Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage has called state Representative Mike Reynolds arrogant and a liar. Burrage's angry comments came after a news conference in which Reynolds criticized the amount of time taken to perform and release an audit of Broken Arrow Schools.
Tulsa, OK – Delay in Okla officers' corruption trial possible
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys want a judge to declare the corruption case of five present or former Tulsa police officers "complex," which could mean a delay of the Sept. 13 trial.
Arkansas U.S. Attorney Jane Duke wrote in a motion that reviewing more than 30,000 pages of discovery documents will take time. Duke was appointed to the case after Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Woodward recused himself.
Tulsa, OK – Putting greens at two of Tulsa's four 18-hole municipal golf courses will get new grass in coming weeks, reducing maintenance costs by an estimated $100,000 to $110,000 per year, possibly more.
The cost of replacing the greens is less than the cost of planned maintenance to the existing greens.
Oklahoma City, OK – House Speaker-Designate Kris Steele named a bipartisan Redistricting Steering Committee today that will help the House prepare for the redrawing of state and federal legislative lines following the 2010 census.
The eight members who represent each area of the state named to the committee include:
Muskogee, OK – Fire fighters in Muskogee battle multiple alarm fire in intense heat. The blaze left 28-people homeless at the Shady Hallow Apartments. The fire broke out just before five o'clock in the morning. The temperature at the time was in the upper 70s, but jumped into the 90s by mid-morning.
The American Red Cross was called to the scene to help rehabilitate dehydrated fire fighters. The agency was also helping the displaced residents with basic needs.
By KWGS News/ Hear Officer Leland Ashley discuss the raid:
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police and the Able Commission raid the 918 Event Center at 3601 East Admiral in Tulsa. The raid took place late last night, just before midnight. Tulsa Police tell KWGS News that officers had been tipped-off to gambling.
Plainclothes officers enter the club and found games of dice underway. Police say the owner and employees were permitting the games to take place.