Undated – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) History was made before any votes were cast in 2010, as Oklahoma prepared to elect its first female governor.
On Nov. 2, voters chose Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin as the GOP regained the governorship, strengthened its hold on the state Legislature and captured all statewide elected offices. Fallin's victory and the GOP sweep was voted the No. 1 news story of 2010 by members of The Associated Press and the AP's Oklahoma staff.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say residents of a northeast Tulsa home waited hours to report a fatal shooting at the home. Police say it appears someone shot several rounds from the front yard into the house. They say about five men live at the home and had left the door open because of mild weather.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Broken Arrow, OK – Police: 1 dead after shooting in Broken Arrow
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Police say a 20-year-old man has died after a shooting in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow.
Police say the shooting that killed Nicholas Todd Martin of Tulsa happened about 3 a.m. Friday. They say preliminary information indicates that 23-year-old Mario Ledell Phenix of Tulsa waited for his ex-girlfriend to arrive at her Broken Arrow home, then confronted her and the people who had provided her a ride home.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma attorney general's office says a multimillion dollar contract was properly awarded by the state to a group tied to a state senator and lobbyist who had an extramarital affair. The contract came under review following reports that Sen. Harry Coates of Seminole and lobbyist Haley Atwood were having an affair while pushing for a group Atwood worked with to get the $10-million-a-year contract for new juvenile centers.
Tulsa, OK – Gas prices continue to creep-up in Oklahoma. The price in Tulsa is $2.75 a gallon for regular unleaded. Quik-Trip Marketing Manager Mike Thronbrugh says they hate the raising prices as much as you do.
When the prices are high, he says people do not enter the store buy pop or food and that actually hurts their bottom line
Tulsa, OK – The City wants your advice. Surveys have been sent to various, randomly selected, homes in the city of Tulsa asking for feedback. Mayor Chief of Staff Terry Simonson says it is part of an effort to develop a plan to move the city forward.
Some 200-surveys have been mailed out to each of the nine different city council districts.