SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities have arrested two Texas teenagers wanted in the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old woman.
Sapulpa police say the 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy surrendered without incident Thursday night at a motel. Authorities say they tracked the pair by using the victim's credit card.
The Lamar County, Texas, Sheriff's Office says the victim was found Thursday at a home near Paris, Texas. They say her cards and car had been stolen. The district attorney has issued warrants for the teens, who will be extradited back to Texas.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Tulsa police officer has been ordered to stand trial on a charge that he killed his daughter's boyfriend.
The Tulsa World reported that a judge on Thursday bound 54-year-old Shannon Kepler over for trial on a first-degree murder charge, along with two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
Police say Kepler shot Jeremey Lake to death last August. Prosecutors say Kepler also fired shots at his own daughter, Lisa Kepler, and Lake's brother. Lisa Kepler had recently been kicked out of her house.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that the states are seeking a court order to prevent Colorado from enforcing a measure that was approved by voters in 2012. Bruning says Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is also a party to the lawsuit.
The complaint alleges that Colorado's Amendment 64 runs afoul of federal law.
Mayor Bartlett presented the streets and traffic portions of his public safety proposal to city councilors today.
Streets and Stormwater Director Roy Teeters said it’s clear how those areas tie in with public safety.
"All the traffic — potential accidents caused from trying to dodge potholes and also pay attention to the red light," Teeters said. "Is it yellow and it's fixing to turn red? And I've got to dodge this pothole and make it through that intersection."
Tulsa has nearly 4,400 lane miles of streets and not many workers to maintain them.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation has opened a tag office in Tulsa as it makes its license plates available to its citizens across Oklahoma.
Principal Chief Bill John Baker says demand is up for Cherokee Nation license plates, so it was necessary to open a Tulsa office so it can deliver tags in a timely manner.
The tag office opened Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It joins five others — at Adair, Collinsville, Jay, Sallisaw and Tahlequah. The new office is in the Cherokee Nation Welcome Center off of I-44 at 161st East Avenue
Revenue is up enough for a tax cut, but state lawmakers will have nearly $300 million dollars less to spend next year. That is the word from State Finance Director Preston Doerflighter.
Doerflinger announced Wednesday the estimate for general revenue fund collections for the upcoming fiscal year is about $60 million more than the estimate made in February 2013, thus triggering the cut.
A seven-member board led by Governor Mary Fallin will meet Thursday to certify the final figures.