Oklahoma News

Oklahoma governor seeks massive incentives to lure company

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is asking lawmakers to approve a massive package of financial incentives to help lure an unnamed company to the state. Stitt made the request at a news conference on Monday. He told reporters he was prohibited from naming the company or the total cost of the package. Japanese broadcaster NHK reported last week, citing unnamed sources, that Panasonic Corp. was looking at both Kansas and Texas as a potential location for a factory to produce electric-vehicle batteries for Tesla and other vehicle makers. Kansas earlier this year authorized more than $1 billion in state incentives in hopes of attracting a $4 billion project.

News to Know: Shooting investigation underway in Baxter Springs, and Multiple agencies respond to a Webb City house fire overnight

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - Cherokee County authorities investigate an overnight shooting in Baxter Springs. Shortly after midnight, Monday morning, Cherokee County deputies were dispatched to investigate a shooting west of Baxter Springs.…