Local & Regional
8:50 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Police: Tulsa Girl, 16, Stabs Younger Brother

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say a 16-year-old girl has been arrested after stabbing her 14-year-old brother in the chest with a knife.

The girl was booked into the Tulsa County jail on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon. Officer Jill Roberson says the boy was treated for the stab wound and is expected to survive.

Roberson says officers responded Monday to a report of domestic abuse. She says the girl stabbed her brother during an argument.

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Police: 4 Injured in EMSA Wreck

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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Edmond police say four people have been injured after a truck crashed into an ambulance.

Officers say the pickup truck driver crossed the center lane on Tuesday evening and struck the Emergency Medical Services Authority ambulance, which was attempting to turn.

Two medics and a student were inside the ambulance and were transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries. They weren't transporting a patient.

The truck driver was also taken to an area hospital with unspecified injuries.

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Local & Regional
6:45 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Teen Charged with Rape in Norman High School Case

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Oklahoma man with rape in a case that sparked a protest at Norman High School.

Cleveland County prosecutors filed two counts of first-degree rape Tuesday against Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin. Police say he is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl who was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent.

District Attorney Greg Mashburn confirmed Tuesday that police were investigating rape allegations by at least two other girls and that additional charges are "an open possibility."

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Local & Regional
6:43 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Machinist Shop Adding 175 Jobs at Broken Arrow

Rise Manufacturing is located in Broken Arrow
Credit Rise

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A precision machine and fabricating shop in Broken Arrow plans to add 175 jobs over the next decade under the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.

Rise Manufacturing serves the energy, aerospace and defense industries. It could receive up to $2.8 million under the program.

Company president Matt Torres said the company has already seen rapid growth. He said in May he had 15 employees but that he now has 32. He said he will hire mainly machinists and welders.

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Local & Regional
6:35 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

Our Top Local Stories:

  • The Tulsa Jail is coming up short to make payroll.
  • The Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds a tax cut bill.
  • Gasoline prices tumble. Could hit $2 a gallon by Christmas.
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Local & Regional
5:00 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Jail Operations Fund $1.2M Short for November

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Sales tax collections won’t cover November payroll for Tulsa County jail workers.

The county jail operations fund is more $1.2 million short for November expenditures. Tulsa County Fiscal Officer Tom Gerard told the county budget board today rising costs ate away at a financial cushion over the last four years.

"At this point, we have to look for other sources to either add to the revenue, to bridge the gap, or cut expenditures to be more in line with the revenue," Gerard said.

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StudioTulsa
4:55 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation Addresses the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations

Aired on Tuesday, December 2nd.

On this installment of ST, our guest is Lisa Curtis, a Senior Research Fellow for South Asia in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation. Curtis is a widely recognized expert on America's economic, political, and security relationships with India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other nations in South Asia, and has thus been seen as a guest commentator or news analyst on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, PBS, the BBC, and elsewhere.

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Local & Regional
1:25 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court says Income Tax Cut is OK

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a bill passed by the Legislature this year to reduce Oklahoma's personal income tax rate is constitutional, clearing the way for a tax cut in 2016 if certain revenue conditions are met.

In a decision Tuesday, the state's highest court rejected an Oklahoma City attorney's argument that the income tax cut was a revenue-raising bill that should have originated in the Oklahoma House and received three-fourths approval votes.

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Local & Regional
11:35 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Interim Public Defender Named

Rob Nigh.
Credit Brewster law firm

A well-known attorney is named interim Tulsa County Public Defender.    Rob Nigh has been associated with some high profile cases in the past,  including the Oklahoma City bombing, the Baby Veronica case, and the Good Friday shootings in Tulsa. He came to Tulsa 20 years ago to be an assistant public defender, now he will take the top job in the office on an interim basis.

Nigh will serve in the Chief Defender’s post while a search is on for a permanent successor. Nigh says he doesn’t intend to be a candidate for the post on a permanent basis.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Supreme Court Won't Hear Tulsa Officer's Complaint

File photo of one of the signs at the Mosque,
Credit File Photo-Tulsa Islamic Center

A Tulsa police officer who sued after being ordered to work an event at a mosque won't have his case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

A lawyer for Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields says justices refused to take up the case yesterday.

Fields sued the city in 2011 after he was punished for not attending, and not sending any subordinates, to a law-enforcement appreciation event at a mosque.

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