April is usually when we experience spring showers, warmer weather, and a number of music concerts. Even though we’re currently experiencing wet winter weather instead of sunny, blue skies, the shows must go on.
Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, its defense minister said as the U.N. warned of a potentially 'uncontrollable' situation. A Japanese soldier walks past a missile launcher deployed in Tokyo.
Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:23 am
North Korea's next provocative move — the test firing of a medium-range ballistic missile — could happen at any moment, according to South Korean officials.
Bloomberg Businessweek reports that "the possibility of a ballistic missile launch is 'very high' and 'may materialize anytime from now,' South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se told lawmakers in Seoul today."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Ada Municipal Airport has received a $92,000 grant to reconstruct the pavement on the airport's taxi lane.
The grant was awarded by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. Ada City Manager Cody Holcomb says the airport is ``bursting at the seams'' with activity. He says the airport's hangars are full and that six jets will be based at the airport by the end of the year.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The widows of two Oklahoma soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been presented the inaugural Oklahoma Gold Star Medal.
Hundreds of soldiers, airmen and their families packed into the House gallery for Tuesday's joint legislative session as part of an appreciation day for the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Division.
Jane Horton of Owasso and Megan Ewy of Edmond both received the Gold Star Medal, an award created by the Legislature to honor Oklahoma military members killed in combat.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Mary Fallin after her office refused to turn over documents requested under the state's Open Records Act.
The ACLU filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of The Lost Ogle, a satirical local news and entertainment website.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's secretary of finance and revenue says corporate income tax collections increased in March while total collections to the state's general revenue fund declined due in part to lower natural gas revenues.
Secretary Preston Doerflinger said Tuesday that collections totaled about $414 million in March. That's about $20 million below collections in March 2012 and $61 million lower than the official budget estimate.
Protesters march last week in Miami, in support of immigration overhaul legislation. The marchers were calling for a new immigration system with a path to citizenship for 11 million people currently in the country illegally.
Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Reynolds (R-Oklahoma City) told fellow lawmakers last week that they have no responsibility to ensure students have access to a college education. The state's legislature has been debating a bill that would expand Oklahoma's Promise, a program that provides post-secondary education scholarships to qualified low-income students.