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Ex-CEO of Bankrupt Oklahoma Trucking Co. Faces Fraud Charges

Just shy of five years after Arrow Trucking Co. in Tulsa, Okla., suddenly shut its doors, the company’s former chief executive has been indicted on fraud charges related to the company’s demise. A 23-count indictment unsealed on Dec. 5 in Dallas …

In Suit, Oklahoma Ex-Inmates Claim Private Halfway House Violated Civil Rights

Some former inmates are suing Tulsa, Okla., halfway house workers who they claim violated their civil rights by organizing fight clubs and beatings. The lawsuit filed in federal court seeks more than $75,000 in punitive damages for “severe physical injuries,” …

Swartz Tapped to Head Marsh Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Global insurance broker and risk management specialist, Marsh, appointed Tom Swartz as head of its Tulsa, Okla., office. Swartz is responsible for delivering Marsh’s advisory and transactional services to clients throughout Oklahoma. He succeeds John Newell, who will remain with …

Tulsa, Oklahoma Considers Code Change for Storm Shelters in New Schools

City councilors in Tulsa planned to begin discussions today on a proposed change to the city’s building code that would require storm shelters in new school construction. Building storm shelters in schools has become a major statewide and local issue …

Tulsa, Oklahoma, Settles Police Corruption Case for $425K

A federal lawsuit filed against the city of Tulsa by a man who was freed from prison following an investigation into police corruption has been settled for $425,000. Larry Wayne Barnes Sr. was convicted in April 2008 of two drug …

Oklahoma Investigation Leads to 12 Charges Against Former Agent

A former Tulsa, Okla., insurance agent with a prior conviction of embezzlement has now been charged with 11 counts of obtaining money by false pretense and one count of violation of the Oklahoma Producer License Act. Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) …

Tulsa, Oklahoma Plan Includes $3.4M for Flood Control

Flood prevention work is among the main projects included in Tulsa, Okla.’s proposed $917.8 million capital improvements package. The plan that goes to voters on Nov. 12 includes $3.4 million to assess and begin repair of the Drainage District 12 …

Tulsa Oral Surgeon Accused in Health Scare Sued

A Tulsa, Okla., oral surgeon accused of exposing thousands of his patients to hepatitis and HIV because of unsanitary clinics is now facing a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed by seven people in Tulsa County District Court, names Wayne …

Tulsa Insurer Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Former Lawmaker

A Tulsa, Okla., insurance company has filed a defamation lawsuit against former board member and state Rep. Wayne Pettigrew. In the lawsuit, First Trinity Financial Corp. claimed that Pettigrew made false and defamatory statements about the company and its top …

Oklahoma Mom Sues Over Twitter Picture of Unclothed Daughter

The mother of a Booker T. Washington High School girls basketball player is seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Tulsa Public Schools, Twitter and others after a picture of her daughter in her underwear was circulated online following a …