Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma woman given 24 years for bikers' deaths
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Sand Springs woman has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for the deaths of two bicyclists.
Tausha Borland was sentenced Thursday in Tulsa County District Court after pleading guilty in September to two counts of first-degree manslaughter. Defense attorney Allen Smallwood told the Tulsa World that the 39-year-old Borland will be about 60 before she's eligible for parole.
Tulsa, OK – A 15-year-old high school freshman is in custody arrested after bringing gun on a Tulsa school campus.
The teenage boy was found with the weapon at East Central High School.
Police say a .22 caliber weapon was found about 9:00 this morning. Another student told a campus police officer about the weapon. It was not disclosed why the boy had the gun. Authorities have no said if it was loaded.
Tulsa, OK – Man pleads not guilty to drug trafficking charge
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Michigan man has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he operated a major marijuana trafficking operation from Arizona to Michigan.
A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Tulsa charges 20-year-old Kelly Maurice Hill, also known as Shannon Dorr, of Detroit. The charges include conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of over 100 kilograms of marijuana.
Tulsa, OK – Henry renews opposition to ballot question
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Outgoing Gov. Brad Henry is renewing his opposition to a state ballot measure to boost funding for common education, saying its approval would devastate the rest of state government.
A longtime supporter of public education, the term-limited Democrat told about 200 business leaders at a chamber luncheon Wednesday that it was a difficult personal choice to publicly oppose State Question 744.
Claremore, OK – The Claremore City Manager and one city council have resigned. The news follows an ethics complaint filed by one group of city councilors against another. City spokeswoman Cassie Woods says neither Manager Tim Rundel or Councilman Tony Mullenger were named in the complaint.
The allegation accuses the councilors of interference with the administration. Rundel became the Claremore City Manager on September 7th.
Tulsa, OK – After a decade of work, a park memorializing survivors of the 1921 race riot and the rebuilding of Greenwood after is dedicated. The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park is named after the renowned historian and Tulsa Washington high-school graduate. John W. Franklin is his son. He was in Tulsa for the dedication and will be Rich Fisher's guest tomorrow on Studio Tulsa.
Phase two of the project will include a reconciliation center on the land near Detroit Avenue and Greenwood where the riot took place.