Oklahoma news briefs for April 5, 2014

Oklahoma news briefs for April 5, 2014
Oklahoman Published: April 5, 2014

In Brief

Oklahoma City

Landscapers give seminar

Residents can find out how to have low-maintenance, water-efficient landscapes from experts from the OSU Extension, Horticulture and Landscaping Architecture Department. Workshops to be held at 400 N Portland include “Drought Tolerant and Water Efficient Landscapes” from 9 to 11 a.m. April 19 and a session on tall fescue from noon to 1 p.m. May 29. RSVP by April 11 to Malarie Gotcher at 297-3380 or Malarie.Gotcher@okc.gov.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Statewide

Feb. had 35 road deaths

State Department of Public Safety officials report 35 fatalities in February, compared to 33 in the same month last year. Three pedestrians died in traffic accidents during the month of February. Three of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related. Thirty of the fatality victims were Oklahoma residents. Five were nonresidents. The highest number of fatalities occurred on state highways and U.S. highways with 11. There were six fatalities on interstate highways. Thirty-seven percent of the victims were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Lawton

Gun crew to display skills

Beginning April 12 as part of their outreach program, on the second Saturday of every month the Fort Sill Historic Landmark and Museum and the Field Artillery Museum will have gun crew demonstrations at 10, 11 a.m. and noon. The Buffalo Soldiers/U.S. Marshals interpreters will give public programs and access to the Guardhouse from 1 to 3 p.m. This month, all programs will be at the National Historic Landmark. May 3 will be the Frontier Army Days special event program at the historic quadrangle.

FROM STAFF REPORTS