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August 7th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford has introduced legislation that's intended to help reduce illegal drug use on tribal lands.
The bill known as the KIDS Act would prohibit Indian tribes and tribal organizations that cultivate, manufacture or distribute marijuana on Indian land from receiving federal funds. Lankford says some tribes have experimented with various forms of marijuana cultivation.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has declared an excessive heat warning for LeFlore County from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 7.
The NWS said very dangerous afternoon heat indexes will range between 110 and 115 degrees. The combination of heat and humidity can cause heat related illnesses if you are not cautious.
Precautionary methods suggested by the NWS include the following:
â€˘ Drink plenty of fluids
â€˘ Stay in air-conditioned rooms
â€˘ Stay out of the sun
â€˘ Check on relatives and neighbors
â€˘â€‚Aug. 6 â€” Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
â€˘â€‚Aug. 7 â€” Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday.
â€”â€‚Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
â€”â€‚Indian Taco lunch to benefit Poteau Choctaw Seniors, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dale Cox Community Center.
â€”â€‚LeFlore County Roundup Club Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Leachman Arena in Heavener.
â€”â€‚Concert featuring LuLu Roman of â€śHee Haw,â€ť The Texans and JayDee Miller, 8 p.m. Christâ€™s 40 Acres. Proceeds benefit Christâ€™s 40 Acres and Honobia Community. Info: (580) 244-3473 or kiamichimission.org.
Here are a few strange and useless facts. Find more at freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kelmar/story3.htmâ€Ž.
1) Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.
2) The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
3) A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
4) Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
5) The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
6) The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
TULSA, (AP) â€” A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office said Tuesday he was wrongfully fired following the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a volunteer deputy and that he is "looking forward" to testifying before a grand jury investigating allegations of wrongdoing in the agency.
Shannon Clark, formerly a major with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, said in a statement that he was a loyal employee who "always encouraged sheriff (Stanley Glanz) to do the right thing."
Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.
On this date:
In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richmond, Virginia, charged with treason. (He was acquitted less than a month later.)
In 1863, the first thoroughbred horse races took place at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.
DETROIT (AP) â€” In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.
The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.
Should college football add 64 teams to the playoffs?
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Gov. Mary Fallin says the federal government has rejected the state's request for disaster assistance for 19 Oklahoma counties affected by severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in May and June.
Fallin said Wednesday the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state's request for assistance to individuals and businesses in those counties.
A Sallisaw man was injured after his vehicle rolled over trapping him inside.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Tristean Simmons, 19, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet pickup at about 6 a.m. on U.S. Highway 64 east of Sallisaw when the accident occurred.
The report shows Simmons' truck left the left side of the road, he overcorrected, re-entered the road and the truck rolled one and a quarter times. The truck came to rest on the driver's side, trapping Simmons inside. He was freed by the Sallisaw Fire Department.