Oklahoma City, OK – Lawyer claims state improperly spent stimulus $
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City attorney claims in a lawsuit that the state is improperly spending federal stimulus money.
Jerry Fent filed the lawsuit with the state Supreme Court saying the state didn't get the money certified through the state Equalization Board. The board certifies how much money lawmakers have to spend each fiscal year.
More than $600 million in federal stimulus money was used to balance the 2010 fiscal year budget.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma wants a judge to scold 11 Arkansas poultry companies for violating court rules and making other distortions last week during opening arguments in a federal pollution trial.
The complaint filed Monday in Tulsa federal court accuses the industry of suggesting that Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson was suing the companies to benefit his own interests, instead of the state's.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Arena football isn't dead yet.
Officials from what will be known as Arena Football 1 say they will have 16 teams, including four in markets where the former Arena Football League had clubs: Chicago, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Orlando, Fla.
The league will also have teams from the AFL spinoff, arenafootball2, as well as at least one team from another indoor league.
Tulsa, OK – Thirty-four eighth grade students from Tulsa Public Schools are now taking classes at Tulsa Community College's Northeast Campus thanks to a new alternative learning program called Middle College High School. TCC and TPS announce the launch of Middle College High School, the first program of its kind in northeastern Oklahoma, at a news conference Monday.