En id, OK – Candidates for governor set for Enid forum
ENID, Okla. (AP) All six candidates for Oklahoma governor are expected to participate in a gubernatorial forum in Enid.
The nonpartisan, public policy group The Oklahoma Academy will host the forum at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Autry Technology Center in Enid. It's one of several forums hosted by the group, but the first for which all six candidates are scheduled to attend.
Oklahoma City, OK – OSBI director leaving to lead new UCO school
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) The director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is leaving that agency after 15 years to lead a new criminal justice school at the University of Central Oklahoma.
DeWade Langley announced his resignation in an e-mail to OSBI employees sent Tuesday, the same day UCO announced his appointment. Langley gave no effective date for his resignation and a news release from UCO did not include his starting date at the Edmond university.
Tulsa, OK – Statement from Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.
The citizens of Tulsa expect and deserve better than what they have been getting from their city government. With that undeniable truth in mind, I today renew my commitment to lead this city. I will focus my energies not on politics or false accusations, but rather on issues that are critical to Tulsans, such as our economy, the current budget crisis, more efficient government, public safety and street improvements.
Lawton, Okla. – LAWTON, Okla. (AP) Lawton police have arrested a shirtless man they say was carrying around a machete and a stolen flag.
Police say they received a call about the unidentified man in southwest Lawton about 8:15 p.m. Monday. Dispatchers told officers the man might need an emergency order of detention. The man was described as in his early 40s, shirtless, wearing a pair of blue jeans and carrying the machete and flag.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma transportation officials have ordered modifications to bridges in the state that are similar to one that was involved in a deadly collapse in Minnesota in 2007.
Gary Evans, the chief engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, said Tuesday that officials have ordered a design review of 95 truss bridges in the state. Evans says reports on 30 of the bridges have been received so far and that nine of them needed modification.
Tulsa, OK – Feds sue to block Arizona illegal immigrant law
TULSA, OK (AP) The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's tough new law targeting illegal immigrants.
The government filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on Tuesday. In Tulsa, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says Arizona is following federal law, something, he says, the federal government is not doing.