ACT Test funding

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A state education program to pay for the cost of the ACT exam for all high school juniors is money that cannot be spent on teacher salaries.  The $1.5 million cost of the program was criticized by state lawmakers who thought it should be used to pay signing bonuses to new teachers. 

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Murder suspect faces first court hearing

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Christian Costello is expected to attend a bond hearing today on charges from the stabbing death of his father Labor Commissioner Mark Costello. 

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State Senator pleads guilty to criminal charges

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Rick Brinkley has pleaded guilty to six federal charges of wire fraud and filing a false tax return.  The charges stem from his embezzlement of more than $1.8-million from the Tulsa Better Business Bureau, his former employer.  Sentencing is set for November 20th.  Brinkley resigned his state senate seat effective immediately.  

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Corporation Commission creates new earthquake area of interest

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While creating a new area of interest the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is also signaling a new tougher response to the ongoing earthquake swarms hitting the state.  Commissioner Dana Murphy says the time is over for research and debate because the research is clear it is time for steps to resolve, "this complex and challenging issue."

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Oklahoma GED test takers dropping

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The number of Oklahoman's taking the GED is dropping sharply. Since 2014 the test taking numbers have dropped 60% mainly because of increased costs.  Pearson VUE now gives the tests and has doubled the cost to $130.00.

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