TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An oversight council has approved the sale of $25 million in bonds to begin building the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, a massive facility that will showcase actors, singers, writers and others with ties to the state. Oklahoma's Council of Bond Oversight gave the go-ahead Thursday for the sale.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's two U.S. senators say they will review a proposal to overhaul the federal health care law but did not say whether they'd vote for the new plan released Thursday. In a joint statement released Thursday, Republican Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford criticized Barack Obama's health care law, saying it's resulted in increased health insurance premiums in Oklahoma and caused insurance companies to pull out of exchanges that offer coverage.
MILLERTON, Okla. (AP) - A law enforcement officer in southeastern Oklahoma fatally shot a man who authorities say was armed with a knife. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the fatal shooting happened Wednesday in Millerton, about 175 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The agency says 37-year-old Daniel Francisco Valenzuela died at a hospital after he reportedly threatened officers with a knife.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is asking an Oklahoma court to release a woman who was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to failing to report the abuse of her two children by her boyfriend. The ACLU filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking the release of 33-year-old Tondalo Hall, who has been in prison since 2006.
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