Oklahoma City, OK – Henry requests parole board investigation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry wants the Pardon and Parole Board to investigate the case of a former state inmate to determine if he is innocent and can have his record expunged.
Henry made the request on Friday regarding the case of Gene Weatherly, to whom Henry granted a pardon in 2007. The governor says he is unable to decide whether Weatherly is innocent with the information he has.
Tulsa, OK – The emergency room is the last place parents want to take their little ghosts and goblins on Halloween night, and Attorney General Drew Edmondson and the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) are reminding parents, children and motorists to be safe.
"It's great fun for the kids to dress up as their favorite superhero or princess and roam the neighborhood collecting candy," Edmondson said. "But don't let the excitement of the night turn into a spooky trip to the hospital."
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City -- In an effort to stem the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus, Gov. Brad Henry has recorded a radio public service announcement (PSA) with Elmo of "Sesame Street" fame.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY - State Treasurer Scott Meacham today announced he will not seek another term as State Treasurer following the expiration of his current term in January of 2011. He also announced that he will not seek any other elective office.
Red Oak, OK – Ground search called off for missing family
RED OAK, Okla. (AP) After nearly two weeks of searching through the heavily wooded Sans Bois Mountain area, the Latimer County Sheriff's Office has called off its ground search for a missing Eufaula family.
Latimer County Sheriff Israel Beauchamp said Friday investigators still are chasing leads in the disappearance of 44-year-old Bobby Dale Jamison, his wife, 40-year-old Sherrilyn, and the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Madyson.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire Fighters are search for the cause of an early afternoon fire near 4600 South Maplewood.
A 90-year-old man was in the home and was treated at the scene by fire paramedics. After several minutes, paramedics were able to restore the man's pulse. He was rushed to St Francis hospital by EMSA in critical condition.
The man has been identified as Lee Coleman. His daughter was also on the scene according to Tulsa fire officials.
Tulsa, OK – School face prospect of more funding cuts
TULSA, Okla. (AP) State education officials say schools are facing more budget cuts and that a revolving fund that provides more than 25 percent of funding for schools is nearly empty.
Assistant State Superintendent James White said Thursday that if school cuts occur some districts may be consolidated or closed. White said at a state Board of Education meeting that many districts will have trouble finishing this year.