Broken Arrow, OK – Council allows for kangaroo in city limits
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma woman will be allowed to keep a partially disabled kangaroo in her house for use as a therapy animal.
The Broken Arrow City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create an exotic animal ordinance exemption that will allow Irwin the red kangaroo to stay within city limits so long as certain conditions are met.
Atoka OK – Okla. residents get $1 million in federal aid Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that more than $1 million in federal aid has been disbursed to Oklahomans recovering from the deadly April 14th tornado that tore through Atoka County.
Oklahoma City, OK – Senate sends redistricting legislation to governor
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has sent legislation for Gov. Mary Fallin to sign into law that will redraw Oklahoma's five congressional districts.
The Senate approved the measure on Tuesday by a vote of 37-5. The Senate also voted 35-6 for a bill to will redraw the Legislature's 101 House districts and 48 Senate districts. That bill was sent back to the House for more work.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKC charity sends truckloads of relief to Alabama
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City-based charity is sending nine tractor trailers loaded with supplies to help storm victims in Alabama.
The caravan of Feed The Children trucks will depart Oklahoma City at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday en route to distribution centers in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The trucks will be loaded with toiletries, diapers, baby food, ready-to-eat meals, work gloves, coolers and other supplies donated by companies across the country.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City University names interim law dean
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City University officials say a law professor and associate dean is the new interim dean of the School of Law.
Eric Laity, named to the position on Monday, will begin his new role July 1 and remain until a new dean is chosen to succeed Lawrence K. Hellman. Hellman announced in December he would be returning to teaching and scholarship.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House reprimands legislators for her comments
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has voted to reprimand a lawmaker who denigrated blacks and women during debate last week.
House members took the action Monday on a 76-16 vote against Rep. Sally Kern after she apologized.
Fighting back tears, Kern said her "poor choice of words were hurtful and offensive to many." The Oklahoma City Republican says she asked House Speaker Kris Steele for the opportunity to apologize on the House floor.