Oklahoma City, OK – Lobbyist spending on Okla legislators increases
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funding for state agencies was down in Oklahoma, but spending by lobbyists on legislators was up during the past legislative session.
According to Oklahoma Ethics Commission records, lobbyists spent $51,133, or 24 percent more, on lawmakers from January to June. Nearly all of that was for meals. During the same period in 2009, lobbyists spent $38,587.
Bartlesville, OK – Bartlesville police think drug dog was poisoned
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Bartlesville police say a preliminary report indicates their agency's drug dog might have been poisoned.
The 3-year-old dog known as "Cooper" was euthanized last Monday after his partner, officer Troy Newell, noticed the animal had been lethargic. The dog had been examined by a local veterinarian and a Tulsa animal clinic and diagnosed with advanced kidney failure.
Sapulpa, OK – Part of Route 66 dedicated to Okla. cop, father
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) A portion of State Highway 66 in Sapulpa has been dedicated in honor of a police officer who died with his father while responding to a call.
The ceremony marking a section of the road as the Officer Larry W. Cantrell and Mr. Charles L. Cantrell Memorial Highway was held Sunday. The 34-year-old officer was responding to a backup call from another officer on July 30, 2005, when he died in an accident. His 59-year-old was riding with him.