Stillwater, OK – Okla. man arrested for threatening jail with plane
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Payne County authorities say a Stillwater man has been arrested after threatening to fly a plane into the county jail.
Fifty-two-year-old Layne Lester Kent was arrested Saturday and charged Monday with a felony count of making a terrorism hoax. He appeared in court without an attorney and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Senate overrides abortion bills veto
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has voted to override Gov. Brad Henry's veto of two abortion bills, clearing the way for the bills to become law without his signature.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 36-12 Tuesday to override the veto of a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion.
Washington, D.C. – Sioux tribe member named to lead Indian Affairs
WASHINGTON (AP) Longtime Interior Department official Michael Black has been named director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Black is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. He had served as acting BIA director since March 18. He takes over from Jerold Gidner, who is now special counselor for Larry Echo Hawk, assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs.
Tulsa, OK – Man investigated in Okla City deaths shot in Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A man under investigation in Oklahoma City in the deaths of six people including two fetuses has been arrested after being shot by Tulsa police.
Police say 32-year-old Denny Edward Phillips was shot three times Monday afternoon after pointing a gun at officers who had found him at a Tulsa motel. Capt. Rick Helberg says Phillips is expected to recover.
Tulsa, OK – Boaters are urged to use caution while boating on Fort Gibson Lake due to lower than normal lake levels.
The lake levels at Fort Gibson Lake will be kept approximately one foot below normal for the next two to three years to perform maintenance at the dam.
The lake levels will fluctuate depending on the season. Boaters should anticipate lower water levels during spring and fall seasons and anticipated periods of heavy rain that fall within the watershed which could cause an increase in flows coming into Fort Gibson Lake
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage sought to clarify earlier news accounts regarding the finalization and public release of an investigative audit into Broken Arrow Public Schools.
"The audit is still in draft form and its release is pending a review by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office," Burrage said.