By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency he repeatedly sued to rein in its reach during the Obama administration.
The vote was 52-46 as Republican leaders used their party’s narrow Senate majority to …
By CRAIG HALL
The Heavener Utilities Authority again discussed the ongoing contract negotiations with OK Foods during an executive session during Thursday’s meeting.
The HUA also approved the promotion of Dallas Snow from maintenance to operations with a salary of $13.50 per hour.
Nothing about the negotiations with OK was discussed in open …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say numerous people are injured after an explosion at an oilfield in eastern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the explosion happened near Quinton in Pittsburg County, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa.
The Pittsburg County Emergency Management Office tells KTUL that multiple volunteer fire departments are …
The Heavener Utilities Authority and City Council will meet in regular business meetings Thursday at the Heavener City Hall at 103 East Avenue B.
The HUA meeting starts at 6 p.m. with the City Council meeting starting at the conclusion of the first meeting.
Approval of minutes from previous meeting…
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and TOM MURPHY, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took steps Wednesday intended to help calm jittery insurance companies and make tax compliance with former President Barack Obama’s health law less burdensome for some people.
But the changes could lead to plans with higher annual deductibles, according to …
Michael White will be the newest member of the Heavener school board after he was elected to office No. 2 in Tuesday’s school elections.
White received a total of 69 votes (50.7 percent) compared to 37 votes (27.2 percent for Shannon C. …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Oklahoma lawmakers are seeking to make a permanent exception to the state’s requirement for third-grade students to be reading proficient before moving on to the next grade.
Oklahoma’s Reading Sufficiency Act currently requires students in the third grade to score proficient on the state reading test …
The Heavener Utilities Authority will meet in a special meeting and the Heavener City Council will meet in a regular meeting Thursday starting at 6 p.m.
The meetings will be held at the Heavener City Hall at 103 East Ave. B.
Here are the agendas:
CALL TO ORDER – Chairman
ROLL CALL – Clerk
The unemployment rate in 64 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, including LeFlore County, was higher in December than it was a year ago, according to the latest report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
The full report can be seen HERE.
LeFlore County’s …
By CRAIG HALL
The public meeting to discuss the proposed street racing drew a large crowd to Heavener’s PAC Tuesday night.
The crowd showed up to discuss the proposed race course on Old Highway 59. Most of the people who came to talk and discuss why that was not a good location, …