Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Oklahoma man with rape in a case that sparked a protest at Norman High School.
Cleveland County prosecutors filed two counts of first-degree rape Tuesday against Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin. Police say he is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl who was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent.
District Attorney Greg Mashburn confirmed Tuesday that police were investigating rape allegations by at least two other girls and that additional charges are "an open possibility."
The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a bill passed by the Legislature this year to reduce Oklahoma's personal income tax rate is constitutional, clearing the way for a tax cut in 2016 if certain revenue conditions are met.
In a decision Tuesday, the state's highest court rejected an Oklahoma City attorney's argument that the income tax cut was a revenue-raising bill that should have originated in the Oklahoma House and received three-fourths approval votes.
In fiscal 2013, a total of 1,838 Oklahomans called a national hotline seeking help related to compulsive gambling – a nearly 60 percent spike over the previous year.
Then, in 2014, the number of calls fell sharply to 1,310, according to HeartLine, an Oklahoma City call center that fields calls from Oklahomans to the National Problem Gambling Helpline (800-522-4700).
The sudden drop perplexes Danielle Harris, coordinator for HeartLine.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for stricter ozone standards has been praised by environmentalists as a step in the right direction and derided by industry groups, which argue the rules will cost jobs and lead to higher prices for electricity and natural gas.
KGOU's Brian Hardzinski discusses Oklahoma City's selection to National Geographic Traveler's 'Best Trips 2015' list with features editor Amy Alipio.
Last month National Geographic Traveler unveiled its annual Best Trips list online – 20 places editors say travelers have to see next year.
Oklahoma City and three other American locales appear in the December/January issue on newsstands Tuesday – alongside destinations as diverse as Choquequirao, Peru, Esteros del Iberá, Argentina, and the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar.
Oklahoma Democratic Party leaders say they will not file a lawsuit over Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin's victory over the Democratic nominee who died two days before the general election.
Party Chairman Wallace Collins said party officers met Monday and a majority voted not to challenge Mullin's victory.
Collins maintains state law calls for a special election to be held in the event of a candidate's death before the election, but he acknowledged the cost of a lawsuit was a factor in the officers' decision.