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All Clear Given Following Bomb Threat at Oklahoma County Courthouse
The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says nothing suspicious was found following a bomb threat at the County Courthouse.
The threat was called in to the Oklahoma County Courthouse around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Deputies did a thorough search of the entire area but did not find anything suspicious inside any buildings.
They did find a duffel bag outside of the Investors Capital Building and the OCSO Bomb Squad was called to take a closer look at the bag. OCSO officials say the bag contained trash.
All employees working inside the Courthouse were evacuated as officials investigated. Police closed Robert S Kerr Ave. and Park Ave between Harvey Ave. and Hudson Ave. as they investigated the call.
Posted: Thursday, March 14 2013, 01:54 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Time waning for Okla. lawmakers to tackle credits
May 18, 2013 19:10 GMT
By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Despite calls by several Oklahoma legislators to address hundreds of millions of dollars in state tax credits and exemptions for businesses and industries, little has been done as another session approaches its end.
At the same time, other legislators are still trying to write even more tax giveaways into state law for things like tickets and hospitality suites to sporting events and the sale of helicopters.
Longtime tax credit critic Rep. David Dank calls the proposals for new credits "stealth efforts" and says they should be killed before they reach the governor's desk.
Dank sponsored a bill earlier this session to ensure tax credits undergo more rigorous scrutiny, but the bill was derailed in a Senate committee.
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