Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County wants the Attorney General to take over its probe of the Mayor's office. The council is forwarding its request to Drew Edmondson's office. At issue is if the Mayor and his Chief of Staff mislead the council over use of a federal grant to re-hire police officers.
If Edmondson's office won't handle the case, the council would like him to appoint a special prosecutor.
The maximum penalty for lying to the council is a 100-dollar fine and/or ten days in jail.
Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a man leading an officer on a high speed chase was killed when his car went airborne and crashed into the second floor of an apartment complex.
Police say 28-year-old Larry Steven Bible Jr. died in the collision early Thursday morning.
Investigators say Bible was being pursued shortly after midnight when he drove off a city street and hit a curb. Police say the car went airborne for nearly 100 feet before crashing into the apartment building about 20 feet off the ground.
Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett says the City Council is not authorized by the city charter to have its own attorney and is demanding that the current attorney for the council resign.
Bartlett's attorney has sent a letter to City Council attorney Drew Rees demanding that he resign immediately. The letter obtained by the Tulsa World also questions whether city funds were misappropriated in paying for a council attorney.
Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Brad Henry today requested a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration for Oklahoma County to assist those impacted by severe storms and flash floods that occurred July 6-12.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa recycling collector has two weeks. Two weeks to cut the number complaints about its service or have its contract with the city terminated. The Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy, or TARE Board, issued the ultimatum at yesterday's meeting.
Oklahoma City – Longtime Attorney General Drew Edmondson says his unsuccessful race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Oklahoma is his last. Edmondson says he plans to retire from elective politics and that he has no interest in running for the U.S. Senate or another other position.
Oklahoma City, OK – Construction of Okla. tower reaches key point
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Devon Energy Corp. officials say construction on what will be the tallest building in Oklahoma has reached a key stage and soon will accelerate.
Construction work began on the company's new $750 million downtown headquarters building in October and Larry Nichols, Devon's executive chairman, says workers have finished pouring the concrete floor on the tower's sixth floor.