OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has come to Elmo's rescue.
Fallin on Thursday signed a bill that allows the state's public television network to continue to exist.
The bill reauthorizing the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, or OETA, narrowly passed the House amid opposition from a growing number of conservatives in the Legislature who argue the network is not a core function of state government.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a sweeping criminal justice bill designed to slow the growth of Oklahoma's booming prison population and stem the increasing amount the state spends each year housing convicted criminals.
Fallin on Wednesday signed the Oklahoma Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a key legislative priority of House Speaker Kris Steele.
The bill requires every inmate released from prison to receive nine months of post-incarceration supervision and creates intermediate revocation facilities for criminals who violate the terms of their probation.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two planes have been cleared following bomb threats.
Southwest Airlines Flight 811 was stopped before it started taxiing to the runway Tuesday night at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. It was scheduled to go to Phoenix.
Another Southwest Airlines flight had already arrived in Phoenix from Orange County. It was bound to Tulsa. It had to be taken to an isolation pad so it could be inspected and passengers and luggage could be rescreened. That plane arrived in Tulsa several hours late, around 2:30 this morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state senator and a state party official say Republicans are assaulting the rights of women with proposals such as the now-defeated "personhood" bill and a proposal asking voters to wipe out affirmative action programs.
Sen. Constance Johnson on Tuesday called the proposals "insulting to women."
Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins said proposed legislation to exempt out-of-state insurance companies from covering procedures such as mammograms, pelvic exams and maternity care would eliminate gains made in health care coverage.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats in the Oklahoma Senate say they are united in opposition to any state-supported bond issue as long as there is still a plan to cut state income taxes. That would include a bond for the proposed OKPOP Museum for downtown Tulsa
Senate Democratic Leader Sean Burrage announced the caucus position on Monday. With just 16 Democrats in the 48-member Senate, Burrage doesn't have the numbers to stop a bill unless at least eight Republicans join him. A bill requires 25 votes for passage.
Fire officials in Midwest City say a woman injured in a fire that killed her two young sons has now died.
Officials told reporters Monday that the woman died at an Oklahoma City hospital where she was taken following the Sunday fire that killed her 2- and 4-year-old sons. The names of the three were not immediately released.
Maj. David Richardson says the cause of the fire has not been determined -- but said that it began at the edge of a hallway and living room and was reported just before noon Sunday.