Rogers County is now under a 30-day burn ban due to near record-breaking drought conditions.
The Claremore-Collinsville varsity and junior varsity basketball games for tonight have been cancelled, according to Claremore athletic director Brent Payne.
The Metro Lakes Conference showdown between the two rival schools will be resume at a time and date to be determined in Collinsville.
Claremore will return to Metro Lakes Conference play on Friday during Homecoming against Skiatook. The Zebras will play at 6 p.m., followed by the Lady Zebras at 7:30 p.m.
The Verdigris-Claremore Sequoyah varsity basketball games will still take place tonight in Verdigris.
The Lady Cardinals will battle the Lady Eagles at 5 p.m., followed by the Cardinals and Eagles at 6:45 p.m.
There will be no JV games, according to the Verdigris Lady Cardinals Basketball Facebook Page.
The Rogers State baseball team must wait another week to begin the regular season as its Feb. 8-9 opener with Doane College has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
The multicounty grand jury, charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials, has canceled its February session in Oklahoma City due to winter weather, according to a statement issued Monday by the state attorney general’s office.
Oklahoma’s Republican House Speaker T.W. Shannon told colleagues Tuesday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated early by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn but remain speaker “for the time being.”
A burn ban was issued Monday for Rogers County by county commisioners due to high winds and drought conditions.
The Verdigris Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Friday morning involving a toddler.
The president of the University of Oklahoma says a campus lockdown likely was the result of a false alarm.
Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford announced his candidacy Monday for the U.S. Senate seat left open by Sen. Tom Coburn who said last week he would resign the post at the end of this congressional session.