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Headlines: 11 More COVID-19 Deaths, Unemployment Remains Elevated & Thunder Playoffs

Local headlines for Friday, August 14, 2020:

  • Health officials say eleven more Oklahomans have died from COVID-19. (NewsOK)
     
  • A new initiative hopes to shrink turnaround for COVID-19 test results. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Oklahoma County awards $42M in CARES funding to the jail. (NewsOK)
     
  • The state awards the city of Tulsa more than $30 million in CARES act funding. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Oklahoma sees another drop in initial jobless claims. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Unemployment in the state remains elevated. (NewsOK)
     
  • State question on funds in the tobacco trust heads to general election ballot. (NewsOK)
     
  • Final FY2020 revenue slightly better than expected. (Tulsa World)
     
  • OU and OSU see an increase in deferred enrollments for first year students. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Subject of Supreme Court reservation ruling gets taken into federal custody. (NewsOK)
     
  • Former Muskogee (Creek) principal chief sentenced to federal prison. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Norman group seeking to recall mayor asks for extension to gather signatures. (NewsOK)
     
  • Governor announces new chief of staff and policy advisor. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Oklahoma hits milestone for improving transportation. (Journal Record)
     
  • The first round of NBA playoffs is set for the Oklahoma City Thunder. (NewsOK)
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