OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Legislature is honoring two educators from a school district where a massive tornado destroyed one elementary school and heavily damaged another. Robert Romines, incoming superintendent of Moore Public Schools, and Shelly McMillin, principal of Briarwood Elementary School, appeared before the Oklahoma House and Senate today.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma City police have corrected a damage estimate from the tornado that swept through an Oklahoma City suburb. At a news conference today, police spokesman Dexter Nelson misspoke when he said there were 1,200 homes damaged or destroyed by Monday's storm. The department later released a statement confirming the error, saying their current estimate was 12,000.
ALTUS, Okla. (AP) - Southwestern Oklahoma lawmakers are applauding the selection of Altus Air Force Base as the first formal training unit for the Air Force's new KC-46 air refueling tanker. Senator Mike Schulz of Altus says today that the training unit will be good for the region's economy. Schulz says the unit means new construction jobs and additional positions for maintenance and technical support.
DENVER (AP) -Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has asked a federal appeals court for an exemption from part of the federal health care law. The company says today it shouldn't be required to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill and other contraceptives that the owners oppose on religious grounds. There's no indication how soon the eight-judge panel in Denver, Colorado will rule on the request.
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