Tulsa, OK – Five people are arrest after found cooking meth in a south Tulsa hotel. A Tulsa Police officer was taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes at the Tulsa Select Hotel at I-44 and South Yale. The bust was made shortly after seven p.m. Saturday night. Two rooms were being used to manufacture the drugs.
Tulsa, OK – An overnight apartment fire in Tulsa was apparently the work of an arsonist. It happened at the Lakes Apartments near 81st and South Wheeling. Eyewitnesses tell fire investigators the blaze was started by someone at the foot of the stairs. Two people had to be rescued while the top two apartments were gutted by the 3a.m. flames.
Green River, WY – Wyo. detective uses Facebook to find wanted man
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) The Sweetwater County sheriff says authorities used Facebook to find a man in Oklahoma who is wanted on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender.
Sheriff Rich Haskell says one of his detectives generated leads through Facebook to find the location of 42-year-old Henry William Sadberry. It was unclear what information authorities found on the social networking site that led them to Sadberry.
Oklahoma City, oK – Okla banking official criticizes foreclosure probe
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association is criticizing a nationwide investigation into foreclosure practices and says a proposed moratorium on foreclosures could have a devastating effect on the economy.
Jan Miller told The Oklahoman the investigation by attorneys general nationwide including Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is intended to put lenders in a bad light.
Undated – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners rolled to a 52-0 victory against Iowa State last night. DeMarco Murray scored three times to set Oklahoma's career record for touchdowns, surpassing 1969 Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens' record of 57 touchdowns in his career. Ryan Broyles broke his own mark for receptions in a game.
Washington, D.C. – Judge extends deadline to OK Indian settlement
WASHINGTON (AP) A judge has set Jan. 7 as the new deadline for Congress to approve a $3.4 billion settlement with hundreds of thousands of American Indians.
The U.S. Senate has adjourned without giving the Obama administration the authority to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in 1996 by Elouise Cobell of Browning, Mont. The suit accuses the federal government of mismanaging billions of dollars held in trust for Indian landowners.
Lawton, OK – Resentencing set for man who killed Okla. trooper
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) A Comanche County judge will hear testimony next week in the resentencing trial of a former firefighter who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2003 death of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.
Jurors were scheduled to hear the case this week, but the Lawton Constitution says District Judge Gerald Neuwirth informed them they wouldn't hear testimony in the proceeding. Court records show a non-jury trial is set for Monday.
Oklahoma City, OK – GOP gains ground in Okla. voter registration
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The number of registered Republicans in Oklahoma continues to increase, closing the gap on the advantage Democrats have enjoyed for years.
The Oklahoma Election Board reported Friday Republicans have seen a net increase of 28,599 registered voters since Jan. 15, compared to a net increase of 313 for Democrats. The number of registered independents increased by more than 11,000.