Muskogee, OK – Okla victim's family wants to talk to governor
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A man says his family hasn't been able to talk to Gov. Mary Fallin about a Pardon and Parole Board recommendation that the prison sentence of the person convicted in the killing be commuted.
Marty Greco told the Muskogee Phoenix that Fallin's staff hasn't responded to inquiries from his brother, Johnny.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin's husband changes job to avoid conflicts
MIDWEST CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin's husband has quit his job at a law firm that represents state entities to avoid conflicts of interest.
Wade Christensen told The Oklahoman on Friday that he had left the law firm of Day, Edwards, Propester & Christensen before his wife was sworn in Monday. The law firm's clients include the University of Oklahoma and CompSource Oklahoma, the state's workers' compensation agency.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa hires Bill Blankenship as football coach MURRAY EVANS,Associated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa has promoted assistant Bill Blankenship to become its head football coach.
Athletic director Bubba Cunningham made the announcement Friday, saying the 54-year-old Blankenship is "a leader and a proven winner." Blankenship is replacing his former boss, Todd Graham, who now is Pittsburgh's coach.
Tulsa, OK – All aboard! Efforts are under way to get passenger rail service in northeast Oklahoma. Passenger Rail Oklahoma Director Evan Stair spoke at a Tulsa meeting today. He says the biggest challenge is our mindset.
He says Texas communities are cashing in big time from passenger rail travelers---and there is no reason why northeastern Oklahoma should not be on the money train
Claremore, OK – Rogers County deputies are rounding up suspected drug dealers. Armed with 78-arrest warrants officers fanned out at daybreak yesterday to round-up suspects. Over 60-people have been arrested so far
Tulsa, OK – The flu season is hitting Oklahoma hard! Over 50-people have been hospitalized in the last two weeks. State Epidemiologist Doctor Kristi Bradley says you know what to do: Cover your mouth when your cough or sneeze and stay home from work if ill.
Half of those hospitalized are 18 or younger. Since September of last year, two people of died of the flu.