OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Rainfall is aiding firefighters' efforts to contain two major wildfires in Oklahoma that have charred 550 square miles (1,424 sq. kilometers). Forestry officials reported progress Saturday on the two largest wildfires burning in western Oklahoma as weather forecasts estimated up to 1 inch of rain could fall in the area.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former Omaha police officer charged with misdemeanor assault for his role in the stun gun-related death of a mentally ill Oklahoma man last year will stand trial next year. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 27-year-old Ryan McClarty will stand trial in January for a count of third-degree assault in the June incident that led to the death of 29-year-old Zachary Bearheels.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - New documents are raising ethics and spending questions about Scott Pruitt's time as Oklahoma attorney general. Pruitt, now head of the EPA, assigned investigations agents from his AG office in Oklahoma to be his personal driver and bodyguard, at times taking them out of state to speak to conservative political organizations. Similar questions have been raised about his security and travel since taking over the EPA.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A recent report shows Oklahoma was among four states nationwide to generate at least 30 percent of the electricity produced inside state borders last year. The industry report published by the American Wind Energy Association shows that Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota achieved that mark for 2017. The Oklahoman reports that Oklahoma also ranked second in the nation behind Texas for its electricity generating capacity provided through wind farms.
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