Sapulpa, OK – Police: Okla. inmate captured at Sapulpa motel
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Police say they've captured an escaped inmate from Tulsa after a four-hour standoff at a Sapulpa motel.
Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the inmate escaped from the Avalon Treatment Center. Police say they found the inmate's car in the parking lot of the Interstate Inn and knocked on his motel room door. Police say a woman left the room and was arrested, but the suspect refused to leave.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma state senator has been thwarted in his attempt to stop outgoing Gov. Brad Henry from making a sixth appointment to the state Supreme Court.
The high court yesterday denied a motion by state Sen. Clark Jolley for a stay that would have prevented Henry from appointing a justice to replace the late Marian Opala, who died in October. The court's ruling on the motion allows Henry, a Democrat, to proceed with appointing a new justice. But the merits of the case have not yet been decided.
Tulsa, OK – The First Lady of Tulsa T-V has passed. Betty Boyd has died.
She was one of the first women on Tulsa TV, working at both KOTV and KTUL. After retiring from the daily TV grind, she became the head of Public Information for Tulsa Tech. She later ran for the state legislature where she represented east Tulsa in district 23.