Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 1

Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 1
Modified: January 31, 2013 at 7:52 pm •  Published: February 1, 2013
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IN BRIEF

CUSHING

DA justifies police action

Payne County District Attorney Tom Lee has determined two Cushing police officers were justified when they shot and killed a Tulsa man. Rabin Ozeir, 18, was shot about 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the parking lot of Simpson Chiropractic, 1523 E Main St., police said. He was taken to Hillcrest Hospital in Cushing and then transferred to a Tulsa hospital, where he died a few hours later, police said. The officers said Ozeir threatened them with a handgun. They ordered him to drop the gun, but he did not. Ozeir was hit by multiple rounds, police said. Lee said the officers, whose names weren't released Thursday, likely will return to active duty soon.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

STILLWATER

Airport opens new taxiway

The Stillwater Regional Airport opened its new taxiway with a ceremony Thursday. The more than $4 million dollar project was created for many reasons including safety, airport Director Gary Johnson said. “This airport was designed in the '40s and the taxiways went all through the apron, which is the place where you load and unload planes and people, and it's not a good design to mix all of that,” Johnson said. He said the FAA changed design standards in the 1960s. The airport has had construction of a new taxiway in its plans for 10 years.

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