WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says a new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the pipeline that would transport crude from Canada and North Dakota to Cushing, Oklahoma.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - More signs of normalcy are returning to residents of Moore more than six months after the deadly tornado. Services have resumed at the Moore Post Office, which was heavily damaged in the May 20th twister. The Norman Transcript reports the post office reopened last week with P.O. box delivery and retail services.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Hindu leader from Nevada is the latest to inquire about erecting a monument at the Oklahoma Capitol. Universal Society of Hinduism President Rajan Zed said today his Reno, Nevada-based organization is interested in donating a statue of Lord Hanuman, a Hindu deity with an ape-like face and a tail that Zed said is known for incredible strength.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former bookkeeper at an Oklahoma City electrical contracting company has been sentenced to eight months in prison for filing a false tax return in connection with embezzling more than $140,000 from the company. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Sanford Coats announced today that Renea Windham, of Oklahoma City, must also serve three years of supervised release following her prison sentence.
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