Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed a longtime prosecutor to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board following the death of a board member earlier this month.
Fallin on Friday named Patricia High as one of the governor's three appointments to the five-member board. High will complete the remainder of the term of the late Currie Ballard, who died on July 11.
High was a prosecutor for nearly 20 years in the Oklahoma County district attorney's office where she served as a special prosecutor on death penalty cases and was chief of the child abuse and sexual assault division.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called reports that Israel's government had rejected a U.S. truce in Gaza "a mischievous leak" and said he's confident a deal can be reached.
Referring to earlier reports by Israeli TV that a seven-day cease-fire had been unanimously rejected, Kerry, speaking at a news conference in Cairo, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had assured him that the report is "an error and inaccurate.
State Rep. and gubernatorial nominee Joe Dorman wants to examine the quality of care for veterans in Oklahoma.
House Speaker Jeff Hickman approved the interim legislative study by the Rush Springs Democrat and three other bipartisan co-sponsors.
Dorman says state budget cuts and the potential loss of federal matching funds will be key to this fall's study. He plans to ask for testimony from the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Teachers Retirement System held a board of trustees meeting on Wednesday and reported increased return on investments, implemented a new rule adding a new board members, and continued their search for a new executive director.
Updated July 26: Senator Coburn's office has cancelled the Bartlesville town hall meeting because of another community meeting scheduled earlier.
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn plans a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma as he prepares to resign from the Senate at the end of the current term.
The meetings will take place the first two full weeks in August. Coburn says one of the highlights of serving as senator is traveling the state and speaking with Oklahomans about issues that are important to them.
Coburn announced earlier this year that he would resign with two years remaining in his term. The Republican has served in the U.S. Senate since 2004.
Oklahoma City University's School of Law is moving its library into a historic building in downtown Oklahoma City.
More than 90,000 books and 22 cabinets of microfiche will begin making the move Thursday into the old Central High School building at 800 North Harvey. The move is part of the law school's transition into the historic building that has been completely renovated.
The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will meet with President Obama on Friday.
But before the meeting, the heads of state are making the rounds in Washington, telling their side of an immigration crisis that has driven tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to the U.S. border.
Oklahoma City is bustling with western and family fun this weekend.
The Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association (OCA) invites ranch hands to the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City. The 62nd annual Convention and Trade Show opens Thursday, July 24 and runs through Saturday, July 26.
The three-day conference centers around a two-story trade show where agricultural companies exhibit goods to make farm operations run a bit smoother.