Tonkawa, OK – Tonkawa postmaster sentenced after plea to theft
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A judge ordered a former Tonkawa postmaster to serve 180 days of home confinement after residents vouched for her character despite her guilty plea to stealing cash from selling stamps.
U.S. District Judge Stephen P. Frilot on Wednesday also ordered 42-year-old Divina M. Love to five years probation and to pay more $9,367 in restitution, plus a $10,000 fine. Love must also perform 1,000 hours of community service.
Bartlesville, Okla. – BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Police have turned over the results of an investigation into a fake bomb found last month on the vehicle in the Bartlesville High School parking lot to the Washington County District Attorney's office.
Police Chief Tom Holland has said the device found June 22 looked like a bomb but lacked components that would have made it explosive, including a detonator.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Public School District is asking for the public's help in stopping thieves from stealing or damaging valuable air conditioning equipment at Tulsa schools. "They're just killing us out there," said Gary Rudick, the chief of TPS' campus police department.
Tulsa, OK – 34-year-old Okla. inmate walks away from work site
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a 34-year-old Muskogee County inmate has escaped after walking away from a work site.
The inmate, Shannon D. Smith, escaped about 12:30 p.m. Monday. He was being held at the Muskogee County Work Center, which is a pre-release center for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Work Center employee Angie Pigeon says Smith "had been a model inmate" before his escape.
Tulsa, OK – Indicted for embezzlement and bribery, former Skiatook school superintendent Gary Johnson did not enter a plea this morning in Tulsa District Court. He'll be back next month when Judge Jefferson Sellers will set a preliminary hearing date.
Johnson was indicted by a grand jury looking into wasteful spending practices in the Skiatook School District.