Marshall Stewart en Police Looking to Bust Copper Thieves <p>Police are on the lookout for copper thieves who have been stealing wires from street lights on highways. Officer Leland Ashley says there have been at least a half dozen reports recently of copper wire thefts. He says it presents a hazard to citizens by reducing needed highway lighting and also can be dangerous for the thieves themselves.</p><p>It’s also costly for the city of Tulsa to have to repair the lights. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 918-596-COPS.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:19:34 +0000 Marshall Stewart 63811 at Police Looking to Bust Copper Thieves Botched Arizona Execution Renews Death Penalty Debate in Oklahoma <p></p><p>Another botched execution, this time in Arizona, renews debate over the death penalty. The condemned inmate, Joseph Wood, took nearly two hours to die, gasping and snorting after lethal drugs were administered. Tulsa Law Professor Lyn <u>Entzeroth</u> is a recognized national expert on capital punishment. She agrees this latest episode, three months after a botched execution in Oklahoma, will add to the scrutiny over the death penalty in the U-S.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:16:13 +0000 Marshall Stewart 63751 at Botched Arizona Execution Renews Death Penalty Debate in Oklahoma Tulsans to Celebrate the Center of the Universe <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:52:37 +0000 Marshall Stewart 63684 at Tulsans to Celebrate the Center of the Universe Beware of Scams Regarding the 'Border Kids' <p>Tulsans are being warned about scams surrounding human trafficking, especially in regard to undocumented children being held at Fort Sill. Sheriff’s Major Shannon Clark cautions citizens to be wary of groups claiming to be helping the children or any victims of human trafficking.</p><p>Clark says check out any organization soliciting funds to make sure they are legitimate before handing over any money.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:36:35 +0000 Marshall Stewart 63549 at Beware of Scams Regarding the 'Border Kids' Groundbreaking Set for New Deputies Training Center <p>Tomorrow ground will be broken for construction of Tulsa County’s new ‘Sheriff Stanley Glanz Law Enforcement Training Center’. Undersheriff &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Tim Albin says the concept is for a regional facility to train Tulsa deputies, but also those from smaller jurisdictions.</p><p>The facility will include a dispatch center, a shooting range, a driver training track, classrooms, and living quarters. Construction on 66th Street North is expected to take 18 to 24 months.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:29:55 +0000 Marshall Stewart 63351 at Groundbreaking Set for New Deputies Training Center Port Reaches Tonnage Milestone <p>Tulsa’s Port of Catoosa reaches a milestone. Since opening more than 40 years ago, the inland waterway has now shipped 75 million tons of cargo. Port Director Bob Portiss says even building the facility showed a lot of faith because many didn’t think an inland waterway would work in Tulsa.</p><p>An upgrade to the dock is underway that should double the capacity for dry cargo shipments.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:30:37 +0000 Marshall Stewart 63213 at Port Reaches Tonnage Milestone Community Corrections Supervisors Honored <p>Those who help keep criminal offenders out of jail or prison through a variety of pretrial, probation, and parole programs are recognized. An official proclamation honors those who are in charge of people on community supervision. Sherri Carrier is County Court Services Director. She says they’re responsible for helping people get on the right path and stay there by helping them find jobs, housing, treatment, and support.</p><p>In times of tight budgets and jail overcrowding, Tulsa County leaders say the pretrial, probation, and parole programs are more important than ever.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:42:40 +0000 Marshall Stewart 63149 at Community Corrections Supervisors Honored West Nile Virus in Oklahoma <p>The first West Nile case in Oklahoma this year has been confirmed in&nbsp;Major County. So far there are no reported infections in Tulsa County, but it is very early in the season. Kaitlin Snider with the Tulsa Health Department says testing will continue for several months.<br /><br />People are encouraged to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile, a mosquito-borne illness. Many people don’t even know when they’ve been infected, but in some, the disease can be extremely serious.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:32:10 +0000 Marshall Stewart 62926 at West Nile Virus in Oklahoma New Deputies for Tulsa County <p>Tulsa County gets a bunch of new deputies. More than 40 new deputies are coming on board, and most of them have just completed a four week jail academy. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says that will relieve some of the mandatory overtime seen at the Moss Justice Center recently.</p><p>In addition, 12 new deputies are being sworn-in this afternoon and they will begin work in the field immediately.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:06:01 +0000 Marshall Stewart 62726 at New Deputies for Tulsa County Architect Contract for Jail Expansion Delayed Until Next Week <p>Awarding a bid for an architect to design expansion of the Tulsa jail is taking longer than anticipated. The contract has been delayed about three times while a firm is decided upon by a committee studying bids. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says there were problems when a contract was awarded first time around when the lockup was originally built, and he wants to be sure the right firm is chosen this time.</p><p>He says a contract should be awarded next Monday, still in time to begin construction late this summer or in early fall.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:52:17 +0000 Marshall Stewart 62334 at Architect Contract for Jail Expansion Delayed Until Next Week