NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for central, southern and eastern Oklahoma as a line of thunderstorms moves across the state. Forecasters in Norman, Oklahoma, say severe storms will be possible beginning Saturday afternoon and extending overnight. The tornado watch will remain in effect until midnight. The storms may be accompanied by very large hail and damaging winds. There is a medium risk of tornadoes with any of the storms.
YUKON, Okla. (AP) - A two-year-old boy is undergoing medical treatment after police say he accidentally shot himself with a gun. Oklahoma City television station KFOR reports that the child was taken to a hospital after Saturday's shooting. Officials say the child sustained a head injury but is expected to survive. The incident occurred about 11:45 a.m. at a residence in Yukon, Oklahoma, an Oklahoma City suburb. Police received a call from child welfare saying a child had gotten a hold of a gun and shot himself.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The final version of Oklahoma's $6.8 billion budget deal that Republicans developed used a combination of agency budget cuts and tax hikes. The 2018 budget will see revenue from new taxes on things like cigarettes, vehicle purchases and sports tickets. The fiscal year begins July 1.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Republicans who campaigned on lower taxes and smaller government delivered neither during the 2017 session that ended Friday, as a budget crisis forced lawmakers to come up with creative ways to generate revenue and keep state programs afloat. The final $6.8 billion budget deal that Republicans developed used a combination of agency budget cuts and tax hikes on things like cigarettes, vehicle purchases and sports tickets.
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