Oklahoma City, OK – Oral arguments set in Medicaid fee case
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court is taking up Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland's lawsuit against a new state Medicaid fee.
The state's highest court is hearing oral arguments in the case on Monday.
The law creates a 1 percent fee on claims paid by private health insurers and companies with self-insured health care plans to support the Medicaid program, which provides health care to low-income and elderly residents.
Tulsa, Okla. – The Oklahoma gaming industry is strutting its stuff today and tomorrow at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association's 16th annual conference and trade show. Vendors from across the country have gathered at the Tulsa Convention Center to showcase the latest in gaming and casino management technologies.
OIGA chairman David Qualls said it estimates gaming to be Oklahoma's fourth largest employer.
Tulsa, OK – Today is the first day of school in Tulsa and we had our first student hit by a car.
It happened this morning when a Whitney Middle School Seventh grader stepped in front of an on-coming car. The students is expected to fully recover. Tulsa Police say the student had a gash on the back of his head.
The driver of the car was not at fault and was not cited by police.
Tulsa, OK – School bells are ringing across the city of Tulsa. This is the first day of school in the Tulsa Public School District. 42,000 students are returning to the classroom today in the state's largest school district.
The year-round schools started earlier this month. Tulsa Police and TPS officers will be monitoring school zones.
The OZONE ALERT! program takes a voluntary, episodic approach to ozone pollution reduction. The Tulsa Branch of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in collaboration with the National Weather Service and the EPA uses computer modeled predictors to determine when high ozone levels may occur.
Oklahoma City, OK – Private contract with US could bump Okla. inmates
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A private prison company that houses more than 2,000 Oklahoma inmates says that, if it gets a contract it is seeking with federal prison officials, the state could have to find new homes for its prisoners.
Miami, OK – MIAMI, Okla. (AP) The similarity of Ottawa County's soil to that of earthquake-prone areas has led to a quake simulation project in the region. The northeastern Oklahoma county is not prone to earthquakes, but researchers want to improve bridge building in places like San Francisco. So next month, pipes that represent bridge pilings will be shaken during the simulation project.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Tulsa, OK – Authorities are trying to figure out what a caused a parked car to burst into flames overnight. The car was parked in front of its owner's home in the 3700 Block of South Jamestown when it caught fire early Sunday morning. Fire fighters arrived on the scene and quickly put out the blaze. The car had been parked for several hours when it caught fire.