Tulsa, OK – Union creates fund for furloughed officers
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Fraternal Order of Police has established a fund to accept donations to pay the salaries of laid off Tulsa police officers.
The city laid off 21 officers last week due to budget cuts. Eighteen have been rehired using federal stimulus funds.
The FOP says it will make no more concessions about its benefits. But FOP President Phil Evans said Friday police are committed to helping the city seek out more stable funding sources to provide for essential city services.
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Tahlequah, OK – Mother of crash victim files lawsuit
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The mother of a woman who died in a helicopter crash last month is suing the pilot, his parents and a California business.
Darci Scraper and Mark Mahaney died when the helicopter went down near Tahlequah on Oct. 14.
Scraper's mother, Juanita Scraper, filed a wrongful death lawsuit recently in Cherokee County District Court against Mahaney; his parents, James Mahaney and Rene Rozell; Mark Mahaney's estate, and Robinson Helicopter Co. in California.
Oklahoma City, OK – Shooting claims former Oklahoman
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma family members of a 22-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Hood have been notified that he was one of the 13 people killed when an Army psychiatrist went on a shooting rampage at the Texas base.
Gale Hunt of Frederick said Friday two uniformed soldiers came to her door at 11:30 p.m. Thursday to notify her of the death of her son, Spc. Jason Dean Hunt.
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Tulsa, OK – Mass swine flu vaccinations planned in state
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Health officials are planning mass immunization clinics across Oklahoma to provide swine flu vaccinations to those at high risk.
The clinics Saturday are for those considered most vulnerable for the H1N1 virus. Those include people 6 months to 18-years-old, pregnant women, adults younger than 65 with chronic medical conditions, health care workers who treat seriously ill patients and custodial parents of infants younger than 6 months.
Tulsa, OK – A 21-month investigation culminated today in charges against a Tulsa attorney and a former attorney on allegations that they embezzled more than $1.1 million from clients, Attorney General Drew Edmondson said.
William J. Anton and Fred M. Schraeder are accused in Tulsa County District Court of racketeering, conspiracy and multiple counts of embezzlement, forgery and workers' compensation fraud.