Tulsa, OK – 42-Rookies begin their training to join the Tulsa Police Department. But, despite the recruits, Police Chief Chuck Jordan says the new class will just cover the number of officers who retired.
The Chief says it could be awhile before Tulsa gets above 800-police officers.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma judge turns herself in on charges
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge facing more than 30 fraud and perjury counts in a foster-care claims case has turned herself in at the county jail.
Sheriff's spokesman Mark Myers says District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure and her husband, Carlos LeSure, surrendered just before 10 a.m. Monday. Both were booked into the jail and released on their own recognizance, awaiting their initial court appearance.
ENID, Okla. (AP) The archbishop of the Oklahoma City archdiocese says one of Enid's two Catholic churches will close on June 1.
Archbishop Eusebius Beltran told parishioners at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church on Sunday that the church will merge with St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He says the two-parish system had been in place in Enid for almost 40 years.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla child advocates criticize possible cuts
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A children's advocacy group and others are criticizing the Oklahoma Department of Health for threatening to eliminate child abuse prevention services if the agency's budget is cut.
State Health Department officials said last week that if the agency's budget is slashed by 5 percent in the 2012 fiscal year because of decreased revenues, the Office of Child Abuse Prevention would be eliminated.