Norman, OK – 4 family members to be indicted on drug charges
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge says there is enough evidence to indict four members of a Norman family on charges they conspired to possess and distribute the painkiller oxycodone.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie Couch listed to testimony from FBI agent Andrew Farabow during a preliminary hearing before making her ruling Wednesday concerning Deborah Compton and her sons Joshua, Jeremy and Zacharry Compton.
Oklahoma City, OK – Tax Commission collects $9.5M in late car tag fees
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Tax Commission has collected about $9.5 million in late car registration fees and excise taxes during the last six months.
The law mandating increases in the penalties for late renewal of state license tags took effect on July 1. Commission officials say that under the previous rules, they might have collected in a full year about one-fourth of what they've already taken in during the last six months.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett is considering all options when it comes to budget cuts for the police and fire department. The mayor is looking at a realignment of the public safety departments as a way to trim costs. He is considering trimming the number of upper and middle management personnel.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lawsuit: Charity leader took bribes, hid porn
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Feed The Children says the charity's ex-president took bribes, hid hard-core pornographic magazines and committed other misdeeds.
The charity is making the allegations in a countersuit filed against 69-year-old Larry Jones, who filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit against Feed The Children and its board of directors on Nov. 10, four days after he was fired.
Tulsa, OK – Former employees sue Arrow Trucking after shutdown
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Some former employees of Arrow Trucking Co. have sued the company after it suddenly suspended operations last week and laid off workers.
The federal lawsuit claims the Tulsa-based company violated laws that govern mass layoffs and business closures. Philadelphia attorney Charles Ercole, who is representing more than 30 former Arrow employees, filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa.
Owasso, OK – Okla. company voluntarily recalls beef products
OWASSO, Okla. (AP) An Owasso company is voluntarily recalling about 248,000 pounds of beef it says might be contaminated with a strain of E. coli bacteria.
National Steak and Poultry and the U.S. Agriculture Department announced the recall on Thursday. The company says on its Web site the beef products "could potentially be implicated in an outbreak" of illnesses related to E. coli O157:H7.