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.
Sallisaw Wildcats 2, Henryetta Cardinals 1
Roland Renegades def. Fort Gibson Pirates by forfeit
Sallisaw Outlaws def. Durant Attack by forfeit
Madill Wildcats 6, Stigler Cubbies 1
McAlester Buffaloes 8, Rock Creek Mustangs 2
Here are a few of the top headlines trending today.
French fry burger taco is the snack weâ€™ve been waiting for.
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.