TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say a physician will pay nearly $85,000 to settle allegations he was involved in an illegal kickback scheme. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said Tuesday 42-year-old Dr. Brandon Claflin, an osteopathic physician, had entered into a civil settlement agreement to recoup costs from the alleged kickbacks. Shores says the settlement resulted from an investigation into health care providers who wrote prescriptions for pain creams compounded and sold by OK Compounding.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A plan to force more Oklahoma school districts to return to five-day school weeks has cleared a Senate committee. The Senate Education Committee voted 11-6 on Tuesday for the bill by Claremore Republican Sen. Marty Quinn. The bill now heads to the full Senate. According to the State Department of Education, 92 of Oklahoma's more than 500 school districts are currently operating on four-day school weeks.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Police in Tulsa are searching for a man who crashed his car into the glass doors of an adult novelty shop then ran inside and stole lingerie and sex toys. Police say the heist at Hustler Hollywood was captured on surveillance video and happened at about 3 a.m. Monday, when the store was closed. Employees discovered the damage later Monday morning when they came to work.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The National Weather Service says a storm system could produce snow and ice in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. The weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of Tuesday through Wednesday morning for parts of western Texas, much of Oklahoma and into northwestern Arkansas. The storm could also bring heavy rain to eastern Arkansas, where many rivers are just starting to fall following heavy rains.
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