OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin is delaying a decision on whether the state will set up its own health insurance exchange or allow a federal model to be established in Oklahoma.
Fallin's office announced Friday the Republican governor decided to delay her decision after the federal government extended the deadline for states to provide notice if they plan to set up an exchange, which is an online health insurance marketplace where people can shop for coverage.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some state and national civil rights groups say legal action is possible over a monument of the Ten Commandments that was installed Thursday on the Oklahoma state Capitol grounds.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, says her Wisconsin-based group would be interested in bringing a lawsuit. Ryan Kiesel, the director of Oklahoma's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, says case law would be on his group's side if it decided to sue.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele is taking a job as director of an Oklahoma City nonprofit that helps provide education, job training and placement to low-income Oklahomans.
The Education and Employment Ministry announced Thursday that Steele would become the organization's executive director on Nov. 26.
Steele is a Republican from Shawnee who has served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives since 2000 and the last two years as speaker. He was prevented from seeking another term in office because of term limits.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-month-old boy was found dead at a west Tulsa apartment complex.
Tulsa television KJRH reports that the police were called to Sandy Park Apartments on Thursday morning. Police say the baby's father went to the child's room and found the baby unresponsive on the floor.
Paramedics and police responded to the scene.
Tulsa police Cpl. Phil Snow says the medical examiner will determine a cause of death for the boy.
Police say three other children and three adults are living in the apartment.
OKAY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Wagoner County say a man was killed during a suspected home invasion.
Maj. Gary Handley says 38-year-old Michael Shane Smith died early Wednesday at a home south of Okay.
Handley tells the Muskogee Phoenix (http://is.gd/5qPcCh ) that investigators believe Smith was trying to break into the house by climbing through a window. Authorities say the home belongs to Smith's ex-wife.
Handley says Smith got into an altercation with a man inside the house and was stabbed multiple times.