Tulsa, OK – A lone bandit enters a south Tulsa bank at lunch time and demands cash. Police say the bandit passed the teller a threatening note, warning she would be killed if she did not hand over money. While a weapon was implied, none was displayed.
The robbery happened at the 71st and Memorial branch of the IBC Bank. The robber made good his escape.
Tulsa, OK – Uncle Sam will help pay for this week's fire-fighting efforts in Osage County. Wildfires burned thousands of acres and led to evacuations. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management's Michaelann Ooten says the money will go to the fire departments.
Ooten says they applied for the grant Wednesday night while the fires were still raging and got word this morning they were approved.
Oklahoma City, OK – Senate panel OKs $350K limit on civil damages
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Republican-backed plan to limit the amount of damages injured Oklahomans could receive for pain and suffering in civil lawsuits to no more than $350,000 has cleared a Senate panel.
The Senate Rules Committee approved the so-called "hard cap" on damages Wednesday over the objection of some senators who say the plan is unconstitutional and takes away the power of jurors to determine fairness in a case.