Local News

Headlines for Thursday, January 12, 2017:

  • The National Weather Service issues a Winter Storm Watch for much of western, northern and northeast Oklahoma. (Fox25)

  • A state house committee investigating sexual harassment claims runs into problems in its first meeting. (Tulsa World)

Rachel Hubbard / KOSU

The wounds for victims and family members of the OSU Homecoming Parade Crash are still raw. They gathered together on Tuesday to support each other on what was supposed to be the first day of the jury trial for Adacia Chambers, the woman accused.

Rumors had been swirling for more than a week that a plea deal was possible in the Adacia Chambers case, and instead of coming for a jury trial, dozens arrived ready to read victim impact statements about how those moments frozen in time last October still impact them every day.

Stillwater Police Department

Adacia Avery Chambers will spend the rest of her life in prison, under a plea deal accepted today at the Payne County Courthouse in Stillwater.

Chambers killed four spectators and injured dozens of others when she drove her car around a barricade and into a crowd during Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade on October 24, 2015.

Headlines for Tuesday, January 10, 2017:

  • An audit of the Tulsa County Jail shows missing money, but no one knows exactly how much. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Monday, January 9, 2016:

  • The trial for a woman who crashed into an OSU homecoming parade begins tomorrow. (NewsOK)

  • Energy companies cut saltwater injections by nearly a quarter in 2016. (Tulsa World)

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

A federal investigation has been launched into the alleged embezzlement of $2.6 million by an employee of an obscure state board that promotes the beef industry, money created by a mandatory government program funded by farmers and ranchers.

Headlines for Thursday, January 5, 2017:

  • The National Weather Service is issuing a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of central and western Oklahoma. (NewsOK)

  • State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister is asking legislators to give schools more money next year.  (NewsOK)

Headlines for Wednesday, January 4, 2017:

  • The State House and Senate gather for Organizational Day as the 56th Oklahoma legislature. (Fox25)

  • A state lawmaker at the center of sexual harassment allegations questions why his accuser was paid. (Tulsa World)

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma has received an extension to comply with the federal REAL ID Act.

Fallin said Tuesday the extension is through June 6, 2017, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that failure to act during the 2017 legislative session to commit Oklahoma to all REAL ID requirements could result in the denial of future extensions.

Headlines for Tuesday, January 3, 2017:

  • Nine Oklahoma county assessors fail a state audit in property values. (Tulsa World)

  • A new law allows you to donate your state income tax return back to Oklahoma. (NewsOK)

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