Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Trial begins for former ME investigator
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Jury selection is set to begin in the sexual battery trial of the former chief investigator for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Prosecution and defense attorneys will begin selecting a 12-member jury Monday for the trial of Kevin Rowland. The 44-year-old Rowland was indicted by a multi-county grand jury last year for allegedly inappropriately touching a male co-worker he supervised.
Muskogee, OK – Counterfeit $20 in Muskogee, student had 4 bills
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Secret Service is joining an investigation into counterfeit $20 bills in Muskogee including one used by an elementary student.
Police said Friday that the student tried to buy a yearbook Thursday at Ben Franklin Science Academy with the fake bill. Police investigator Lonnie Bemo says the student had four counterfeit bills and police are trying to determine where the child got them.
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Tulsa, OK – SPERRY, Okla. (AP) A judge says Sperry Public Schools must issue a diploma to a Vietnamese exchange student. Sperry's school board had voted against making an exception in the 18-year-old students' case. But the Oklahoma Education Code says students who transfer from out of state after junior year can't be denied the opportunity to receive a diploma because of differing graduation requirements.
Oklahoma City, OK – Report: Oklahoma 49th in education funding
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A national report says Oklahoma ranks 49th among the states and the District of Columbia in per-pupil expenditures but is 27th in the number of students enrolled in public schools.
The annual report was issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. It reflects enrollment and school revenues and expenditures for each state and the District of Columbia as of the 2007-08 school year.