Muskogee, OK – Okla city faces trial over condemnation procedure
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Four years after its filing, a lawsuit accusing the city of Muskogee of depriving property owners of their rights without just compensation is set for trial.
The Muskogee Phoenix reports the trial will begin Wednesday before Creek County District Judge Douglas Golden. Officials say the trial will determine if the city followed legal procedures before the property was condemned and demolished in May 2006.
Tulsa, OK – Okla woman arrested in husband's death released
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 19-year-old woman accused in the fatal fall of her husband from a Tulsa high-rise apartment is free on $250,000 bond.
Amber Hilberling was arrested on a murder complaint after her 23-year-old husband, Joshua Hilberling, fell 17 stories Tuesday from a unit at the University Club Apartments tower on to a parking garage.
In an arrest report, police allege Amber Hilberling pushed her husband, causing him to fall through the apartment building window.
Norman, OK – Forecasters say deaths hit them in pit of stomach
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Forecasters say they are hit with a "pit of the stomach feeling" when the death toll rises during severe weather.
Tornadoes have killed more than 520 people across the nation this year, even though scientific advances allow for earlier warnings.
Meteorologists acknowledge they don't experience the tragedies the same way as those close to the victims, but say taking stock of what has happened helps them focus on ways to improve the warning system.
Oklahoma City, OK – Murder charge filed in police chase death
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma County prosecutors have filed a first-degree murder charge in the death of a man who collapsed after exchanging shots with officers during a chase.
The charges were filed Friday against Mandirous Kamisizian. Authorities say Kamisizian was the driver of a stolen vehicle and exchanged gunfire with officers in pursuit on May 31. A passenger in the vehicle, 20-year-old Clay Baron Howell, collapsed in a parking lot and died following the incident.
Tulsa, OK – Ex-Tulsa cop convicted of corruption; 2 acquitted
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal jury has convicted a former Tulsa police officer on five corruption counts while acquitting two current officers.
Former Officer Harold Wells was convicted Friday and current Officers Nick DeBruin and Bruce Bonham were cleared. Prosecutors had alleged a plot to plant drugs on suspects to secure arrests and to seize money taken during raids and arrests.