Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. fatalities drop since teen licenses limited
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new study shows that, since the passage of Oklahoma's graduated driver's license law in 1999, the number of fatality crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers has dropped from 75 in 2000 to a low of 39 in 2008.
The numbers include wrecks that killed teens and others where a 16- or 17-year-old was behind the wheel of at least one of the vehicles involved.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary on Wednesday approved legislation that would allow Oklahoma law enforcement officials to monitor the state's most dangerous sex offenders through electronic monitoring devices.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) State transportation officials say one lane of Interstate 44 near Tulsa and all lanes of 165th East Avenue are closed because of a hole in the interstate.
The hole found Sunday morning comes after another hole was repaired on the bridge deck Friday.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says the right lane of westbound I-44 in Catoosa is shut down and 165th East Avenue below the interstate is also closed. O-DOT says the lanes will likely be closed for several days while repairs are made.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced his office received authorization from the Bureau of Justice Assitance to use $3 million of a Justice Assistance Grant to rehire 35 police officers for 17 months.
Confirmation was received in a 4:42 p.m. email from Carol Poole, acting deputy director for programs for the Bureau. Details of the call back will be arranged next week.
Tulsa, OK – U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced today that Cardinal Health Pharmacy Services, LLC, a company engaged in providing hospital pharmacy management services, has agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $1 million for failing to account for large amounts of missing prescription drugs.