TODAYS TOP STORIES
City Crews Prepare to Keep Roads Clear During Winter Storm
CITY, OK-- After Wednesday morning's snowfall, Oklahoma City officials warn
commuters wet road conditions can turn icy overnight.
the temperature dips below freezing we know we're going to have some
problems," said Kristy Yager, a spokesperson for the City of Oklahoma
crews spent Wednesday running Oklahoma City's snow routes to prepare for a
rough morning commute.
want people to be very careful tomorrow morning," said Yager, "we
expect very slick conditions."
of Oklahoma City in Shawnee, crews are also preparing for icy conditions
Thursday morning. Shawnee saw at least three inches of snow Wednesday
it accumulates we'll be salting nonstop," said Tim Dibler, who works in
Street Maintenance with the City of Shawnee.
says crews spent Wednesday night de-icing bridges and roadways.
beware of our vehicles," he said.
remind drivers to stay 200 feet behind salt trucks as crews de-ice the roads. Although
crews in Oklahoma City and Shawnee are working hard to keep morning commuters
safe, officials remind all drivers to take it easy.
you don't have to go to work first thing in the morning give it a couple of
hours," said Yager.
also reminds drivers to drive slow and have an emergency plan.
to leave your house early," she said, "and have a back-up plan in
case you slip off the road know who you're going to call."
says there will be 27-31 running snow routes at any given time in Oklahoma
City. Crews will keep working through the night until their job is done.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20 2013, 10:25 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. House panel approves $40M for Indian museum
May 20, 2013 17:17 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A plan to divert $40 million in use taxes over three years to help complete construction of an American Indian Cultural Center and Museum along the banks of the Oklahoma River has cleared a House committee.
A House budget panel on Monday voted 13-10 for the measure, which would divert the tax revenue beginning in fiscal year 2015. Use taxes are those paid on Internet purchases and tangible personal property purchased out of state and brought into Oklahoma. The taxes are expected to generate about $244 million next year.
Museum supporters say they've secured $40 million in pledges from private donors and only need one final $40 million appropriation from the Legislature to complete the project.
A separate $40 million for a museum in Tulsa will be considered Monday afternoon.
Sometimes the stories with the most impact come directly from the viewers. If you have a story that needs to be told, we want to hear it. Fill out the form below and let us know what stories need to be told.
From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Severe weather is back in your forecast today for Central and Eastern OK. Damaging hail and winds and tornadic activity are likely to form west of I-35 after 3 pm, then track east into Central OK in the late afternoon and evening hours. ...
United 787 takes to the skies
HOUSTON (AP) -- United Airlines has one of its 787 aircraft back in the air.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BRAS A FIRE HAZARD?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.