OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has approved Open Records Act legislation that would limit access by the public and media to audio and video recordings obtained from equipment attached to a law enforcement officer or vehicle.
The Senate voted 46-0 for the House-passed bill Tuesday and sent it to a joint House-Senate conference committee for more work. Its Senate author, Republican Sen. David Holt of Bethany, says lawmakers are working with law enforcement and media representatives to fashion the bill's final form.
Stillwater leaders are considering new rules on energy production inside city limits. Recent earthquakes and potential damage to the environment has prompted a proposal to implement a 22-hundred foot setback. It’s led to a backlash by those who say that would ban any energy production in the city. David Holt is President of Consumer Energy Alliance. He says any such regulations must be balanced, and a setback that large is effectively a ban.
The Alliance proposes a task force that takes into account those on both sides of the issue…environmental groups and business interests.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries has issued a voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for the potentially deadly bacteria listeria.
Blue Bell's chief executive Paul Kruse says the company "cannot say with certainty" how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities.
Blue Bell's recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks distributed in 23 states and international locations.
Attorney Dan Smollen says he's troubled by several inconsistencies in the application of sheriff's department policies and the training logs of reserve deputy Bob Bates, which were released over the weekend.
The attorney for Eric Harris' family questions the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office after a weekend release of training records.
Attorney Dan Smollen spent nearly an hour pointing out things he found troubling. Range scores drastically improved. Activity logs stood in for much more detailed field training logs. Many things were signed by the head of the task force Bates donated to.
Smollen said the sheriff has yet to produce records indicating Bates qualified with the Smith & Wesson revolver he carried and shot Harris with.
County commissioners John Smaligo (left), Ron Peters and Karen Keith; Sheriff Stanley Glanz; and Undersheriff Tim Albin break ground Monday on the Tulsa County Jail expansion project. Construction will begin next month.