News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A server at a University of Oklahoma campus restaurant is suing a former top OU administrator, alleging the man groped and kissed him inappropriately on several occasions. Twenty-four-year-old University Club employee Levi Hilliard alleges in the lawsuit that former OU Vice President Jim "Tripp" Hall III groped him on multiple occasions in 2017 and 2018 when Hilliard was working for the restaurant. Hall did not return a telephone message Tuesday seeking comment.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger. The airline says the flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and left less than an hour later for Dallas/Fort Worth. Police body camera footage shows an apparent passenger say "go get him" as three officers enter the plane to take 32-year-old Brandon Ganus into custody. Passengers applaud as the Weatherfod, Texas, man is led away in handcuffs.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court says supporters of a plan to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor people can begin gathering signatures to place the proposal on an election ballot. The state's highest court on Tuesday rejected legal challenges to the proposal just hours after hearing oral arguments, ruling that State Question 802 "is not misleading and is sufficient." The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs had argued the proposed language doesn't accurately describe what the measure would do.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement of a state lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Cleveland Count District Judge Thad Balkman said Monday that retired Judge Steven Taylor will serve as special master to help find a way to handle the May 26 settlement arising from a lawsuit that accused Teva and other drug companies of contributing to the opioid epidemic.
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