OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorney General Scott Pruitt plans to announce the size of the first checks going to current and former homeowners in connection with the state's $18.6 million settlement with the nation's largest lenders.
Pruitt will provide details of the settlement on Monday. More than 300 mortgage-related complaints have been filed with Oklahoma's attorney general's office in connection with the settlement agreement.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Opposition is mounting against a proposed amendment to Oklahoma's Constitution that would grant more authority to the state Pardon and Parole Board.
The measure is State Question 762 and will be decided by voters in the November 6th general election. It would remove the governor from the parole process for nonviolent offenders. Oklahoma is the only state in the nation that requires the governor sign off on every inmate parole recommendation, even those for nonviolent offenders.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two youth ministers at a Tulsa megachurch say misdemeanor charges of failing to report child abuse against them should be dismissed because no one in the case has been charged with child abuse.
Former Victory Christian Church employee Chris Denman is charged with first-degree rape and other sex crimes. Police say the 20-year-old Denman a raped 13-year-old girl in a stairwell on the church campus. Another ex-employee faces separate charges.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma-based Devon Energy Corp. says it will close its office in Houston and transfer operations to Oklahoma City.
The oil and gas company has about 500 employees in its Houston office, which now serves as the operations center for Devon's oil and natural gas fields in south and east Texas and Louisiana. Devon says the closure of the Houston office will save the company about $80 million annually.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has approved a pair of grants to help fund airport projects in Woodward and Ponca City.
The commission announced Thursday it has approved a $400,000 capital improvement grant to help rebuild taxiways and taxi lanes at the West Woodward Regional Airport. It also announced an $11,000 grant to help Ponca City Regional Airport pay for its annual flight academy.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will cut passenger-carrying capacity by 1 percent in the first half of November as it tries to recover from widespread delays and a spike in cancelations.
The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline said Thursday that the pullback will give it more time to return to normal operations without affecting holiday travel.
Delays and cancelations soared in September, which American blamed on a work slowdown by some pilots. The pilots' union denied the charge.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has selected a congressional candidate from Oklahoma to deliver the Weekly Republican Radio Address.
Boehner said in a statement Thursday that he's selected Republican Markwayne Mullin to deliver Saturday's address in response to the president's weekly address. Boehner said that — as a small business owner — Mullin understands the need to shut down the "jobs-destroying red tape factory in Washington, D.C."
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday across the southern and central Plains as a cold front rolls out of the Rockies.
Humid air could extend well into the Mississippi and Missouri valleys, making the atmosphere ripe for storms. The forecasters say the greatest chance for bad weather is from eastern Oklahoma to northeastern Iowa, including parts of Kansas and Missouri, but that storms are also possible from Texas into Minnesota and Wisconsin.