Capitol could receive face lift
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s nearly 100-year-old Capitol could receive a $160 million face lift under a measure given final approved Thursday by the state Senate, but the financing method is expected to face resistance in the more ...
Norman senator tapped to lead Senate Democrats
OKLAHOMA CITY — Norman state Sen. John Sparks has been selected to lead the Senate Democrats after the 2014 elections....
Football coach charged in Missouri girl’s death
ST. LOUIS — A middle-school football coach was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched off a street just blocks from her southwest Missouri home as several residents watched in horror....
‘Killer heroin’ causes overdoses
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. — On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin. Hours later, the man was found ...
Lawmaker wants big changes
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma legislator who has been calling for changes to the 50,000-word state constitution doesn’t want to stop there. Rep. Gary Banz wants to see the U.S. Constitution changed, too, to prohibit Congress from ...
Storm shelter tested
NORMAN — An excavator tore down an aging former school Friday in rural Oklahoma, but it was what was left standing that drew a crowd. After the ceilings and concrete walls of the old Little Axe middle school came down with ease, a ...
Legal pot in Okla. unlikely
OKLAHOMA CITY — Despite last week’s largest pro-marijuana rally at the Oklahoma Capitol in recent history, there is little appetite in the conservative Oklahoma Legislature to join other states in legalizing cannabis, even for medicinal ...
Oklahoma House OKs bill to require pension payments
OKLAHOMA CITY — A plan to require the Legislature to cover the state’s publicly funded pension obligations each year has been approved by the Oklahoma House....
Historic airplane heads to new home
OKLAHOMA CITY — A historic aircraft listed on the National Register of Historic Places relocated Thursday from Oklahoma to a museum in Texas so more people will have the chance to see it up close. Several dozen employees with the Federal ...
As suits multiply, gay-marriage backers win in Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, part of an unprecedented barrage of marriage-equality lawsuits in states where voters have overwhelmingly opposed ...
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