Fairview, OK – Family plead no contest to abusing adopted girl
FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) A Fairview couple and their son and daughter have pleaded no contest to abusing a girl the couple adopted in 2005.
Fifty-two-year-old Ardee Tyler and 46-year-old Penny Tyler each pleaded no contest in Major County District Court to one felony count of child abuse. Twenty-year-old Ashton Tyler pleaded no contest to rape by instrumentation and 21-year-old Nathania Tyler pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of assault and battery.
Tulsa, OK – Judge blocks introduction of partial test records
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has blocked the state of Oklahoma's attempt to introduce a portion of soil test records from 50 chicken farms in its pollution lawsuit against the Arkansas poultry industry.
U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell instead ordered Oklahoma on Wednesday to submit the records of each operation going back to 1998, when the record-keeping began.
Tulsa, OK – Voters in Rogers County agreed to extend a sales tax to pay for a new courthouse and 911 center while those in Love County agreed to a fee on landline phones to pay for enhanced 911 service. And voters approved bond issues for construction and transportation projects in the Broken Arrow, Jenks, Kiefer, Norman, Newcastle, Latta and Middleburg school districts.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) An Oklahoma car dealership is suing a southeast Louisiana town for allegedly failing to pay for two police vehicles.
Napoleonville's police department planned to purchase two 2009 Dodge Chargers with federal stimulus money, but Mayor Ron Animashaun says the money was late in arriving due to a delay in submitting the necessary paperwork.
Tulsa, OK – Thomas Scott Woodward, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, announces the results of the December 2009 Federal Grand Jury. The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant's presumption of innocence.
Tulsa, OK – The November Oklahoma Tax Commission report to the City of Tulsa shows Tulsa's major revenue sources for general fund operations are still in steep decline. The report, representing sales tax and use tax collected from mid- October to mid-November, was received Tuesday.
City of Tulsa sales tax collections dropped $2,681,917 million from $18,476,382 million to $15,794,465 million, representing a 14.5 percent drop below the previous year. The collections are 4.9 percent below budget estimate for the month.