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Oklahoma House passes income tax cut legislation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would trim Oklahoma’s personal income tax rate when state revenue improves was approved by the House on Wednesday in spite of objections that it’s irresponsible in the face of critical education, health care and transportation needs.House members voted 54-40 for the Senate-passed measure that is one of the session’s top priorities for Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, who is seeking re-election. It now goes to...

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Two charged with trafficking meth

Two men have been jailed after Calera Police arrested them for suspicion of trafficking in methamphetamine.Christopher Dale Welborn, 32, and Ricky Glen Luttrell, 55, were charged with trafficking in illegal drugs.According to a probable-cause affidavit by Calera Assistant Police Chief T.J. White, officers were preparing Monday to search a residence in the 300 block of West McKennon Street when Luttrell and another man later identified as Welborn were seen getting into a ...

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Court: Florida business gets no Oklahoma tax break

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Florida-based company cannot claim a capital gains tax break for its Oklahoma business, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.In a 5-4 decision, the state’s highest court ruled against CDR Systems Corporation, a now-defunct Florida-based company that had claimed the Oklahoma capital gains deduction on its 2008 income tax return for gains realized from a stock purchase agreement for the sale of all of its assets.The...

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Regents form Southeastern Presidential Search Committee

 DURANT– The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma has formed a 19-member search committee as it seeks to fill the office of President at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the university said, in a news release.

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Oklahoma sheriffs upset about loss of prisoners

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sheriffs from across the state gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to voice concern about the increasing number of state prisoners who are being removed from county jails and processed into the state prison system of public and private jails.The state’s new prison director, Robert Patton, announced earlier this month that he was working to alleviate the county jail backup, which had swelled to more than 1,900 inmates.Many o...

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Tuesday readings:Durant -High: 79 Low: 57Rainfall - Precipitation 0.00- Month: 2.65- Year: 6.12Lake Levels:Current: 608.78Normal: 615.00Temp: 54

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SE Homecoming scheduled for October 24-25

DURANT – All alumni and friends of Southeastern Oklahoma State University are invited to celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 24-25, 2014.That means the entire weekend, October 24-25, will be filled with activities for Southeastern alumni, students, faculty and fans.The weekend will start off with the 28th-annual Whang Bang Golf Tournament. Alums will have the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and professors at reunions of academic departments and student gro...

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