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May 6th, 2015
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.
With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.
Traffic is blocked [April 29 @ 12:10 p.m. ] on north Saddler and the Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau due to a semi-trailer that failed to make a turn, getting stuck in the ditch.
Here are 10 interesting presidential facts provided by RandomFacts.com
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.
The only president to be unanimously elected was George Washington (1732-1799). He also refused to accept his presidential salary, which was $25,000 a year.
Patrick Jones has the 5 worst number one overall draft picks in NFL history. Who were they? Check out the video!
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Legislation that protects members of the clergy who refuse to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony has been approved by the Oklahoma House and Senate.
The House voted 87-8 for the bill Wednesday while a nearly identical bill passed the Senate on a 38-5 vote. All opposing votes came from Democrats.
The bills protect clergy members and others authorized to perform weddings from being required to perform them if it conflicts with their religious beliefs. They also shield churches from being required to participate in the ceremonies.
Victims advocates are preparing for the National Crime Victims Rights Week ceremony to be held at the LeFlore County Courthouse starting at noon today [April 23].
Public is invited.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The Oklahoma Geological Society said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.
Geologists have been studying the cause of hundreds of earthquakes that have shaken the homes and the nerves of residents in central and north-central Oklahoma, where the pace of oil and gas drilling has accelerated in recent years.