Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Virginia attorney general who filed one of two lawsuits against the federal government challenging the health care law is campaigning in Oklahoma. Virginia's Kenneth Cuccinelli is visiting the state today to support fellow Republican Scott Pruitt who is running for attorney general against Democrat Jim Priest.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The board that oversees the Oklahoma prison system says it needs nearly $35 million more to operate the state's penitentiaries. The state Board of Corrections voted Friday to ask the Legislature for the additional money as a budget supplement.
Undated – COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Oklahoma committed three costly turnovers in last night's 36-27 loss to No. 18 Missouri. Two of the turnovers led to 10 points and the other squelched a drive deep in Missouri territory, and the third-ranked Sooners (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) also missed a chip-shot field goal.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's unemployment rate dipped to 6.9 percent in September, one-tenth of a percentage point lower than in August. State officials report that 121,810 people were unemployed last month, less than the 122,800 who were without jobs the previous month.
Tulsa, OK – Free Landfill Days for Tulsans are scheduled for October 23 and 24, at Quarry Landfill, 13740 E. 46th St. North. The City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy host this event and offer it as a service to City of Tulsa utility customers.
Caney, OK – Okla man killed in dump truck-train collision
CANEY, Okla. (AP) Authorities say an Atoka man was killed and a train conductor was slightly injured when the man's dump truck collided with a train at an Atoka County intersection.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 66-year-old George Wendell Maxey was driving the truck north on Folsom Road when the vehicle slowed but failed to yield to the Union Pacific train at a railroad crossing about 9 a.m. Thursday.