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Norman Water Restrictions
Starting Monday the city of Norman will enact mandatory water restrictions. These include odd/even watering days, depending on your address, and no watering on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Norman was asked to reduce its water usage by 10 percent. Norman gets most of its water from Lake Thunderbird. The lake is monitered by the Central Oklahoma Water Conservatory Center who says the lake is at 63% capacity. Randy Worden is the manager, "If we continue to put out the water at the current rate and we do not get any rain, we could eventually run dry," Worden said. The lake supplies water to Norman, Midwest City and Del City. The lake is nearing it's record low, one not seen since the 1950s. "We need to put restrictions now so that we can carry these cities through the next 3 to 5 years of this drought," Worden added. Norman Utilities Manager Ken Komeskie says there is no cause to worry but there is cause for concern, "We'd like to take action now so that we dont have to have more severe action later," Komeskie added, "Things may get worse in the future." Komeskie asks Norman residents to try and reduce water consumption by about five gallons per person, per home. This could mean as little as one load of laundry less per week, or a few minute shorter shower. "10 percent savings now will hopef ully get is through the hot summer months," Komeskie said.
Posted: Wednesday, January 9 2013, 10:23 PM CST
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Okla. grand jury returns new charges on ex-judge
May 23, 2013 23:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury has returned new indictments against a former Lincoln County judge who already faces embezzlement and cattle theft charges.
The grand jury handed up the indictments Thursday against 47-year-old Craig S. Key of Chandler.
Key turned himself in last month to Lincoln County authorities who set bond at $10,000.
One indictment accuses Key of harboring a fugitive by allegedly encouraging a client facing criminal charges in Lincoln and Jefferson counties to flee the state to avoid prosecution.
Another charges Key with five counts of delivery of a forged note and accuses him of forging the name of a woman whose signature was required on escrow account checks that Key was also required to sign.
Key's attorney, Cheryl Ramsey of Stillwater, says the additional indictments are no surprise.
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