- Oklahoma Legislature working to fill widening budget gap Updated: Feb-07-16 3:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - One year ago, depressed energy prices contributed to a $611 million hole in the state budget that forced Oklahoma lawmakers to tap dozens of non-recurring revenue sources to prevent draconian cuts to public services like schools, roads and public safety.
- Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers Updated: Feb-06-16 5:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The power and frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma have been increasing, but the Legislature has done little to try to curb the temblors that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling wastewater.
- Pressure mounting for lawmakers to send alcohol plan to vote Updated: Feb-04-16 4:05 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A new plan for Oklahoma voters to decide whether wine and strong beer can be sold in grocery and convenience stores could be the first of many alcohol-related questions on the November ballot.
- Judge refuses to dismiss rape charge against ex-trooper Updated: Feb-04-16 2:27 pm
SAPULPA, Oklahoma - A judge refused on Thursday to dismiss a rape charge against a former Oklahoma Highway Patrolman accused of assaulting three women during traffic stops, rejecting defense claims that the contact was consensual.
- Oklahoma lawmakers push social agendas amid budget crisis Updated: Feb-03-16 3:56 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The difficult task of plugging a $900 million hole in the state budget has not deterred conservative Oklahoma lawmakers from pushing their social agendas on abortion, gun rights and same-sex marriage.
- 2 killed in separate vehicle accidents on Oklahoma roadways Updated: Feb-03-16 12:03 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two men have been killed in separate accidents on state roadways.
- Bills to rein in Oklahoma tax subsidies face opposition Updated: Feb-02-16 7:30 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Opposition surfaced Tuesday against several bills that would rein in costly state tax subsidies, sending a strong signal to lawmakers that taking them away will be no easy task, even amid a steep budget shortfall.
- Gov. Fallin wants sales tax expansion to close budget hole Updated: Feb-01-16 6:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday proposed increasing the cigarette tax and expanding the sales tax to a variety of services that are currently exempt as a way to close an estimated $900 million hole in next year's budget.
- Latest: Governor seeks bond issue for Capitol repairs Updated: Feb-01-16 2:46 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Latest on Gov. Mary Fallin's State of the State speech Monday to open the 2016 Oklahoma Legislature:
- Fallin approves $1.4M in state funds for earthquake research Updated: Jan-28-16 3:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin approved the use of nearly $1.4 million in state emergency funds Thursday for state agencies working to reduce the increasing number of earthquakes that have been linked to the disposal of oil and gas wastewater in Oklahoma.
- 2 Kansas residents die in single-car crash near Marietta Updated: Jan-26-16 2:10 am
MARIETTA, Oklahoma - Two Kansas residents have died in a one-vehicle accident approximately six miles north of Marietta, Oklahoma.
- 2 more death row inmates await execution dates amid probe Updated: Jan-25-16 4:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Monday to wait to set execution dates for two more death row inmates until a grand jury finishes its closed-door investigation into drug mix-ups during the state's last two lethal injections.
- 1 person killed in single-vehicle collision in Tulsa County Updated: Jan-24-16 3:52 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A 30-year-old Oklahoma City man has died following a single-vehicle crash on the Creek Turnpike in Tulsa County.
- Kathryn Dunlap named deputy Oklahoma schools superintendent Updated: Jan-24-16 2:25 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kathryn Dunlap has been named deputy superintendent of assessment and accountability at the Oklahoma Department of Education.
- More than 3,400 bills await Oklahoma Legislature in 2016 Updated: Jan-23-16 12:47 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma lawmakers have more than 3,400 measures to consider when the 2016 session begins on Feb. 1, and that doesn't include dozens more bills that will be needed to build a state budget with a roughly $1 billion hole in it.
- Oklahoma state senator proposes teacher pay raise measures Updated: Jan-21-16 4:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A Republican state senator is proposing a package of legislation he says will raise the salaries of Oklahoma public school teachers by $10,000 a year without raising taxes.
- Trump plans campaign stop at Tulsa's Oral Roberts University Updated: Jan-20-16 3:31 am
TULSA, Oklahoma - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is set to make a campaign stop at Tulsa's Oral Roberts University with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
- Oklahoma trooper hospitalized after being struck by vehicle Updated: Jan-19-16 4:50 pm
SHAWNEE, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper is hospitalized in serious but stable condition after being struck by a vehicle while helping a motorist along Interstate 40 east of Oklahoma City.
- 2 killed when driver attempts U-turn on Oklahoma turnpike Updated: Jan-18-16 8:04 am
NEWCASTLE, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two people were killed in a two-vehicle collision on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike in Newcastle.
- Wintry weather causing slick roads, bridges in Panhandle Updated: Jan-17-16 3:34 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says drivers in western Oklahoma should use caution while traveling through the area as wintry weather pushes through the state.
- Bristow woman dies after crashing into parked truck Updated: Jan-16-16 3:37 pm
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma - A 25-year-old Bristow woman is dead after crashing her SUV into a truck parked in a construction zone in Okmulgee County.
- 1 woman dead after collision on Craig County highway Updated: Jan-16-16 11:41 am
VINITA, Oklahoma - A 27-year old Spavinaw resident was killed when the SUV she was a passenger in collided with a tractor-trailer in Craig County.
- Senate staff moves into renovated space at Oklahoma Capitol Updated: Jan-15-16 3:47 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate staff is moving into newly refurbished offices at the state Capitol as part of a $7.2 million renovation of House and Senate office space.
- Fire crews are battling an oil rig fire in Oklahoma Updated: Jan-13-16 7:39 pm
CHICKASHA, Oklahoma - Firefighters in Oklahoma are battling a fire on an oil rig.
- Democrats capture second seat in Oklahoma Legislature Updated: Jan-13-16 6:57 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - For the first time in more than a decade, Democrats are gaining seats in the Oklahoma House and Senate.