- Oklahoma lawmakers move toward reducing high school testing Updated: May-31-16 3:57 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma school officials have praised legislation that would eliminate some mandated high school exams during a time in which educators are frustrated by state budget cuts.
- Oklahoma man drowns after SUV pushed off road by water Updated: May-31-16 10:11 am
DAVENPORT, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a Chandler man who drowned after the sport utility vehicle he was riding in was pushed off a road by flood waters last week.
- 3 killed in 2-vehicle collision in northeastern Oklahoma Updated: May-31-16 8:08 am
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - Three people have died following a two-vehicle collision on State Highway 82 near Tahlequah.
- Missing Durant woman found dead in wreckage of her car Updated: May-30-16 9:05 am
DURANT, Oklahoma - A missing Durant woman has been found dead in the wreckage of her car in Blue River in southern Oklahoma.
- McAlester man drowns after jet ski accident on Lake Eufaula Updated: May-30-16 8:54 am
ENTERPRISE, Oklahoma - A 45-year-old McAlester man drowned and an 8-year-old Porum girl was slightly injured after a Jet Ski accident on Lake Eufaula.
- Kansans killed in Oklahoma motorcycle crash near Laverne Updated: May-29-16 12:56 pm
LAVERNE, Oklahoma - Two Kansans have died following a motorcycle crash in northwestern Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma Legislature closes $1.3B gap, finishes 2016 session Updated: May-28-16 10:33 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole in the budget at the start of the year, the state Legislature managed to close the gap through a combination of agency cuts, tax credit reforms, fee increases and the use of one-time funding sources, including bonds.
- More Oklahoma cuts necessary after passage of $6.8B budget Updated: May-27-16 7:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned Friday after passing a $6.8 billion budget that will require most state agencies to absorb deeper cuts to deal with the remaining shortfall.
- The Latest: Oklahoma Legislature adjourns regular session Updated: May-27-16 6:08 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Latest on Oklahoma lawmakers wrapping up their regular legislative session (all times local):
- Guymon man killed in single-vehicle crash in Texas County Updated: May-27-16 2:10 pm
GUYMON, Oklahoma - A Guymon man has been killed in a single-vehicle crash in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
- Oklahoma City police reveal bridge collapse witness reports Updated: May-27-16 11:09 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities say the driver of a utility truck that struck an Oklahoma City expressway bridge, causing it to collapse, may have failed to properly lower his truck's boom.
- Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill expanding strong beer, wine sales Updated: May-26-16 7:13 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahomans will decide whether to expand access to alcohol in the state and permit cold strong beer and wine to be sold in grocery and convenience stores under legislation state lawmakers approved Thursday.
- Senate approves $125M in bonds for Oklahoma Capitol repairs Updated: May-26-16 6:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Renovations to the Oklahoma Capitol will reach $245 million after the Senate gave final approval Thursday to a second bond issue to complete repairs to the nearly 100-year-old building.
- Oklahoma bill to issue $200 million in bonds advances Updated: May-25-16 5:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has approved a $200 million bond proposal despite objections that it will put the state in debt while helping to close a $1.3 billion revenue shortfall in next year's budget.
- Oklahoma, Kansas-Missouri Planned Parenthood groups to merge Updated: May-25-16 5:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced plans Wednesday to merge with the abortion provider's central Oklahoma affiliate in July and open a new Oklahoma City clinic, even as political leaders in the three states seek to cut off Medicaid funding.
- Oklahoma Senate OK with new trigger for income tax rate cut Updated: May-25-16 3:36 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The next scheduled cut to Oklahoma state income tax rates could be delayed under a bill that passed the Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday.
- Oklahoma House committee kills transgender bathroom measure Updated: May-24-16 8:30 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma House committee has killed legislation that would require schools to provide separate restrooms for students who object to sharing them with transgender students.
- Lawmakers OK new fund to soften blows from revenue failures Updated: May-24-16 12:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill to establish a new fund to ease the impact of future mid-year revenue failures is heading to the governor.
- Body of drowning victim recovered in southeast Oklahoma lake Updated: May-24-16 12:16 pm
WILBURTON, Oklahoma - The body of a drowning victim has been recovered from Carlton Lake at Robbers Cave State Park in southeastern Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma lawmakers open to abortion veto override Updated: May-24-16 11:56 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The author of a bill to make performing abortions a felony that passed the Oklahoma Legislature says he wants to talk with the governor before possibly attempting to override her veto of the measure.
- Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers Updated: May-24-16 9:16 am
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
- Oklahoma House defeats prisons director qualifications bill Updated: May-23-16 6:03 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation that alters the qualifications to become director of the state Department of Corrections in an effort to make interim Director Joe Allbaugh qualified for the job permanently.
- Bill addressing Oklahoma sodomy ruling heads to governor Updated: May-23-16 4:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A measured aimed at fixing a loophole in Oklahoma's forcible sodomy law has received final legislative approval.
- Medicaid expansion plan likely dead in Oklahoma Updated: May-23-16 3:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill to expand Medicaid eligibility in Oklahoma so that the state could tap into an infusion of federal funding available under the Affordable Care Act appears to be dead, the state's Senate leader said on Monday.
- 3 killed in separate crashes on Oklahoma roadways Updated: May-23-16 12:49 pm
WAUKOMIS, Oklahoma - Three men have been killed in separate auto accidents on Oklahoma roadways.