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August 7th, 2015

Oklahoma senator files bill to reduce drugs on tribal lands

August 7, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 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.

NWS: Excessive Heat Warning Friday

August 7, 2015

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:

• Drink plenty of fluids
• Stay in air-conditioned rooms
• Stay out of the sun
• Check on relatives and neighbors

August 4th

Don't miss out on upcoming events

August 4, 2015

• Aug. 6 — Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
• Aug. 7 — Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday.
— Cavanal Chorale Showcase, 7 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Indian Taco lunch to benefit Poteau Choctaw Seniors, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dale Cox Community Center.
— LeFlore County Roundup Club Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Leachman Arena in Heavener.
— Concert featuring LuLu Roman of “Hee Haw,” The Texans and JayDee Miller, 8 p.m. Christ’s 40 Acres. Proceeds benefit Christ’s 40 Acres and Honobia Community. Info: (580) 244-3473 or kiamichimission.org.

DAILY FEATURE: Tuesday Tidbits

August 4, 2015

Here are a few strange and useless facts. Find more at freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kelmar/story3.htm‎.

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.

Ex-Tulsa sheriff's spokesman says he was wrongfully fired 
JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press

August 4, 2015

TULSA, (AP) — 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."

August 3rd

DAILY FEATURE: Today in history

August 3, 2015

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.

July 31st

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

July 31, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — 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.

VIDEO: Should college football playoffs include 64 teams?

July 31, 2015

Should college football add 64 teams to the playoffs?

July 30th

Federal disaster assistance denied for 19 Oklahoma counties

July 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 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.

Sallisaw man injured in morning wreck

July 30, 2015

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.

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