OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a trooper who was struck by another trooper's patrol car during a chase has died. OHP Chief Ricky Adams said on his twitter account and Facebook that 43-year-old Lt. D. Heath Meyer died Monday. The OHP says Meyer was injured July 14 after putting down strips of spikes along Interstate 35 in Moore in an attempt to stop a fleeing vehicle. The OHP says two troopers involved in the pursuit tried to avoid the strips, but collided and one of the vehicles hit Meyer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has frequently used taxpayer dollars to fly to and from his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's expense reports from March, April and May show him traveling home at least 10 times, typically leaving Washington on Fridays and returning on Mondays. The records were released following a Freedom of Information request filed by a nonprofit watchdog group, Environmental Integrity Project.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A tiger cub that was rejected by her mother at the Philadelphia Zoo has been accepted by a new mother at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Officials with the two zoos said Monday that the Amur, or Siberian, tiger cub named Zoya was accepted by the mother, a Sumatran tiger named Lola. Zoya is the lone survivor of five cubs born July 9 to a first-time mother in the Philadelphia Zoo, and the mother rejected her. Lola gave birth a day earlier to three cubs of her own, leading to the transfer to Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - More Oklahoma high school students are registering for college courses as funding for the state's concurrent enrollment program shrinks. The Oklahoman reports the state's concurrent enrollment program has allowed high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits since 2005. For the 2017-18 year, schools are being forced to find new ways to keep the program going after the Legislature denied the Regents' $6.4 million funding request.
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