OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The parents of an Oklahoma middle school student who allege in a federal lawsuit that school officials did nothing to stop sexual attacks against the boy during an 18-month period want Gov. Mary Fallin to exert her political influence to draw attention to student-on-student sexual assaults. In a statement provided to the AP, the parents say they want Fallin to order the state Department of Education to implement training programs for schools to prevent and address sex assaults.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation that would have allowed voters to take and share cellphone photos of their ballots. Republican governor announced her veto of the measure Tuesday. In a letter explaining the veto, Fallin says she is concerned that permitting ballot selfies could lead to voter intimidation and "propaganda electioneering."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Republican legislative leaders have reached an agreement on a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year that increases overall spending by more than 10 percent and gives virtually all state agencies a boost in funding. The $7.6 billion general appropriations bill is set to be considered in the full Senate on Wednesday and the House later this week.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say suspects in the 1999 shooting deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the abduction of two teens "bragged" about photographing the girls while they were bound. Ronnie Dean Busick was charged Monday with four counts of first-degree murder. Two other suspects have died. An affidavit says a witness told investigators the suspects abducted the girls and buried them in a pit in northeastern Oklahoma, near the Kansas and Missouri borders.
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