Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Okla Senate investigating juvenile center contract
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate will investigate the awarding of a contract to operate a new juvenile justice center following reports of a relationship between a state senator and a lobbyist whose clients include the company that won the contract.
Bartlesville, OK – Okla health department cites jail for overcrowding
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State Health Department sent a violation notice to Washington County commissioners about overcrowding and other issues at the county jail, but officials say the problems have been corrected.
Commissioner Linda Herndon told the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise that a report regarding the notice was sent back to the department last week.
Oklahoma City, OK – 2 Okla. troopers on leave pending investigations
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are on administrative leave pending investigations into separate incidents involving the officers.
Trooper Jason Wayne Henry was placed on leave after being charged in Logan County with misdemeanor domestic abuse/assault and battery. Court documents say only that Henry was involved in a domestic violence incident on Thanksgiving Day.
Bartlesville, OK – DHS had investigated woman charged in baby's death
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Bartlesville woman charged with neglect in the death of her 10-day-old daughter in a washing machine was investigated six times by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services which found no abuse or neglect of her older children despite findings of drug use.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin to meet with Obama, Boehner in Washington
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gov.-elect Mary Fallin is traveling to Washington this week to meet with President Obama on homeland security issues and with incoming U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.