Oklahoma City, OK – Certification of Okla Islamic law refendum blocked
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has granted a request to keep the state of Oklahoma from certifying election results for a constitutional amendment that would bar state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
Tulsa, OK – 125-new jobs will be coming to Tulsa over the next two-to-three years. That announcement was made this morning at the Borets-Weatherford facility.
The international company is relocating to Tulsa from Houston and has been accepted into the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program. The company manufactures electric submersible pumps for the oil and gas industry.
The company is located in the old Ramsey-Winch facility at Pine and North Garnett.
Tulsa, OK – Man shot to death in north Tulsa; no arrests made
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police say a 41-year-old man has been shot to death at a north Tulsa apartment complex.
Police say that shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, Kenneth Maywald knocked on the door of a resident of the complex, saying he'd been shot. When authorities arrived, they found Maywald had been shot in the arm and lower abdomen. He died later at a Tulsa hospital.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Public Schools officials say an energy efficiency initiative has saved the district more than $1.4 million this year a 17 percent saving over anticipated costs for electricity, gas, sewer and water services. Bob LaBass, the district's executive director of bond projects and energy management, says the saved funds go back into the general fund. He says he expects the district to save even more in 2011.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Jury selection in the trial of an 18-year-old Tulsa man charged with killing a Bishop Kelley High School senior is set to start today. Theo Fleming is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Kaitlyn Finnegan, who was shot April 4, 2009, at a southeast Tulsa house.
Oklahoma City, OK – Cities question DHS child care licensing process
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An investigation by The Oklahoman is revealing that the state Department of Human Services has issued licenses to more than 230 child care operators without requiring them to obtain city permits or letting the cities know that the licenses have been granted.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla law addresses social network profiles of dead
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new Oklahoma law giving estate executors control over the social networking profiles of dead people might conflict with terms of service agreements but its co-author says it still could be useful in encouraging people to consider what might happen to such profiles after they die.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin's chief of staff leaving to become lobbyist
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin says he won't be following her as she becomes Oklahoma's next governor.
Nate Webb worked for Fallin during her four years in Congress and also spent more than three years as her chief of staff when she was the state's lieutenant governor. He tells The Oklahoman he will join Capitol Gains, a lobbying firm in Oklahoma City.