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BLOG: Ruff Time For This Dog

A nine year old golden retriever is rescued from a tight situation.  It happened in England when the dog named Sunny poked her nose through a cement garden wall to check out a neighbor’s new puppy.

Sunny’s owner recruited help when she found her stuck with her nose in the six-inch wide gap in the cement wall, they eventually had to call for help. It took firefighters 20 minutes to get Sunny free. The dog was cut free, and was not hurt.

 

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Garrett’s Blog: Severe Weather Risk Increasing

The Spring severe weather season has been off to a slow start with the safest start to tornado season in 100 years.

Thankfully, no fatalities have been reported and the overall risk from tornadoes has been confined to isolated areas or brief spinups.

The weather pattern over the weekend will take on a more classic spring pattern that favors severe weather and rotating thunderstorms as well as tornadoes.

Choctaw Nation Chief Announces Retirement

The chief of the Choctaw Nation has announced his retirement effective April 28, 2014.

Chief Gregory E. Pyle is celebrating his 65th birthday this week, and after serving as the chief of the Choctaw Nation for more than 30 years, he is retiring, according to a post on the Facebook page of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Pyle led a growth of tribal services, health services, increased jobs, economic development and more, according to the post.

In the future, Pyle and his wife Pat reportedly plan to travel and spend more time with family.

Oklahoma State Testing Suspended In Schools Due To Computer Glitch

State Mandatory testing was suspended today (April 21) in Oklahoma in all Oklahoma public schools due to a computer glitch.

The issues are on a state level after problems were discovered with servers at  CTB/McGraw-Hill, the testing vendor, according to a report from KOTV.

Thousands of assessment tests were disrupted by the computer glitch, and the vendor for the testing site is trying to find the cause of the problem, according to KOTV.

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Undisclosed Threat Made Against Poteau High School

An undisclosed threat was made last week against the Poteau High School.

Poteau High School staff, in cooperation with authorities, took extra security measures before the start of classes Monday (April 21) morning, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Sjoberg.

There was reportedly no disruption to class.

Sjoberg stated, “We appreciate the cooperation it took to successfully conduct this procedure and assure our students, staff and parents that our high school is safe for learning.”

 

National Parks To Offer Free Admission On April 19 And 20

Anyone who has been looking to visit a national park can do so this weekend. . . for free.

National Park Week is April 19-27 this year, and on opening weekend (April 19 and 20), admission into all national parks is free, according to the National Park Service website.

HealthWatch: Doctors Abusing Drugs

USA Today looked at addiction rates among doctors, nurses, technicians, and aids. More than 100 thousand health care professionals nationwide are abusing prescription drugs.