TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man is $250,000 richer, thanks to a Mega Millions lottery ticket.
Oklahoma Lottery officials say Arthur Wallace claimed his prize Monday after purchasing the winning ticket for the March 30 drawing at a QuikTrip store in Sand Springs. The record-setting Mega Millions jackpot that day was $656 million.
Officials say after taxes were applied, Wallace pocketed $177,500.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chairman of Oklahoma's powerful House Appropriations Committee says a deal may be at hand with the Senate on a $200 million state bond issue that would fund repairs to the state's crumbling Capitol and other nearby buildings.
Representative Earl Sears told The Associated Press on Wednesday that a bill containing the proposal will be unveiled soon. His Senate counterpart wouldn't confirm the price tag.
Yellow barricades currently block the Capitol's south steps to prevent pedestrians from being hit by feared falling chunks of limestone and mortar.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Google says it will double its server capacity in Oklahoma and create 50 new jobs when it creates a new facility in Mayes County.
Mike Wooten, the operations manager of Google's data center near Pryor, says Google is looking primarily for local residents to fill the new jobs. He says Google needs employees to work on deployment of servers and equipment maintenance.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say an officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pulled a knife on officers who were doing a welfare check.
Detective Dave Walker says officers were called to a Tulsa apartment complex Tuesday night on reports that the man was suicidal. Walker says the man grabbed a knife and started running toward officers.
That's when an officer fired at the man.
Police say the man was taken to a Tulsa hospital where he later died. Police have not yet released his name or the name of the officer involved in the shooting.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group that supports the sale of wine in Oklahoma grocery stores is launching a signature drive to allow voters to decide whether the state's largest counties should have the option.
Oklahomans for Modern Laws filed their initiative petition Tuesday with the Secretary of State's office. The group now has 90 days to gather signatures from about 155,000 registered voters in the state to have the issue placed on the November ballot.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Treasurer Ken Miller says Oklahoma's two-year revenue growth streak has come to an end.
Miller said Tuesday that state revenue collections in March fell slightly below collections from the same month last year. Total collections for the month totaled about $921 million, down less than $3 million from collections in March 2011.
Miller says the biggest drop among the state's major sources of revenue was the gross production tax on oil and natural gas. He says revenue from that tax was down 36 percent in March.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of a nonprofit organization has won the House District 71 seat in Tulsa by only three votes.
According to unofficial results from the Oklahoma State Election Board, Democrat Dan Arthrell received 1,416 votes to 1,413 for Republican Katie Henke on Tuesday. They were vying for the seat vacated by Republican Rep. Dan Sullivan, who is now chief executive officer of the Grand River Dam Authority.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Bail has been set at $250,000 for a Sperry man charged with first-degree manslaughter in the traffic death of an Oklahoma Department of Transportation employee in a construction zone.
Nineteen-year-old Deven Franklin appeared before Washington County Special Judge Kyra Williams via video monitor from the county jail Monday. According to court records, he appeared without an attorney so Williams appointed one to represent him.