OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state's 15th multicounty grand jury has been empaneled.
The new grand jury was empaneled on Wednesday at the Oklahoma County Courthouse. It will convene for its first session on Feb. 17 and will convene again on March 17. Further dates will be selected next month.
The multicounty grand jury was requested by Attorney General Scott Pruitt and approved by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in November.
Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in Congress and several states that would further curtail women's access to the procedure.
On both sides of the debate, activists are highlighting their hopes and concerns in conjunction with Thursday's anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
There’s more time for artists to apply for a new fellowship to work in the Tulsa region.
Stanton Doyle with the George Kaiser Family Foundation said they’re trying to recruit artists to come to or stay in Tulsa.
"And the primary objective is to provide incentives for artists to move to Tulsa, provide them with a stipend and the resources to create their art here, and just contribute to our community," Doyle said. "We feel there's a real value in having artists live and work in our community."
Police are investigating the murder of an elderly man whose body was discovered at a Tulsa motel a day after he went missing.
Evidence indicates 70-year-old Gerald Hail of Inola was murdered. Officer Leland Ashley says Hail’s truck is still missing, and police are asking the public for help. The pickup is described as a white four door Ford F-150 with a camper shell and an Oklahoma license tag number of 683-FJK.