Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma schools will share $119 million in federal funding intended to prevent teacher layoffs. The money in Oklahoma will be distributed based on the state's student funding formula. Tulsa schools will receive more than $6.1 million, and Oklahoma City schools will also get about $6.1 million.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Oklahoma City, Ok – Film about former lawmaker to debut in Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A movie about a former state senator whose parents were murdered during an assault on his family will open in Oklahoma next week.
"Heaven's Rain" is the story of the Douglass family, who were attacked by a pair of drifters in 1979 at the family's home near Okarche. The Rev. Richard Douglass and his wife, Marilyn, were shot to death. The Douglass children, 16-year-old Brooks and 12-year-old Leslie, also were shot, but survived.
Jay, OK – Jay school janitor guilty of student rape
JAY, Okla. (AP) A former janitor at Jay High School has pleaded guilty to the rape of a 16-year-old student.
Authorities say 45-year-old Adam Wolf was hired at the school despite having two felony burglary convictions on his record. The Oklahoman reports that Wolf entered his guilty plea to rape and other charges on Thursday in Delaware County and drew a 15-year prison sentence.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa's Dr. Robert Block, a world leader in pediatrics and creator of the new sub-specialty of child abuse pediatrics, is the new president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Block is the Chair of OU's School of Community Medicine, but will step down to lead the Academy. In his new role, Dr. Block will represent the group at the federal level.