McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has executed a 36-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the October 2000 stabbing deaths of a couple.
James Lewis DeRosa was killed by lethal injection Tuesday evening at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. His time of death was 6:07 p.m. and he was the second inmate executed in Oklahoma this year.
Plans for Tulsa's newest park to be developed along the Arkansas River were revealed last night.
Donors and architects presented the plans to residents last night at the downtown Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity.
The project called "A Gathering Place for Tulsa" by its designers is being led by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. The foundation has pledged over $100 million toward the project. It will built adjacent to the River Parks and the Arkansas River Pedestrian Bridge.
Firefighters in haz-mat suits surround a smoking rail car at the Port of Catoosa. Nearby, people are being hosed down in a decontamination area. It looks like a real chemical spill, but it’s actually a training simulation. Lead exercise controller Sean Hagerty says it’s designed to promote cooperation between emergency responders.
The Oklahoma National Guard, Tulsa police and fire, Verdigris and Claremore fire, and Port personnel all took part in the exercise.
East Tulsa businesses may soon get a knock on the door from the Tulsa Police Department. A rash of mail thefts in east Tulsa has Police Financial Crimes Detectives going door-to-door in office complexes warning of the danger.