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Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury Sets Meeting Schedule
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury will soon be getting back to work.
The state's 14th multicounty grand jury was seated this week and will meet for the first time in February.
An order filed in Oklahoma County District Court on Friday sets the grand jury's schedule through April. The order says the grand jury will meet Feb. 25-27 and then again between March 26 and 28. The grand jury also will meet on April 16, 17 and 18.
The grand jury is administered by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office and meets at the attorney general's office in Oklahoma City. The grand jury investigates criminal matters in all 77 counties, assisting local law enforcement and handling matters of state interest.
The grand jury meets privately. Its investigations are not public.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26 2013, 07:30 PM CST
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Oklahoma lawmakers plan $45 million tornado relief
May 21, 2013 22:12 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
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