OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney says the Oklahoma Legislature engaged in "unprecedented expansion" of its authority when it passed legislation repealing Common Core education standards for English and math.
Attorney Robert McCampbell made the comments Tuesday during oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in a lawsuit that alleges the legislation is unconstitutional.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Nominations are being sought for the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful annual environmental excellence competition.
The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, government agencies and schools for outstanding efforts to improve Oklahoma's aesthetic, environmental and sustainable quality of life.
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — The Sand Springs City Council has selected the current city manager of Altus as the city's new leader.
The council announced Monday that Elizabeth Gray will take over as Sand Springs' city manager beginning Sept. 1. Gray is now city manager of Altus and has previously served in municipal positions in Shawnee and Matanuska-Susitna Borough in Alaska.
Sand Springs Mayor Mike Burdge says Gray has more than 20 years of experience in local government.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has set a hearing on whether to grant class-action status to a lawsuit involving drivers whose licenses were revoked because of a faulty affidavit once used by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
The lawsuit seeks refunds for an estimated 40,000 drivers cited for alcohol-related offenses whose licenses were revoked between 2008 and October 2013.
HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — Minor damage has been reported after back-to-back earthquakes hit an Oklahoma City suburb early Tuesday.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit 3 miles north-northeast of Harrah shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. About two hours later, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the same area, awakening many residents in the Oklahoma City area.
Harrah is about 20 miles east of Oklahoma City.
Minor damage, including broken windows, has been reported at businesses along Church Street in downtown Harrah. No injuries have been reported.
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A judge says there's sufficient evidence for a 67-year-old Bristow woman to stand trial on murder charges in the 1992 killings of three people.
Beverly Noe was bound over for trial Monday on three counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors charged Noe earlier this year in the deaths of her 23-year-old former daughter-in-law Wendy Camp; Camp's 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto; and Camp's sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear.
Investigators found the bodies last year, buried in a hole dug for a septic tank.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Dorman is criticizing Republican Gov. Mary Fallin for changes to Oklahoma's workers compensation system that he says has blocked injured workers' access to medical care.
Dorman said Monday that he will work fix the worker compensation system to make it fair for injured workers.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State officials say they will authorize preliminary design work for repairs to Oklahoma's nearly century-old state Capitol before millions of dollars in bond money authorized by the Legislature becomes available.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City woman says she was expelled from a suburban college because she married her same-sex partner.
Christian Minard says she married in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 17 and posted the wedding license on Facebook. She says when she returned home last week from her honeymoon she had a letter from Southwestern Christian University telling her she would not be allowed to return for her final semester.