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A Tulsa District Court Judge has agreed to bail for Tulsa Police Officer Shannon Kepler. Kepler is accused of killing Jeremy Lake earlier this month. Lake was the boyfriend of Kepler's estranged daughter. The girl says her father also fired at her, but missed.
At a hearing this afternoon, Judge Cliff Smith listened to Kepler's attorney, who argued that his client has a spotless work record, no previous criminal charges and is not a flight risk. He then set bond at $750,000 for the first degree murder complaint and $75,000 for a charge of shooting with the intent to kill.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office says an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on a ballot.
Officials said Thursday volunteers for Tulsa-based Oklahomans for Health collected 75,384 signatures in their initiative petition drive. But they needed 155,216 to get the issue on the November 4th general election ballot.
LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — A natural gas company spokeswoman says four workers were injured in a fire while performing maintenance on a natural gas pipeline in Garvin County.
DCP Midstream spokeswoman Roz Elliott told the Oklahoman all four workers were taken to a Lindsay hospital and have been released.
Elliott says the natural gas line fire did not cause an explosion and was quickly extinguished after it started Thursday afternoon. She says the maintenance crew was working near Lindsay at the time of the fire.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis has surrendered his professional license.
Scott Harrington permanently surrendered his license Friday to the State Board of Dentistry. Harrington's two Tulsa-area clinics have been closed since March 2013, when state health officials urged about 7,000 of his current and former patients to get tested for the diseases.
On this edition of our show, we welcome back Catherine Whitney, the Chief Curator and Curator of American Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa, who tells us all about a small but impressive photography show currently on view at the museum. "Hard Times, Oklahoma, 1939-40: The Documentary Photography of Russell Lee" will run through October 26th. Beginning in 1936, Lee worked alongside Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and others as part of the government-sponsored Farm Security Administration, which was a New Deal program created by FDR.
Tulsa’s public safety task force met for the first time Thursday morning at city hall.
Its goal is to find a way to pay for safety needs from more cops to street improvements. The task force plans to hear from representatives of the police, fire and streets departments; working in neighborhoods; the 9-1-1 call center and EMSA.
Members looked at a few dozen recommendations from past task forces, and current Chair Karen Gilbert said those groups did a lot of work on peripheral issues.