Oklahoma City, OK – Thought 2009 was bad? As of July, '10 may be worse
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma was on shaky financial ground when it closed the books on its 2009 fiscal year following six straight months of declining revenue amid a spiraling economy and plummeting energy prices.
If the first month of the new fiscal year is any indication, the state will face far worse in 2010.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Lawmaker wants death for molesters
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker plans to file legislation next year to impose life in prison or the death penalty on repeat child molesters.
Rep. Rex Duncan of Sand Springs says the idea is the result of the arrest of Marcus Berry. Berry is a two-time convicted sex offender who kidnapped a two-year-old girl from her front yard in Tulsa on Wednesday.
Officers say the girl was naked and in a pickup truck with the 56-year-old Berry when they found them.
Broken Arrow, OK – The location was changed at the last minute to the Broken Arrow Community Center to handle the large crowd. A town hall meeting by Senator Tom Coburn lasted almost one hour and focused mostly on health care. Most of those at the meeting were backers of the Senator and he discussed his feelings about proposed legislation. Hear the first half hour here.
Stigler, OK – County commissioners ordered to pay fees to ACLU
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal appeals court says Haskell County commissioners must pay legal fees of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma in a lawsuit over a Ten Commandments monument.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver says the ACLU should receive attorneys fees, costs and expenses because it won the lawsuit. An ACLU attorney says the amount won't be known for weeks or months.
Tulsa, OK – The ribbon is cut and the doors swing open it is an amazing sight. There are hundreds of slot machines, but this is not an Oklahoma Casino. This is actually the Tulsa Convention Center.
This week the center played host to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. David Qualls is the Association's Chairman. We all know that Indian Gaming is big in Oklahoma . But this fact may come as a surprise. Oklahoma is the number three gaming market in the nation.
Tulsa, OK – Yesterday we told you about the dangers of meth lab contamination and a lack of standards and policies to cleanup those hazardous waste sites. Today, we focus on what could and should be done to keep you and your neighbors safe.