Sometimes it’s easy to miss an event, so here’s a look back at the past week or so to help bring you up to date.
Gov. Brad Henry signed legislation that includes $10 million in emergency funding for public schools. It ensures that schools will receive their full funding allocation for April, he said, but additional appropriations will be needed to cover the remaining two months of the fiscal year.
Marches and rallies were held across the country to remember the 40th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Asha and Chandra, Asian elephants at the Oklahoma City Zoo, will head for Tulsa in June to breed with a male named Sneezy. Upon their return, if all goes as expected, they will be introduced into their part of a new $16 million Asia exhibit.
Actor Charlton Heston died at his home in Beverly Hills.
A survey by the Police Executive Research Forum indicated that there is a culture of intimidation that discourages witnesses from cooperating with police, through hip-hop songs, graffiti and even T-shirts. As a result, departments have bolstered crime stopper programs.
After seeing how Jones High School students endured after their school burned, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin hosted a dinner in honor of the senior class. “It’s not your average senior year of high school when you’ve got no high school to go to,” she said. “Let’s celebrate their senior year and give them a memory they won’t forget.”
The Communist Party boss of Tibet said the region was stable after anti-government riots last month but warned of possible sabotage against the Olympic torch relay.
Researchers using a new detection method determined medicine mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions harm roughly one in 15 hospitalized children.
Harli White, 12, suffered third-degree burns over half her body after a racing accident at the I-44 Speedway at SW 149 Street. She underwent surgery at a children’s burn center in Galveston, Texas.
Oklahoma State University will pay Sean Sutton $2.7 million as part of a settlement after it fired him as head coach.
More than 400 children, mostly girls, were swept into state custody by Texas authorities after a raid on a compound of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs.
Bobbie Louiane Parker, who disappeared with escaping inmate Randolph Dial in 1994 only to be discovered a decade later working with him at a chicken farm in Texas, has been charged with assisting in the escape. Dial died last year.
Oklahoma native Tracy Letts, who grew up in Durant, won a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama for his play “August: Osage County.”
A baby born with two faces in northern India is being worshipped as the reincarnation of Durga, the Hindu goddess of valor, her father said.
University of Oklahoma basketball star Blake Griffin announced his intention to turn down a chance to be a multimillionaire to stay at OU another season.
Flooding, road closings and power outages were reported in Oklahoma after a hefty storm system pushed its way into the state.
The former Lucent Technologies plant in western Oklahoma City will find new use as a giant data center with the name OKCWorks.
House Democrats, frustrated that people were not allowed to speak during Republican-led committee meetings, staged a symbolic walkout. They returned after two minutes and later offered proposals for changing the rules.
Chinese authorities, worried about protests during the Mount Everest leg of the Olympic torch relay, have reversed a decision to reopen Tibet to foreign tourists.
The Federal Aviation Administration said flights will continue to be canceled as the agency conducts audits. “The idea is to check 10 percent of all the airworthiness directives of all the different types of aircraft by June,” said Roland Herwig, spokesman for FAA.
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