Tulsa, OK – It is former Skiatook School Superintendent Gary Johnson who is named in those grand jury indictments handed down last week. Johnson was taken into custody yesterday accused of embezzlement and bribery.
The jury also reported it had "no confidence" in Johnson's interim replacement.
The investigation started in February, when a state audit turned up 750-thousand dollars wasted on over priced supplies.
Tulsa, OK – 129th East Avenue bridge over I-244 closed for deck repair through Thursday
The 129th East Avenue bridge over Interstate 244 will be closed through Thursday, July 1, for repair of a failure through the deck. Also, the outside westbound lane of I-244 under the bridge will be closed for motorists' safety during the repairs.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The city of Oklahoma City can get access to most of the water in Sardis Lake after giving the Oklahoma Water Resources Board $27 million to retire the debt owed on constructing the lake.
Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch said Monday the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust gave the state agency the money June 16 so the state could finish paying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Cuban immigrant sentenced to death for the 2003 shooting death of his common-law wife wants the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn the penalty.
Oral arguments are set for Tuesday in the case of Carlos Cuesta-Rodriguez. The 54-year-old Cuesta-Rodriguez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the May 31, 2003, fatal shooting of Olimpia Cardina Fisher at their southwest Oklahoma City home.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two of Oklahoma's Corporation Commissioners are giving part of their salaries back to the state because of losses experienced by furloughed workers at the agency.
Commissioners Bob Anthony and Dana Murphy said Monday they plan to return part of their pay for a second time. Because state law prohibits cutting their salaries, the commissioners write checks back to the state.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council quizzes Mayoral Chief of Staff Terry Simonson regarding the hiring of a private firm to collect city sales taxes. Simonson says the state legislature tried to block Tulsa's move with a last minute law change.
Mayor Bartlett signed the private contract after the law was changed---but before it was signed by the Governor. The city claims the state---who currently collects the tax--- is leaving money uncollected.
Tulsa, OK – A hit & run collision occuned in Tulsa county on Friday night at approximately 10:00 PM' The location was 56th St. N & Peoria. A 13 year old Tulsa boy was hit while riding his bicycle near the area. The suspect vehicle, a burgundy 2003-2007 Dodge Stratus like the vehicle seen above, left the area traveling south bound without stopping.
The victim was transported to a Tulsa hospital and treated for a broken right arm. The suspect vehicle maybe missing the passenger side mirror.