Former Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Robert Bates has been released from prison. The former voluntary lawman was sentenced for the 2015 death of a suspect during a sting operation. Eric Harris, a suspect in a gun running operation, was fleeing on foot from deputies on North Harvard in Tulsa. While trying to subdue Harris, Bates pulled his gun and shot Harris. Bates said at the time, he thought he had pulled his taser. Bates was sentenced to four years in prison for Second Degree Manslaughter....
As the state slashes social service budgets, Tulsa’s nearly 50-year-old, Neighbor-For-Neighbor is bracing for an influx of new clients. Executive Director Ann Smith says the need is already great and growing. They offer medical, dentistry and optometry services as well as a food bank and certain medications. They receive no state or United Way funding. The non-profit purchased the old Northland Shopping Center at 36 th Street North and Hartford. It bases its operations from there.
Four American soldiers were killed in action in Niger this month. Their deaths made a few headlines at the time. But this week they are in the news again, with far more prominence, because of a bitter political debate over presidential condolence calls. The sudden prominence of the soldiers' deaths — but in a way that highlights political tension and factual disputes, rather than honoring of sacrifice — has left some military advocates struggling for words and striving to redirect attention...
Throughout his presidential campaign and since, President Trump has made bold assertions about his charitable giving. But as the Washington Post has thoroughly documented , those boasts of philanthropy don't always stand up to scrutiny. Now NPR has taken a closer look at the charitable-giving claims made by a Trump property, the Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles. We have found that the golf club's charitable giving has followed the same pattern — falling far short of what the organization...
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