McAlester, OK – McALESTER, Okla. (AP) A grand jury investigation will get under way in McAlester this week into alleged crimes by a convicted child rapist. The Pittsburg County grand jury was seated last week at the request of Attorney General Drew Edmondson's office. The panel was convened to look into allegations against 65-year-old convicted child rapist David Harold Eugene Earls.
Tulsa, OK – Last week, we told you about a congressional hearing that was held here in Tulsa dealing with the federal energy policy. It was hosted by Congresswoman Mary Fallin and chaired by Pennsylvania Democrat Jason Altmire. This morning, we hear from Tulsa's Congressman John Sullivan. He favors a revision of the nation's energy policy.
Tulsa, OK – Two students from The University of Tulsa have been diagnosed with type A influenza. The cases, which are believed to be unrelated, were reported to TU officials Friday after the students visited the on-campus Alexander Health Clinic. In keeping with TU's health emergency plans, the students have been isolated at campus residences until the flu symptoms have passed.
Tulsa, OK – Earlier today, a tractor trailer rig slammed into the bridge at Highway 169 and Pine. That has caused some damage to the bridge. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has closed some of the roadway on both 169 and Pine Street. Hear the comments of O-Dot spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell.
Tulsa, OK – Ex-Tulsa official pleads guilty to corruption
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal prosecutor says a former Tulsa Public Works Department official has pleaded guilty to corruption charges.
Acting U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward says former field engineering manager Albert Martinez pleaded guilty to bribery, mail fraud and procurement fraud. Woodward says Martinez agreed to repay the city $341,000 and faces up to 35 years in prison when he's sentenced Dec. 1.