OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Members of Oklahoma's all-Republican congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to reconsider using Fort Sill to house unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been caught trying to entering the country illegally. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and all five of Oklahoma's U.S. House members are opposing a decision by the Department of Defense to extend the use of temporary shelters at several military installations, including Fort Sill, through January 2015. Gov. Mary Fallin's campaign started an online petition demanding closure of the temporary shelter at Fort Sill.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Formal sentencing is scheduled for the co-founder of the Sooner Tea Party on felony blackmail and computer crimes convictions. Al Gerhart is set to be sentenced Tuesday by Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott. Gerhart was convicted in May after sending a politically charged email to a state senator who testified he felt threatened by the email's tone.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is opening up its fall lecture series next month with a discussion about mental health and the justice system. "The Offender with Mental Disabilities: Critical Issues in Correctional Mental Health and Planning for Successful Re-Entry" will be presented Aug. 26 at the Oklahoma History Center. The free, public discussion will focus on strategies for successful re-entry planning.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service says hot temperatures are headed back to Oklahoma this week. An excessive heat watch will go into effect for Tulsa County from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Forecasters say a ridge of high pressure will expand over the region early this week, allowing temperatures to hit at or near 100 degrees.
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