A report on the topic from KWGS' Catherine Roberts
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Looming decisions for Governor Mary Fallin on how Oklahoma will respond to the federal health care law are prompting an energetic, behind-the-scenes lobbying effort by hospitals, insurance companies, and other stakeholders.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Two former workers for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services have been charged in relation to the death of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly beaten to death by her father last year.
The Pottawatomie County District Attorney on Friday charged Randy Lack and Jennifer Shawn with evidence suppression in the investigation. The charge is a misdemeanor.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The mother of a teenage girl who was raped at a south Tulsa megachurch has told The Associated Press that she believed she was doing the right thing by sending her daughter to a place where she would learn traditional Bible Belt values.
But now, she alleges that leaders at the 17,000-member Victory Christian Center have attempted to manipulate the girl.
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Singleton and Cody Green rushed for two touchdowns each as Tulsa's offense cranked out 505 yards in a 41-7 victory against Houston on Saturday night.
Singleton had a pair of 1-yard scoring runs and Green had TD runs of 3 and 1 yards for the Golden Hurricane (8-2, 6-0 Conference USA). Ja'Terian Douglas had 87 yards on 12 carries for Tulsa, which finished with 350 yards on the ground and had four rushers amass at least 50 yards.
Green was 17 of 31 passing for 130 yards with an interception.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Tulsa police officer serving a 10-year prison sentence for his role in a corruption scandal says a videotaped FBI sting that showed him stealing money during what he thought was a motel drug bust violated his constitutional rights. Ex-Corporal Harold Wells, a 35-year-police veteran, made the claim in a brief filed Thursday with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Wells was among 11 officers to be charged or named as unindicted co-conspirators in the scandal, which was among the worst to ever hit the department.