Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee has gaveled to order historic Supreme Court hearings for Elana Kagan, a Clinton era legal adviser who is the second woman President Barack Obama has put forward for a seat on the bench.
The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are urging Kagan to be open with lawmakers and the American people scrutinizing her qualifications for the high court bench.
Tulsa, OK – WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is among those on the Judiciary Committee who will be asking questions as confirmation hearings start today for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. The 62-year-old Republican says he is concerned with Kagan's focus on international law during her career, from Harvard to the solicitor general's office, and whether she plans to use foreign law if she is confirmed.
Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa County grand jury issues two sealed indictments and a report critical of the Skiatook School district's current top manager.
The indictments issued by the panel will remain sealed until defendants named in them are arrested.
The judge said the grand jury also recommended the removal of one or more public officials in a separate report also filed under seal. The report said members of the grand jury have "no confidence in the ability" of interim superintendent to lead the district.
Tulsa, OK – Authorities say 2 drowned in Okla. lakes Saturday
Oklahoma authorities say the bodies of two men who drowned in separate lakes Saturday were recovered within hours of their deaths.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a man drowned about 8 p.m. at Tee Pee Beach on Lake Murray, south of Ardmore. An OHP report said the body of Monserrat Soto Gallardo, 67, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was recovered about 10:30 p.m. by a dive team in about 12 feet of water.
Broken Arrow, OK – 2 cars sought in deadly Okla. hit-and-run crash
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Police in Broken Arrow are looking for the drivers of two vehicles involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash with a motorcycle.
Sgt. Ed Ferguson says it appears the motorcyclist was eastbound on Oklahoma 51 about 1:10 a.m. Saturday when a westbound car crossed the center line and collided with him. Ferguson says the man was thrown into the westbound lane where he was run over by a second car.
Oklahoma City, Ok – Express Services co-founder sues CEO
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A co-founder of the employment company Express Services Inc. is suing the chief executive officer for allegedly taking more than $134 million for personal use.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Oklahoma City by Bill Stoller of Portland, Ore., asks that CEO Bob Funk be removed from his position and that missing funds be returned or promissory notes be issued.
Stoller also asks the court to name him CEO and board chairman.