Pawhuska, OK – Osage Nation says it's appealing to Supreme Court
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) The Osage Nation plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court its lawsuit that seeks to exempt tribal members who live and work in Osage County from state income taxes.
According to the tribe's website, Chief John Red Eagle says the tribe will file the appeal before Oct. 22. A federal judge and the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled against the tribe so far in its 9-year-old lawsuit against the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
Oklahoma City, OK – Remains identified as missing Vietnam War soldiers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Department of Defense says the remains of two Vietnam War soldiers one from Oklahoma and one from Nebraska have been identified.
Officials announced Wednesday that the remains of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 1st Lt. Donald Wann of Shawnee and 1st Lt. Paul Magers of Sidney, Neb., will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.
Owasso, OK – The Public Service Company of Oklahoma and the City of Owasso announce a joint project. It will upgrade the PSO electric distribution system to all 13-thousand PSO customers in Owasso with a new state of the art technology.
PSO held an afternoon news conference at the Owasso City Hall to make the announcement.
Broken Arrow, OK – Broken Arrow Police discover a mobile meth-lab inside a child's "Dora The Explorer" back pack. The parents are in custody. The children have been turned over to D-H-S.
Police made the discovery after a traffic stop in Broken Arrow last night. 34-year-olds, Cecil and Melissa Martin were arrested at the scene. The children ages one-and-two were in the car with their parents when the traffic stop was made on BA's east side.
Oklahoma City, OK – State Chamber opposes new insurance claims fee
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The State Chamber of Oklahoma wants to side with Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland in her challenge of a new state law designed to raise up to $240 million for the state's Medicaid program.
The State Chamber on Tuesday asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to allow it to file a friend of the court brief in the case.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. revenue collections continue positive trend
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials say the new fiscal year got off to a good start with revenue collections for July exceeding both last year's collections and the official estimate.
State Treasurer Scott Meacham released the preliminary July figures on Tuesday. They show that collections for the month totaled $370 million. That's about 10 percent above collections in July 2009 and nearly 12 percent above the official estimate.