An Oklahoma County judge says a former state lawmaker convicted of bribery can remain free on bond while he appeals his conviction.
District Judge Cindy Truong set a $10,000 bond Wednesday for former Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore. Truong ordered Terrill to surrender his passport and not leave the state. He must also wear an electronic monitoring device and avoid contact with witnesses in the case.
Oklahoma drivers will have to pay an extra $12 for a license renewal under one of about 240 new laws signed by the governor and scheduled to take effect on Friday.
Among the others are three abortion-related laws, one that allows convicted criminals to seek a DNA test to prove their innocence, and another that expands the practice of noodling, or fishing by hand. Other bill topics include criminal penalties, pensions, elections, and the regulation of various professions.
A state Department of Education spokeswoman says "sniping" over the controversial A-F school grading system needs to stop because parents deserve better.
Spokeswoman Tricia Pemberton's comments came in response to Broken Arrow Superintendent Jarod Mendenhall's recent call for school leaders statewide to move on a vote of "no confidence" in State Superintendent Janet Barresi.
Findings to support seven allegations of wrongdoing against Osage Nation Principal Chief John D. Red Eagle have been presented in a report by an Osage Congress committee that recommended his removal from office.
A Pew Charitable Trusts report says the cost of health care for prison inmates in Oklahoma bucked a national trend and fell by 6 percent from 2001 to 2008.
Tuesday's report says Oklahoma spent $3,935 per inmate in 2008 — down from $4,201 in 2001. Researchers used numbers from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics and 2008 was the most recent year available.
Oklahoma's insurance commissioner is advising residents to purchase earthquake insurance after a national report suggested that seismic activity in the central part of the state is here to stay.
Commissioner John Doak says quake damage can cripple the finances of property owners who haven't purchased policies.
A report released last week from the U.S. and Oklahoma Geological surveys suggests an earthquake "swarm" continues to affect central Oklahoma after a record 5.6-magnitude quake rattled Oklahoma in November 2011.