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youth suicides

After Okla County Jail youth suicide, sheriff gets requested evaluation

A 16-year-old detainee at the Oklahoma County Jail completed suicide May 1 after having made an attempt April 23 prompting an evaluation of procedures.
Food desert

Nikki Nice continues efforts to address Oklahoma City’s Ward 7 food desert

The OKC City Council included an item from Ward 7 Councilwoman Nikki Nice Tuesday seeking solutions to the lack of fresh food in Northeast Oklahoma City.
MAPS 4 Package

OKC Council passes MAPS 4 package – voters have final say in December

The MAPS 4 package passed the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday in a unanimous vote, although not smoothly. The 16 projects will now go to a vote December 10.

Okla City Council to consider $978 million MAPS 4 package Tuesday

A $978 million MAPS 4 package will come before the City of Oklahoma City Council Tuesday. If passed, voters will have the final say on the measure Dec 10.
County Commissioners

County Commissioners clash over security in public building

A motion to secure a county building containing commissioners' offices did not pass Wednesday at the Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Controversial Oklahoma City Boulevard opened by Gov and Mayor

Governor Kevin Stitt passed a ceremonial key to Mayor David Holt for the new Oklahoma City Boulevard Monday kicking off the final phase of...
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust votes to establish Okla County Jail administrator position

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority or, Jail Trust, established a new position of Jail Administrator - a separate position from County Sheriff.
Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Criminal Justice Advisory Council studies MAPS 4 proposals, annual report

A local non-profit explained their mission, the council heard the first annual report, and representatives of three MAPS 4 proposals provided information.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

County Commissioners take up contract renewals, social services grants

Much of Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of County Commissioners was taken up with contract renewals for the Sherriff's Dept and social services.
Mayor Holt

City Council approves large mixed-use development, discusses old city jail

The City of Oklahoma City Council discussed the futures of youth leaders, the old City Jail, and approved a mixed-use development near Penn Square Mall.