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Group of seniors, disabled file federal suit over services

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:40:51 GMT

A group of Oklahoma seniors and adults with disabilities who receive in-home state services to keep them out of nursing homes has filed a federal lawsuit against the two agencies that fund the programs. The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in Oklahoma City against the directors of the state's Medicaid agency, the Health Care Authority, and the Oklahoma's Department of Human Services.




Ex-Oklahoma mayor arraigned in fraud scheme

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:08:22 GMT

The Enid News and Eagle reports that 62-year-old Ersnt LeRoy Currier was charged this week with 33 felonies related to $6.2 million in fraudulently obtained loans. Currier was previously the mayor of Enid and senior vice president of commercial lending at Security National Bank.




Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Nov. 18, 2017

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:24:01 GMT

Matt Warren and Randy Smith's home at 931 NW 18 will be among those on the Mesta Park Holiday Home Tour Dec. 2-3. [PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN] The 40th Mesta Park Holiday Home Tour, Dec. 2-3, will feature five homes, a festive refreshment porch and a tour of Wilson Arts Integrated School.




Oklahoma governor's budget bill veto could bring new session

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:53:47 GMT

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin watches from the gallery as the senate considers legislation before adjourning from a special session on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is joined by members of the House of Legislature as she watches from the senate gallery during the close of a special session on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Okla.




Stabbing Reported At Oklahoma County Jail

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:27:32 GMT

An ambulance is at the hospital to treat a person who was reportedly stabbed. Authorities have not said how the person was stabbed.




Oklahoma Hall of Fame inducts 2017 class

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:49:39 GMT

From left, 2017 inductees Justice Tom Colbert, Hal Smith, Shannon Miller, Phil Parduhn and Robert A. "Bob" Funk pose for a photo before the induction ceremony for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman The Oklahoma Hall of Fame inducted its 2017 class on Thursday.




Mystery at the new Bible museum: Are its Dead Sea Scrolls fake?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:04:19 GMT

Small scraps of parchment inscribed with tiny Hebrew letters. They look like countries cut out of a map or lost pieces from a jigsaw puzzle nobody could solve.




Oklahoma-inspired, $500-million Museum of the Bible will open amid...

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:03:19 GMT

The $500 million, high-tech Museum of the Bible, inspired by Oklahoma's Hobby Lobby family, opens Saturday just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Media from around the world gathered there this week for a preview of the museum, billed as the largest Bible museum in the world.




Police arrest Oklahoma teacher after cops pretend to be student in text message

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:16:11 GMT

Hunter Day of Canadian, Oklahoma was recently arrested after police accused her of having sex with a student and exchanging nude photos. Hunter Day of Canadian, Oklahoma was recently arrested after police accused her of having sex with a student and exchanging nude photos.




Panel says Oklahoma legislators to get 8.8 percent pay cut

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:49:49 GMT

The Legislative Compensation Board, a nine-member appointed panel, voted 4-3 on Thursday to reduce the base pay of Oklahoma legislators by 8.8 percent, effective in November 2018. The pay cut would reduce a legislator's base salary from $38,400 to $35,021.




Man who escaped Oklahoma prison 15 years ago arrested in Tennessee

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:11:42 GMT

Knoxville Police say on November 11 around 2:15 p.m., they responded to a disturbance at a business to investigate an individual who was apparently "not who he was claiming to be." During the investigation, authorities discovered the suspect, 63-year-old Augustus King, had escaped from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in 2002.




Loophole allows fundraisers during Oklahoma special session

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:30:57 GMT

Oklahoma legislators have been unable for weeks to reach an a... . FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma state Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, looks over his computer during a House Budget hearing in Oklahoma City.




Loophole allows fundraisers during Oklahoma special session

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:30:56 GMT

In this Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma state Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R- Okmulgee, listens on the floor of the Oklahoma House in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma legislators have been unable for weeks to reach an agreement on how to plug a $215 million hole in the state budget, but they don't appear to be having problems raising thousands of dollars from lobbyists at lavish fundraisers.




What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 16, 2017: Celebrate Statehood Day at...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:45:05 GMT

Richard Vernon Goetz's . etching "Ramsey Tower" is featured in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's new special exhibition "The Art of Oklahoma."




Oklahoma House Passes Latest Version Of Budget Bill

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:55:04 GMT

The latest version of a budget bill intended to close a $215 million gap has passed the House on Wednesday. "The budget plan passed today by the House of Representatives will immediately end the healthcare crisis created by the loss of revenue from the cigarette fee, and will ensure that vital health programs and services will continue without interruption.




Lawmakers near deal to raid savings accounts, cut budgets -

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:33:38 GMT

The Oklahoma Legislature is nearing a deal on closing the state's budget gap through a combination of cuts to most agency budgets and a raid on agency savings accounts. The House gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that cuts about $60 million from appropriations across state agencies.




Former Oklahoma seismologist testifies in earthquake lawsuit

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:58:29 GMT

Oklahoma's former lead seismologist says he felt pressured by an official at the University of Oklahoma to not link the state's surge in earthquakes to oil and gas production. The Tulsa World reports that Austin Holland's sworn testimony came in a lawsuit filed by a resident against two oil companies for damages sustained during an earthquake in 2011.