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This week, events in the news feature a cast of characters straight out of the cold war...or a James Bond movie. Falling oil prices cause problems for the Russian economy, a move towards normalization of relations with Cuba was announced and Sony pulls a movie after a hacker attack and threats from North Korea.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by media organizations that sought greater access to the execution of Oklahoma death row inmates.
U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton dismissed the lawsuit on Friday. He rejected allegations that Oklahoma's execution protocols violate the First Amendment.
The lawsuit was filed in August by Oklahoma Observer and the Guardian US news organizations following the April 29th of inmate Clayton Lockett, who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began.
VINITA, Okla. (AP) — Police say a truck driver who spiked his Red Bull with liquor wrecked his rig on a northeastern Oklahoma highway, spilling M and M candies, hair products and baby wipes across the road.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Bertram says the driver was arrested on a complaint of drunken driving after the accident early Friday on U.S. 60 west of Vinita. The wreck triggered crashes involving another tractor-trailer rig and a pickup truck and prompted police to close an 11-mile stretch of the highway.
In late October, Dr. Gerard P. “Gerry” Clancy was selected as vice president for health affairs and dean of The University of Tulsa's new College of Health Sciences. Dr. Clancy is our guest on this edition of ST. He has served as president of OU-Tulsa for the past eight years, and his tenure here at TU will begin on January 1st, when the newly created College of Health Sciences officially begins operations.
The City of Tulsa’s Working In Neighborhoods department may stand to benefit if Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s public safety funding proposal becomes a reality.
City councilors asked department head Dwayne Midget which functions impact public safety.
"Such things as investigating nuisances, zoning complaints, dilapidated structures and demolition [or] rehab of these dilapidated structures, drug house investigation, property maintenance, livability standards and rehab of properties with livability standards, and animal welfare and control," Midget said.
It’s happened again — the Salvation Army gets a Christmastime gold coin donation in its kettles.
Maj. Jim Taylor says during collections last night, they found a folded and taped $2 bill. Inside was a gold $20 U.S. coin from 1880.
"Then as we continued to count the money that was in the other kettles, we pulled out two more $20, 1880 coins, also wrapped in $2 bills," Taylor said. "Then, later in the evening, in a plastic container, we pulled out the Krugerrand."