OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A lawsuit alleges the removal of a sales tax exemption on vehicle sales in Oklahoma is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed Friday by the Oklahoma Automobile Dealers Association, an auto dealership and an individual names the state and the state Tax Commission. It alleges the removal of a 1.25 percent sales tax exemption on auto sales didn't receive the state constitutionally required 75 percent vote in both houses of the Legislature on revenue raising bills.
YUKON, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma deputies following a tip say a trail of rose petals led them to a bathtub and a man suspected of trying to kill two relatives by burning them in their trailer. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West says 53-year-old Stacey Durrett was arrested hours after the June 20 fire. Authorities say Durrett told them he had hired a prostitute and that the rose petals were to "spice up the atmosphere" at the hotel in in Yukon.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied a request by a former Tulsa police officer to delay his first-degree murder trial in the 2014 shooting of his daughter's boyfriend. The court on Monday rejected the request by Shannon Kepler's attorneys to put off the trial until late August to coincide with the start of the new jury term.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Native American flute, official state lapel pins and a turkey call from the Oklahoma lieutenant governor's annual turkey shoot are among the items being placed in a 100-year time capsule to be buried at the State Capitol. Gov. Mary Fallin joined other state leaders on Monday for a ceremony at the Capitol to dedicate the stainless steel time capsule. The box will be placed in a wall inside a wall in the new Capitol rotunda once renovations to the building are completed in the next few years.
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