Thursday Mar 27
Durant Daily Democrat
Homicide victim identified, suspect expected to be charged today with murder
A homicide victim whose body was dumped at a creek has been positively identified and the suspect is expected to be charged today.
Okla. Senate panel to hear repeal of Common Core
A state Senate committee plans to consider legislation that would limit federal control over so-called Common Core standards for math and English instruction in Oklahoma's public schools.
Okla. Senate leaders won't hear common core repeal
Republican Senate leaders say a plan to delay or derail Common Core education standards in Oklahoma schools won't be heard this week on the Senate floor, but they have agreed to grant a hearing to a similar proposal being considered in the House.
7 Okla. prison inmates injured when van struck
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says seven Oklahoma Department of Corrections inmates, the driver of the van carrying them and another passenger were injured when the van pulled into the path of a semi on Oklahoma Highway 7 near Atoka.
Capitol repair bond votes listed
The following 11 state Senators voted against Senate Bill 2044, which calls for the Legislature to authorize the issuance of up to $160 million in bonds to repair the state Capitol: Cliff Aldridge, R-Choctaw; Mark Allen, R-Spiro; Patrick Anderson, R-Enid; Randy Bass, D-Lawton; Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate; Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow; Nathan Dahm, ... (more)