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Okla. Lawmakers Looking Into Immigration Issues

Oklahoma state lawmakers are taking up the issue of immigration.  Right now there's a bill in the full house that would give Oklahoma law enforcement new authority to assess the immigration status of motorists.  The author says he incorporated language from Arizona's immigration law into a similar state measure that was approved in 2007.  It also prohibits employers from stopping their vehicles in public roadways to hire and transport pedestrians to a work site.

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  • Volunteer firefighters try to balance work and serving community

    Volunteer firefighters try to balance work and serving community

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:53:21 GMT
    Crews on the scene said wind and rough terrain are hurting efforts to contain the fire. (Source: KAUZ)Crews on the scene said wind and rough terrain are hurting efforts to contain the fire. (Source: KAUZ)
    Crews on the scene said wind and rough terrain are hurting efforts to contain the fire. (Source: KAUZ)Crews on the scene said wind and rough terrain are hurting efforts to contain the fire. (Source: KAUZ)

    Newschannel 6 First Alert Weather Team reports Texoma will continue to see triple digit temperatures for some time. That means Texoma volunteer firefighters are on standby to respond to fires as they say they try to balance their jobs that pay their wages and serving their community. 

    Newschannel 6 First Alert Weather Team reports Texoma will continue to see triple digit temperatures for some time. That means Texoma volunteer firefighters are on standby to respond to fires as they say they try to balance their jobs that pay their wages and serving their community. 

  • City apologizes after Muslim schoolchildren were asked to leave public pool

    City apologizes after Muslim schoolchildren were asked to leave public pool

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:45:09 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:45:09 GMT
    Observant Muslims often don't have readily available swimwear alternatives that satisfy religious requirements. (Source: AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Observant Muslims often don't have readily available swimwear alternatives that satisfy religious requirements. (Source: AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    While the city apologized for the Muslim group's treatment, it says the cotton ban will remain in place going forward.

    While the city apologized for the Muslim group's treatment, it says the cotton ban will remain in place going forward.

  • WFPD Officer Tim Putney and family eager for hearing over injury

    WFPD Officer Tim Putney and family eager for hearing over injury

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:22:12 GMT
    Tim Putney suffered a back injury on July 11, 2017. (Source: KAUZ)Tim Putney suffered a back injury on July 11, 2017. (Source: KAUZ)

    A hearing is set for Thursday in Fort Worth for Wichita Falls Police Officer Tim Putney.

    A hearing is set for Thursday in Fort Worth for Wichita Falls Police Officer Tim Putney.

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