Tulsa, OK – Daughter of Okla charity founder fired
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The daughter of Oklahoma City-based Feed The Children founder Larry Jones has been fired from the charity.
Spokesman Tony Sellars on Monday confirmed that Larri Sue Jones no longer works for the charity, formed in 1979 by Larry Jones and his wife, Frances. The reason for Larri Sue Jones' dismissal, first reported in The Oklahoman, wasn't released.
Oklahoma City, OK – With temps high, OG&E issues electricity advisory
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With temperatures in Oklahoma soaring into triple figures and power usage records being set, Oklahoma Gas and Electric has issued an electricity advisory for this week.
OG&E's system carried more than 6,500 megawatts of electricity at the peak of demand on Aug. 2 and set a record two days later by carrying more than 6,600 megawatts at the peak. The previous record of 6,473 megawatts was set Aug. 10, 2006.
Tulsa, OK – Motion filed in ex-Okla teacher's murder case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Attorneys for a former Tulsa school teacher charged in the death of his wife have asked a judge to move the trial to another county if it's shown that media coverage has influenced court proceedings.
Tulsa, OK – DOC says it is eliminating prisoner beds in Tulsa
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Department of Corrections officials say they are eliminating some community-level beds in Tulsa in an effort to reduce costs.
DOC Director Justin Jones says the agency has canceled a contract with Avalon Correctional Services, which provided beds for prisoners placed on public works crews. Jones says those prisoners now will be placed in other facilities.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. switching to use national school standards
TULSA, Okla. (AP) An independent study indicates that Oklahoma's plans to use national academic standards should proceed smoothly.
Oklahoma plans to start using the Common Core state standards during the next four years. According to the study by the Washington, D.C.-based Thomas P. Fordham Foundation, Oklahoma is one of 11 states where English language arts and math standards are highly similar to those of the Common Core.
Sulphur, OK – SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) From their ancestral homelands in the southeastern United States to their forced removal to Oklahoma along the Trail of Tears, the history of the Chickasaw Nation is now on display for all to see. The tribe opened the $40 million Chickasaw Cultural Center last month in southeastern Oklahoma. Tribal historian Phil Morgan says the center makes the statement that the tribe has survived and will continue to do so.
Tulsa, OK – Okla man arrested in fatal DUI-related accident
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have arrested a Tulsa man after he was involved in a fatal car accident while allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
Adam Myers was booked into the Tulsa jail early Sunday on a second-degree manslaughter complaint, three complaints of great bodily injury in a DUI accident and one complaint of driving with a suspended license. Myers hasn't been formally charged.