Associated Press http://publicradiotulsa.org en Legislator Doctor Wants Minors Quarantined http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/legislator-doctor-wants-minors-quarantined <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state legislator who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature says state officials are ignoring his request that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined.</p><p>Republican state Rep. Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow said Tuesday he's received no response from Gov. Mary Fallin, Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Commissioner of Health Terry Cline to a letter Ritze sent them last week requesting the quarantined.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:24 +0000 Associated Press 63627 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Legislator Doctor Wants Minors Quarantined AG Says Health Care Ruling Bolsters Case http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/ag-says-health-care-ruling-bolsters-case <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general says a decision by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., against a provision of the federal health care law bolsters the state's lawsuit that challenges a similar provision of the Affordable Care Act.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:53:40 +0000 Associated Press 63614 at http://publicradiotulsa.org EPA Awards $11M-plus to Oklahoma for Water Quality http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/epa-awards-11m-plus-oklahoma-water-quality <div><p></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $11 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">The grant is part of the federal agency's Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a program that provides low-interest, flexible loans to communities to help them improve water quality and infrastructure.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:05:59 +0000 Associated Press 63606 at http://publicradiotulsa.org EPA Awards $11M-plus to Oklahoma for Water Quality UCO Among 'Great' to Work for http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/uco-among-great-work <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Central Oklahoma as one of the "2014 Great Colleges to Work For."</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">The Edmond-based school was the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list. This is the sixth time in the past seven years the university has been named to the list.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:04:33 +0000 Associated Press 63605 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sentencing Delayed for Oklahoma Tea Party Leader http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/sentencing-delayed-oklahoma-tea-party-leader <div><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Formal sentencing for the co-founder of the Sooner Tea Party on felony blackmail and computer crimes convictions has been delayed.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Al Gerhart was set to be sentenced Tuesday by Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott, but the sentencing date was delayed until Aug. 19.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:47:42 +0000 Associated Press 63601 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sentencing Delayed for Oklahoma Tea Party Leader Man Ordered to Stand Trial in Shooting Death http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/man-ordered-stand-trial-shooting-death <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A Lawton man accused of a fatal shooting outside a bar has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">The Lawton Constitution reports that Special District Judge Ken Harris ruled Monday there was enough evidence for Bryan Dutton to stand trial on the murder count.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Dutton is accused of shooting 35-year-old Sam Ruffin three times outside the Dew Drop Inn on April 19.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:44:26 +0000 Associated Press 63600 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Man Ordered to Stand Trial in Shooting Death Cold Case Reopened in Rogers County http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/cold-case-reopened-rogers-county <p></p><div><p>TIAWAH, Okla. (AP) — The Rogers County Sheriff's Office has reopened a case involving a woman who disappeared nearly two decades ago.</p><p>The Claremore Daily Progress reports that Tiawah-area resident Dione Fox was declared missing when she failed to attend a scheduled court appearance in 1996. Authorities in Noel, Missouri, discovered Fox's abandoned car eight months after she went missing. Fox was 23 when she went missing.</p><p>Jerry Smittle with the Rogers County Sheriff's Office says investigators are searching for Fox's remains in the Tiawah area.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:03:09 +0000 Associated Press 63596 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Cold Case Reopened in Rogers County Arraignment Set for Man Charged in Teen's Death http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/arraignment-set-man-charged-teens-death <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">ARAPAHO, Okla. (AP) — A formal arraignment is scheduled for an Oklahoma man charged in the death of a Weatherford teenager.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Tucker McGee is due in court Monday afternoon for an arraignment on first-degree murder charges in the death of JaRay Wilson. The 16-year-old disappeared in 2012 and her body was found last December in a shallow grave.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:24:06 +0000 Associated Press 63542 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Activity Association Spent $316K on Legal Fees http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/activity-association-spent-316k-legal-fees <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association spent nearly 6 percent of its budget last fiscal year on legal fees, but officials say they expect that number to drop this year.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:59:39 +0000 Associated Press 63540 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Activity Association Spent $316K on Legal Fees Scorching Heat in Forecast for Much of Oklahoma http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/scorching-heat-forecast-much-oklahoma <div><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says hot temperatures are headed back to Oklahoma this week.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">An excessive heat watch will go into effect for Tulsa County from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Forecasters say a ridge of high pressure will expand over the region early this week, allowing temperatures to hit at or near 100 degrees.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:54:05 +0000 Associated Press 63539 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Scorching Heat in Forecast for Much of Oklahoma