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July 8th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says smoke from enormous wildfires in Alaska and Canada is making the air in northwestern Oklahoma unhealthy.
The agency reported Tuesday that air quality monitors in northwestern Oklahoma have detected concentrations of fine particulate matter considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. Much of it originated as smoke from enormous wildfires in Alaska and Saskatchewan.
Today is Wednesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2015. There are 176 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 8, 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.
On this date:
In 1663, King Charles II of England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
In 1853, an expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.
In 1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published.
Here are a few of the top headlines trending today.
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Tom Holland is the New (White, Straight) Spider-Man.
Memphis professor behind racist tweets resurfaces at crosstown school.
Traffic is being rerouted between Poteau and Wister after an accident on U.S. Highway 271 [July 7 at 3:56 p.m.]
Motorists are urged to use the old Wister Highway to commute between Poteau and Wister until the road is reopened.
Injuries were reported in the accident, according to radio communications, but no other information is available at this time.
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) â€” Oklahoma and federal authorities are searching for a man who they saw walked off with more than $75,000 after tricking Walmart employees into thinking he was an armored truck driver.
Bristow Police Detective Kevin Webster says the suspect entered the Walmart around 10:30 a.m. Saturday dressed similarly to a Loomis armored transport employee. He says the suspect strolled to the cash office, signed for the deposit and casually walked out of the store.
Walmart employees called police after the real Loomis employee arrived about 45 minutes later.
Looking to catch an amazing fireworks show this weekend? Here are some tips on shows to check out.
The Poteau City Council will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 6 at 7 p.m. in City Hall at 111 Peters St., Poteau.
On agenda for Monday includes consideration or action to approve admission/fee for the PARC, a hearing on property at 510 N. Witte and appraisal of church building beside the cemetery office.
The full agenda is attached below.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) â€” A Muskogee man convicted of first-degree murder has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The Muskogee Phoenix (http://bit.ly/1dvmR0M ) reports that 20-year-old Jordan Williams was found guilty in early June in the shooting death of 48-year-old Rachelle Louise Hayes of Muskogee.
Williams apologized to Hayes' family at his sentence hearing and asked them for forgiveness in his actions.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down where big name NBA free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Greg Monroe, Danny Green, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo might end up.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Several state GOP lawmakers today called for judicial reform and for the impeachment of seven state Supreme Court justices who made a political ruling to ban a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The lawmakers include state Reps. Kevin Calvey (R-OKC), John Bennett (R-Sallisaw), Casey Murdock (R-Felt), Lewis Moore (R-Edmond), Dan Fisher (R-Yukon), George Faught (R-Muskogee) and Mike Sanders (R-Kingfisher).