LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A tornado has touched down just south of Iowa City, Iowa, causing some damage but no injuries. The Des Moines Register says the tornado went through two lightly-populated unincorporated towns of Frytown and Sharon Center.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed the state's largest-ever appropriations bill, an $8.1 billion spending plan that funds pay raises for teachers and state workers and pumps tens of millions more dollars into public schools. Flanked by Republican legislative leaders, the first-year governor signed the bill on Friday, a day after the Legislature adjourned the 2019 session. The deal also socks away an additional $200 million into a state savings account
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma attorney general's office says the state Supreme Court should reject a petition to expand Medicaid because the summary contradicts the body of the petition on income eligibility for the public health insurance program. The petition was filed in April. It would modify Oklahoma's constitution to extend the program to eligible low-income adults. The Oklahoman reports that the top prosecutor's office said in a court briefing Thursday that the petition is otherwise constitutional.
HUGO, Oklahoma (AP) - A prosecutor is reviewing an investigative report to determine if two police officers who shot three children and a robbery suspect in southeast Oklahoma should be criminally charged. Hugo police opened fire on a truck April 26, wounding 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith and the children, ages 5, 4 and 1. District Attorney Mark Madoff says it will take him weeks to review the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation report and decide if detectives Billy Jenkins and Chad Allen committed crimes.
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