Tulsa, OK – Tulsa chicken restaurant site of another shooting
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A north Tulsa chicken restaurant where a man was shot and killed in February now has been the site of another shooting.
Tulsa police say three people were shot early Sunday outside the Chicken Hut but that none of the injuries were life-threatening. Police say they're still investigating the incident and do not know how many shooters were involved.
Oklahoma City, OK – Hail storm pummels Oklahoma City metro area
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A hail storm that moved in from northwestern Oklahoma pounded the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, leaving broken windows and other damage in its wake.
The storm Sunday afternoon brought hail as large as softballs and driving rain, forcing motorists off roads in an effort to avoid shattered windshields and other damage. The storm produced so much hail, it looked like a snowstorm had hit.
Oklahoma City, OK – Some Okla. lawmakers fear poor oversight on budget
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislators kept in the dark while their leaders develop Oklahoma's 2010-11 state budget fear they won't be able to give the document a meaningful review before leaving the Capitol at the end of the month.
Only two weeks remain in Oklahoma's legislative session and scant details have emerged on the financial blueprint state agencies will follow in the upcoming fiscal year.
Skiatook, OK – Signatures enough to convene Okla. panel for probe
SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County authorities say petitions seeking an investigation of spending by the Skiatook School District had enough signatures to require a judge to convene a grand jury.
The Tulsa County Election Board on Friday verified that the petitions turned in by district patron Jason Willingham had far more than the 5,000 signatures of registered voters required by law to call a grand jury.
Public Radio Tulsa – This week's Documentary of the Week - Friday evening at 8:00 on Public Radio 89.5 HD1: the Oxford style debate will examine the motion "Organic Food Is Marketing Hype." Speakers for the motion are Hudson Institute's Dennis Avery, Missouri farmer Blake Hurst, and Chairman of the UK's Food Standards Agency John Krebs. Speaking against the motion is: Vogue food critic Jeffrey Steingarten, Urvashi Rangan, Director of Technical Policy for Consumers Union, and Charles Benbrook, the chief scientist at The Organic Center.
Tulsa, OK – Authorities now say 3 tornadoes hit Tulsa area
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have now confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down as violent thunderstorms barreled through northeastern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Mangement says the National Weather Service reported two tornadoes with winds of 111 mph and 135 mph. One hit Creek County near Sapulpa and another touched down in Wagoner County near Oneta.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has vetoed legislation that would have allowed Oklahomans to wear handguns in public view.
Henry vetoed the measure on Friday. The governor also vetoed legislation that would have prohibited Oklahoma from following the new federal health care law and authorized the Legislature to file a lawsuit over the issue.
The governor says he vetoed the open carry bill over safety concerns cited by law enforcement.