OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Department of Education is asking for an investigation into allegations of tampering with grades and attendance records in the Chickasha school district. The department said in a news release Tuesday that it asked the state Bureau of Investigation for assistance after finding 'high levels' of grade and attendance changes from October through January. School officials did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment. Oklahoma public schools are currently on spring break.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down a California law that mainly regulates anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. Both conservative and liberal justices voiced skepticism Tuesday about the law that requires the centers to tell clients about the availability of contraception, abortion and pre-natal care, at little or no cost.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lab results have revealed the answer to a mystery at an Oklahoma zoo: Just what caused a female lion to sprout a mane. The Oklahoma City Zoo says in its March newsletter that testing at the University of Tennessee found the African lioness named Bridget has an elevated level of androstenedione. The hormone can contribute to developing male features. The zoo says female lions with manes are not unheard of, but they are rare.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma man already sentenced to life in prison for the hate-crime killing of his Lebanese neighbor has pleaded guilty for a hit-and-run that injured the victim's mother. Stanley Majors was convicted last month of murder and hate crime charges in the shooting death of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara. On Tuesday, Majors pleaded guilty to assault and battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an injury collision and violating a protective order for running over Jabara's mother, Haifa Jabara.
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