Oklahoma City, OK – Denate Dems delay $23M tax credit suspension
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Senate Democrats have delayed the suspension of two tax credit programs that would have saved the state about $23 million.
In a straight party-line vote, minority Democrats in the Senate on Wednesday opposed the suspension of two tax credit programs. Although the bill passed 26-22, the emergency clause on the measure did not get the two-thirds vote needed for passage, delaying the effective date of the bill for three months.
Oklahoma City, OK – Several tornadoes touch down across Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities say two mobiles homes were destroyed and several homes and businesses were damaged but there were few injuries during a rash of tornadoes in Oklahoma.
In Kingfisher County, Emergency Management Director Steve Loftis says a semi-truck driver wasn't seriously hurt when his vehicle overturned about five miles north of Kingfisher on Wednesday afternoon. At least two tornadoes were reported in the county.
Tulsa, OK – A grand jury will be convened next month to look into the Skiatook schools. Residents circulated petitions after a state auditor's report accused the school district of wasting nearly 750-thousand dollars on overpriced supplies.
Tulsa, OK – A federal judge signs off on a settlement to Tulsa's Black Officers Lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed 16-years ago. Mayor-Pro-Tem Terry Simonson signed the agreement for Mayor Bartlett who is in Washington D-C. The settlement agreement is sealed.
PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – On the next Intelligence Squared, the Oxford style debate will examine the motion: Obama's Foreign Policy Spells America's Demise. Speakers for the motion are former Bush Administration Middle East policy advisor Dan Senor, and Mort Zuckerman, editor-in-chief of U.S. News and World Report. Speaking against the motion is: French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, and former NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark. Listen this Friday at 8:00 pm on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.
Tulsa, OK – Man killed in Tulsa store by former reserve deputy
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A former Okmulgee County reserve deputy has shot and killed a man inside a Tulsa convenience store.
Police say the former deputy was talking to the store owner about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday when a man the deputy had once arrested entered and the two argued. Capt. Karen Tipler says the man then showed a gun his waistband and the former deputy drew a gun and fired several times.