Washington, D.C. – Sioux tribe member named to lead Indian Affairs
WASHINGTON (AP) Longtime Interior Department official Michael Black has been named director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Black is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. He had served as acting BIA director since March 18. He takes over from Jerold Gidner, who is now special counselor for Larry Echo Hawk, assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs.
Tulsa, OK – Man investigated in Okla City deaths shot in Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A man under investigation in Oklahoma City in the deaths of six people including two fetuses has been arrested after being shot by Tulsa police.
Police say 32-year-old Denny Edward Phillips was shot three times Monday afternoon after pointing a gun at officers who had found him at a Tulsa motel. Capt. Rick Helberg says Phillips is expected to recover.
Tulsa, OK – Boaters are urged to use caution while boating on Fort Gibson Lake due to lower than normal lake levels.
The lake levels at Fort Gibson Lake will be kept approximately one foot below normal for the next two to three years to perform maintenance at the dam.
The lake levels will fluctuate depending on the season. Boaters should anticipate lower water levels during spring and fall seasons and anticipated periods of heavy rain that fall within the watershed which could cause an increase in flows coming into Fort Gibson Lake
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage sought to clarify earlier news accounts regarding the finalization and public release of an investigative audit into Broken Arrow Public Schools.
"The audit is still in draft form and its release is pending a review by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office," Burrage said.
Sperry, OK – Vietnamese student in Okla. worries about diploma
SPERRY, Okla. (AP) The stand-in parents of a Vietnamese exchange student say they're worried that Oanh Kim Pham's $8,000 annual college scholarship could be endangered if she's unable to get a high school diploma.
A Sperry School District official says he never promised Pham known as "Annie" to friends and her exchange family that she could graduate.