Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) State House Speaker Chris Benge of Tulsa will leave his post Tuesday, and plans to go to work in Mayor Dewey Bartlett's office. Bartlett tells the Tulsa World that with the addition of Benge as the director of intergovernmental and enterprise development, the city's "strong team has just gotten stronger."
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Tulsa, OK – Citing an impressive slate of accomplishments from his tenure as interim Tulsa Police Chief over the past nine months, Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced Chuck Jordan was selected for the permanent, civil service slot.
Tulsa, OK – We have a follow-up story for you. We now know what caused Wednesday's apartment fire that left two-dozen people homeless.
Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Tim Smallwood says it was caused by a meth lab inside one of the apartment units.
Many of the neighbors at the Overlook Apartment complex, near 61st and 33rd West Avenue, reported hearing an explosion just prior to the fire being spotted. He says their input was very valuable in the investigation.
Oklahoma City, OK – Rain, snow possible as storm moves across Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) There could be heavy rain, heavy snow or a little bit of both, depending on where you live in Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service says the Oklahoma Panhandle could see some snow Friday as a powerful storm system blows through the region and temperatures tumble. Forecasters say any snow accumulations are expected to remain under an inch.
Weleetka, OK – FBI asked to profile killer of Oklahoma girls
WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) The FBI is being asked to develop a profile of the killer or killers of two young girls in eastern Oklahoma in 2008.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown told The Oklahoman that investigators have given the FBI portions of their files in the deaths of Taylor Paschal-Placker and Skyla Whitaker. The 13-year-old Paschal-Placer and 11-year-old Whitaker were found shot to death June 8, 2008, near Weleetka.