MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a man who was killed in a shooting in Midwest City was a probation and parole officer.
Police were responding to a disturbance call about noon Friday when they found a body in the street. Corrections spokeswoman Joyce Jackson later told reporters the victim was 32-year-old Jeff McCoy, who had worked as a probation officer for almost seven years.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislative leaders and officials in Governor Mary Fallin's office say they expect to announce a deal on Monday on how to divvy up Oklahoma's $6.6 billion budget.
House Speaker Kris Steele and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman met with the governor's office until about 6 p.m. Friday to hammer out the final details of the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a motorcycle and car collided in Broken Arrow.
Police say the wreck happened Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Elm Place and Fargo Street. The Broken Arrow Police Department says a man was driving a white motorcycle at a "high rate of speed." He went over a hill and crashed into a woman driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix who was turning left onto Elm Place.
The motorcycle struck the driver's door of the Pontiac. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A U.S. Census Bureau report shows Hispanics remain the largest minority group in Oklahoma with the Native American population making gains.
The 2011 Census estimates show that Hispanics make up 9.1 percent of Oklahoma's estimated 3.79 million residents and that the Native American Alaskan Native group makes up 8.9 percent. Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are counted as one group by the bureau.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A former Muskogee County jail detention officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from an assault on an inmate at the facility in October.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Jerrod Lane entered the plea to use of excessive force, violating the civil rights of an inmate, falsifying records and making false statements to the FBI.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Certain Oklahoma welfare recipients could be subjected to drug tests under a bill signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin.
The bill was one of a dozen measures Fallin signed late Wednesday.
The measure authorizes the Department of Human Services to conduct drug tests on welfare applicants if they have a reasonable suspicion the person is using drugs. The proposed law applies to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, or TANF, which serves more than 20,000 Oklahomans each month.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Senate leaders are unveiling a revenue-neutral plan to slash the income tax by one-half of 1 percent over the next two years and pay for the cuts by eliminating and modifying numerous tax breaks and exemptions.
Flanked by the entire GOP caucus, Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman described the plan on Tuesday as "very responsible."
Bingman's key negotiator on tax changes, Senator Mike Mazzei, criticized a separate proposal by the House as one that would leave a "gaping hole" in next year's budget.