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.
FAIRLAND, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in Grand Lake near Fairland has been turned over to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and identification.
Authorities had been searching the water for 32-year-old Mitchell Ray Cunningham. Witnesses told authorities that Cunningham jumped off a boat dock into floodwaters at Twin Bridges State Park on Grand Lake.
A spokesman for the Grand River Dam Authority says waters were very swift when Cunningham disappeared last Wednesday.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Services Authority says the ambulance service will change the statements it sends to patients.
The change comes after EMSA was criticized by patients and city officials in Tulsa for billing patients who paid a monthly fee of $3 to $4 a month with their utility bills as part of a program to provide ambulance service at no additional charge.
EMSA CEO Steve Williamson says that the new statements should be in place by July 1st.
COMMERCE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the suspicious death of an 8-month-old boy.
OSBI officials say the Commerce Police Department requested their assistance in investigating the death of Randy Kirk the Third, whose mother found him and called for help around noon Friday. The baby was dead when emergency crews arrived.
OSBI agents and Commerce officers began searching the child's home for any evidence of what caused the child's death and agents plan to interview those inside the home when the baby died.
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — An auto accident on eastbound lanes of the Turner Turnpike shut down traffic just east of Bristow for nearly two hours.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the collision at mile marker 208 in Creek County caused the shutdown of eastbound traffic on the turnpike — which is also on Interstate 44 — for one hour, 53 minutes late Saturday afternoon.
The crash occurred about 3:50 p.m. and the lanes were reopened about 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
The patrol did not immediately release details about the accident and whether there were any injuries yesterday.