OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - As bitter cold settles in for a long winter's nap in much of the country's midsection, homeless shelters are operating beyond capacity, with officials worrying that the cramped quarters. Dan Straughan, executive director of the Oklahoma City-based nonprofit Homeless Alliance, says prolonged periods of cold strain resources on shelters.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - Officials in Muskogee say a man was rescued after he was found wet, cold, naked and sheltering himself in a guitar case. Authorities said the man fell into an icy pond on Tuesday while walking from Gore to Checotah. Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson tells the Phoenix newspaper the man was treated at a hospital.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Federal officials say more than 1,600 Oklahoma residents have successfully signed up for health insurance coverage in the first two months of the troubled HealthCare DOT gov website. A report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the 1,327 Oklahomans who successfully enrolled last month was nearly four times the 346 who managed to sign up in October.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Hindu leader from Nevada is the latest to inquire about erecting a monument at the Oklahoma Capitol. Universal Society of Hinduism President Rajan Zed's remarks yesterday came after The Associated Press reported earlier this week about the New York-based Satanic Temple seeking to donate a statue that would be placed next to an existing Ten Commandments monument on the north steps of the Capitol.
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