Local & Regional

Local & Regional
12:36 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Jail Inmate Hospitalized

Tulsa, OK – An inmate is rushed from the Tulsa County Jail with stab wounds. But, the wounds were apparently not inflicted while he was in the jail.

26-year-old Antonio Thomas was booked into the jail last night on a possession of a firearm after a felony conviction complaint. He was apparently stabbed prior to his arrest. A doctor at the jail, check Thomas this morning and decided he needed additional medical care.

He was transported by EMSA in fair condition to the OSU Medical Center.

Read more
Local & Regional
10:41 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Klan Killing

Covington, LA – New trial date in Klan recruit's death

COVINGTON, La. (AP) Another new trial date has been set for a Louisiana man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a would-be Ku Klux Klan recruit from Oklahoma in rural St. Tammany Parish.

Raymond Foster now is set for trial on Feb. 1.

Read more
Local & Regional
10:23 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Kiowa Tribe Off List

Lawton, OK – Kiowa Tribe removed from high risk status

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has removed the Kiowa Tribe from high risk status after more than 12 years.

Tribal Chairman Don Tofpi says the move allows the tribe to conduct business normally and apply for grants to support tribal programs.

The Kiowa were placed on high risk status in June 1997 for issues including misappropriation of funds, delinquent audits and financial reports and improper contracts.

___

Read more
Local & Regional
10:10 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Child Abuse

Fairview, OK – Family plead no contest to abusing adopted girl

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) A Fairview couple and their son and daughter have pleaded no contest to abusing a girl the couple adopted in 2005.

Fifty-two-year-old Ardee Tyler and 46-year-old Penny Tyler each pleaded no contest in Major County District Court to one felony count of child abuse. Twenty-year-old Ashton Tyler pleaded no contest to rape by instrumentation and 21-year-old Nathania Tyler pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of assault and battery.

Read more
Local & Regional
4:54 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit Update

Tulsa, OK – Judge blocks introduction of partial test records

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has blocked the state of Oklahoma's attempt to introduce a portion of soil test records from 50 chicken farms in its pollution lawsuit against the Arkansas poultry industry.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell instead ordered Oklahoma on Wednesday to submit the records of each operation going back to 1998, when the record-keeping began.

Read more
Local & Regional
4:52 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Inhofe and the Environment

Jim Inhofe

Oklahoma City, OK – Inhofe says he opposes emission standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Sen. Jim Inhofe says he opposes a government proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020.

The Oklahoma Republican says he plans to travel to a climate conference in Europe next week to tell participants the proposal has little support in the U.S. Senate.

Read more
Local & Regional
12:04 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Election Results

KWGS File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Voters in Rogers County agreed to extend a sales tax to pay for a new courthouse and 911 center while those in Love County agreed to a fee on landline phones to pay for enhanced 911 service. And voters approved bond issues for construction and transportation projects in the Broken Arrow, Jenks, Kiefer, Norman, Newcastle, Latta and Middleburg school districts.

Read more
Local & Regional
12:02 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Cop Cars Repossessed

Vinita, OK –

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) An Oklahoma car dealership is suing a southeast Louisiana town for allegedly failing to pay for two police vehicles.

Napoleonville's police department planned to purchase two 2009 Dodge Chargers with federal stimulus money, but Mayor Ron Animashaun says the money was late in arriving due to a delay in submitting the necessary paperwork.

Read more
Local & Regional
6:33 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Local Grand Jury Indictments

Tulsa, OK – Thomas Scott Woodward, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of
Oklahoma, announces the results of the December 2009 Federal Grand Jury.
The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant's presumption of innocence.

Read more
Local & Regional
6:11 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Tulsa Revenue Down Again

Tulsa, OK – The November Oklahoma Tax Commission report to the City of Tulsa shows Tulsa's major revenue sources for general fund operations are still in steep decline. The report, representing sales tax and use tax collected from mid- October to mid-November, was received Tuesday.

City of Tulsa sales tax collections dropped $2,681,917 million from $18,476,382 million to $15,794,465 million, representing a 14.5 percent drop below the previous year. The collections are 4.9 percent below budget estimate for the month.

Read more

Pages