SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A judge in eastern Oklahoma has postponed scheduled a jury trial for a Sallisaw man charged in a 1997 killing.
Sequoyah County District Judge Jeff Payton delayed setting the trial for 39-year-old Rex Richard Robbins because Robbins' attorney wasn't in court Thursday. The Southwest Times Record reports that Payton will consider the matter in June.
Robbins is charged in the beating death of 28-year-old Mitchell Dayne Nixon. Robbins is being held without bond in the Sequoyah County jail and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The American Red Cross presents its certificate of merit to Mayor Bartlett. The presentation was made today at City Hall for the awareness the mayor has brought in the need for CPR certification. He was the only one who knew CPR when a customer in a restaurant suffered from a heart attack recently.
"I'm surely not looking for any notoriety on this other than to ask people to strongly consider getting CPR training"
The certificate was signed by President Obama and the chairman of the American Red Cross.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Senate-backed plan to tap $40 million from the state's unclaimed property fund to help complete a Native American museum in Oklahoma City is getting a frosty reception from GOP leaders in the Oklahoma House.
Newly elected House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Thursday that the House Republicans' initial reaction to the proposal "was not overwhelming."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Senate panel has approved legislation that bans cellphone use in school zones across the state.
The Senate Public Safety Committee passed the measure on Thursday and sent it to the full Senate for a vote.
The measure makes it illegal for anyone operating a motor vehicle to use a wireless communications device in a school zone. The bill does not apply to vehicles that are stopped, drivers who are using hands free devices or specifically-listed emergency calls. The bill is similar to existing laws in Arkansas and Texas.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A red flag warning is in effect for much of Oklahoma because of a very high risk of wildfires Friday.
The National Weather Service says the warning is in effect from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday for most of Oklahoma, except the Panhandle and southeast section of the state. The weather service says mild, dry and breezy conditions will create a very high to extreme risk for wildfires.
Forecasters say winds of 15 mph to 30 mph are expected Friday with gusts up to 40 mph. Temperatures could reach the 70s Friday.
Please tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 23rd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)
Tulsa’s amnesty period for parking tickets is over, but speeding tickets could get the same treatment eventually.
City Manager Jim Twombly told the city council budget committee current enforcement efforts are bringing in more than they cost. Councilors asked if bad weather kept people from coming to pay their tickets. Twombly said a three-week amnesty period was enough time and residents got plenty of advanced notice.