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."
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.
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.
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.