Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A member of the Oklahoma House and a former member of the state Senate who face felony bribery charges have turned themselves in at the Oklahoma County jail.
County sheriff's spokesman Mark Myers says former Sen. Debbe Leftwich of Oklahoma City was booked at 10 a.m. and state Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore followed at 10:15 a.m. Myers says both have already left the jail.
Terrill and Leftwich are scheduled to make their initial court appearances in the case Monday afternoon.
Tulsa, OK – Presiding District Court Judge Tom Thornbrugh administers the oath of office to Tulsa County Elected officials. District One Commissioner John Smalligo, District Three Commissioner Fred Perry and Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazzel were sworn in this morning at the Tulsa County Court House. All three won re-election last November and began their new terms today
Muskogee, OK – Woman killed, toddler injured in Muskogee crash
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Police say a 24-year-old Porter woman is dead and a 3-year-old boy riding in her car is recovering from injuries he suffered in a traffic accident at Muskogee.
An accident report identified the woman killed in the crash Saturday as Cassandra Jade Edgar. The report said she was not wearing a seat belt when her car collided with an SUV at the intersection of U.S. 69 and a county road.
Oklahoma City, OK – Officials seek bids for new Okla. voting machines
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A top state election official says the voting machines that have recorded Oklahomans' ballots for 18 years will be replaced before the 2012 general election.
State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax (ZEER'-ee-ax) told The Oklahoman newspaper that the optical-scanner machines in use since 1992 have lasted much longer than their 10-year life expectancy, but parts to repair them are getting hard to find.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fire destroys much of Oklahoma City strip mall
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A fire department spokesman says a early morning fire has destroyed much of a two-story strip mall in north Oklahoma City.
Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland says more than 50 firefighters battled the fire that began about 1:20 a.m. He says part of the structure's roof collapsed while firefighters were inside so they were pulled from the building.
Undated – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) History was made before any votes were cast in 2010, as Oklahoma prepared to elect its first female governor.
On Nov. 2, voters chose Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin as the GOP regained the governorship, strengthened its hold on the state Legislature and captured all statewide elected offices. Fallin's victory and the GOP sweep was voted the No. 1 news story of 2010 by members of The Associated Press and the AP's Oklahoma staff.