Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republicans in the state House of Representatives are set to meet while members of the party's ultra-conservative wing are taking shots at incoming House Speaker Kris Steele who has put the state's struggling economy at the top of his agenda.
The representatives are to meet today and tomorrow in Bartlesville.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa has accepted a bid to play in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24 and will play the host Hawaii Warriors on their home field. Tulsa (9-3) will play in the postseason for the fifth time in six years after its four-year streak of bowl appearances was snapped last season.
Dallas, TX – ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) No. 10 Oklahoma rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Nebraska 23-20 last night in the Big 12 championship. Travis Lewis had an interception in the end zone and recovered two fumbles as the Sooners (11-2) made the biggest comeback in Big 12 championship history to earn a spot in the Fiesta Bowl.
Stillwater, OK – STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) It was a wild Oklahoma Class 6A football championship game, with almost 100 points scored last night between Union and Jenks. Union pulled it out 50-47 after wide receiver Stephon Weaver threw a 28-year touchdown to Christian Hoods with 39 seconds left. Jenks had beaten union earlier in the year, so both teams finished 13-1.
Oklahoma City, OK – Contract delayed while Senate probe launched
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The signing of a $10 million contract to operate a new juvenile justice center has been delayed after reports of a relationship between a state senator and a lobbyist for the company that won the contract.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa District Attorney Tim Harris is the victim of a death threat. The threat appears to be connected to the prosecution in the murder for hire death of Tulsa businessman and former TU football star Neal Sweeney.
Apparently one of the suspects was attempting to get local gang members to carry out the hit, apparently to hinder prosecution in the Sweeney case.
Tulsa Police officers are investigating. Harris and his family are now under 24-hour protection.