Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
OKLAHOMA - The U.S. Senate confirms a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma to oversee the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Senate approved President Barack Obama's nomiation of Kevin Washburn as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs late Friday.
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said he is pleased that the Senate acted so quickly to confirm the nomination of Washburn.
Anoatubby said Washburn's knowledge of indian law will enable tribes and the federal government to develop a more effective working relationship.