WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say no injuries have been reported after a large fire broke out at an industrial facility in Woodward. KWTV reports three workers were on site at Basic Sediments and Waste Solutions when several tanks exploded this morning. Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says it appears a mechanical device malfunctioned and started the fire.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning. The judge is slated to consider Manning's request today in a Leavenworth County courtroom. The Oklahoma native is serving a 35-year sentence at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill designed to increase public school funding annually is scheduled for a hearing in the Oklahoma Senate. The measure set for a vote today initially diverted revenue used to repair state roads and bridges, but the Senate authors of the bill say they've made several changes. The new plan calls for $30 million to be spent next year, an amount that will increase by $30 million each year until it reaches $600 million.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Governor George Nigh will give the commencement address at Oklahoma City University on May 10th. The school will also award Nigh an honorary doctor of public administration degree. Nigh served four terms as a state representative and four terms as lieutenant governor before being sworn in as governor four times.
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