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State Briefs: Saturday, August 23, 2008

Published: August 23, 2008
Firearm identified in deaths
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that a .40-caliber Glock was one of two weapons used in the unsolved slayings of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker of Weleetka.

The girls were shot to death nearly 11 weeks ago on an Okfuskee County Road near Taylor's house.

OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said OSBI never officially released the make and model to the media, but it was mentioned in a letter sent to 60 Glock owners who lived near the area where the shootings occurred.

Brown said authorities will not be releasing information about the second weapon.

Jail site lawsuit could spur vote
Washington County commissioners plan to vote on a lawsuit against the city of Bartlesville over the proposed site for a new county jail despite the city's plan to reconsider.

The city council voted 3-2 earlier this week to uphold a planning commission decision not to rezone 5.4 acres to allow the jail to be built.

The council now plans to reconsider the vote when it meets Monday.

But county commissioners plan to meet Monday and will consider hiring legal counsel to take the city to court.

Superintendent plans to leave
The superintendent at Davis schools has resigned his position but will not be leaving until next year.

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