OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's finance secretary says state agencies don't have to worry about any impact on their budgets from two attorney general opinions released this week that the transfer of money from two revolving funds was unconstitutional.
In a letter to agency directors on Thursday, Secretary of Finance, Administration and Information Technology Preston Doerflinger says the opinions will not result in a budgetary impact "at this time."
But Doerflinger warns additional opinions or court rulings could lead to some action begin taken.
CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — Shipping through the Tulsa Port of Catoosa rebounded last month after all locks on the navigation system re-opened to traffic after repairs were made to the W.D. Mayo Lock & Dam 14.
Officials say total October barge shipping through the port was 147,158 tons — bringing the year's total to more than 1.9 million tons.
Inbound steel increased by nearly 8,000 tons, nearly all of it imported from Russia and China. Also increasing during October were outbound shipments of soybeans— to nearly 30,000 tons, which was the highest total in seven months.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say alleged members of white supremacist prison gangs in Mississippi and Oklahoma have been arrested on racketeering charges tied to violent crimes and drug distribution.
The Justice Department says in a news release Thursday that 13 of the 14 people indicted in Mississippi and all 11 indicted in Oklahoma are in custody.
On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we learn about Reach Out and Read, a long-running nationwide program that, per the "mission" page of its website, "prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.... The program serves more than 4 million children and their families across the nation, with a special emphasis on serving those in low-income communities.
The three French soloists who have comprised the Pasquier Trio for more than three decades have been united by their love of chamber music since they were students together at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. Founded in the early 1940s by Etienne Pasquier (who premiered Olivier Messiaen’s famed Quator pour la Fin du Temps in a concentration camp in 1942, the trio continues this legacy today by performing the string trio repertoire around world.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The owner of a hospice in Chandler has been convicted on 39 felony counts that include Medicare fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of federal audit and making false statements in a health care matter.
A federal jury in Oklahoma City found 39-year-old Paula Kluding of Chandler guilty on Wednesday.
Prosecutors say Kluding conspired with others to conceal the conditions of patients at Prairie View Hospice and falsified medical documents in order to justify the continued hospice care of patients and receive reimbursement from Medicare for those services.