BROKEN ARROW (AP) — Police departments across Oklahoma are beefing up their patrols as the holiday season gets underway.
The Broken Arrow Police Department is adding extra patrol and reserve officers around busy shopping areas on Thursday and Friday. The department is also urging consumers to shop during daylight hours if possible and stay alert to their surroundings. The department says shoppers should always lock their car doors and never leave valuables in plain sight.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Second-degree murder charges have been filed against the aunt of two young girls who died in a Tulsa apartment fire.
Court documents show that 23-year-old was charged Tuesday in the Nov. 18 deaths of 18-month Nylah Moses and 4-year-old Noni Moses. The girls died at a Tulsa hospital shortly after being pulled from the burning apartment.
Moses pleaded not guilty and remains jailed without bond. The public defender's office was appointed to assign an attorney for her.
Collection methods are one green waste program issue Tulsa City Council's Trash Operations Task Force will look at in the coming weeks. Many cities with successful green waste programs use a dedicated cart, an option resident surveys indicate Tulsans don't want in addition to the current recycling and trash carts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
The justices said Tuesday they will take up an issue that has divided the lower courts in the face of roughly 40 lawsuits from for-profit companies asking to be spared from having to cover some or all forms of contraception.
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — The Osage Nation Congress has scheduled a Jan 13 trial on proceedings seeking the ouster of Principal Chief John Red Eagle.
The Examiner-Enterprise reports Red Eagle faces removal on charges of malfeasance in office, arrogation of power and for allegedly disregarding his constitutional duties and oath of office. He has also been accused of abuse of the government process and undermining the integrity of the office.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.04, a 44-cent price decrease from last year’s average of $49.48.
Small Business Saturday is coming up November 30 when shoppers across the country are encouraged to think big by shopping small. Gail Banzet-Ellis explains how the designated day for small businesses is welcomed by farmers year-round.
On closing day of Bixby’s Conrad Farms in October, owner Vernon Conrad reflected on the farm’s many faithful customers and employees of the past few decades.