MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU
Tax officials are waiting for rulingThe state Tax Commission will release a list of electric cars that may qualify for a state tax credit once a rule on the credit is acted upon by Gov. Brad Henry. The Tax Commission considered drafting a list of electric vehicles eligible for a state tax credit of up to 50 percent of the price of the car if bought by the end of the year. Henry, who received the proposed language of the rule on Monday, has until Nov. 5 to decide whether to approve it. JULIE BISBEE, CAPITOL BUREAU
Cruelty charges filedPayne County prosecutors have charged a woman with cruelty to animals after authorities found 86 pets in a run-down home. According to court documents, the 84 dogs and two cats discovered at Martuan Middleton’s Vinco residence Sept. 17 were malnourished and had skin lesions caused by an accumulation of animal feces in the home. She was charged on Monday. Two dogs were dead on arrival at Oklahoma State University Animal Hospital, and six were euthanized to relieve their suffering. Associated press
Official wins recognitionCity Manager John Ramey received the Hicks-Middleton Meritorious Service Award for outstanding public service from the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma.