OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The American Red Cross and Triple A are offering safety tips ahead of a winter storm that is expected to drop temperatures and bring a wintry mix of snow, ice and sleet. The Red Cross says people should prepare a storm kit that includes warm clothes, blankets, first-aid kit, canned food and water. AAA is urging residents to drive slowly.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Governor Mary Fallin has issued an executive order in support of education standards in math and English known as Common Core and says she hopes the order will ease fears that the standards represent a federal takeover of public education. The Republican governor signed the executive order today. It states the federal government will have no input in the formulation of the standards.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Whether it's Oklahoma's conservative reputation or the national profile of its own Republican leaders, the Sooner State is proving to be a popular spot lately for GOP stars lately. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to attend a birthday party fundraiser for Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin tomorrow.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The fate of an Arizona inmate who kidnapped and murdered a retired Oklahoma couple following a 2010 prison break is now in the hands of an Albuquerque, New Mexico jury. The federal jurors will decide whether John McCluskey should be executed or sentenced to life in prison without parole for the August 2010 shootings of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Oklahoma.
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