NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Preliminary snow totals show that parts of western and central Oklahoma received as many as 5 inches of snow overnight Thursday and early yesterday morning. By 9 a.m. Friday, Shawnee had received 5 inches of snow, while Altus received 4.5 inches by 6:30 a.m. El Reno saw 3.5 inches, while Guthrie, about 50 miles away, saw an inch more for a total of 4 inches by 8 a.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A new study on employee compensation shows state workers in Oklahoma earn less than their counterparts in other states or the private sector, but also enjoy a far more generous benefits package. The $200,000 study requested by Governor Mary Fallin and legislative leaders was released yesterday by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State University/A and M Board of Regents have approved a ban on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices on the Stillwater campus. The board voted yesterday during a meeting in Langston to immediately ban e-cigarettes, hookahs, vapor devices and clove cigarettes until more research on their safety is completed. The OSU Student Government Association and other groups support the ban.
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) - A 97-year-old Cushing man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his granddaughter. The Payne County District Attorney's office filed the murder charge yesterday against Russell Eugene Dawes for the Thursday shooting death of Sonja James. Dawes was being held in the county jail last night.
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