OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The speaker of Oklahoma's House of Representatives says he wants an interim study on term limits for members of the Supreme Court and appeals courts.
Republican House Speaker T.W. Shannon of Lawton announced the study on Friday. It came just three days after the state Supreme Court struck down a lawsuit reform law enacted in 2009 that was a priority for Republican legislative leaders.
SALINA, Okla. (AP) — The Grand River Dam Authority says two children and two adults have been rescued from Lake Hudson after their boat sank.
GRDA assistant General Manager Brian Edwards says Bob Wendt and Cathey Wendt, a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy were boating about a mile south of the Highway 20 bridge near Salina when the boat took on water and sank on Thursday.
Edwards says all four were wearing life jackets and were rescued by a fisherman in another boat as they swam to shore.
Come along, folks, for the next go-round of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 8th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. As ever, we'll offer modern jazz, both recent and classic, from pianist Frank Kimbrough and bassist David Finck to vocalist June Christy and veteran reedsmith Bud Shank. (We'll also offer, again as ever, a Sunday-night re-broadcast of our program on the 9th, beginning at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)
Our guest on this installment of StudioTulsa is Jonathan Rossetti, a young actor/writer/director who grew up in Tulsa and is now based in Los Angeles. Rossetti joins us by phone from Oklahoma City, where his newly completed indie film, "Home, James," will have its public debut tomorrow, Saturday the 8th, at 2pm at the Harkins Bricktown Cinema 2. "Home, James," which Rossetti directed, co-wrote, and stars in, is appearing as part of OKC's annual deadCenter Film Festival.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — The turrets of Benedictine Hall will soon rise into the Oklahoma sky again at St. Gregory's University.
All four of the structure's brick turrets were lost when the area was shaken by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Nov. 5, 2011. One turret was toppled, and a second was so badly damaged it had to be demolished. The other two were dismantled brick-by-brick.
In-person absentee voting is underway for the Tulsa Mayor, Auditor, and County Commission District 3 races. Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says you may vote today and Monday in advance of Tuesday’s election. She says there were 20 people lined up outside Election headquarters when doors opened this morning, and there’s been a steady stream of voters coming in to vote.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn has joined four other senators in promoting the replacement of $1 bills with $1 coins.
Coburn joined fellow Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Democrats Tom Harkin of Iowa and Mark Udall of Colorado in introducing legislation to promote the $1 coin as a way to save money and reduce the federal deficit.