Tulsa County Courthouse http://publicradiotulsa.org en Large Jury Pool Called in Tulsa County http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/large-jury-pool-called-tulsa-county <p>Hundreds report for jury duty at the Tulsa County Courthouse. It’s one of the largest jury pools for Tulsa County ever. The line outside the jury assembly room is backed up all the way to the entrance doors in the Courthouse basement as those summoned appear for the current session. There’s a docket of more than a thousand cases awaiting action, including some high profile cases. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:26:14 +0000 Marshall Stewart 53461 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Remodel of Tulsa Courthouse Jury Assembly Room to Begin http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/remodel-tulsa-courthouse-jury-assembly-room-begin <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Bids are opened for a remodel of the jury assembly room at the Tulsa County Courthouse. It’s the next step now that security entrances have been upgraded. The room where potential jurors assemble in the basement of the courthouse is too small and crowded for today’s needs. Mark Liotta is County Commission Chief Deputy, and he says sometimes potential jurors spend 3,4, or 5 days waiting in the cramped area to be called for a trial.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:23:47 +0000 Marshall Stewart 38568 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Remodel of Tulsa Courthouse Jury Assembly Room to Begin Enhanced Tulsa Courthouse Security Entrances Nearing Completion http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/enhanced-tulsa-courthouse-security-entrances-nearing-completion <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Work on upgrading Tulsa Courthouse security entrances is on schedule.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Long lines and long waits should be greatly reduced once improvements to entrances on the North and East of the courthouse are complete. The project is on schedule according to Chief County Commission Deputy Mark Liotta, which means the work should be finished by the end of the year.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:58:46 +0000 Marshall Stewart 28240 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Enhanced Tulsa Courthouse Security Entrances Nearing Completion Courthouse work will affect Denver Avenue traffic http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/courthouse-work-will-affect-denver-avenue-traffic <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">More construction will slow pedestrian and vehicle traffic on Denver Avenue in downtown Tulsa. Crews are pouring piers for the entryway upgrade on the east side of the Tulsa County Courthouse. Project Manager Kirby Crowe says the sidewalk and one lane of Denver will be closed all week. The outside southbound lane is blocked off to vehicles. Crowe says it&rsquo;s a good time to do the noisy work of pouring piers because there are no jury trials at the courthouse this week, so it won&rsquo;t be too disruptive to court business.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:43:20 +0000 Marshall Stewart 21903 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Courthouse work will affect Denver Avenue traffic Courthouse renovations hit a snag http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/courthouse-renovations-hit-snag <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Work on improving Tulsa Courthouse entrances hits a snag. While digging in front of the County Courthouse on Denver Avenue, construction crews discovered an old diesel fuel tank that everyone had forgotten was there. County Commission Chief Deputy Mark Liotta says the Department of Environmental Quality will have to inspect the tank and determine any issues that need to be fixed before it can be removed.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:00:58 +0000 Marshall Stewart 20713 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Courthouse renovations hit a snag Law Officers involved in a courthouse plaza shooting incident are honored http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/law-officers-involved-courthouse-plaza-shooting-incident-are-honored <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Deputies who helped bring down a courthouse plaza shooter are honored for their &lsquo;heroic&rsquo; actions. At a ceremony at the courthouse, Undersheriff Tim Albin read a description of the events outside the Tulsa County courthouse on March 7<sup>th</sup>. In responding to reports of a shooter on the plaza, Deputy David Fortenberry was wounded in both hands. He received a purple heart and medal of valor at the ceremony.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:21:03 +0000 Marshall Stewart 20125 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Law Officers involved in a courthouse plaza shooting incident are honored Upgrade of Tulsa Courthouse Entrances Delayed http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/upgrade-tulsa-courthouse-entrances-delayed <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">A contract is delayed on upgrading security entrances at the Tulsa County Courthouse. The Sheriff says parts of the plan are being re-thought because of the shootout earlier this month. Sheriff Glanz says they&rsquo;re looking at bullet resistant glass for the renovated entrance on the plaza side of the courthouse and the new entrance on the east side.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:46:56 +0000 Marshall Stewart 15572 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Upgrade of Tulsa Courthouse Entrances Delayed The story behind the shooting pictures http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/story-behind-shooting-pictures <p>Perhaps you have seen the startling photographs of Andrew Dennehy in a shoot-out with Tulsa County Sheriff&rsquo;s deputies on Wednesday afternoon, in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse. Those pictures were taken by a quick thinking library employee. The ordeal unfolded about 2:40 in the afternoon. Working across the Oxley Plaza on the third floor of the Central Library was media relations staff member John Fancher. Fancher tells KWGS, he heard a pop and looked out his window to see Dennehy shooting into the air. That is when he grabbed his camera and started snapping photographs. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:53:49 +0000 John Durkee 14464 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The story behind the shooting pictures Shooting at Tulsa County Courthouse http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/shooting-tulsa-county-courthouse <p>A shootout on the Oakley Plaza in front of the Tulsa County Court House leaves for people injured, including a Tulsa County Sheriff&rsquo;s Deputy. The shooting took place about 2:40 this afternoon. People rushed for cover from the busy court house plaza as the bullets were flying.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:22:39 +0000 Marshall Stewart & John Durkee 14424 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Shooting at Tulsa County Courthouse