OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While the nation's highest court ponders the use of race in college admissions, Oklahoma voters will decide next month whether to prohibit any affirmative action programs in state government.
State Question 759 is a Republican-backed proposal approved by Oklahoma lawmakers last year that would ban any government programs that give preferred treatment based on race, gender, ethnicity or national origin.
JAY, Okla. (AP) — A Jay Middle School principal is charged with manslaughter for a boating accident on Grand Lake that killed a family friend during the summer.
Officials say 39-year-old Roger Carroll of Eucha was charged Friday in Delaware County District Court. He's charged with felony first-degree manslaughter and misdemeanor reckless operation of a vessel.
Carroll's lawyer, Winston Connor the Second, says that based on the evidence, he's disappointed that charges were filed.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Alex Singleton's 1-yard touchdown run with 1:31 remaining proved to be the game winner Saturday night, giving Tulsa a 28-24 victory at home over Rice.
Singleton had 18 carries for 63 yards and two scores, the most important coming in the final minutes against a Rice team in a free-fall now having lost five of their last six ball games.
Kicker Chris Boswell gave the Owls a 24-21 lead on his 35-yard field goal with 9:24 to go in the fourth quarter. The two teams traded possessions before Tulsa (7-1, 5-0 Conference USA) scored in the final minutes.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former leader of the Oklahoma Senate wants a federal judge to sentence him to probation on a bribery conviction.
Former Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan made the request Friday in a pre-sentence memorandum filed in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City.
Morgan was convicted of bribery by a 12-member jury in March. Federal prosecutors alleged payments — disguised as legal fees — were made to Morgan by a business that owned assisted-living centers in exchange for favorable treatment in the Legislature.