Oklahoma City, OK – Judge denies motion to televise Okla. trial
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge has denied a motion by two television stations to televise the trial of a pharmacist charged with first-degree murder in the death of a teenage robber.
District Judge Ray Elliott decided on Monday against requests by TV stations KOCO and KOKH to have cameras in the courtroom for the trial of Jerome Ersland, but he did say the cameras could be present when a verdict is reached.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A foundation is gathering ideas for development along the Arkansas River, not far from Tulsa's downtown. The George Kaiser Family Foundation has given firms an Oct. 29 deadline to respond with their qualifications to help develop a master plan to develop the area now known as the Blair property and the Crow Creek Apartments.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Tulsa, OK – Five people are arrest after found cooking meth in a south Tulsa hotel. A Tulsa Police officer was taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes at the Tulsa Select Hotel at I-44 and South Yale. The bust was made shortly after seven p.m. Saturday night. Two rooms were being used to manufacture the drugs.
Tulsa, OK – An overnight apartment fire in Tulsa was apparently the work of an arsonist. It happened at the Lakes Apartments near 81st and South Wheeling. Eyewitnesses tell fire investigators the blaze was started by someone at the foot of the stairs. Two people had to be rescued while the top two apartments were gutted by the 3a.m. flames.
Green River, WY – Wyo. detective uses Facebook to find wanted man
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) The Sweetwater County sheriff says authorities used Facebook to find a man in Oklahoma who is wanted on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender.
Sheriff Rich Haskell says one of his detectives generated leads through Facebook to find the location of 42-year-old Henry William Sadberry. It was unclear what information authorities found on the social networking site that led them to Sadberry.
Oklahoma City, oK – Okla banking official criticizes foreclosure probe
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association is criticizing a nationwide investigation into foreclosure practices and says a proposed moratorium on foreclosures could have a devastating effect on the economy.
Jan Miller told The Oklahoman the investigation by attorneys general nationwide including Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is intended to put lenders in a bad light.
Undated – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners rolled to a 52-0 victory against Iowa State last night. DeMarco Murray scored three times to set Oklahoma's career record for touchdowns, surpassing 1969 Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens' record of 57 touchdowns in his career. Ryan Broyles broke his own mark for receptions in a game.
Washington, D.C. – Judge extends deadline to OK Indian settlement
WASHINGTON (AP) A judge has set Jan. 7 as the new deadline for Congress to approve a $3.4 billion settlement with hundreds of thousands of American Indians.
The U.S. Senate has adjourned without giving the Obama administration the authority to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in 1996 by Elouise Cobell of Browning, Mont. The suit accuses the federal government of mismanaging billions of dollars held in trust for Indian landowners.