Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police have released a letter that may be a key piece of evidence in a homicide investigation. The letter, written by a woman named Kee-Kee, was sent to homicide victim Damesha Hunter about a month before she was killed.
In the letter, the Kee-Kee claims to be pregnant with Hunter's husband's child. Police want to contact the letter writer in connection with the homicide investigation.
Oklahoma City, OK – Pickens not optimistic about natural gas proposal
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Billionaire energy magnate T. Boone Pickens isn't optimistic that Congress will act this year on a proposal to spur the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel in the U.S.
In September, Pickens had said he remained hopeful that Congress would pass what is known as the NAT GAS Act by the end of the year. Among the measure's goals is to subsidize the conversion of long-haul trucks so that they would run on compressed natural gas.
Oklahoma City, OK – First bills filed for new Okla. Legislature
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The first bills of the new 53rd Oklahoma Legislature have been filed at the state Capitol.
Four Senate bills were filed Tuesday. The first two bills by Sen. John Ford, a Tulsa Republican, relate to education and teachers. Senate Bill 1 deletes certain hearing requirements from the Teacher Due Process Act.
Two other bills by Sens. James Wilson, a Tahlequah Democrat, and Mike Mazzei, a Tulsa Republican, deal with income and sales taxes.
Oklahoma City, OK – Newly elected and reelected members of the Oklahoma State Senate took their Oath of Office during a ceremony Tuesday in the Senate Chamber. The Oath was administered by Oklahoma State Supreme Court Vice-Chief Justice Steven W. Taylor.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin taps former lawmaker for ag post
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov.-elect Mary Fallin has announced former lawmaker and Farm Service Agency official Jim Reese will serve as secretary of agriculture in Fallin's administration.
The Nardin Republican served 14 years in the Oklahoma House before he was named executive director of the Oklahoma Farm Service Agency. He most recently served as a policy adviser to House Speaker Chris Benge, and has owned and operated Jim Reese Farms since 1978.