Tulsa, OK – Ex-Okla officer avoids prison for firearms charges
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa County judge says a former Tulsa police officer who pleaded guilty to two firearms charges won't be convicted of a felony if he completes his probation requirements.
District Judge Carlos Chappelle on Monday gave Thomas Fees a three-year deferred sentence for felony pointing a firearm and a one-year suspended sentence for the misdemeanor of carrying a firearm while intoxicated. Fees will be on probation for three years.
Tulsa, OK – Heat warnings issued for parts of Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for five eastern Oklahoma counties as temperatures across the state are expected to reach triple digits.
Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Sequoyah and Muskogee counties are covered under the warning, which is in effect until Thursday night. Much of the rest of eastern Oklahoma is under a heat advisory until Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lobbyist spending on Okla legislators increases
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funding for state agencies was down in Oklahoma, but spending by lobbyists on legislators was up during the past legislative session.
According to Oklahoma Ethics Commission records, lobbyists spent $51,133, or 24 percent more, on lawmakers from January to June. Nearly all of that was for meals. During the same period in 2009, lobbyists spent $38,587.
Bartlesville, OK – Bartlesville police think drug dog was poisoned
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Bartlesville police say a preliminary report indicates their agency's drug dog might have been poisoned.
The 3-year-old dog known as "Cooper" was euthanized last Monday after his partner, officer Troy Newell, noticed the animal had been lethargic. The dog had been examined by a local veterinarian and a Tulsa animal clinic and diagnosed with advanced kidney failure.