An Oklahoma pharmacy has submitted a sealed response to a Missouri death row inmate's lawsuit accusing it of illegally providing Missouri with a made-to-order drug to be used in his lethal injection.
The Apothecary Shoppe filed its response to Michael Taylor's lawsuit last week after getting permission from U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern to keep its response sealed. Kern has scheduled a Tuesday hearing in Tulsa to weigh arguments about whether it should remain sealed.
The chairman of the Senate Education Committee says he's committed to a set of education standards in math and English known as common core, despite a protest by hundreds of people who packed into his committee room urging a repeal.
Holding signs that read "Hear the Bill," several dozen opponents of the new standards packed into a Senate meeting room on Monday and urged Republican Sen. John Ford of Bartlesville to schedule a hearing on a bill to repeal them.
Two bills to increase teacher pay have sailed through a House committee, although a projected shortage of revenue this year makes it's unlikely the measures will ever reach the governor's desk.
With educators from across the state packed into a committee room on Monday, a House budget panel unanimously approved the bills. They next will be scheduled for consideration by the full House Appropriations and Budget Committee.
The 2014 Oklahoma legislative session kicked off two weeks ago Monday, with an income tax cut, reduced agency budgets, repairing the state Capitol, and employee compensation all facing lawmakers as they return to NE 23rd Street and Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City.
Gov. Mary Fallin took her policy priorities to the overall friendly audience of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber last week. Speaking to the pro-business group’s members, Fallin reiterated her call for a cut to the state income tax rate and the graduation of more “job ready” residents.
A town hall meeting is planned to update residents in Cleveland County about repairs to the bridge connecting Lexington and Purcell.
The meeting is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Lexington Fire Department. The James C. Nance bridge over the Canadian River has been closed since Jan. 31, creating travel nightmares for residents of the two towns.
The bridge was closed after cracks were discovered in structural bridge beams. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded an emergency contract last week for bridge repairs, and work began at 5 p.m. Friday.
Three earthquakes rumbled Logan County late Sunday, about a week after a 4.1 magnitude temblor caused minor damage at the county jail in Guthrie.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday. The USGS initially estimated the earthquake as a 4.2 magnitude, but it was later downgraded to a 3.8 magnitude.
The earthquake was centered about 7 miles south-southwest of Guthrie.
Originally published on Mon February 17, 2014 6:06 am
The blue skies couldn't last forever.
A fog as thick as Russian borscht rolled into the mountains above Sochi on Sunday night. From the vantage point of the relatively low-altitude bobsled track, the gondolas heading up to the cross-country center and alpine venues disappeared into the clouds.
The weather is creating all sorts of problems for Olympic planners. A men's biathlon race was postponed Sunday because of low visibility. It was postponed again Monday. (The women's race was still on track for today.)
The death of seven students in the tornado that hit Moore’s Plaza Towers Elementary School last May has ignited an ongoing debate about storm shelters and school safety.
State lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for better school construction to protect kids from future storms, and some people are now also raising questions about whether they should simply keep their kids home when severe weather is in the forecast.