DEQ issues grants for asbestos cleanup in Oklahoma buildings - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

DEQ issues grants for asbestos cleanup in Oklahoma buildings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is providing grants to three rural communities to clean up asbestos in historic buildings.

The Hotel Franklin in Mangum, the Old Pawnee Municipal Hospital in Pawnee and the Oaks Rehabilitation Facility in McAlester were selected as recipients of this year's grant money.

The Greer County Economic Development Authority will remove asbestos from the Hotel Franklin, which was built in 1929. Plans call for renovation of the hotel for use as senior housing and apartments.

The city of Pawnee will remove asbestos from the former Pawnee Municipal Hospital. The city plans to make the property available for low-income housing.

Ki Bois Community Action Foundation, Inc. will use the grant money to remove asbestos from The Oaks Rehabilitation Facility. The building was originally St. Mary's Hospital.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Attorney says Oklahoma couple denies trafficking

    Attorney says Oklahoma couple denies trafficking

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-07-28 15:06:04 GMT

    The Latest on a lawsuit alleging an Oklahoma couple engaged in a human trafficking scheme (all times local):

    The Latest on a lawsuit alleging an Oklahoma couple engaged in a human trafficking scheme (all times local):

  • LPD issues counterfeit bill advisory

    LPD issues counterfeit bill advisory

    Friday, July 28 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-07-28 14:59:17 GMT
    (Source Lawton Police Department)(Source Lawton Police Department)

    The Lawton Police Department warns the public of a counterfeit bill scheme currently plaguing the community. LPD says businesses and citizens have recently received an influx of counterfeit currency. The bills are clearly marked “Motion Picture Use Only.” Check your bills to ensure their authenticity. 

    The Lawton Police Department warns the public of a counterfeit bill scheme currently plaguing the community. LPD says businesses and citizens have recently received an influx of counterfeit currency. The bills are clearly marked “Motion Picture Use Only.” Check your bills to ensure their authenticity. 

  • 'Obamacare' repeal reeling after Senate defeat

    'Obamacare' repeal reeling after Senate defeat

    Friday, July 28 2017 3:39 AM EDT2017-07-28 07:39:34 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 9:01 AM EDT2017-07-28 13:01:12 GMT

    The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

    The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Powered by Frankly