Oklahoma City,OK – Okla. Senate sends abortion reporting bill to gov
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to complete a lengthy questionnaire that includes questions about their race, relationships and reasons for getting an abortion.
The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill 32-11. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Brad Henry, who already has vetoed two abortion bills this session. Both vetoes were overridden by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. officials lower storm death toll from 5 to 2
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma authorities are lowering the death toll from this week's storms from five to two after learning three children who were reported to be killed had survived.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said Tuesday that the children were injured in Monday storms that killed their Cleveland County mother and a man in Oklahoma City.
Tulsa, OK – Survey: Okla. has fewest "upside-down" home values
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A survey by a business data company has found Oklahoma has the lowest percentage of people who owe more on their homes than the home is worth.
The survey release Tuesday by CoreLogic says 5.9 percent of mortgage holders in Oklahoma have negative equity compared to 23.7 percent nationwide. The highest rate is in Nevada where 69.9 percent of mortgage holders owe more than the home is worth.
Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Drew Edmondson is warning Oklahomans impacted by yesterday's storms to be on the lookout for frauds and scams. Edmondson said home repair schemes and charity fraud typically follow in the wake of weather damage.
"We know from past experience that this type of damage attracts shysters looking to make a quick buck," Edmondson said. "We're getting the message out now to make people aware. It's far preferable to prevent fraud because catching these con men is difficult."