News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. CST
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The chair of the University of Oklahoma regents says an ongoing personnel investigation was not initiated by the current president, but declined to elaborate further following a closed-door meeting with attorneys to discuss the probe. The two-hour meeting Wednesday comes a week after The Oklahoman newspaper, citing unnamed sources, reported that former University of Oklahoma President David Boren was the target of an investigation. The Associated Press has not confirmed that information.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Legislature will have $37.8 million less to spend than was forecast just two months ago after the state Board of Equalization certified an $8.2 billion budget that still represents a major increase over the current one. Although lacking some of the extra money initially projected, the state's budget would see a $574.5 million hike after years of declining revenue that led to cuts to education, health and other state agencies.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lawmakers are discussing proposed legislation that would revoke the medical licenses of Oklahoma doctors who perform unauthorized abortions. One proposal would direct the Oklahoma Medical Board and the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners to strip the licenses of physicians who perform abortions except in emergency situations. The other would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after the mother has been told the sex of the fetus. A House committee passed both proposals Tuesday.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say an Oklahoma man stole a Pepsi truck as the driver was unloading soda in the back. Tulsa police say no one was hurt. The driver jumped out of the back when he felt his rig move. Police caught up to the truck stopped in traffic. Police say the alleged thief told them he was trying to get to the airport after an argument with his girlfriend. The girlfriend says he was searching for her.
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