Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Brad Henry to join Edmond law firm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he will join the law firm of Lester, Loving and Davies in Edmond after he leaves office next week.
Henry told The Oklahoman will be of-counsel to the firm meaning he will not be an associate or partner in the firm. Henry says he wants to sharpen his legal skills while still having time to work with charitable and nonprofit organizations.
The governor said he is also considering other opportunities - but declined to elaborate.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa officials say the city plans to hire private auditors in an effort to increase collections of delinquent sales taxes.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett signed a contract in principle last May with Revenue Discovery Systems of Birmingham, Ala., before the Oklahoma Legislature passed a law that allows only the state Tax Commission to handle sales-tax collections.
McAlester, OK – Okla. inmate to be executed for 1995 murder TIM TALLEY,Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The first death row inmate to be executed in the U.S. in 2011 is scheduled to die by lethal injection in Oklahoma for the baseball-bat beating death of a convenience store worker almost 16 years ago.
Seminole, OK – Suspect in Seminole shooting escapes, recaptured
SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) Good Samaritans have helped capture a man wanted in a fatal shooting who escaped from a Seminole jail.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown says two people chased Christian Farris in Seminole then sat on him after he fell to the ground until police arrived about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Brown says the men noticed a man in an orange jumpsuit and recognized Farris from a photograph shown at a police checkpoint.