Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

OKC City Council

Council approves affordable housing, defers bike project, film incentive

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In their first meeting of the new year, the City of Oklahoma City Council voted in spending on affordable housing but deferred other items.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust brings back Citizens Advisory Board, elects leadership

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OKLAHOMA COUNTY (Free Press) -- The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority, or Jail Trust, held their first meeting of 2022 Monday.
Christmas trees

City of OKC provides Christmas tree disposal options and mulch

City of Oklahoma City residents have good options for how to dispose of your natural and artificial Christmas trees. Here is the information.
Jail

OK County Jail detainee dies by suicide — detention officer fired

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On the morning after Christmas Day a detainee in the Oklahoma County Detention Center or Jail was discovered to have died by suicide.
OKC City Council

City Council approves first ARPA spending, tackles infrastructure

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The City Council for Oklahoma City allocated ARPA funds, bought an armored police vehicle, and paid for two mobile labs for OCCHD.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust spends two hours hearing reports about what a great job they do

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The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority, or Jail Trust, held their final meeting of 2021 to hear end-of-year reports.
BoCC

Ok County Commissioners allocate CARES funds ahead of deadline

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The Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners allocated the last of the CARES Act money before the close of the year.
prater

Not enough valid signatures for grand jury investigation of DA David Prater

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There are not enough verified signatures on the petition to impanel a grand jury to investigate Oklahoma County DA David Prater.
jail

Another OK County Jail death – cause unknown

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Another Oklahoma County Detention Center detainee has died shortly after being taken to the hospital. The cause of death is unknown.
landfill

City of OKC offers two more free landfill days

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Leaves have been falling for the last several weeks so the City of Oklahoma City is offering two more free landfill days.