Tulsa, OK – More Oklahoma children than ever before are living in poverty. The latest statistics from Kids Count show a 16 percent increase in the number of Oklahoma children living in poverty. The director of Tulsa's Parent-Child Center, Desiree Doherty, says more must be done to care for the state's youngest and most vulnerable
While showing slight improvement in some areas, Oklahoma remains one of the worst states in the country for child well-being.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. senator wants inmate's life sentence reduced
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma state senator says she believes a 61-year-old convicted drug dealer's life-without-parole sentence is excessive.
Sen. Constance Johnson plans to address the state Pardon and Parole Board Wednesday on behalf of Larry Yarbrough. Yarbrough is serving the 17th year of a life sentence after being convicted in Kingfisher County in 1997 of trafficking in illegal drugs after former convictions in five felonies.
Tulsa, OK – Study shows increase in Okla. child poverty
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A new national survey shows that the number of Oklahoma children living in poverty increased 16 percent since 2000.
Oklahoma is ranked 43rd nationally in key indicators of child health and well-being in the 22nd annual Kids Count report. It was released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which focuses on improving life for disadvantaged children.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Moore man is the seventh Oklahoma soldier in recent weeks to die while serving in Afghanistan.
The Oklahoma National Guard confirmed Tuesday that 1st Lt. Damon T. Leehan, was killed Sunday when a military vehicle in which he was riding struck an improvised explosive device in the Alingar district of Laghman Province.