June 24th, 2013
Unemployment was on the rise across Oklahoma during the month of May, but only by one-tenth of a percentage point, according to statistics released from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Friday.
According to OESC, this it the first time since July 2012, Oklahoma reported an over-the-moth unemployment rate increase.
The national unemployment rate also rose 0.1 percent over a 30-day period closing at 7.6 percent at the end of May. Oklahoma's unemployment rate during the month increased to 5 percent.
Dr. Tamatha Holt, chamber members, staff, family and friends attended a grand opening, ribbon cutting and blessing service on Friday at the new location of Poteau Vision Source located at 102 Cole St. in Poteau.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” A man is set to be executed this week for raping and murdering his girlfriend's mother despite a recommendation by Oklahoma's pardon and parole board to commute his death sentence after he apologized.
Brian Darrell Davis is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. The 39-year-old will be the third inmate to be executed by Oklahoma this year and the second in as many weeks.
Arkoma vs. Bokoshe, 5 p.m.; Gans vs. Kinta, 5:40 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Gans, 6:20 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Kinta, 7 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Gans, 7:40 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Kinta, 8:20 p.m.
Heavener vs. Howe, 5 p.m.; Cameron vs. Howe JV, 5:40 p.m.; Heavener vs. Cameron, 6:20 p.m.; Howe vs. Howe JV, 7 p.m.; Cameron vs. Howe, 7:40 p.m.; Heavener vs. Howe JV, 8:20 p.m.
Panama vs. Pocola, 5 p.m.; Talihina vs. Wilburton, 5:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Talihina, 6:20 p.m.; Pocola vs. Wilburton, 7 p.m.; Pocola vs. Talihina, 7:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Wilburton, 8:20 p.m.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
OCRS Sprint Cars Race
1. Alex DeCamp, N/A; 2. Jamie Passmore, N/A; 3. Chance Morton, N/A; 4. Johnny Kent, N/A; 5. Alex Sewell, N/A; 6. Harli White, N/A; 7. Kade Morton, N/A; 8. Danny Smith, N/A; 9. Michael Tyre, N/A; 10. Kacee Frazier, N/A; 11. Michael Bookout, N/A; 12. Terry Easum, N/A; 13. Perry Pickard, N/A; 14. Jeff Garnett, N/A; 15. Dan Schnackenburg, N/A; 16. Casey Wills, N/A; 17. Brian McClelland, N/A; 18. Mickey Walker, N/A; 19. Kyle Clark, N/A; 20. Joshua Tyre, N/A; 21. Rafe Essary, N/A.
Pure Stock Race
TULSA (AP) â€” An Oklahoma baby has received a big boost toward her Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan.
State Treasurer Ken Miller awarded $5,529 Wednesday to the winner of the plan's Newborn Sweepstakes, Hannah Gabel of Jenks.
Hannah is one of more than 51,000 babies born in the state last year. She was entered by her parents, Katherine and Brad Gabel.