed Rice 64-27 on Saturday.
Johnson had eight catches for 163 yards, two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 94 yards for another score. He also moved into first place in the Conference USA record books for career kickoff return yards.
Kelleyville, OK – Teen hurt, trailers damaged in Okla grass fires
KELLYVILLE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a teenager sustained minor injuries and three mobile homes were damaged in grass fires in northeast Oklahoma, while a blaze near Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City affected traffic.
Crews were called beginning about 2 p.m Saturday to fires in Creek County.
Homeowner Terrell Copeland says he was outside when he noticed his mobile home was on fire, and ran inside to help his grandson's friend get out.
Oklahoma City, OK – Askins considering open Okla Supreme Court seat
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lt. Gov. Jari Askins says she doesn't know if she'll apply for an open seat on the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Askins, an attorney and former judge, told The Oklahoman on Friday she's still reviewing whether she meets residency requirements for the opening, which was created when Justice Marian Opala died last month.