SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - A central Oklahoma city says it will no longer use its city hall and a fire station as public storm shelters. The Shawnee News-Star reports the city emergency management director recommended the city commission vote to stop using the buildings, citing potential dangers and an increase in private shelters.
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - Some officials say a southern Oklahoma city saw economic benefits from a facility that processed children who entered the country unaccompanied. Federal officials say more than 1,800 unaccompanied immigrant children came through Fort Sill in southwestern Oklahoma before the facility closed earlier this month. It opened in June.
SLAUGHTERVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Some residents in a central Oklahoma town say they are concerned about a company that wants to start oil drilling in the area. The Norman Transcript reports a Tulsa-based business wants to drill an oil well in Slaughterville. Some residents told the Slaugherville Town Hall board last night that they worry drilling would contaminate ground water in the community.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Democratic state Representative Joe Dorman raised slightly more money in his campaign for Oklahoma governor than incumbent Republican Governor Mary Fallin in the most recent campaign reporting period. However, Fallin maintains a huge fundraising lead over her challenger. Campaign contribution and expenditure reports filed with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission indicate Dorman raised $267,310 between June 10th and August 11th.
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