Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House Democrats re-elect Inman as leader
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma House Democrats have re-elected Rep. Scott Inman of Del City to a second term as the leader of the House's minority party.
Inman was re-elected to the leadership post during caucus elections on Monday. He was initially elected in April 2009 and spent much of 2010 working alongside former Democratic Leader Danny Morgan of Prague.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. gov OKs tax credits for private scholarships
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill authorizing taxpayer-subsidized scholarships for students whose families meet certain income requirements or who live in low-performing school districts.
The bill Fallin signed Monday has been hailed by proponents as a victory for school choice, but critics question why state money is being used to pay for scholarships to send students to private schools.
Mangum, OK – Jury trial to start for Okla. warden's wife
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The trial has begun for a former Oklahoma prison warden's wife who is accused of helping a prisoner escape.
Jury selection in the case of 48-year-old Bobbi Parker began Monday in Greer County Court in Mangum. Parker is charged with helping convicted killer Randolph Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite in August 1994.
Parker has pleaded not guilty. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Public Schools will hold a special Saturday Salute! This open house tribute to our closing schools will serve as a day of remembrance for parents, former students, teachers and neighbors. Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. principals will open their schools to receive those caring alumni who want to take pictures, say good-bye and relive fond memories.
The following schools will be open for this final salute in their honor: