OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma judge has acknowledged making a $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state to help address the state's opioid crisis. Following a hearing Tuesday in Cleveland County, District Judge Thad Balkman acknowledged making the error in his judgment in August in which he ordered the company to pay the state $572 million to address the opioid crisis. Balkman said a correction will be reflected in a final order that he issues later.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The board that sets the salaries of Oklahoma lawmakers has voted to boost legislative pay by 35% next year, two years after cutting lawmakers' pay. The Legislative Compensation Board cut legislators' pay by 8.8% in 2017. Board Chairman Wes Milbourn said then that Oklahomans were frustrated with the Legislature. The board membership has since changed. The new board voted 7-2 Tuesday to authorize the raises from $35,021 to $47,500. The new salaries will take effect on Nov. 18, 2020.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police in Oklahoma City say no arrests have been made in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man at a motel. Authorities say Antonio Johnson was shot at a motel on the city's southeast side about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Johnson was transported to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. Police Sgt. Gary Knight said Monday that investigators believe the shooting occurred after Johnson and an unidentified suspect got involved in an argument.
TALIHINA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in southeastern Oklahoma say a firefighter was injured during a weekend house fire when ammunition inside the burning residence exploded and struck him in the face. Latimer County Emergency Management officials say the firefighter was injured on Saturday while battling a blaze in the Buffalo Valley community, located about 148 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Officials say flames caused the ammunition to overheat and ignite, wounding a firefighter in the face and head area.
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