Thousands of offenders in Oklahoma fail to pay what they owe on court fines and fees each year.
The reason often has less to do with defiance than with being too poor to make good on debt, some judges say.
In Oklahoma County, for example, as of August the district court had about 134,000 open cases going back to 2000 in which offenders owed a total of around $110 million, said Oklahoma County Special Judge Donald Easter.
This week, I’m very happy to announce that we have expanded the KGOU service area a few more miles with the installation of a small transmitter near Shawnee, Oklahoma.
K286BZ operates at 105.1 FM at about 250 watts and will help fill in with a clear signal in Shawnee. It should serve the northern half of Pottawatomie County.
The dip in the land in Shawnee and generally just south of I40 was an area where both KGOU and KROU signals get very fuzzy. So this addition of this small transmitter will deliver the KGOU signal clearly into town.
Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 9:52 pm
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Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister turned prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead today on a street in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry told the Interfax news agency.