- Oklahoma prosecutors fail to show up in embezzlement case Updated: May-23-15 1:31 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office failed to appear for the initial court appearance of a former Rogers County commissioner who was charged by the office with embezzlement.
- Legislature approves $7.1 billion state budget, ends early Updated: May-22-15 7:36 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up work on a $7.1 billion budget and approved a bond issue for a pop culture museum in Tulsa on Friday before ending the 2015 legislative session one week early.
- Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature Updated: May-22-15 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.
- Legislature approves extension of reading test exemptions Updated: May-22-15 5:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a bill making it easier for Oklahoma third-graders to advance to fourth grade even if they can't demonstrate basic reading skills.
- Hugo man drowns after vehicle stalls on flooded road Updated: May-22-15 4:59 pm
HUGO, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Hugo man drowned after leaving his vehicle when it stall on a flooded road in Choctaw County.
- House approves new $25M pop culture museum for Tulsa Updated: May-22-15 1:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - One day after failing to pass a $25 million bond proposal to build a new museum in Tulsa, the Oklahoma House reversed course and narrowly passed a plan to build the facility dedicated to the state's icons of popular culture.
- Senate OKs $25M bond plan to complete Oklahoma Indian museum Updated: May-21-15 6:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A planned Native American museum that has become a hulking shell along the banks of the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City received a $25 million infusion from the Legislature on Thursday, which is designed to push the decades-old project to completion.
- Senate OKs bill to restrict public access to police videos Updated: May-21-15 6:08 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill to restrict the public's access to police videos from dashboard and body cameras has passed the Oklahoma state Senate and is headed to the governor's desk.
- Valliant man killed when struck by pickup truck Updated: May-21-15 1:42 pm
VALLIANT, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Valliant man was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 70 in McCurtain County.
- Oklahoma Senate passes bill preventing local fracking bans Updated: May-21-15 1:02 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma cities and counties would be unable to ban hydraulic fracturing - a process also known as fracking - or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill heading to the governor's desk.
- Oklahoma Senate to consider final approval of budget plan Updated: May-21-15 10:48 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate plans to debate a $7.1 billion budget plan to fund state government and services in the upcoming year.
- Oklahoma GOP roiled by infighting as conference looms Updated: May-20-15 8:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - As Republicans prepare for some of the party's biggest names to descend on Oklahoma for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, the state party is being rocked by infighting over its new chairman's decision to retain a staffer who pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge.
- Oklahoma governor signs bills to on wind industry incentives Updated: May-20-15 6:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed six bills into law, including two measures aimed at altering tax incentives and credits for the Oklahoma wind energy industry.
- Winners and losers in the fiscal year 2016 Oklahoma budget Updated: May-20-15 10:20 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Budget negotiators for the Oklahoma House, Senate and Gov. Mary Fallin's office announced a $7.1 billion agreement Tuesday that funds state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
- No charges in demolition contracts of Tar Creek site Updated: May-19-15 4:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Charges won't be filed against members of a public board after an apparent low bidder was passed over for demolition work on the Tar Creek Superfund cleanup site.
- Collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers Updated: May-19-15 2:53 pm
A collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers:
- Oklahoma House passes bill to finish American Indian Museum Updated: May-18-15 4:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has passed legislation to complete the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and turn it over to the city of Oklahoma City for operation and maintenance.
- Court ruling sparks request to review Oklahoma boards Updated: May-17-15 1:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Three consumer organizations have asked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to review the composition of Oklahoma's numerous licensing boards to determine whether board members are vulnerable to criminal and civil antitrust actions.
- Teenager dies in Oklahoma creek after kayak overturns Updated: May-16-15 2:19 pm
WALTERS, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 15-year-old Walters boy has died in a kayaking accident in West Cache Creek near Walters.
- Senate votes to override Fallin veto of pay bill Updated: May-15-15 7:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate has overridden Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to change how future elected state officials are paid.
- Oklahoma attorney general admits court filing error Updated: May-14-15 6:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office acknowledges it erred in a court filing with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving a challenge to the state's lethal injection formula.
- Oklahoma House OKs resolution to reaffirm religious freedom Updated: May-13-15 4:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has passed a resolution calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to reaffirm the nation's commitments to protecting religious freedom and condemning the deaths of Christians around the world.
- Oklahoma lawmakers look to rein in wind industry tax credits Updated: May-12-15 6:26 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature is poised to rein in tax subsidies for the wind industry that cost the state tens of millions of dollars each year, but the proposed changes would have no impact on the state budget for years.
- Fallin inks bill paving way for armed school employees Updated: May-12-15 6:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma school districts could allow teachers and staff with certain firearms training to carry handguns on school property under a bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
- Oklahoma Senate committee OKs bonds for Tulsa pop museum Updated: May-12-15 4:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A proposal to issue $25 million in bonds to build the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture in Tulsa has passed its first legislative hurdle.