Tulsa, OK – The nation's prison population dropped for the first time in 40-years. But that is not the case in Oklahoma. A Pew Research Report says Oklahoma's prison population increased two-point-one percent last year.
Tulsa, OK – Commissioner John Smaligo, chairman of the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority (generally known as the Fair Board) today announced the formation of the Driller Stadium Property Marketing Committee. The committee will solicit specific business proposals for use of the land occupied by the stadium at the corner of 15th and Yale.
Stigler, OK – Transfer of Ten Commandments monument scheduled
STIGLER, Okla. (AP) A Ten Commandments monument that's outside the Haskell County Courthouse in Stigler is scheduled to be moved.
City officials say the monument is to be moved Wednesday about 11 a.m. by Muskogee Marble and Granite.
The monument was placed at the courthouse in 2004 but a federal appeals court ruled it is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear an appeal of the appeals court ruling.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office has ruled Officer Troy Still's actions during a February 26th shooting to be justified.
On that date, Officer Still and Officer Chris Elliott responded to a domestic disturbance at 1040 North Florence Place. After interviewing a female victim, officers determined a crime had been committed, and attempted to handcuff the suspect, Nathaniel Rowe. Rowe refused to cooperate and a violent struggle ensued.
Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A survey of 67 metropolitan areas nationwide ranks both Oklahoma City and Tulsa among the 10 best for young workers. The survey by the national business news site Portfolio.com ranks Oklahoma City No. 6 and Tulsa No. 8. The survey considered metro areas with populations of more than 750,000. The ratings are based on factors including job growth, cost of living and the number of college-educated and employed adults. Austin, Texas, is rated No. 1 in the survey. Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – All offices of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) will be closed statewide this Friday, March 19. Employees will be placed on unpaid furlough on that day because of a budget shortfall. It is the second furlough day for OCC employees this year. The first furlough day was February 12.