Three years away from election cycle, Sheriff Vic Regalado to hold campaign fundraiser

“There’s no other way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with Sheriff Vic Regalado!” the invitation states. Regalado is the first Hispanic sheriff in Tulsa County and is one of the only minority sheriffs in the state’s history.
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Nearly two years after deadly prison riot, seven inmates face charges

If found guilty, the prisoners could face up to life in prison, according to court documents.
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Update: Judge issues order halting Arkansas’ executions

A judge on Saturday issued an order stopping the seven executions Arkansas had scheduled for later this month.
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Video: Surveillance footage of shooting at Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show

The Frontier acquired surveillance footage of the shooting showing Brian Pounds point the gun in the direction of three people before pulling the trigger.
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‘I was infuriated:’ After 52 pepper spray incidents at juvenile facilities in 5 years, OJA considers plan to stop

Office of Juvenile Affairs records show in less than five years, staff have used pepper spray in 52 incidents on 62 children. The agency is considering expediting its plan to get rid of it.
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Security guard accidentally shot over the weekend at Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show

Former TCSO Sgt. Rick Treadwell said he and Brian Pounds, a Tulsa County assessor, were working security at the show on Saturday when Pounds pointed a weapon at a nearby wall and fired. The bullet struck Treadwell in the finger.
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Agency won’t release records from facility where juvenile died

"The public should know about the number of incidents — particularly preventable incidents —that occur in the facility that someone’s child could be housed in," Smolen said.
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State rep pushing for harsher drug laws gave 2007 plea deal to alleged cop killer

Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha, is seeking to return drug possession to a felony crime. But records show that a decade ago, Biggs let the man now charged with killing a Tecumseh cop avoid prison on a meth charge.
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Questions surround operation of mental health pods as they near opening

Though the Sheriff's Office is facing almost a dozen lawsuits related to deaths and injuries, some mental health advocates say it has come a long way.
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