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Furlough plans for Oklahoma state workers delayed
State finance officials say plans to furlough nearly 400 state workers whose salaries are funded with federal dollars have been delayed.
Two escape from prison
Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a minimum-security prison in northwest Oklahoma.
Legislator criticizes AG’s ballot rewrite
The attorney general’s rewrite of the ballot language for a plan to issue $500 million in bonds to help school districts pay for safe-room shelters is biased against the proposal and may be challenged in court, a state legislator said Monday.
No injuries in pipeline blast
Authorities say no one was injured when a natural gas pipeline exploded in northwest Oklahoma, shooting flames into the sky that were visible from up to 50 miles away.
Chesapeake lays off 640 workers in OKC
Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday it is laying off 800 workers across the oil and natural gas exploration and production company, including 640 at its Oklahoma City headquarters.
Stand Your Ground? Verdict re-opens debate over Oklahoma law
It’s been seven years since the Oklahoma Legislature overwhelmingly passed a measure that expanded a person’s right to defend themselves with deadly force when threatened or attacked.
Oklahoma to withdraw from testing group
Oklahoma is backing out of a testing consortium to work with another company to develop its own standardized tests for the 2014-2015 school year, State Superintendent Janet Barresi said this week.
Gov. Fallin Home Bakery Act into law
Legislation that allows small home bakeries to operate without a food preparation license has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
Trial date set for murder suspect
Former East Central University student and murder suspect Jerrod Murray waived his preliminary hearing Thursday morning and will stand trial in December — almost a year to the day after he allegedly murdered another ECU student.
Red Cross offers babysitting classes online
The American Red Cross is now offering a new online class to teach those 11 and older the skills necessary to provide care for children and infants.
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