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Oklahoma auditor to lose space in Capitol after renovations

The Oklahoma state auditor's office will be relocated from the state Capitol as part of a $245 million renovation project to the facility. Auditor Gary Jones says he was shocked when he learned Monday that his office would have to move at the end of next year's legislative session. Jones ...

Pro-medical marijuana group plans rally at Oklahoma Capitol

A group that supports a state question to allow the medicinal use of marijuana in Oklahoma is planning to rally at the state Capitol. The group Oklahomans for Change plans to rally Tuesday at 4:20 p.m., a numerical reference that symbolizes support for marijuana. Organizers say they are hoping hundreds ...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: Tulsa World, Aug. 27, 2016 Trooper furlough threat is the latest blowback on an inadequate state budget If it doesn't get an additional $12 million, the Department of Public Safety says it might have to furlough employees, including state troopers, for ...

Oklahoma drug courier gets prison time in Mississippi

Federal prosecutors say a Tulsa, Oklahoma, drug courier who helped deliver 26½ pounds of crystal meth in Mississippi received a five-year prison term and a $1,500 fine. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2bO7HUB) 27-year-old Refugio De Lira was sentenced on a guilty plea to interstate travel in aid of drug racketeering ...

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops answers a question during an NCAA college football news conference in Norman, Okla., Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Oklahoma begins the season against Houston, in Houston on Saturday. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

No. 3 Oklahoma's D looks to slow No. 15 Houston's Ward

Oklahoma's defense might need to reach midseason form in the opener. Houston, led by explosive quarterback Greg Ward, Jr., is ranked 15th and looking to make a jump on the big stage against the third-ranked Sooners on Saturday at Reliant Stadium. Ward went 13-0 as a starter last season and ...

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake rattles parts of northern Oklahoma

Two earthquakes have rattled parts of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 12:53 p.m. Monday about 17 miles west-southwest of Perry in Garfield County and a 3.0 magnitude quake was recorded in the same area two minutes later. No damage or injuries ...

Oklahoma Medicaid director to step down effective Sept. 30

The director of the Oklahoma's Medicaid provider says he plans to step down to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO Nico Gomez said in a letter to the agency's board Monday that he plans to resign effective Sept. 30. Gomez has been in state government ...

Grove man killed in single-vehicle crash in Delaware County

A 24-year-old man has been killed in a single-vehicle crash in Delaware County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Sean Hayward was dead at the scene of the crash near Grove on Sunday. An OHP report says Hayward was southbound on a county road when he lost control of the pickup ...

Keith Jackson to leave Razorbacks broadcasts after season

Longtime Razorbacks Sports Network football analyst Keith Jackson Sr. will leave his post after the 2016 season. Jackson said Monday in a news release from the University of Arkansas that he wants time to travel to watch his two youngest sons play football. Kenyon Jackson is a freshman defensive tackle ...

Oklahoma identifies potential transportation projects

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has released a list of projects that are candidates for use of the $200 million in bond money recently authorized by the state Legislature. Of the 18 proposed projects, three are in Oklahoma County. Another project is based in Tulsa County and the rest are ...

County pays $150k settlement to ex-Tulsa sheriff's official

A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office that was investigated after a reserve deputy fatally shot an unarmed man has reached a $150,000 settlement over his firing. The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/2cmhLcw ) that Tulsa County will pay the sum to fired Maj. Shannon Clark, who filed a tort ...

Police say 4 slayings reported in Oklahoma City since Friday

Oklahoma City police are investigating the deaths of four people in the city in recent days. The most recent death was Sunday afternoon when officers found 33-year-old Geneva Gomez dead at a home northwest of the downtown area. Police later arrested the victim's mother, but court records do not show ...

Oklahoma community college faces enrollment fraud allegation

Two Oklahoma City Community College employees have been suspended amid an investigation into allegations of enrollment fraud at the institution. The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2clQMhh ) reports that the two employees were suspended with pay on Aug. 11, the same day a judge authorized the seizure of seven computers during a search ...

Oklahoma lawmaker to receive Public Health Innovator Award

Oklahoma's commissioner of health plans to present the state's Public Health Innovator Award to a state lawmaker who is also a physician. Rep. Doug Cox of Grove will receive the award on Wednesday at the Oklahoma Turning Point Conference and Policy Day in Norman. Oklahoma's health commissioner, Dr. Terry Cline, ...

2 teenagers killed in shooting outside Spencer rodeo

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says two teenagers were shot and killed outside a rodeo in Spencer. Sheriff's spokesman Mark Opgrande said Sunday that 17-year-old Brandon Beiner was dead at the scene on the outskirts of Oklahoma City and 14-year-old Mark Carter was pronounced dead at a Midwest City hospital. ...

15-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash in Murray County

A 15-year-old Dickson boy has been killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 77 in Murray County. The boy's name was not released. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the teenager was southbound just after 8 a.m. Sunday when the car he was driving went off the road in a curve ...

Tulsa police release name of woman found dead in trash bin

Police in Tulsa have released the name of a 19-year-old woman who was found dead in a trash bin outside a north Tulsa apartment complex. Police say the body of Marquisha Walker was found Friday morning and her boyfriend was arrested for first-degree murder in her death. Sgt. Dave Walker ...

Tulsa police say man arrested in shooting death of his wife

Police in Tulsa say a man has been arrested for the shooting death of his wife. Sgt. Dave Walker say the man called police about 11:45 p.m. Saturday and reported that he had shot his wife at their west Tulsa home. Authorities found the 60-year-old woman dead with a gunshot ...

FILE - In this March 13, 2012, file photo, University of Illinois students study on the Quad on campus in Urbana, Ill. The Illinois law that locks in tuition rates for in-state students appears to have the unintended effect of driving up tuition and fees for some students, according to a pair of studies from University of Illinois researchers. The law guarantees that a student starting as a freshman at a state university in Illinois will pay the same tuition rate for four years. (Robert K. O'Daniell/The News-Gazette via AP, File)

Studies: Illinois' fixed-tuition law drives up others' costs

The Illinois law that locks in tuition rates for in-state students appears to have the unintended effect of driving up tuition for out-of-state students and fees for all, according to a pair of studies from University of Illinois researchers. The law, which took effect in 2004, guarantees a freshman at ...

Names of 2 women found dead in southeast Oklahoma released

The state's top law enforcement agency has released the names of two women found dead inside a vehicle in southeast Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the bodies of 24-year-old Totinika Elix and 23-year-old Emily Morgan were discovered Friday in Pittsburg County. Bache is near the town of ...

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