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  • Police looking for two suspects in cell phone robbery caught on camera

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are looking for two people who stole a cell phone out of the hands of its owner outside an auto repair business on the city’s northwest side Monday. “I was getting my oil changed, sitting on the bench waiting for my truck and two teenagers come up and ask me to borrow my phone, and I said, ‘No, use the one inside, ask them for it,'” said customer Gio Mayorga Surveillance camera footage from the business, […]

  • “It’s not the best we can do,” Gov. Fallin holds first press conference since vetoing most of budget bill

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin announced the signing of two executive orders that could consolidate state public schools and higher education, as a second special session looms in the coming weeks. “I think we can do better as Oklahomans,” said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, days after she vetoed most of a budget bill sent to her desk Friday evening. Two orders relate to administrative cost consolidation for higher education and K-12 schools. On the K-12 administrative cost consolidation executive […]

  • Colorado, Oklahoma wildlife officers investigate elk poaching case

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is just a few days into its gun, deer and elk seasons, and investigating poaching comes with the territory of being a state game warden. But, recent case shows those poaching investigations aren’t always confined to the state’s borders. Oklahoma wildlife law enforcement officers executed two search warrants in the state last week, connected to an elk poaching investigation that began in southern Colorado two months ago. One of those warrants was in Oklahoma County. “Two […]

  • Governor Fallin vetoes “most of revised” budget bill

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin vetoed “most of the revised budget bill approved by legislators in special session.” Governor Fallin said in a press release Friday evening that she kept part of the bill intact that temporarily “preserves funding for key health and human services until lawmakers return in another special session to approve long-term funding solutions.” “House Bill 1019X does not provide a long-term solution to the re-occurring budget deficits, and within three months we will come back facing […]

  • ACLU of Oklahoma, Disability Law Center to discuss ‘legal action’ as Senate takes up budget bill

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The state’s ACLU chapter and disability legal advocacy group plan on holding a press conference Friday to discuss ‘legal action’ as the Senate is poised to hear a budget bill to close the state’s budget shortfall. In a release Thursday afternoon, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Disability Law Center said “As critical services remain under threat, the ACLU and ODLC are continuing a push to ensure Oklahomans with disabilities are protected as […]

  • Senate set to hear latest budget bill to fix state’s budget shortfall

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate leadership it plans on hearing the latest attempt to fix the state’s budget shortfall and prevent major cuts to state agencies’ core services on Friday. After nearly two hours of questions and debate, the “cash and cuts” or “Plan B” bill, HB 1019, passed the house 56-38 Wednesday afternoon. The plan calls for use of state cash and cuts to some agencies. “I’m trying to figure out where to go on this because I told all […]

  • House set to hear latest budget plan using cash, cuts to agencies amid budget shortfall

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The house is set to hear the legislature’s latest attempt to fix the state’s budget shortfall, which would use cash and some cuts to state agencies. The bill, HB 1019X, narrowly passed the house and senate budget committees Tuesday afternoon, likely setting up a contentious debate on the house floor Wednesday. “None of this is pretty,” said Senate budget committee chairwoman Kim David, R-Porter, who voted in favor of the bill. “None of this is what we […]

  • Concerns continue in Oklahoma communities about possible cuts to state services for the vulnerable

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – From age 19 to 80, the Goodwill Adult Day Services center in Chickasha provides a safe place for those who are different. “These are their friends, and this is their home away from home. And, this is the place to be, because the world is not very nice when you’re different,” said Faryl Farmer, the center’s assistant director. “I know. I’ve been dealing with that for 30 years.” That’s because Farmer’s 30-year-old daughter, Sunny, attends the adult […]

  • Chase suspect’s mother: Police did a ‘very good job’ and ‘justice will be served’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The mother of a suspect arrested for leading police on an hours-long high-speed chase throughout the southwest metro says police did a good job and that her son will be held accountable for his actions. Brenton Hager, 25, is in the Cleveland County Detention Center on multiple charges stemming from a stolen vehicle pursuit that started late Friday morning. It ended in a farm field in Cleveland County after a lengthy standoff and chase through the field. […]

  • Mother of disabled teen tracks down no-vote legislators after funding bill fails

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A day after the house of representatives failed to reach enough votes for a revenue package to address part of the state’s budget hole and fund state services, a Rush Springs woman with a disabled son wanted to know why. Rebecca Jones, 40, took the day off Thursday to spend several hours tracking down some of the 27 legislators that voted against HB 1054X, which would have increased taxes on motor fuel, cigarettes and tobacco products, alcohol, […]

  • Duncan adult day care concerned about possible closure amid state budget hole battle

    DUNCAN, Okla. – Matt Jennings loves music, Oklahoma City Dodgers games and hugs. He also needs a lot of care — much of it coming from his parents Tim and Kaye Jennings. “He has cerebral palsy, autism, there’s several different diagnoses,” said Kaye, sitting alongside her husband. “He gets agitated sometimes,” said Tim of his son, who is 27. “And being here everyday helps with that a lot.” Here being the adult day care in Duncan. It started off as […]