Tulsa, OK – Putting greens at two of Tulsa's four 18-hole municipal golf courses will get new grass in coming weeks, reducing maintenance costs by an estimated $100,000 to $110,000 per year, possibly more.
The cost of replacing the greens is less than the cost of planned maintenance to the existing greens.
Oklahoma City, OK – House Speaker-Designate Kris Steele named a bipartisan Redistricting Steering Committee today that will help the House prepare for the redrawing of state and federal legislative lines following the 2010 census.
The eight members who represent each area of the state named to the committee include:
Muskogee, OK – Fire fighters in Muskogee battle multiple alarm fire in intense heat. The blaze left 28-people homeless at the Shady Hallow Apartments. The fire broke out just before five o'clock in the morning. The temperature at the time was in the upper 70s, but jumped into the 90s by mid-morning.
The American Red Cross was called to the scene to help rehabilitate dehydrated fire fighters. The agency was also helping the displaced residents with basic needs.
By KWGS News/ Hear Officer Leland Ashley discuss the raid:
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police and the Able Commission raid the 918 Event Center at 3601 East Admiral in Tulsa. The raid took place late last night, just before midnight. Tulsa Police tell KWGS News that officers had been tipped-off to gambling.
Plainclothes officers enter the club and found games of dice underway. Police say the owner and employees were permitting the games to take place.
Oklahoma City, OK – Terrill calls DA's allegations 'preposterous'
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker at the center of an investigation into possible corruption at the state Capitol says the allegations are "preposterous."
Republican State Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore told The Associated Press on Wednesday he has not talked to Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater about his investigation. He says that he has not received a second subpoena to testify before a multicounty grand jury.
Oklahoma City, OK – AG: no second clemency hearing for Matthews
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection has asked the state Pardon and Parole Board for a second clemency hearing.
Thirty-eight-year-old Jeffrey David Matthews of Purcell is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday. He was sentenced to death for the Jan. 27, 1994, murder of Otis Earl Short during a robbery of Short's McClain County home. Matthews was the victim's great-nephew.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla man may be state's 5th heat-related death
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Medical Examiner's office says a man may be the fifth heat-related death of the year.
Medical Examiner's spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard says an autopsy and toxicology tests are still being conducted on 27-year-old Gerardo Espinoza, but officials believe he died of hyperthermia, an overheating of the body.