Headlines: Wildfires, Budget Cut Impacts & Cowboy Basketball

Mar 9, 2017

Headlines for Thursday, March 9, 2017:

  • Fire crews work through the night to tame a massive wildfire scorching parts of Oklahoma and Kansas. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma Congresman berates Democratic leadership on holding up GOP health bill. (Tulsa World)

  • The Department of Corrections is cancelling contracts with ten county jails. (AP)

  • The Department of Public Safety warns of crippling effects from budget cuts. (KFOR)

  • Budget cuts could force changes in the state’s largest district. (NewsOK)

  • The State House passes a bill to ban driving in the left lane. (NewsOK)

  • College boosters could face lawsuits under Senate Bill. (Journal Record)

  • Black lawmakers says “Blue Lives Matter” bill has racial overtones. (Tulsa World)

  • Senator’s bill creates more transparency in health care costs. (Journal Record)

  • Tulsa county faces is first ever outbreak of mumps. (Tulsa World)

  • OKC believes lower state credit rating shouldn’t impact its upcoming bond debt sale. (Journal Record)

  • Tulsa drone classes focus on rules of aircraft rather than how to fly them. (Journal Record)

  • A Denver-based craft beer-centric pub opens its first location in Oklahoma. (Journal Record)

  • Longtime conservative columnist and journalist Mike McCarville dies. (NewsOK)

  • Cowboys get ready for Big12 Tournament. (NewsOK)