Oklahoma City, OK – Henry to chair opposition to ballot question
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A longtime supporter of common education, Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry says he's agreed to be the statewide chairman of a group opposed to a state question that would dramatically increase funding for public schools.
Public Radio Tulsa – KWGS & KWTU Are Broadcasting at Normal Power
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Tulsa, OK – Since Tulsa's Sheriff has taken back the operation of the county jail, costs have stayed below budget each year. Financial experts claim that would not be the case had the operation continued under a private company. Sheriff Glanz says his style of direct supervision of inmates is a major reason for the turn-around.
When the jail first opened in 1999, Corrections Corporation of America ran the operation. The Sheriff resumed operations in 2005.
Tulsa, OK – A 15-year-old is now in custody in connection with last Thursday night's fatal convenience store attempted armed robbery in north Tulsa. A 14-year-old accomplice was shot and killed during the robbery as the store clerk returned fire from the robbers.
The name of the 15-year-old is not being released as he is a minor. He was taken into custody last night.
Skiatook, OK – Back at her desk is Skiatook High School Principal Donna Brogan. She was suspended last week, but her attorney Richard O'Carroll tells KWGS News, the school board has lifted the suspension.
O'Carroll contends Brogan was black-balled by acting superintendent Steve Williams. Brogan had recently spoke out at school board meeting against Williams. A Tulsa County Grand Jury had recommended Williams be removed from the office
Rose, OK – Cherokee Nation developing its first national park
ROSE, Okla. (AP) A preservation group plans to use $4,000 in grants to help the Cherokee Nation develop its first national park.
The grants received by the Saline Preservation Association will be used to help prepare historic structure reports on the 126-year-old Saline District Courthouse in Rose and the spring house, as well as to develop a memorial trail.
Luther, OK – Fire trucks donated to small Okla. town of Luther
LUTHER, Okla. (AP) The widow of a collector of government trucks has donated three fire vehicles to a small Oklahoma County fire department.
Luther firefighters had entered a national contest hoping to win a new pumper truck for their agency, recording a video that gained popularity on the Internet. They finished second, which meant no new vehicle.