Sleet will change to snow before ending west to east late tonight/early Thursday. Wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees...with air temperatures in the low 20s...can be expected. Wind are blowing about 30 mph. Roads will be icy tonight and Thursday morning but should melt during the day as skies clear and temperatures rise above freezing.
ADA, Okla. (AP) - The NAACP is proposing a new hate crime law named after a black college student who was killed recently after a racially charged argument.
State NAACP President Miller Newman says Oklahoma's hate crime law is weak. The current hate crime law is a misdemeanor. Newman says he'll introduce the Tusan Resolution at the NAACP State Conference in Tulsa later this month. It would raise the punishment for a hate crime by one level.
It's named for Joseph Tusan, an East Central University student and football player killed last month. He was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck when it was rammed from behind by another truck.
Prosecutors have charged Ammon Reich, who is white, with
first-degree murder and nine counts of assault with a dangerous
weapon. The F-B-I is also investigating the incident.