Oklahoma City, OK – Pilot killed in small plane crash in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities say a small plane crash in the Oklahoma City area has killed one person.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was killed when the plane crashed Wednesday night near Yukon, about two miles south of Wiley Post Airport. Lunsford says the plane was flying from Lawton to Oklahoma City.
Stillwater, OK – 2 Stillwater police officers to be laid off
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater's council has accepted a plan to lay off two police officers in the Payne County town.
The council unanimously approved the measure Monday, saying the layoffs are needed to help close a budget gap the city says was created when an arbitration panel ruled in the police union's favor in a contract dispute.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police have released a letter that may be a key piece of evidence in a homicide investigation. The letter, written by a woman named Kee-Kee, was sent to homicide victim Damesha Hunter about a month before she was killed.
In the letter, the Kee-Kee claims to be pregnant with Hunter's husband's child. Police want to contact the letter writer in connection with the homicide investigation.
Oklahoma City, OK – Pickens not optimistic about natural gas proposal
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Billionaire energy magnate T. Boone Pickens isn't optimistic that Congress will act this year on a proposal to spur the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel in the U.S.
In September, Pickens had said he remained hopeful that Congress would pass what is known as the NAT GAS Act by the end of the year. Among the measure's goals is to subsidize the conversion of long-haul trucks so that they would run on compressed natural gas.
Oklahoma City, OK – First bills filed for new Okla. Legislature
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The first bills of the new 53rd Oklahoma Legislature have been filed at the state Capitol.
Four Senate bills were filed Tuesday. The first two bills by Sen. John Ford, a Tulsa Republican, relate to education and teachers. Senate Bill 1 deletes certain hearing requirements from the Teacher Due Process Act.
Two other bills by Sens. James Wilson, a Tahlequah Democrat, and Mike Mazzei, a Tulsa Republican, deal with income and sales taxes.
Oklahoma City, OK – Newly elected and reelected members of the Oklahoma State Senate took their Oath of Office during a ceremony Tuesday in the Senate Chamber. The Oath was administered by Oklahoma State Supreme Court Vice-Chief Justice Steven W. Taylor.