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Feds sue Oklahoma university, allege gender discrimination

April 1, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 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.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued

March 31, 2015

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for LeFlore County. The following is a weather statement by the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
624 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

OKC061-077-079-010000-
/O.CON.KTSA.SV.W.0056.000000T0000Z-150401T0000Z/
HASKELL OK-LE FLORE OK-LATIMER OK-
624 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN
LATIMER...CENTRAL LE FLORE AND SOUTHEASTERN HASKELL COUNTIES UNTIL
700 PM CDT...

DAILY FEATURE: Trending Tuesday

March 31, 2015

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 — 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.

VIDEO: EOMC employees participate in mass casualty training

March 31, 2015

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.
Check out this short video.

Lunch at the Museum fixing to kick off

March 31, 2015

The Tuesday Lunch at the Museum hosted by the LeFlore County Museum on Dewey Avenue in Poteau will begin at 11 a.m. today [March 31]. Lunch will be served until 1 p.m.
Don't miss out.

2015 Progress Special Sections Published in Weekend Edition

March 28, 2015

The 2015 Progress special sections highlighting business, education, health and tourism/government was published in our weekend edition today. Check it out.

Bridge toward Monroe closed

March 27, 2015

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.

Low oil prices force 2 Oklahoma companies to cut jobs

March 27, 2015

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) — 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.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

March 26, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — 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.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued, severe weather possible

March 25, 2015

National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for LeFlore County until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Radar showed scattered showers and thunderstorms, some which have become severe with quarter size hail reported. Storms are expected to race northeast around 50 mph as a cold front approaches. Numerous thunderstorms will continue to become severe, NWS said.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued

March 24, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Latimer and LeFlore County in southeastern Oklahoma.

Severe thunderstorms were located near Red Oaks and Damon, moving southeast at 20 mph. Hazards with this storm include quarter size hail. Damage is expected for vehicles.

Locations near the path of this storm include Red Oak, Yanush, Bengal, Talimena State Park, Summerfield, Talihina and possibly Heavener.

NWS suggests, for your protection, to move to an interior room of your home or the lowest floor of a building.

NWS: Severe storms set for tonight, into Wednesday

March 24, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has released a hazardous weather outlook into Tuesday night and Wednesday for southeastern Oklahoma.

For Tuesday (March 24) afternoon and night, warm temperatures, low humidity values and gusty southwest wings will create an elevated danger of wildfires into the afternoon, especially near Interstate 44.

Trendy Tuesday

March 24, 2015

Here's a recap of what's trending around the web this Tuesday.

• Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed to reduce risk of cancer

• Lil' Chris TV personality and singer found dead in Lowestoft, Suffolk

• Black box found at crash site of Germanwings jet carrying 150 people in France

• Ted Cruz officially announces run for presidency

• SeaWorld is combating criticism after their new ad in the wake of Blackfish documentary

• Facebook may host articles on their networking site

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

March 24, 2015

An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said.

 

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