TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The mother of a teenage girl who was raped at a south Tulsa megachurch has told The Associated Press that she believed she was doing the right thing by sending her daughter to a place where she would learn traditional Bible Belt values.
But now, she alleges that leaders at the 17,000-member Victory Christian Center have attempted to manipulate the girl.
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Singleton and Cody Green rushed for two touchdowns each as Tulsa's offense cranked out 505 yards in a 41-7 victory against Houston on Saturday night.
Singleton had a pair of 1-yard scoring runs and Green had TD runs of 3 and 1 yards for the Golden Hurricane (8-2, 6-0 Conference USA). Ja'Terian Douglas had 87 yards on 12 carries for Tulsa, which finished with 350 yards on the ground and had four rushers amass at least 50 yards.
Green was 17 of 31 passing for 130 yards with an interception.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Tulsa police officer serving a 10-year prison sentence for his role in a corruption scandal says a videotaped FBI sting that showed him stealing money during what he thought was a motel drug bust violated his constitutional rights. Ex-Corporal Harold Wells, a 35-year-police veteran, made the claim in a brief filed Thursday with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Wells was among 11 officers to be charged or named as unindicted co-conspirators in the scandal, which was among the worst to ever hit the department.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Officials have identified the man killed while working at a Georgia-Pacific paper plant in Muskogee.
Officials say 33-year-old Clint Woods worked as an electrical contractor who was subcontracted through Industrial Controls of Oklahoma. Woods died Wednesday in an accident at the plant, but officials have not released details of the incident or a cause of death.
Co-workers described Woods as a "terrific guy" who was married with two children. He attended Fort Gibson High School.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court is weighing arguments on whether a $25 million state bond issue to fund improvements at the Zink Lake Dam in Tulsa would be unconstitutional.
A former chairman of the state bond oversight council told the high court Thursday that the funding should be blocked because the money would be a constitutionally prohibited gift to Tulsa from the state.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The new, 72-member-strong Oklahoma House Republican caucus is meeting to elect its new leaders.
The caucus will meet for a closed-door meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday with all of the members-elect who were either elected to office or were unopposed this election cycle.
House Speaker-designate T.W. Shannon is expected to officially become the House Speaker-elect, although there won't be a vote since he wasn't opposed. Shannon is replacing term-limited House Speaker Kris Steele of Shawnee.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oral arguments are set in a state senator's constitutional challenge to a planned $25 million state bond issue to repair a dam owned by the City of Tulsa.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in state Sen. Patrick Anderson's lawsuit seeking to stop the issuance of the bonds. Anderson claims they are an unconstitutional gift that will create debt for the state.