Tahlequah, OK – TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The husband of former Cherokee Nation principal chief Wilma Mankiller says Mankiller has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Charlie Soap, Mankiller's husband, made the announcement Tuesday in a news release issued by the American Indian tribe. Soap says the 64-year-old Mankiller has stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer but offered no other details. He asked that the public respect the family's privacy.
Tulsa, OK – All four Tulsa School Bond issues will pass. The bonds required at least 60% of the yes vote. With over 75% of the total vote counted, all measures were passing with over 70% of the yes vote.
The $354-million will be used for books, buses and building renovation. The package is the largest school bond question in state history. Tulsa School Superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard says Tulsa voters understand the school district is on the right track.
Tulsa, OK – Removing the white snow has taken a lot of the City's green.
The public works department has spent over 200-thousand dollars in just overtime to keep the streets cleared. They have spent over a half-million dollars in supplies---but were only budgeted for less than half of that.
Tulsa, OK – U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced that a California man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Tulsa to trafficking in opium.
Wang Chong Khang (aka Pao Lee and Dao Lee), 25, of Oroville, California, pleaded guilty today to Possession of Opium with Intent to Distribute. Chief U.S. District Judge Claire Eagan set his sentencing date for June 8, 2010. Khang faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million. He was indicted by the Grand Jury in January 2010.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department has just opened their new Amber/Silver Alert Operations Center. The center was primarily set up for use during an Amber Alert or Silver Alert, but is multi functional in design allowing the department to utilize it during any emergency operation.