Skiatook, OK – There is new information this morning on the Skiatook School District. Tulsa County presiding Judge Tom Thornbrugh has approved a request for a grand jury investigation of the school district.
A state audit turned up three-quarters of a million dollars of funds misspent. The petitioners will have 45-days to collect five-thousand signatures.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council will go behind closed doors Thursday afternoon. Council Chair Rick Westcott says they want to discuss the best way to move forward in a review of comments made by Mayor's Chief of Staff Terry Simonson.
At issue, is whether Simonson mislead the council and/or the federal government regarding using a grant to rehire laid-off police officers.
The meeting will begin at 5PM, just ahead of the regular 6PM council meeting
Read the memo chief deputies sent to the police chief:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Supporters of further limits on smoking in public have released a new poll indicating most Oklahomans favor banning smoking in bars and restaurants.
The poll commissioned by the Smoke Free Oklahoma coalition found 71 percent of Oklahomans favor eliminating indoor smoking in public places. It also found 94 percent of Oklahoma voters believe secondhand smoke is a health hazard.
Tulsa, OK – Gov. Brad Henry announced today that more Oklahoma counties have been approved for federal disaster aid to assist with infrastructure damage and response costs related to the Christmas Eve blizzard and the January 28 ice storm.
Oklahoma City, OK – Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee and House Speaker Chris Benge urged Oklahoma's Attorney General on Monday to file suit against the federal government, challenging the constitutionality of yesterday's health care legislation.