Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Drew Edmondson is warning Oklahomans impacted by yesterday's storms to be on the lookout for frauds and scams. Edmondson said home repair schemes and charity fraud typically follow in the wake of weather damage.
"We know from past experience that this type of damage attracts shysters looking to make a quick buck," Edmondson said. "We're getting the message out now to make people aware. It's far preferable to prevent fraud because catching these con men is difficult."
Oklahoma City, OK – In the wake of severe storms across the state, Gov. Brad Henry today declared a state of emergency to exist in 56 Oklahoma counties due to tornadoes and severe storms that ripped through the state yesterday.
Oklahoma City, OK – 4 dead in Oklahoma tornado outbreak
TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) Four people have been killed in Oklahoma during an outbreak of violent weather that dropped tornadoes across parts of the Southern Plains.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said three people were killed at Tecumseh on Monday and that another person died at Oklahoma City. Tecumseh is about 45 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City, OK – Deadline for Okla. budget deal fast approaching
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma lawmakers have just three weeks left in the legislative session to craft a budget and either agree on new sources of revenue or impose devastating cuts to state agencies.
Closed-door negotiations are heating up as Democratic Gov. Brad Henry and Republican leaders in the House and Senate figure out how to write a budget for the upcoming fiscal year with about $1.2 billion less than they had to spend last year.