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Players scout Oak Tree National
Monday was the first day for official practice rounds of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National. Competition kicks off Thursday with the final round slated for Sunday.
And, practice it was as Champions Tour players took notes on every nook and cranny on the course, from the speed and slope of the greens to even the speed of the fairway grass.
“Most of the time (in practice rounds) we use it to get to know the course, but since I’m so familiar with it, I was mainly looking at lines and how the ball rolls farther in the fairway with the fairway’s cut lower,” said Bob Tway, who resides at Oak Tree in Edmond.
Oklahoma economy expanding
Gross receipts to the state treasury continue to reflect the expansion of the Oklahoma economy, said Ken Miller, state treasurer. All major tax categories are healthy for the month and the fiscal year.
The June report reflects gross receipts for a 2014 total of $11.7 billion for a growth factor of $469 million or more than four percent compared to fiscal year 2013, Miller said at the state capitol.
“June receipts topped $1 billion, up by more than $64 million or 6.6 percent from 2013,” Miller said.
Oklahoma’s economy has recovered well since 2009 when the National Bureau of Economic Research declared an end to the Great Recession, Miller said.
Two boys dead, infant critically injured in mobile home fire
Two young children died and their infant sister was in critical condition after fire engulfed their mobile home in a small town in upstate New York Monday night.
Independence Day provides chance to honor troops
While Edmond residents are going to the LibertyFest Independence Day parade, eating barbecue or watching the fireworks display, Americans will be defending our freedoms around the world.
As of May 31 there were a total of 1,400,852 men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Services — 516,753 in the Army, 323,309 in the Navy, 191,208 in the Marine Corps, 329,120 in the Air Force and 40,462 in the Coast Guard, according to the Department of Defense.
Cops investigate $20,000 embezzlement case
Edmond officers are investigating the reported embezzlement of $20,000 by the victim’s business partner, an incident report stated.
During the morning of June 10, Edmond Police Officer Tim Owen spoke with the victim at the station who said he wanted to report that a business partner had embezzled money from him, Owen’s incident report stated.
Owen stated the suspect, whose name was redacted in the report, was first introduced to the victim by a financial advisor in London in 2012. Owen stated the suspect and the victim had several conversations during the ensuing two years, but no business dealings.
What states can do on their own about immigration
It's official: Congress won't take up immigration reform this year. This week, President Barack Obama said he'll use executive actions to change policies unilaterally.
Tropical Storm Arthur off Florida may grow into hurricane
Tropical Storm Arthur formed off the Florida coast and is forecast to grow into a hurricane that will threaten North Carolina's Outer Banks during the Fourth of July holiday.
OKC archbishop decries Civic Center 'Black Mass'
Archbishop Paul Coakley has called on Catholics to pray that God might change the minds of the organizers of a “Black Mass” scheduled for later this year in Oklahoma City.
On Tuesday, Coakley expressed his astonishment and disappointment at this event and called on community leaders to reconsider whether it is an appropriate use of public space.
Oklahoma ranks in top 5 for painkiller overdoses
Ten of the highest prescribing states for prescription painkillers are in the south and Oklahoma is one of the five highest, according to a new Centers for Disease Control report.
Oklahoma, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky are the five-highest prescribing states for prescription painkillers in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control report Vital Signs: Opioid Painkiller Prescribing released today.
Cops arrest man accused of attempted pimping
Edmond officers arrested a metro man wanted in Colorado on a warrant for attempted pimping, an officer’s incident report stated.
At about 2:30 a.m. June 21, Edmond Police Officer Jason Lewellyn was on routine patrol in his vehicle traveling east in the 2300 block of East 2nd Street when he observed a black BMW four-door with an Oklahoma tag traveling in the same direction directly in front of him, Lewellyn stated.
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