Mangum, OK – Officials say gangs using cell phones in prison
MANGUM, Okla. (AP) Authorities say they believe gangs are smuggling cell phones to inmates in order to stay in contact while in prison.
Greer County Assistant District Attorney Eric Yarborough says he has seven pending homicide cases from inside the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. He says each case can be traced back to a prison gang.
Tulsa, OK – Police: Dispute over bulldogs led to man's death
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police have arrested five people in the death of a 40-year-old man and say his death is the result of a dispute over English bulldogs.
Police on Saturday arrested 18-year-old Aldelso Shadrick Barnes, 18-year-old James Edward Alexander, 18-year-old Shanon Hunt, 20-year-old Jovan Caldwell and 18-year-old Sabrina Lee Cummings on complaints of first-degree murder.
Del City, OK – Woman arrested after theft of ambulance
DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a woman looking for her ex-boyfriend stole an ambulance and led troopers on a 50-mile chase from Shawnee to Del City.
Troopers say 28-year-old Mindy Jones was at the hospital for a blood test after she was arrested following for driving under the influence and hit-and-run. Officers say she ran from the hospital and drove away in the ambulance about 2:30 a.m. Friday.
Those attending events at the Performing Arts Center this weekend may be affected by street closings for the PSO Parade of Lights on Saturday evening and the American Bikers Toy Run on Sunday afternoon. Patrons are advised to plan their route and arrival with possible delays in mind.
Tulsa, OK – More Budget Cuts are ahead for the city of Tulsa. Mayor Bartlett and Chief of Staff Terry Simmonson met with the Tulsa City Council yesterday afternoon to discuss the latest budget figures.
Mayor Bartlett has sent city department heads an email asking for additional budget cuts of two and four percent. The Mayor says the city has already cut into the muscle and more cuts will be painful.