Tulsa, OK – All lanes of westbound I-244 on the north leg of the Inner Dispersal Loop are now open to traffic. This section of I-244 has been closed since July 2009, as part of a $75 million stimulus-funded project to reconstruct the north and west legs of the IDL.
On this westbound section of the north leg, new decks were put in place on 13 bridges, and the entire roadway replaced from the ground up.
Oklahoma City, OK – For the second time this legislative session, Gov. Brad Henry has vetoed legislation exempting buyers of Oklahoma-made guns from federal criminal background checks and other regulatory safeguards.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House overrides health care bill veto
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has overridden Gov. Brad Henry's veto of legislation to allow Oklahomans to opt out of a new federal health care overhaul law.
The House voted 72-24 without debate Tuesday to override the veto, more than the two-thirds vote needed for the measure to go into effect without Henry's signature. The Senate is expected to consider an override later this week.
Muskogee, OK – Okla. judge refuses to remove prosecutor in mall shooting
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore will not be removed as prosecutor in the deadly Muskogee mall shooting case.
Special District Judge Robin Adair rejected the motion by the attorney for 25-year-old Tenesha Nunley to remove prosecutor Larry Moore. Defense attorney James Walters argued that Moore could be called as a witness because Nunley made incriminating statements to him before being read her rights.