Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State tax collections were down again last month.
Treasurer Scott Meacham said Tuesday collections by the general revenue fund in December totaled $402.3 million. That is $165.1 million, or 29.1 percent, below the prior year's collections and $178.6 million, or 30.7 percent, below the official estimate.
Tulsa, OK – A man is shot at Renda Broadcasting in Tulsa. Renda owns and operates KBEZ and K-Hits.
Sources say an armed man entered the lobby of the radio stations, located on the northwest corner of 71st and South Yale. He asked to see a female morning air-personality. When authorities arrived, the man was in a hallway. He was ordered to drop his rifle. When he did not, he was shot.
EMSA says the gunman was 58-years-old. He was taken to St-Francis Hospital in serious condition.
Vian, OK – VIAN, Okla. (AP) A paramedic who scuffled with an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop last year has been arrested in Vian. Assistant Police Chief Bryan Chandler says Maurice White Jr. was arrested Monday for speeding, not having a driver's license and resisting arrest, among other things. White didn't return a call seeking comment.
Tulsa, OK – Acting United States Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced that a former City of Tulsa Public Works official was sentenced in federal court today. Albert S. Martinez, age 48, formerly the Field Engineering Manager at the Tulsa Public Works Department, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern to 42 months confinement in federal prison and was ordered to make restitution to the City of Tulsa in the amount of $341,000. To date, Martinez has forfeited assets in the amount of $217,000.
Tulsa, OK – State medical examiner hires chief administrator
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A chief administrative officer has been hired by the state Medical Examiner's Office in an effort to regain accreditation and adress problems found in a state audit.
Former Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation deputy director Thomas Jordan was hired in December at a salary of $90,000 per year. Spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard says Jordan will help address the loss of accreditation and deficiencies pointed out by a state audit.