OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma finance officials project a deposit of nearly $350 million into the state's Rainy Day Fund after the fiscal year ends June 30, bringing the total balance of the fund to about $600 million.
Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger reported Tuesday that total collections to the state's general revenue fund through May exceeded last year's collections by nearly 10 percent.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is preparing to reconvene to investigate criminal matters.
The grand jury will reconvene Tuesday through Thursday at the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office in Oklahoma City.
The state's 13th multicounty grand jury is led by Assistant Attorney General Charles Rogers, chief of the AG's Multicounty Grand Jury Unit. Thus far, grand jurors have returned 17 indictments, in cases filed in Cleveland, Harper, McClain, Pittsburg and Oklahoma counties.
BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer for the longtime girlfriend of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is asking a judge to sentence her to 27 months in prison for helping him stay on the run for 16 years. Bugler is accused of a string of murders, including one in Tulsa.
Prosecutors have asked for a decade in prison for Catherine Greig, who faces sentencing on Tuesday.
Greig pleaded guilty in March to charges of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services says it will have funding to help low income residents pay summer cooling bills.
DHS says it will be taking applications starting July 9 for assistance through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The agency says it will have about $22 million for this year's program.
Eligibility is based on the size and the monthly income of the household. The one-time payments are $200 for a one-person household and $250 for a home with two or more people.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 20-year-old broadcast journalism major has won the 2012 title of Miss Oklahoma.
Pageant spokeswoman Mollie Collins says Alicia Clifton — who competed as Miss Edmond LibertyFest — was crowned Saturday night. Collins says Clifton is a junior at the University of Oklahoma who emphasized a platform of "lifelong volunteerism." The Oklahoma City resident won a $16,000 scholarship.
Miss Oklahoma State Fair, 24-year-old Damaris Pierce, was the first-runner up. She won $7,000.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas says his influence as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee is the prime reason he should be re-elected to an 11th term representing the state's 3rd Congressional District.
Lucas faces William Craig Stump for the Republican nomination in the June 26 primary.
Democrats Timothy Ray Murray and Frankie Robbins are competing for their party's nomination in the November general election. Independent candidate William Sanders of Stillwater will also appear on the general election ballot.