Tulsa, OK – Thomas Scott Woodward, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, announces the results of the July 2009 Federal Grand Jury.
The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant's presumption of innocence.
Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Brad Henry has appointed Darrell Shepherd of Wagoner to the position of District Court Judge District 15, Office 2, which covers Wagoner and Cherokee Counties. Judge Shepherd will replace Bruce Sewell, who resigned.
The City has received its July sales and use tax distribution from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, representing taxes collected in June, showing a 10.73 percent reduction in sales taxes from the same period last year.
The reported revenue closely reflects the budgeted revenue estimates which were revised downward. Tulsa's July sales tax disbursement is $16,498,273. The budget estimate was for $16,507,887. Last year's July sales tax disbursement was $18,481,969.
Webbers Falls, OK – 2 ex-Webbers Falls officers accused in swindle
WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) After a police investigation, two former Webbers Falls officers have been accused of swindling a motorist of $220 during a traffic stop in December 2005.
Police Chief Tim Brown has turned over the results of his investigation to the Muskogee County District Attorney's office, which will decide if charges should be filed against former Capt. Joe Garrett and former Officer Aaron Torix.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsan George Kaiser--- The Billionaire Philanthropist---discussed the mission of the George Kaiser Family foundation with the Tulsa Rotary.
He says we are not all equal. Not all children are born into loving and caring families with the same advantages. His goal is to break the cycle of poverty. Kaiser says early childhood education is central to that goal. That is why he is so involved in the Educare program.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's winter wheat harvest may yield less than half the amount taken in last year.
Oklahoma Wheat Commission executive director Mike Schulte says the harvest is about 98 percent complete and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates about 73.5 million bushels will be harvested.
Schulte says the 2008 harvest yielded about 166.5 million bushels, but last year was considered to be a bumper crop.