Granite, OK – Convicted Okla. sheriff killer posts on Facebook
GRANITE, Okla. (AP) A man serving 30 years in prison for the murder of an Oklahoma county sheriff has been moved to solitary confinement in a different prison after he used a smuggled-in cell phone to post pictures and comments on Facebook.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) released the following statement today announcing their support for the recommendations of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Okla Senate investigating juvenile center contract
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate will investigate the awarding of a contract to operate a new juvenile justice center following reports of a relationship between a state senator and a lobbyist whose clients include the company that won the contract.
Bartlesville, OK – Okla health department cites jail for overcrowding
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State Health Department sent a violation notice to Washington County commissioners about overcrowding and other issues at the county jail, but officials say the problems have been corrected.
Commissioner Linda Herndon told the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise that a report regarding the notice was sent back to the department last week.
Oklahoma City, OK – 2 Okla. troopers on leave pending investigations
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are on administrative leave pending investigations into separate incidents involving the officers.
Trooper Jason Wayne Henry was placed on leave after being charged in Logan County with misdemeanor domestic abuse/assault and battery. Court documents say only that Henry was involved in a domestic violence incident on Thanksgiving Day.