Headlines: COVID-19 Latest, Capitol Water Leak & John Blake Dies

Jul 24, 2020

Local headlines for Friday, July 24, 2020:

  • Three more Oklahomans died from COVID-19 raising the death toll to 477. (Tulsa World)
  • Tulsa hospitals now face a day long wait for COVID-19 patients. (Tulsa World)
  • State Board of Ed refuses to set mandates for local schools. (NewsOK)
  • OSU residents to take COVID-19 test before moving into campus housing. (NewsOK)
  • Mayor G.T. Bynum considers stricter measures amid rising cases. (Tulsa World)
  • Cole says Congress should pass another pandemic stimulus package. (NewsOK)
  • DA declines to press charges against motorist who drove through protestors. (Tulsa World)
  • Unemployment remains for about 120,00 Oklahomans as more claims are getting filed. (NewsOK)
  • Thousands of companies apply for a second round of relief funds. (NewsOK)
  • State wants environmental authority over Indian Territory. (NewsOK)
  • A water leak at the State Capitol causes an estimated $1.2 million in damages. (Tulsa World)
  • Interim studies reflect pandemic and financial concerns. (Journal Record)
  • Stitt’s Chief of Staff resigns. (NewsOK)
  • Task force finds Native American children are vulnerable to abuse. (NewsOK)
  • A major New Mexico horse sale moves to Guthrie because of the pandemic. (Journal Record)
  • Remains of missing Sapulpa soldier receive a hero’s homecoming. (Tulsa World)
  • OU’s first Black head coach in any sport, John Blake, dies at the age of 59. (NewsOK)