Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House passes presidential 'birther' bill
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has approved legislation requiring presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before appearing on a state primary election ballot. The measure passed the same day that President Barack Obama made public his detailed birth certificate.
Without debate, the House Wednesday evening voted 77-13 for the measure by Rep. Sue Tibbs of Tulsa and sent it to the Senate for further consideration.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today that he is streamlining his administration by appointing Jim Twombly to the role of City Manager. The Mayor will create the position through an executive order.
Bartlesville, OK – Twenty-six-year-old Lyndsey Dawn Fiddler enters a not guilty plea in Washington County District Court.
Prosecutors have charged Fiddler with first-degree murder and child neglect last year's death of Maggie Trammel, whom the Medical Examiner's Office says drowned. The baby's aunt found her in the running washing machine mixed with a load of laundry.
Investigators say a drug screen administered by police to Fiddler turned up positive for methamphetamine and other drugs.
Tulsa, OK – Mountain lion captured in Tulsa, origin sought
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A mountain lion has been captured in the back yard of a north Tulsa home and animal experts are now trying to determine where it came from.
The 70-pound female lion is estimated to be 1 to 2 years old and was caught after being spotted in a tree on Saturday. The animal was taken to the Tulsa Zoo where tests will be conducted in an effort to determine if she was previously in captivity or perhaps someone's pet.
Jenks, OK – Body found near Arkansas River in NE Oklahoma
JENKS, Okla. (AP) Authorities are looking into the death of a man whose body was found near the Arkansas River in Jenks.
Police say a fossil hunter discovered the body of an adult male on the west side of the river in a dry area of the riverbed, south of the Creek Turnpike bridge on Sunday. The man's body has been taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa to determine a cause and manner of death.