Tulsa Fire chief issued gun without CLEET certification, deputy chief acknowledges

State law requires that all peace officers who carry a weapon be CLEET certified, and typically the only employees in a fire department who are classified as peace officers are fire marshals and fire inspectors, according to a state official.
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Park Board members frustrated with Tulsa County over lack of progress developing Cousins Park

Cousins Park occupies nearly 45 acres of untouched land at 121st Street and South Delaware Avenue.
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Family of Okemah man shot in the back of the head by a deputy seeking grand jury investigation

The family of James Coale needs 500 signatures from registered voters in Okfuskee County before an investigation of the shooting can be ordered.
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Fire department misuse by ‘super users’ appears to be going down. Here’s why.

The Tulsa residents are considered“super users” — a relatively small group of people who account for a disproportionate amount of calls made to the city’s 911 system — sometimes more than 100 times per year — for nonemergency situations.
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Lawsuit against councilor over alleged negligence dismissed with settlement agreement

The dismissal came following a settlement agreement between the plaintiff investors of The Max Retropub, Ewing and his other entities, plaintiff Mark Perkins said Thursday.
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After being spurned by Scott Pruitt, sheriffs’ association gets answer on jail costs from new attorney general

The Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association had asked if requiring county jails to pay for recently sentenced inmates violated the Oklahoma Constitution.
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City finds creative way to tell improving story of Tulsa’s animal population

The city has created a website that provides every stat available about Tulsa's animal population, including which part of town has the most stray animals, why people bring their pets into the shelter, and much, much more.
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City’s cost to hold inmates in Tulsa Jail would double under possible deal with county, document shows

The city’s cost to hold municipal inmates in the Tulsa Jail would nearly double to $1.47 million a year for the next two fiscal years according to a draft letter of intent.
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Tulsa sheriff: We’re not trying to impede media’s access to county courthouse

An open records request filed by The Frontier under the state’s Open Records Act found that Tulsa County has issued 1,599 badges to county employees; 105 to members of the bar association; 64 to vendors; and 43 to media members.
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City announces two Arkansas River pedestrian bridge design finalists

The Arkansas River Pedestrian Bridge Selection Committee has given KKT and MVVA 30 days to modify their concepts in response to the more than 14,000 public comments the city received after announcing the four concept finalists April 17.
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