Norman, Oklahoma – Members of the Oklahoma National Guard's 1-45th Agri-Business Development Team are home after deployment to Afghanistan. The 60 soldiers were welcomed home yesterday afternoon by family and friends at the Norman Armed Forces Reserve Center. The soldiers spent 10 months in Afghanistan training Afghans on agricultural techniques.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin has said she believes her experience as a wife and mother of six children is a key distinction between her and her opponent. Some thought the comment was an inappropriate dig at Democrat Jari Askins, who's single. Askins said she always assumed she would marry, but believes she's still best qualified even though she didn't.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Virginia attorney general who filed one of two lawsuits against the federal government challenging the health care law is campaigning in Oklahoma. Virginia's Kenneth Cuccinelli is visiting the state today to support fellow Republican Scott Pruitt who is running for attorney general against Democrat Jim Priest.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The board that oversees the Oklahoma prison system says it needs nearly $35 million more to operate the state's penitentiaries. The state Board of Corrections voted Friday to ask the Legislature for the additional money as a budget supplement.
Undated – COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Oklahoma committed three costly turnovers in last night's 36-27 loss to No. 18 Missouri. Two of the turnovers led to 10 points and the other squelched a drive deep in Missouri territory, and the third-ranked Sooners (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) also missed a chip-shot field goal.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's unemployment rate dipped to 6.9 percent in September, one-tenth of a percentage point lower than in August. State officials report that 121,810 people were unemployed last month, less than the 122,800 who were without jobs the previous month.
Tulsa, OK – Free Landfill Days for Tulsans are scheduled for October 23 and 24, at Quarry Landfill, 13740 E. 46th St. North. The City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy host this event and offer it as a service to City of Tulsa utility customers.