Oklahoma City, OK – OHP clears trooper's actions during arrest
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says there will be no disciplinary action against a trooper seen in a television news video punching a man in the back as the man lay face down while being arrested.
The incident came at the end of a chase in which Christopher Harrell was arrested. Troopers say Harrell had sped away from an attempted traffic stop before he turned around and went back in the direction of the troopers.
Oklahoma City, OK – Transportation director to discuss needs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley plans to reveal the long-term needs of state roads and bridges.
Ridley is scheduled to address members of the Oklahoma ROADS Task Force Wednesday. The task force is comprised of lawmakers as well as city and county officials and other groups interested in transportation improvements.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City - Gov. Brad Henry today made two appointments to the 14th Judicial District in Tulsa County. The Governor appointed Carlos Chappelle to Office 6 and Kurt G. Glassco to Office 14.
Gov. Henry said he is certain both appointees will be outstanding jurists.
"It is my privilege to appoint to the bench people of such tremendous experience and abilities," he said.
Tulsa, OK – (Tulsa, OK) Limited amounts of H1N1 vaccine continue to arrive in Tulsa. Unfortunately at this time, there is not a large enough supply to make H1N1 vaccine available to the general public. The federal government has ordered 250 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine which means that essentially anyone who wishes to receive the vaccine will eventually be able to do so.
Tulsa, OK – As previously announced, and as has been seen throughout the country in other cities and states, the City of Tulsa announced it will tighten its budget by further reducing its expenses in order to meet a projected revenue shortfall.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council will meet in a special session on Tuesday. The lawmakers will be discussing ways to save the city money.
With sales tax revenue shortages growing, the city is looking at a five-to-six million dollar shortfall. That will mean additions cuts and possible lay-offs and more furlough days for city workers. Workers are already off eight days this budget year with out pay.
The special session begins at 11:30 tomorrow morning. KWGS News will be there.