Local News

Headlines for Friday, June 26, 2015:

  • Oklahomans relying on subsidies for health insurance celebrate the Affordable Care Act ruling. (NewsOK)

  • Tuition at Oklahoma colleges and universities is increasing. (NewsOK)

  • State School Board approves standstill budget. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Thursday, June 25, 2015:

  • Staff shortages force the Oklahoma City VA hospital to close its heart surgery program again. (NewsOK)

  • The political director of the state Republican Party resigns amidst controversy. (NewsOK)

  • Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz is challenging the petition calling for a grand jury investigation of his office. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Wednesday, June 24, 2015:

  • A petition seeking a grand jury investigation of Tulsa’s Sheriff gets certified. (Tulsa World)

  • Senator Inhofe hopes to get more money for Oklahoma roads. (NewsOK)

  • Tulsan at center of SCOTUS ruling gets praise from President Obama. (Tulsa World)

As the heat index climbs into the triple digits, the state health department is urging Oklahomans to stay in air conditioned locations.

Laswanique Gray provides tips to anyone who needs to go outside.

"Wear a hat to cover your head and loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, sunscreen is a must and sunglasses if you can. Drink plenty of water. Take plenty of breaks."

To avoid hyperthermia or overheating, Laswanique recommends drinking two to four glasses of water an hour.

Headlines for Tuesday, June 23, 2015:

  • Racist pamphlets get distributed in a northeast Oklahoma town days after the Charleston shootings. (Thomasville Times-Enterprise)

  • An Oklahoma City attorney calls a portion of the upcoming state budget a Ponzi scheme. (Tulsa World)

  • Southern Oklahoma residents still dealing with remnants of Hurricane Bill. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Monday, June 22, 2015:

  • I-35 reopens after landslide. (NewsOK)
     
  • The Cumberland Levee near Tishomingo in southern Oklahoma has a breach. (KFOR)

  • The heavy rains wash out a famous bridge in southern Oklahoma. (KFOR)

Headlines for Friday, June 19, 2015:

  • The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill kill at least three people in Oklahoma. (NewsOK)

  • Falls Creek camp in Davis canceled its camps for next week. (KFOR)

  • Campers from Edmond’s First Baptist Church had their trip cut short because of flooding. (News9)

Headlines for Thursday, June 18, 2015:

  • Dealing with the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill. (AccuWeather)
     
  • More Oklahoma counties are getting assistance as a result of storms and flooding that battered the state last month. (AP)

  • US Labor Department fines drilling company in deaths of three rig hands. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Friday, June 12, 2015:

  • Bad language in Workers Comp bills cost state more than $90M. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • Work on the interior of the State Capitol is starting far earlier than expected. (NewsOK)

  • Oil and gas production in Osage County is getting harder. (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)

Headlines for Thursday, June 11, 2015:

  • Blue Bell Ice Cream says an outbreak of listeria comes from a Broken Arrow plant. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Oklahoma businesses take employees income taxes for company improvements. (Oklahoma Watch)
     
  • PSO offers opt out option for smart meters, but at a cost to those customers. (Tulsa World)

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