Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayoral Candidate Dewey Bartlett picked up the endorsement of top county Republicans. The County's relationship has been stormy under Taylor administration. Both sides filed lawsuits against each other over the use of the Tulsa Jail. There has also been bickering between the two governments over the Tulsa Fair Grounds which was annexed by the city.
Oklahoma City, OK – OG&E to buy power from 2 planned wind farms
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gas and Electric has agreed to buy power from two new wind farms that are planned for northwestern Oklahoma.
OG&E on Tuesday announced 20-year power-purchase agreements with the developers of the projects. CPV Keenan submitted a proposal to build a 150-megawatt wind farm in Woodward County while Edison Mission Energy plans to build a 130-megawatt facility in Dewey County near Taloga.
Billings, OK – Funeral arrangements announced for Bellmon
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funeral services have been scheduled for former Oklahoma governor and U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon.
Bellmon, Oklahoma's first Republican governor since statehood, died Tuesday at the age of 88.
Bellmon's former chief of staff, Andrew Tevington, says Bellmon's body will lie in state at the state Capitol on Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Members of his family and former staff will be present.
The officer in involved in the fatal shooting has been identified as Officer Kevin Warne. Warne graduated the academy in December 2002. He will remain on Administrative Leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
Tulsa, OK – The University of Tulsa College of Law and the George Kaiser Family Foundation announced the creation of the Frederic Dorwart Chair in Energy Law during an event held Tuesday at the law school.
By Segment of John Erling's April, 2009 interview with Bellmon
Enid, OK – In an interview earlier this year with John Erling's VoicesofOklahoma.com project, Bellmon disucssed the night Richard Nixon told him he would resign the presidency. You may hear more of the interview at VoicesofOklahoma.com
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The former chief of staff for Henry Bellmon says the former Oklahoma governor and U.S. Senator has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.