Broken Arrow, OK – Okla. officials favor exemption for pet kangaroo
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) City councilors in a Tulsa suburb are in favor of an exotic animal ordinance exemption that would allow a resident to keep her red kangaroo within city limits.
The Broken Arrow City Council discussed the exemption for the partially paralyzed animal named Irwin during its Tuesday meeting. Councilors unanimously voted to put the new language on the next meeting agenda for adoption.
Cushing, OK – 4-year-old autistic Okla. boy found dead in pond
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) Police say a missing 4-year-old autistic boy has been found dead in a pond at a Cushing park.
Cushing Police Chief Terry Brannon says officers received a 911 call around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday that Blake Murrell was missing. Brannon say officers determined that Blake was last seen near Memorial Park and the search effort was concentrated there.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Metro Chamber announced today its work to identify issues it says will move Tulsa forward and is now seeking supportive city council candidates.
Candidate recruitment programs are chamber-led efforts to identify and encourage individuals to seek reelection or an elected office. Recognizing the impact individuals in office have on conducting business and encouraging growth, Chamber leaders are taking a proactive approach to political involvement and leadership.
Tulsa, OK – No injuries reported with possible tornado in Okla.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a possible tornado may have touched down in an unpopulated area of southeast Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service says a large tornado was reported on the ground in southern Le Flore County early Tuesday evening, but emergency management director Michael Davidson said there were no towns in the vicinity. Southern LeFlore County is covered by the Ouachita National Forest and the Kiamichi Mountains.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin seeks federal declaration for Atoka tornado
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking a federal disaster declaration for Atoka County in the wake of a deadly tornado that swept through the southeastern Oklahoma town of Tushka.
Two people were killed and 43 others were injured when the tornado struck the town on Thursday. Preliminary damage assessments indicate the storm destroyed 149 homes and businesses and damaged others in the county.