TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The former president and CEO of BizJet International Sales and Support Inc. has pleaded guilty in federal court in Tulsa to his role in what prosecutors say was a scheme to bribe foreign government officials.
BizJet is a subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG with headquarters in Tulsa. The company provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
Hope you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 26th -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via "live stream" at PublicRadioTulsa.org.
On this installment of ST, we speak with harpist Janet Witman, whose accomplished career in music has taken her from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to the Salzedo Harp Colony in Maine (where she worked with the legendary Alice Chalifoux). Witman, based in Pennsylvania, has performed as a soloist with the Allentown Symphony, the Hilton Head Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Providence Chamber Orchestra, the Wheatland Chorale, and other ensembles.
Another botched execution, this time in Arizona, renews debate over the death penalty. The condemned inmate, Joseph Wood, took nearly two hours to die, gasping and snorting after lethal drugs were administered. Tulsa Law Professor Lyn Entzeroth is a recognized national expert on capital punishment. She agrees this latest episode, three months after a botched execution in Oklahoma, will add to the scrutiny over the death penalty in the U-S.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn plans a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma as he prepares to resign from the Senate at the end of the current term.
The meetings will take place the first two full weeks in August. Coburn says one of the highlights of serving as senator is traveling the state and speaking with Oklahomans about issues that are important to them.
Coburn announced earlier this year that he would resign with two years remaining in his term. The Republican has served in the U.S. Senate since 2004.
GRANITE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.
The Greer County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Aaron Kelsey was discovered missing from the medium-security prison, which has a capacity of nearly 1,000 inmates.
No details about Kelsey's escape were immediately available Thursday morning. Kelsey was serving time on burglary and weapons-related convictions out of Bryan County. He was due for a parole hearing in July 2016.