OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Another bill to slash the state's personal income tax has moved through the state Senate over the objections of Democrats who say critical state needs will take a hit.
The Senate voted 31-15 on Tuesday for a measure that trims the top rate from the current level of 5.25 percent to 4.95 percent beginning in 2013. The bill also contains triggers to further reduce the income tax every year by one-quarter of 1 percent if certain revenue growth triggers are met.
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Sapulpa man on a first-degree murder complaint in connection with the shooting death of his stepfather.
Police found 54-year-old Ricky McClean fatally shot on Sunday night. Authorities arrested his stepson, Scott Edwards, on the murder complaint. They also arrested McClean's wife, 52-year-old Michelle McClean, on a complaint of accessory to murder.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters say it appears about 75 tornadoes touched down in four Great Plains states Saturday.
Meteorologist Greg Carbin at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman says most of the tornadoes were in Kansas, followed by Oklahoma, Iowa and Nebraska. The tornadoes hit during a 24-hour period from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday after forecasters warned of a "high risk" of severe weather.
At least six deaths are blamed on a storm that went through Woodward and destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses. Dozens of people were injured.
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says a sixth person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a deadly tornado.
Lehenbauer said Monday that the man died Sunday night in an Amarillo, Texas, hospital where he was taken following the early Sunday morning twister that hit Woodward. The man's name and age were not released.
Two men and three children were also killed in the tornado that was part of a storm system that stretched from Texas to Minnesota and spawned more than 120 twisters.