OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant was denied a promotion because she was transgender and then fired after she complained about the discrimination, the U.S. Department of Justice alleges in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.
Rachel Tudor, an assistant professor of English at the university, didn't receive a promotion despite a recommendation from her department chair and other tenured faculty from her department, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Oklahoma City.
Here are some of the top headlines of today [March 31].
Google Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO â€” The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day.
Google added the option to convert its popular navigation service into the Pac Man video game on Tuesday morning, around the same day the calendar turned to April 1 in Asia. That ushered in a day when Google shows off its playful side by injecting more frivolity into its services.
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center employees participated in weapons of mass destruction and mass casualty training this [ March 31] morning. The training was provided by the OSU Fire Service Training Center.
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The Highway 83 overpass east of Highway 59, approximately a half mile down, has been shut down.
The bridge crosses over the Kansas City southern railroad tracks and has structural deficiencies, according to authorities, and is unsafe for travel. The damage was noticed Friday while the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was filling potholes.
The bridge will be closed until ODOT can do repairs, although how long the overpass will remain closed is unknown until engineers access the damage.
SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) â€” Two oil and gas companies are cutting jobs in Oklahoma due to a decline in oil and natural gas prices.
According to reports, Ohio-based Worthington Industries cut 40 jobs at its Skiatook plant Tuesday, and Samson Resource Co. confirmed Thursday that it is laying off 196 employees from its Tulsa headquarters.
The Skiatook plant, which manufactures horizontal heated and high pressure separators used to separate oilfield fluids and gas, employs about 100 people.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.
Tens of thousands of Oklahoma residents were without power early Thursday as officials assessed the damage.
Tulsa County Sheriff's Capt. Billy McKelvey said one person was killed in the mobile home park in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs, which he said could accommodate 40 to 50 trailers.