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31 Arrested For DUI In Oklahoma City Over New Year's
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Law enforcement agencies in the Oklahoma City area recorded 31 arrests for driving under the influence as Oklahomans welcomed in the new year. Extra officers from several agencies, including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma City Police Department, patrolled city streets watching for impaired drivers. No DUI-related crashes were reported. Officers from the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission visited establishments that served alcohol, checking 41 locations and monitoring the sale of alcoholic beverages. ABLE officers also assisted with three public intoxication arrests. Preliminary numbers from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System show that no traffic fatalities were reported statewide from late Dec. 31 to early Jan. 1. But 11 fatalities were reported between Dec. 28 and Jan. 2. This compares to five fatalities in the comparable time period a year ago.
Posted: Thursday, January 3 2013, 08:10 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
More severe storms in the offing for Oklahoma
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Storm Prediction Center in Norman says there is a risk of strong tornadoes in a storm system developing in central Oklahoma.
Forecasters say storms are expected to form Sunday afternoon evening and that the advised area includes portions of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
The center says moist and unstable conditions are meeting upper-level winds that have the potential to spin off tornadoes. Forecasters say large hail and damaging winds in some areas are also possible.
Officials say residents should monitor reports for possible watches, warnings or weather statements later in the day.
State and local emergency managers are monitoring conditions.
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Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.