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Donald Wheeler The Late DHS Worker Cleared In The Serenity Deal Case.
Pottawatomie County prosecutors say Donald Wheeler the state child welfare worker who committed suicide after the murder of a 5-year-old girl has been cleared of any wrongdoing.District Attorney Richard Smothermon says Donald Wheeler and his supervisor, Wes Priest, are not responsible for the beating death of Serenity Deal. Serenity was killed by her father, Sean Brooks, less than a month after the state removed her from foster care and put her back in Brooks' care. Prosecutors say Wheeler repeatedly warned against placing Serenity in Brooks' care but was ignored. Brooks is in custody after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
Posted: Tuesday, November 13 2012, 10:04 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. House panel approves $40M for Indian museum
May 20, 2013 17:17 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A plan to divert $40 million in use taxes over three years to help complete construction of an American Indian Cultural Center and Museum along the banks of the Oklahoma River has cleared a House committee.
A House budget panel on Monday voted 13-10 for the measure, which would divert the tax revenue beginning in fiscal year 2015. Use taxes are those paid on Internet purchases and tangible personal property purchased out of state and brought into Oklahoma. The taxes are expected to generate about $244 million next year.
Museum supporters say they've secured $40 million in pledges from private donors and only need one final $40 million appropriation from the Legislature to complete the project.
A separate $40 million for a museum in Tulsa will be considered Monday afternoon.
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