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Oklahoma Senate unveils revenue plan

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:50:10 GMT

Republican members of the Oklahoma Senate unveiled their revenue priorities Monday less than an hour before kicking off the first day of special session. The Senate plan would raise cigarette taxes by $1.50 per pack, generating an estimated $128.9 million to help fill the state's $215 million budget shortfall.

Interviews and images: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition showcases state artists with 12x12 fundraiser

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:55 GMT

"Willow War," Oklahoma City painter Trent Lawson's 2017 entry into the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 28th Annual 12x12 Art Fundraiser, combines motifs from the fantasy film "Willow" and the Willow china pattern on blue velvet. Image provided Bert Seabourn's acrylic painting "Medicine Shaman" will be featured in the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 28th Annual 12x12 Art Fundraiser.

Two people killed in wrecks involving off-road vehicles on Oklahoma roads

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:44:00 GMT

About 1:30 Sunday, Bosquez was driving a recreational off-highway vehicle on a Pittsburg County road, about 16 miles south of Hartshorne. The ROV hit a bump in the road, causing it to leave the road and roll.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol: 16-year-old killed in ATV crash

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:16:43 GMT

A 16-year-old has been killed in a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle and a pickup in southeast Oklahoma. Troopers say the teen was riding the ATV eastbound down a county road near Paden and met a pickup going westbound at the top of a hill.

Ellis County Deputy Shot Near Woodward Saturday

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:17:26 GMT

Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirms an Ellis County Sheriff's deputy was shot this afternoon in Ellis County, about 20 miles West of Woodward. The deputy has been taken to a Woodward hospital in unknown condition.

The Oklahoman's Week 5 high school football rankings

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:53:48 GMT

Carl Albert's Jason Taylor II, middle, and Dadrion Taylor celebrate near Guthrie's Cade Whitfield after a touchdown catch by Jason Taylor II in the first quarter Friday. [Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman] Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University.

U.S. priest beatified in Oklahoma

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:47:43 GMT

Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance. But the unusual destination of this 2,000-mile trek from Central America to a farmhouse outside a one-stoplight town seems an appropriate honor for the Rev.

Oklahoma National Guardsmen Killed In Afghanistan Remembered 6 Years Later

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:25:38 GMT

Today, a group of bikers went on a memorial ride in their honor, to raise money for the families. These Oklahoma National Guardsmen gave their lives between 2011 and 2012 during Operation Enduring Freedom.

The Latest: Oklahoma-born Catholic priest beatified

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:54:32 GMT

Faithful walk in a pilgrimage from St. James the Greater Catholic Church to attend the beatification ceremony for the Rev. Stanley Rother at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept.

The Latest: New quake causes alarm in shaken Mexico

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:24:18 GMT

22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. The upscale Mexico City neighborhood was one of the hardest hit, with more than a half-dozen col... .

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Sept. 23, 2017

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:56:52 GMT

Brett Price with Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort represented the buyer. - Stingray Pressure Pumping LLC leased 22,785 square feet of industrial space from Harold S. Tanksley at 10840 NW 10. Tom Lange, Jim Austin, John Lenochan, Caitlin Mazaheri and Jason Hammock with CBRE represented the tenant.

Oklahoma ScissorTales: Drilling into polling results

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:50:49 GMT

A splinter group of vertical producers, the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance, recently sponsored a poll showing 67 percent of Oklahomans favored an increase in the gross production tax, raising the rate from the current 2 percent to 7 percent. That certainly got attention in political circles.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vows to veto any proposal to cut agency budgets

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:39:29 GMT

Gov. Mary Fallin said Friday she will veto any special session proposal that would cut agency budgets - a warning to lawmakers as they search for at least $215 million in revenue next week. In a written statement, the governor also said putting a cigarette tax proposal to a statewide vote is not an option.

Election Officials: Russian Hackers Probed Oklahoma System

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:10:37 GMT

Oklahoma election officials say the state is one of several in which Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate state election computer systems before last year's elections. Oklahoma Election Board spokesman Bryan Dean says U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials notified the state Friday that Oklahoma was one of the targeted states.

Oklahomans who made it on reality TV

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:32:41 GMT

Darcie Lynn Farmer and her puppet vaulted themselves into worldwide fame during their run in this season of America's Got Talent, winning the competition and capturing a cool million dollars in the process. Here's a look back at some others with Oklahoma connections who have found themselves in reality TV competitions over the years.

Oklahoma City Police Shoot Deaf Man

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:52:03 GMT

An Oklahoma City Police officer shot and killed a deaf man while investigating a hit-and-run accident Tuesday night. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, who was carrying a two-foot metal pipe, was shot and killed by Sgt.

Chapel stirs up controversy in small Oklahoma college town

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:27:42 GMT

In this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 photo, the cross on a steeple of a chapel on the campus of East Central University is pictured in Ada, Okla.