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May 8th, 2015
Emergency crews are responding to a three-car accident [May 8 3:15 p.m.] at the James Fork Creek bridge on Oklahoma Highway 112 north of Cameron.
One vehicle has rolled over and some victims are trapped, according to dispatch information.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Legislation making Oklahoma the fourth state in the nation to require women to wait at least 72 hours before receiving an abortion has been signed into law.
The measure was signed Wednesday by Republican Gov. Mary Fallin. It increases from 24 to 72 hours the amount of time a woman must wait after a doctor provides her with details about an abortion, including the age of the fetus, risks involved and that ultrasound and heart monitoring are available.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has released a hazardous weather outlook for the area.
The NWS said thunderstorms could develop late this afternoon or into the early evening hours. The tornado risk is limited in eastern Oklahoma but elevated for severe thunderstorms, flash floods and heavy rain.
Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop across southwest Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle early in the afternoon, storms expected to organize into a large complex and move east into our area by late afternoon or evening.
All mothers are heroes, and sometimes they're also well-known celebs! For Mother's Day, Krystin Goodwin has a roundup of some of Hollywood's cutest mother-daughter pairs.
A man sought by law enforcement in connection with about 17 burglaries has been arrested following a crash at Sunset Corner in Spiro [May 7 1:10 p.m.]
The collision involved a law enforcement vehicle.
A large crowd is gathered on the LeFlore County Courthouse lawn as the celebrate National Day of Prayer [May 7 at 12:20 p.m.]
Here are some silly facts for your Thursday!
1. It is impossible to lick your elbow
2. A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
3. A shrimp's heart is in it's head.
4. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.
5. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
6. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
7. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Gov. Mary Fallin added her signature Tuesday to legislation that makes it illegal to text message while driving in Oklahoma and then issued a challenge to the state's motorists.
"Don't text and drive in the state of Oklahoma," Fallin said. "We need to have a change in attitude in our state when it comes to texting or being distracted while you're driving down the highway. It's very dangerous."
By The Associated Press: Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in Geneva to forge an agreement against the use of chemical and biological weapons in war; the Geneva Protocol was signed on June 17, 1925 and went into force in 1928.
On this date:
In 1776, Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
Poteau Police, Fire and LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services are on scene [May 4 11:45 a.m.] at the intersection of Wilson and Smith in Poteau for a three-car accident.
Northbound traffic outside lane is blocked. Expect delays.