Darlene Lorenz was released from prison seven years ago.
The Tulsa woman had spent a decade in the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud on various drug and firearms charges. Her conviction capped several years of run-ins with the law. Lorenz said she was arrested more than 80 times.
“It was crazy,” Lorenz said. “I was the world’s worst drug dealer.”
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With sliding oil prices expected to deepen a $300 million hole in next year's budget, Oklahoma lawmakers will have to be creative as they attempt to balance a growing list of demands for state resources with a dwindling amount of available revenue.
Oklahoma's legislative session begins Monday and Republican Gov. Mary Fallin will unveil her executive budget proposal as she delivers her State of the State Address to members of the GOP-controlled House and Senate.
DOVER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says its agents are investigating the shooting and wounding of a suspected drunken driver in Dover.
The OSBI says 37-year-old Steven Andrew Smith of El Reno is recovering in an Oklahoma City hospital after being shot twice shortly before 6 p.m. Friday by the deputy.
The OSBI says Smith was stopped by Dover police about 5:45 p.m. Friday on Highway 81 and got out of his vehicle and pulled out a knife. The agency says Smith was shot after making "a threatening gesture" at the officers.
This week, BusinessWorld takes an alphabetical approach to the week's business news. A is for Apple and Alibaba...two companies with stock prices that went in opposite directions. B is for Big Data and the unexpected connections it's beginning to make that may reveal more about individuals than they are comfortable with. And the latest problems between Greece and the European Union are brought to you by the letter E and G.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Gilcrease Museum has transferred its copy of the Declaration of Independence to a new home in the most secure section of the recently opened Helmerich Center for American Research.
The Tulsa World reports the nearly 240-year-old artifact —believed to be the only certified copy of the Declaration of Independence in existence —was moved Thursday.
The museum has been transferring more than 100,000 items that make up its archival collection to the center since it opened last September.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Key legislators cannot agree on how Oklahoma should wrap up funding for a Native American museum being built near downtown Oklahoma City.
One Democratic leader wants the state to borrow the last $40 million needed to finish the $170 million American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, but another Democrat says that with Oklahoma facing a $300 million shortfall, the state cannot afford to borrow money.
The head of the Senate, a Republican, says that Senate support for borrowing money "is not great."
On this episode of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host Dr. John Schumann speaks with reporter April Dembosky, who covers health care issues and medical news for public-radio station KQED in San Francisco (and also for NPR, on occasion). Dembosky recently participated in a segment on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered that carried the headline "Calif.