Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) More than 4,400 nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status.
The Internal Revenue Service said Monday that exemptions for 4,425 organizations are in danger because they failed to file tax returns for the past three years. The IRS is giving the organizations until Oct. 15 to file the returns in order to comply with the law and retain their tax exemptions.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted Gov. Brad Henry's request for aid for seven counties that were hit by flooding and severe storms last month.
Monday's decision provides federal funding to help with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and other costs associated with storm damage. The approved counties are Beaver, Cimarron, Lincoln, Logan, Major, Oklahoma and Texas.
Officials say those seven counties have at least $5.5 million in damage from the storms.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Voters are casting ballots throughout the state today for the primary election.
One of the highest-profile races is the governor's contest, where Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins are seeking the Democratic nomination. Congresswoman Mary Fallin and state Senator Randy Brogdon are seeking the Republican bid.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor's race changes political landscape
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The top candidates for Oklahoma's open governor's post each gave up political offices they likely could have successfully defended. They'll discover Tuesday whether their gambles paid off.
Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins each gave up a statewide seat in hopes of keeping the governorship in Democrats' hands.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County deputies catch a copper thief and are on the lookout for more suspects. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says the man arrested is apparently part of a gang responsible for most of the thefts of copper from school and county-owned air-conditioning units
By stealing the copper, vandalized large air-conditioners must be replaced at a cost of several thousand dollars each.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Three Oklahoma universities are atop a list that measures the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to students of American Indian descent.
The report by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, a national publication, has Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater as co-leaders on the list, followed by the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A memorial service has been scheduled for a medical helicopter pilot and a nurse killed when the helicopter crashed near Kingfisher.
Pilot Al Harrison and nurse Ryan Duke died Thursday night when the EagleMed helicopter crashed into a field near Kingfisher. Nurse and paramedic Michael Eccard was critically injured and remained hospitalized Sunday in Oklahoma City.