TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of immigrants living illegally in Oklahoma could benefit from President Barack Obama's executive action aimed at sparing nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from being deported.
The action was hailed by Oklahoma human rights groups and criticized by Republican lawmakers, who called it an overreach of powers.
The Tulsa-based Dream Act Oklahoma estimated Friday that at least 6,000 residents could benefit from the president's order.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest by students upset with the handling of rape allegations.
Scott Beck, principal of Norman High School, said in a letter to parents that sexual assault victims' advocates were organizing the Monday protest after an alleged rape involving two students that occurred off campus two months ago.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The second leader of a computer hacking group has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison.
Federal officials say 27-year-old Nicholas Paul Knight of Chantilly, Virginia was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. A co-defendant, 20-year-old Daniel Krueger of Dix, Illinois was sentenced to two years in prison last month.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two convenience store owners have been sentenced to federal prison for distributing more than 127 kilograms of synthetic cannabinoids.
U.S. Attorney Danny Williams says 37-year-old Gaurav Sehgal of Grove and 37-year-old Iqbal Makkar of Bentonville, Arkansas were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. Williams says Sehgal was sentenced to seven years in prison and Makkar to about eight.
Tulsa's mayor is breathing a little easier these days. Tulsa's yo-yoing sales taxes numbers have seemed to stabilize in recent months.
Mayor Bartlett says figures have been averaging between 3 and 5% up, depending on the category. That allows more flexibility in budgeting. However the mayor wants to remain on a conservative spending path.
He says the improving figures shows that Tulsa's economy continues to improve. The city is funded with sales tax receipts.
A crash in sales tax numbers in 2010, caused city layoffs and drastic budget cuts.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma police agencies plan to increase their enforcement of impaired driving offenses as part of the statewide ENDUI program during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
The program kicks off Saturday and will continue through Nov. 29. The approach of the Thanksgiving holiday will not only bring a major increase in vehicle travel, but also the risk of incidents of impaired driving.
This Thanksgiving holiday, Triple-A predicts more travelers on roadways and in airplanes than during any Thanksgiving in the past seven years. Chuck Mai with Triple-A Oklahoma says the main reason, low gas prices. He says it’s likely there will be more than half a million Oklahomans driving, and another 50-thousand flying.
Predictions are more than 46-million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home over the holiday.