Tulsa, OK – Since Tulsa's Sheriff has taken back the operation of the county jail, costs have stayed below budget each year. Financial experts claim that would not be the case had the operation continued under a private company. Sheriff Glanz says his style of direct supervision of inmates is a major reason for the turn-around.
When the jail first opened in 1999, Corrections Corporation of America ran the operation. The Sheriff resumed operations in 2005.
Tulsa, OK – A 15-year-old is now in custody in connection with last Thursday night's fatal convenience store attempted armed robbery in north Tulsa. A 14-year-old accomplice was shot and killed during the robbery as the store clerk returned fire from the robbers.
The name of the 15-year-old is not being released as he is a minor. He was taken into custody last night.
Skiatook, OK – Back at her desk is Skiatook High School Principal Donna Brogan. She was suspended last week, but her attorney Richard O'Carroll tells KWGS News, the school board has lifted the suspension.
O'Carroll contends Brogan was black-balled by acting superintendent Steve Williams. Brogan had recently spoke out at school board meeting against Williams. A Tulsa County Grand Jury had recommended Williams be removed from the office
Rose, OK – Cherokee Nation developing its first national park
ROSE, Okla. (AP) A preservation group plans to use $4,000 in grants to help the Cherokee Nation develop its first national park.
The grants received by the Saline Preservation Association will be used to help prepare historic structure reports on the 126-year-old Saline District Courthouse in Rose and the spring house, as well as to develop a memorial trail.
Luther, OK – Fire trucks donated to small Okla. town of Luther
LUTHER, Okla. (AP) The widow of a collector of government trucks has donated three fire vehicles to a small Oklahoma County fire department.
Luther firefighters had entered a national contest hoping to win a new pumper truck for their agency, recording a video that gained popularity on the Internet. They finished second, which meant no new vehicle.
Claremore, OK – OU regents consider budget for Cancer Institute
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) University of Oklahoma regents are set to vote on increasing a proposed budget for a major project at the university's Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City.
During their meeting Monday in Claremore, regents are scheduled to consider approval of a $133.5 million project budget for the OU Cancer Center. That's $3.5 million more than the amount regents approved for the project during their May meeting.
Thomas, OK – Fallin traveling by train through western Oklahoma SEAN MURPHY,Associated Press Writer
THOMAS, Okla. (AP) U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin is embarking on a whistle-stop train tour through several western Oklahoma cities as part of her campaign to become Oklahoma's next governor
Fallin and her supporters gathered Monday morning outside the Wheeler Brothers grain company in Thomas in Custer County. The Fallin campaign leased a two-car passenger train with a caboose for the event.