Tulsa, OK – GOP looks to extend majorities in House, Senate
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Republican Party officials say they're taking nothing for granted in this year's elections for state House and Senate seats, but it's hard for them to hide their optimism.
The Oklahoma Legislature was essentially controlled by the Democratic Party since statehood, but Republicans captured the Oklahoma House in 2004 and, for the first time in state history, the Senate in 2008.
Tulsa, OK – The intersection of 111th Street South and Sheridan Road has been a source of traffic congestion for years. Recently, Tulsa County teamed with the cities of Tulsa and Bixby to expand and refit the intersection. This project is one of several in the recent past where Tulsa County partners with a municipality to build infrastructure.
Tulsa, Okla. – Police officers proven to have been untruthful during any official investigation will now face only one form of punishment: termination.
Interim Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced the new policy this morning in a statement with Mayor Bartlett and Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police President Phil Evans. The new policy extends the Tulsa Police Department's Rule 6 "Duty to be Truthful and Obedient."
By Hear interview with Sandy Garrett prior to her speech
Tulsa, OK – Borrowing Charles Dickens' famous line to open her 2010 State of Education address today in Tulsa, State School Superintendent Sandy Garrett remarked "it is the best of times, it is the worst of times" to more than 2,500 Oklahoma School leaders in attendance at the Tulsa Convention Center Ballroom.
Tulsa, OK – Okla police chief says internal probe conducted
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa's interim police chief says his department conducted its own investigation of possible theft and lying by police officers.
Chief Chuck Jordan said Wednesday that the department's probe started in May 2009 and involved information developed by the Internal Affairs unit. Jordan says he couldn't name the officers who were investigated.