Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Attorneys for the FBI have told a federal judge in Utah that the agency has found no evidence that unreleased Oklahoma City bombing videos exist.
The comments came during the first day of a trial triggered by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue.
He says the FBI won't release videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated a bomb that killed 168 people.
The government says McVeigh was alone.
U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups sent the case to trial after remaining unsatisfied with the FBI's responses in the five years since the lawsuit was filed.
FBI attorneys intend to call bureau employees to testify that the agency did a thorough search and how additional efforts would be burdensome and fruitless.
The trial is scheduled to last three days.
Cool snap brings heat relief to Oklahoma, Arkansas
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The dog days of summer are coming in with a whimper.
Weather forecasters say a cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week.
High temperatures during mid-summer are normally around 95 degrees with nighttime lows in the 70s. But Matthew Day, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, said Monday that highs will be closer to 80 degrees with lows in the 60s through the middle of next week.
The cooler forecast is expected to give people who work outdoors a break. Valley Herrin, owner of All Asphalt Paving & Concrete of Edmond, Oklahoma, says summer heat makes it difficult for crews to work with asphalt and other materials that are 400 degrees when applied.
Fallin complains about costs of immigrant children
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin is complaining to federal officials about the potential cost to Oklahoma from unaccompanied immigrant minors who are released from a temporary shelter at Fort Sill and placed with sponsors in the state.
In a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, Fallin complained that Oklahoma taxpayers are being forced to subsidize the costs for education and health care for children who are placed with sponsors in Oklahoma.
Fallin says her office was given no advance notice of a plan by federal officials to use the vacant barracks for U.S. Army troops to house up to 1,200 mostly teenagers from Central America who were caught trying to enter the country illegally.
Fallin asked Obama to provide her with a timeline and strategy for closing the Fort Sill facility.
TRIBAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS
Tribes get grants for historic preservation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The National Park Service has awarded historic preservation grants to four American Indian tribes in Oklahoma.
NPS director Jonathan Jarvis says the grants will help American's first people preserve significant tribal places, cultures and tradition.
The grants can be used to fund projects including nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, preservation education and historic structure reports.
The four Oklahoma-based tribes receiving grants are the Miami Tribe, the Peoria Tribe, the Seminole Nation and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe.
The grants range from $30,000 to nearly $60,000.
Teen pulled from Oklahoma lake dies at hospital
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 17-year-old boy has died hours after he was pulled from Lake Thunderbird in Cleveland County.
The patrol says crews responded to a report of a near drowning on Sunday afternoon in the Party Cove area of the lake. According to a preliminary report, the teen was swimming about 50 feet from the shoreline in water that was about 6 feet deep. The teen went below the water and didn't resurface.
Authorities say witnesses pulled the teen from the water and began performing CPR.
The boy, who was from Yukon, was pronounced dead Monday morning at Children's Hospital. His name has not yet been released.
FRONTIER DAYS RODEO
Ferley nabs back-to-back Frontier Days bronc wins
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A cowboy from South Dakota is the first saddle bronc rider in 78 years to win back-to-back titles in that event at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Chad Ferley, of Oelrichs, South Dakota, scored an 83 on a bucking bronc named Sweatin' Bullets in Sunday's final round at the Frontier Days rodeo.
Ferley collected $12,026 in winnings - just shy of the $12,037 he won last year.
Rodeo superstar Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, won his first tie-down roping title in Cheyenne. Brazile collected $22,573, boosting him into the top five in the tie-down roping world standings.
Brazile also has won three times at Frontier Days in steer roping.
Trell Etbauer, of Goodwell, Oklahoma, placed in steer wrestling and tie-down roping to win the all-around cowboy title and collect $12,053.
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