Oklahoma City, OK – Okla child advocates criticize possible cuts
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A children's advocacy group and others are criticizing the Oklahoma Department of Health for threatening to eliminate child abuse prevention services if the agency's budget is cut.
State Health Department officials said last week that if the agency's budget is slashed by 5 percent in the 2012 fiscal year because of decreased revenues, the Office of Child Abuse Prevention would be eliminated.
Norman, OK – 2 University of Oklahoma football players arrested
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Two University of Oklahoma football players have been arrested, one on a complaint of driving under the influence and another on a municipal violation in Norman.
Police Lt. Lance Arnold said Kenneth Stills was arrested at 2:10 a.m. Saturday on a DUI complaint near campus. Arnold said Tony Jefferson was taken into custody on a complaint of interfering with official process at the same location about 2:30 a.m.
Texhoma, OK – Probe continues into 2 Okla. Panhandle deaths TEXHOMA, Okla. (AP) An autopsy report shows a woman who was hit by a train in the Oklahoma Panhandle had "acceptable levels" of prescription drugs to treat anxiety in her system.
Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza-Williams says Topeka, Kan., resident Rose Warner walked into the path of the train on Oct. 30. Her 5-year-old daughter, Alexandria Warner, was found dead in their room at a Texhoma motel where they had gone after Warner's car broke down.
Undated – Drought intensifying in parts of Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Climatological Survey says drought conditions persist in Oklahoma and are intensifying despite moisture from recent winter weather.
Associate State Climatologist Gary McManus said Friday the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report indicates severe drought in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Moderate drought has been indicated in the central one-third of the state, as well as southwestern, far southeastern and the Panhandle of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG challenges federal health care overhaul
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma has joined the growing roster of states with lawsuits against the federal health care legislation.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt brought the legal challenge on the state's behalf Friday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee. It makes Oklahoma the 28th state to challenge the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the federal health care act.