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Gov. Fallin Requests Audit of OK Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Governor Mary Fallin has asked state Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones to audit the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs. The request is the result of an resignation of ODVA Executive Director Martha Spear. Governor Fallin has a policy to request an audit after an agency head resigns to make for a smooth transition to new leadership and to find possible areas of improvement.
owe a tremendous debt to the men and women who have served this nation
in the military,” Fallin said. “Although that debt can never be fully
repaid, it starts by ensuring the state of Oklahoma is properly caring
for our veterans and offering high quality services in the most
efficient manner possible. The information we receive from this audit
will help the new director of the ODVA to increase accountability,
financial transparency and oversight, and improve the overall quality
of the agency.”
Posted: Monday, August 6 2012, 03:03 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Hearing could resume in case of 4 Tulsa deaths
May 24, 2013 09:04 GMT
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for two brothers accused of killing four women in Tulsa could resume soon.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/16X0EnM ) a judge is expected to rule on a request that could determine whether James and Cedric Poore's hearing will resume Friday.
Their hearing stalled Thursday after the defense filed a motion to recuse the judge assigned to the case.
Special Judge Stephen Clark denied the motion, as did Presiding Judge William Kellough.
Kellough is expected to rule on the defense's request for time to appeal on Friday morning.
The Poores are charged with murder and robbery in the January deaths of Misty Nunley, Julie Jackson, Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor. The four women were found tied up and shot in the head.
The Poores have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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