Tulsa, OK – Okla officer convicted, another acquitted in case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal jury has convicted one Tulsa police officer accused of numerous civil rights violations and acquitted another charged with witness tampering.
The panel on Wednesday found Officer Jeff Henderson guilty of six counts of perjury and two counts of violating the civil rights of a citizen. Officer Bill Yelton, who was accused of witness tampering, was found not guilty on all eight counts.
Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe says he will do what he can--- but admits that won't me much. In Tulsa, this morning, he addressed the effort to relocate the downtown post-office and federal court house. The Senator was in Tulsa speaking to the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce.
Inhofe serves on the committee that oversees federal property. He says he can push the proposal up the list, but not ahead of other committee members.
Bartlesville, OK – Oklahoma woman enters guilty plea in baby's death
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) A Bartlesville woman whose 10-day-old daughter was found dead in a washing machine has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
Lyndsey Fiddler also entered a plea Tuesday to child neglect during an appearance in Washington County District Court. Prosecutors are recommending four years in prison on the manslaughter count and 30 years for child neglect, with 15 of those suspended.
Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. appoints members to task force on tax reform
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed seven people to a task force that it to study and recommend potential changes to Oklahoma tax laws.
A Tuesday news release from Fallin announced the appointments of business leaders, a chief financial officer, a county assessor and a tax attorney to the Task Force on Comprehensive Tax Reform. The group is to look for ways to simplify the state tax code for individuals and businesses.