Opponents of Oklahoma's new workers' compensation law are asking the state Supreme Court to find it unconstitutional. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit that alleges the law violates the state Constitution and should be struck down. Two state lawmakers and a firefighter's organization filed the lawsuit in September.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved several road construction contracts, including a nearly $38 million plan to improve parts of U.S. 60 near Pawhuska. During its monthly meeting Monday, the commission awarded a contract to Sherwood Construction Co. Inc. to improve a nearly six-mile stretch of U.S. 60.
Performance Oklahoma presents editions 5 and 6 from the 2012 OK Mozart International Festival Chamber Music series. In the first hour, devoted to music by Robert Schumann cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Anna Polonsky performt the composer’s Drei Fantasiestucke Op 73 and the Adagio and Allegro Op 70 and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Kelly Markgraf join pianist Orion Weiss to present a duet and six songs. And in the second hour cellist Peter Wiley returns with violinist Ani Kavafian and violist Paul Neubauer to play the String Trio by Jean Francaix. Pianist Orion Weiss
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of fatalities in Oklahoma blamed has risen to at least eight.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said Monday that the deaths include a 5-year-old boy who died in a rollover accident in Muskogee and a 6-year-old boy who died after falling through ice in a creek in Tulsa. A 77-year-old woman from Altus died from hypothermia.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders waited for the completion of an independent study on state employee pay, House Speaker T.W. Shannon approved more than a quarter of a million dollars in annual pay increases for his staff.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislative leaders in Oklahoma are seeking to ease public concern over a plan by a group of Satanists to erect a monument at the state Capitol.
Both House Speaker T.W. Shannon and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman suggested Monday that such a plan was far from a reality. Members of the committee that would need to approve the monument sounded skeptical.
(Please note: This show first aired earlier this year.) On this edition of ST, we chat by phone with Nate Anderson about his new book, "The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed." It's a work that carefully documents how the early, little-to-no-regulation days of the Web gave new opportunities and new avenues to con artists, cheats, liars, spies, snoops, spammers, pornographers, thieves, and other crooks --- and how this new manner of criminal activity basically invented a new kind of police work.
Shelters in the Tulsa area are full. There are several families with small children occupying the Tulsa County Emergency Shelter…and Social Services Director Linda Johnston says they work with other organizations to make sure everyone who needs a place to stay out of the cold has one.
Johnston says they’re accepting donations for the families….especially household goods…everything from clothing and blankets to alarm clocks.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Secretary of Energy & Environment Michael Teague and representatives from the governor's office will discuss ways to add compressed natural gas fueling stations in Oklahoma at two town hall meetings scheduled this week.
The state officials are to join with state and local Chamber of Commerce officials for meeting scheduled for Monday in Blackwell and Tuesday in Krebs.