Oklahoma City, OK – Askins hopes race for Okla governor stays cordial
STROUD, Okla. (AP) The race for the Democratic nomination for Oklahoma governor between Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and Attorney General Drew Edmondson has remained cordial so far, but there's no guarantee it will stay that way.
During a campaign event Saturday in Stroud, Askins said she hopes the contest stays friendly, but made no promises.
She says every campaign reaches a stage where it's important to draw comparisons between the candidates.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. colleges seeing higher enrollment
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Officials at several public colleges and universities in Oklahoma say the economic downturn has helped boost enrollment.
Seminole State College vice president Lana Reynolds says the number of students attending the two-year college jumped by more than 6 percent to 705 students this summer. Reynolds says a 10 percent enrollment increase is expected for the fall.
Tulsa, OK – Judge: Prosecutors can use most Kastner statements
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa County judge says that during the trial for a former teacher accused of fatally shooting his wife, prosecutors can use most of the statements the man allegedly made to police.
Tulsa, OK – A special education teacher in the Union School District is taken into custody by Tulsa Police Sex Crimes officers. 48-year-old Curt Carson stands accused of molesting a 13-year-old. The crime allegedly took place back in 2002 and 2003, when Carson was a mentor for Big Brothers in Tulsa.
The Union School District's Gretchen Haas-Bethel says Carson has been a special education teacher with the district since 2005. Prior to that, he was with the Tulsa Public Schools from 2001-to-2005.
Oklahoma City, OK – State officials today declared a state of emergency for 63 counties following severe storms and flooding across the state of Oklahoma.
At the request of Gov. Brad Henry, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins approved the paperwork declaring the emergency. The governor is attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association and a meeting of the Council of Governors in Boston.