OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Democratic Party leaders say they will not file a lawsuit over Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin's victory over the Democratic nominee who died two days before the general election.
Party Chairman Wallace Collins said party officers met Monday and a majority voted not to challenge Mullin's victory.
Collins maintains state law calls for a special election to be held in the event of a candidate's death before the election, but he acknowledged the cost of a lawsuit was a factor in the officers' decision.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma group dedicated to improving the relationship between Muslims and the United States has issued a statement condemning the killing of an American oil worker with Oklahoma ties.
A militant organization allied with the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing William Henderson. A lawyer for Henderson's estate said the Apache Corp. worker grew up in Enid and Garber.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say two officers have been wounded after a gunman opened fire at police during a traffic stop.
Capt. Paco Balderrama says the officers fired back and fatally shot the man on Monday night. He says an officer pulled over the vehicle and called for backup when he learned a passenger had outstanding warrants. Officers say the passenger got out and started shooting as they were walking to the vehicle.
Municipal Judge Mitchell McCune (foreground) swears in Tulsa City Councilors Jack Henderson (front), Jeannie Cue, David Patrick, Blake Ewing, Karen Gilbert, Connie Dodson, Anna America, Phil Lakin and G.T. Bynum at the Performing Arts Center Monday.
Tulsa city councilors took the oath of office today in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center.
There are two new faces on the nine-person council. One of those is District Six Councilor Connie Dodson. She said one of her top priorities will be helping along a planned east Tulsa outlet mall.
"They're wanting to break ground early in the year, and I want to do everything I can to facilitate that," Dodson said. "That will help other economic development in the area continue to grow and prosper."
For the rest of the month, Tulsa police and fire stations, and other city facilities will accept donations for the ‘Stock the Station’ holiday food drive. The non-perishable items go to the needy served by the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Director Eileen Bradshaw says it’s a time of year when people are thinking about those less fortunate. She says the need this year is greater than ever.
The food drive runs through the end of this month.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has dipped again.
A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in November to 51.3 from 51.8 in October. September's figure was 54.3.
After rising in June to its highest level in more than three years, the overall reading has hovered in a range pointing to much slower growth for the overall regional economy over the next three to six months.
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful presents its “Towering Spirit Award” to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Tulsa’s Covanta Trash to Energy plant. The giant incinerator has been burning unwanted prescriptions. Covanta’s Matt Newman is pleased with the public/private partnership.