Originally published on Sun March 15, 2015 6:22 pm
In murder mystery novels, when the hero, a private detective or homicide cop, drops by a late-night Alcoholics Anonymous meeting to stave off a sudden craving for a beer or two or 20, it's usually in some dingy church basement or dilapidated storefront on the seedier side of town. There's a pot of burnt coffee and a few stale doughnuts on a back table.
Lawyer Stephen Jones, hired yesterday by members of Oklahoma University's disbanded chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, said today he's hopeful he can avoid a lawsuit against the school but he's not ruling one out.
Jones, who is most widely known for defending Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing trial, was retained by a board of alumni who oversee the OU chapter of SAE.
Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 8:41 am
Federal health officials were advised in 2009 that a formula used to pay private Medicare plans triggered widespread billing errors and overcharges that have since wasted billions of tax dollars, newly released government records show.
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU Morning Edition Host Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant talk about the fallout over a racist video from a now former OU fraternity and a Federal judge dismissing a lawsuit against the Ten Commandments at the State Capitol.
Plus, Oklahoma's two Senators sign a letter to Iran regarding the treaty being worked up by President Obama, the author of a bill to create Education Savings Accounts removes his legislation and a bill ending state-issued marriage licenses in Oklahoma passes the House.
In Oklahoma, the natural beauty of Lee Creek — one of the state’s scenic rivers — is protected by state law. In Arkansas, Lee Creek is an important water source for fast-growing Fort Smith. Now, Fort Smith has a plan to turn Lee Creek into Oklahoma’s next lake, and reignite a dispute that was settled more than 20 years ago.
A DECADES-OLD FIGHT
If Fort Smith had its way in late 80s and early 90s, there’d already be a large reservoir on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border. The city’s plan back then was for a lake much larger than the current Lee Creek Reservoir that would spill into hundreds of acres of Sequoyah County — in Oklahoma.