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Local state rep. voices support for Narconon
A McAlester State Representative has voiced his support of Narconon and has reversed his support of a bill that will give the state oversight of the drug rehab facility.
Sequestration at McAAP
A hiring freeze remains in effect at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant as leadership at the facility awaits further orders to see if more changes will be required due to the looming sequestration cuts, according to McAAP Public Affairs Specialist Kevin Jackson.
Okla. balanced budget bill likely dead for session
An Oklahoma bill that would call for a convention to propose a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution is likely dead for this year’s legislative session, the measure’s sponsor said Tuesday as the latest deadline for automatic federal budget cuts nears.
NTSB: Train missed signals before Oklahoma crash
One of two freight trains that collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle last summer, killing three workers and causing an inferno that nearly welded the locomotives together, sped past three signals warning it to slow down or stop, federal investigators said Tuesday.
OSP guards accused of manslaughter appear in court
The three Oklahoma State Penitentiary guards who are accused of manslaughter appeared in court Friday for a preliminary hearing conference.
Federal agency: Train signal violations on decline
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Union Pacific Corp. representative says the railroad logged 95 signal violations last year — with the only collision a double-train crash in the Oklahoma Panhandle last June that killed three people.
OSP continues crack down on inmate crime
The Oklahoma State Penitentiary is continuing its efforts to reduce inmate crime.
Okla. utilities report 40,000 without power
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma utilities say about 40,000 customers remain without power, mostly in the west and northwest corners of the state hit hardest by a winter storm.
Changes proposed in school grading system
Oklahoma State Superintendent of Schools Janet Barresi is proposing changes to the A-to-F school grading system rules to address some of the concerns voiced by superintendents, parents and state legislators.
Oklahoma’s multicounty grand jury to reconvene
The grand jury will meet Monday through Wednesday at the state Attorney General’s Office in Oklahoma City. The 14th multicounty grand jury was requested in September by Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who administers it.
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