Oklahoma Forestry Services is conducting an inventory of several central Oklahoma counties to determine the type of forest and woodlands they contain.
A Forest Inventory and Analysis crew is collecting data this month in Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland and Oklahoma counties. Foresters began the data collection in 2009. Every year since, foresters have gathered information about the amount of land under forest cover, the type of forests and tree species that are present, tree sizes, invasive species and forest health issues.
Years into their attempt to adopt a Cherokee girl, Matt and Melanie Capobianco say they can empathize with any sadness the girl's biological father might be feeling after being ordered to turn her over to them.
More than a year and a half ago, the Charleston-area couple was in a lawyer's office, tearfully handing over Veronica — whom they'd raised since birth — to the father, Dusten Brown, who lives in northeastern Oklahoma.
A city councilor in Owasso has filed a lawsuit claiming the city violated Oklahoma's open meeting and open records law.
The lawsuit filed by Councilor Patrick Ross claims that an investigative report on former City Manager Rodney Ray was given to councilors during an executive session in June, then collected before the closed-door meeting ended.
Ray was suspended with pay May 24 and the council ordered an investigation to look into an undisclosed employee complaint. He resigned in June and the city council approved a severance package worth more than $185,000.
A summer fish kill in north-central Oklahoma is worrying anglers, river-goers and nearby water users.
The Salt Fork River die-off was massive and, still months after it was reported, mysterious. Researchers and state authorities say they still don’t know who or what the killer is.
Two fish kills were reported to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, records show. The first one on June 3, upstream near Lamont; the second on June 17, near Tonkawa. The two fish kills are likely related, so state authorities are investigating them as one event, officials from the DEQ, state Department of Wildlife Conservation and Corporation Commission tell StateImpact.
Oklahoma native Candace Goodner, who is a kindergarten teacher in Japan, felt helpless when she saw the devastation of her former hometown of Moore on the news after the tornados of May.
Goodner told the Oklahoman newspaper that one of the customs in Japan when bad luck or illness happens to someone, you send them a "senbazuru", which resembles a mobile made up of a thousand folded paper cranes.
A Cherokee girl living in Oklahoma should be immediately turned over to her adoptive parents in South Carolina after her biological father missed a scheduled meeting with them accompanied by the girl, a judge has ordered.
The case file is sealed, but Monday's order from South Carolina Family Court Judge Daniel Martin was obtained by WCBD-TV of Charleston and posted on its website.
Police in Ardmore say a 1-month-old baby died during a car ride in a vehicle with no air conditioning.
Police say the family had been traveling from Ohio to the Ringling, Okla., area Monday when the parents noticed the baby wasn't breathing. Investigators tell Oklahoma City television station KOCO that the baby was taken to the emergency room where she was later pronounced dead.
The baby's cause of death has not yet been released, but investigators say the car did not have air conditioning and only one window would roll down.
Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe says he's running for another term in the U.S. Senate.
The senator announced his plans Wednesday to seek his fourth term representingOklahoma. In an interview Wednesday with Tulsa radio station KRMG Inhofe said he made his decision to run again after President Barack Obama was re-elected last November.
Inhofe would be 80 if re-elected next year to another six-year term in the Senate.
Democrat Matt Silverstein has filed to run against Inhofe.