Oklahoma City, Ok – Film about former lawmaker to debut in Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A movie about a former state senator whose parents were murdered during an assault on his family will open in Oklahoma next week.
"Heaven's Rain" is the story of the Douglass family, who were attacked by a pair of drifters in 1979 at the family's home near Okarche. The Rev. Richard Douglass and his wife, Marilyn, were shot to death. The Douglass children, 16-year-old Brooks and 12-year-old Leslie, also were shot, but survived.
Jay, OK – Jay school janitor guilty of student rape
JAY, Okla. (AP) A former janitor at Jay High School has pleaded guilty to the rape of a 16-year-old student.
Authorities say 45-year-old Adam Wolf was hired at the school despite having two felony burglary convictions on his record. The Oklahoman reports that Wolf entered his guilty plea to rape and other charges on Thursday in Delaware County and drew a 15-year prison sentence.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa's Dr. Robert Block, a world leader in pediatrics and creator of the new sub-specialty of child abuse pediatrics, is the new president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Block is the Chair of OU's School of Community Medicine, but will step down to lead the Academy. In his new role, Dr. Block will represent the group at the federal level.
Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa's sales tax collections for mid July to mid August, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are below last year's totals, but higher than the budget estimate for the month.
Actual tax received is $16,252,172, or 2.3 percent below the $16,641,187 collected during the same period last year. That amount, however, was 2.9 percent above the budget estimate for the period - $15,793,000.