Ascension St. John had attempted to move the case, arguing that issues raised by Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor in a lawsuit should be handled in federal court.
Originally charged with first-degree murder, Jered Lee was convicted of manslaughter on Monday in the death of his friend of 20 years.
Wesley Brock Pavey, 32, was arrested after leading Tulsa County deputies to the bodies of Kraig Chambers and Sheri Chambers near Vera, in Washington County, a spokeswoman for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office said.
Two former Tulsa County residents now serving life sentences in state prison for murder have been indicted for related crimes in federal court due to a court ruling involving tribal jurisdictions.
Announced during an eviction hearing Friday, it puts a stay on a lawsuit filed by Tulsa County seeking to terminate the Jazz Hall's lease and recover $8,474 in past-due taxes and utilities.
The updated procedures are due to increase in Covid-19 infections in Tulsa County and surrounding areas.
Officials at the courthouse had responded earlier Wednesday regarding COVID-19 safety concerns stemming from "an anomaly" with a judge's absence, the layout of the courthouse, a lack of waiting areas and "high-volume dockets."
The Tulsa County Industrial Authority says the Jazz Hall owes it nearly $8,500 in unpaid taxes and assessments.
James Dawson Bishop, 40, is accused of fatally shooting Tyler Gragg in September 2013 during what authorities claim was an effort to rob Gragg of opioid pills.
Omar Emran Ba-Abbad had been released Friday after his $500,000 bond was posted. District Judge Clifford Smith on Monday said that payment, made with money from a foreign government, was unlawful.
Assistant District Attorney Mark Collier said the Saudi Arabian government had attempted to post the defendant's bond Tuesday. It was not clear who or what entity posted his bond Friday.
A detention officer reportedly found Scott Wade hanging from a bed sheet Tuesday afternoon.
The state's appellate court ordered prosecutors and Shannon Kepler, who was convicted of killing his daughter's boyfriend, to hold an evidentiary hearing on Kepler's assertion that he is a Native American.
Kevin Edward Swarthout, 47, had been convicted in 2000 on the same state and federal charges, and state prosecutors proved in 2012 that he violated the terms of his suspended sentence in that case.
Those moving are small claims, exemptions from garnishments, and forcible entry and detainer, otherwise known as eviction proceedings.
A total of 5,489 COVID-19 cases have been reported across the state, with 294 fatalities.
Although the courthouse reopened to the public, officials said they still hope to keep traffic in the building to a minimum for the time being.
In a 35-page administrative order released Monday, Presiding District Judge William LaFortune said the first phase of reopening will begin May 18 and last through at least May 29.
The former Tulsa mayor is responsible for keeping the court operating as best it can in unprecedented times.
Though the courts will be closed through April 20, judges and their staff have authorization to work remotely "as they see fit," Presiding District Judge William LaFortune wrote.
The courthouse will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but only those with urgent matters will be allowed to enter.
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Tim Lewandowski, 52, was arrested Friday on a complaint of domestic assault and battery.
As criticisms of cash bail mount across the country, some Oklahoma court systems are devising creative solutions to ensure inmates eligible for release aren't wasting away awaiting a court date.
The top five Tulsa County ZIP codes ranked by amount owed the courts are all located in north Tulsa, according to a World analysis of the data gathered by Open Justice Oklahoma.