Oklahoma auditor criticizes Creek County land purchase

Oklahoma auditor criticizes Creek County land purchase

The audit also found the county had to pay $73,302 in interest unnecessarily on the purchase because paperwork wasn’t filed in a timely manner with the county clerk. The state auditor on Monday criticized Creek County commissioners, saying they violated the state constitution when they acquired 226 acres in 2013. “Ultimately, the problem we have…

Facebook helps Sapulpa, Tulsa police in capturing robbery suspect

Facebook helps Sapulpa, Tulsa police in capturing robbery suspect

  A man believed to be involved in an armed robbery at a Sapulpa motel was arrested in a joint effort by police in Tulsa late Wednesday. Sapulpa police Maj. Mike Reed said undercover officers were conducting surveillance on a Toyota RAV4 about 10:40 p.m. when it entered Tulsa city limits. The vehicle was connected…

Senator Bingman responds to questions on consolidation bill

Senator Bingman responds to questions on consolidation bill

Shortly before we posted our first story on Senate Bill 1382—a bill that, like a few others, proposes consolidating dependent schools districts with the larger districts they serve—we reached out to the author, Senator Brian Bingman, for responses to a few questions we had about the bill. Nearly a full month later, he’s responded in a…

Sapulpa residents fight duplex construction, say it will increase traffic and crime

Sapulpa residents fight duplex construction, say it will increase traffic and crime

The Sapulpa Metro Area Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve the rezoning of 40 lots near West Fife Avenue and North Gray Street, which would allow developers to build single family homes and duplexes. The Sapulpa City Council still has to approve the plan, but the developer is hoping to use the land to build…

Deputies Make Arrest In Stolen Kellyville Fire Truck

Deputies Make Arrest In Stolen Kellyville Fire Truck

Creek County deputies arrested a 21-year-old man Tuesday morning on a number of complaints, including malicious injury to property. The stolen truck was a Kellyville fire tanker truck and the building where it was being stored is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The Creek County Undersheriff says a group of guys in their 20s…