Tulsa, OK – he single-largest project ever awarded in the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's history is underway. This $75 million stimulus-funded project will rebuild the north and west legs of Tulsa's Inner Dispersal Loop (includes portions of I-244, US-412, US-64 and SH-51), replace the decks on 44 bridges on the north and west legs, and will repair the surface on portions of the east and south legs.
Tulsa, OK – Panel looks at private juvenile prison
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Board of Juvenile Affairs is considering a possible private prison for juvenile offenders.
The board is expected to vote in September on whether to solicit proposals to build or manage a private lockup. The move would require closing at least one of the agency's three prisons, the L.E. Rader Center in Sand Springs and two others in Manitou and Tecumseh.
Tulsa, OK – The late Walter Cronkite spent his formative years in and around Tulsa. When the "Most Trusted Man in America" was just six-months old his family moved to Sapulpa and stayed with relatives while his father fought in World War I.
Later he would return to Tulsa to be a fill-in/vacation relief United Press reporter. His book "A Reporter's Life" details his efforts to write an oil column for the wire service.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) An ambulance and a private vehicle have collided in north Tulsa.
The Emergency Medical Services Authority says the collision occurred about 4 p.m. Friday at an intersection. The ambulance, which had its emergency lights and sirens activated, was en route to a 911 medical call at the time of the crash.
Tulsa, OK – PSO tanks low in customer satisfaction
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A new study indicates the electricity provider that serves the Tulsa area ranks near the bottom of southern mid-sized utilities for customer satisfaction.
The study was released Thursday by J.D. Power and Associates. American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, which supplies electricity to eastern and southwestern Oklahoma, ranked 25 out of 27 utilities listed in J.D. Power's southern mid-sized segment.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Network's 14 rural translators (locations listed below) are currently off the air, due to damage sustained by OETA's audio/video encoder during severe weather inOklahoma City on July 16.
OETA engineering staff is working vigorously to repair the damage as soon as possible, but it is unclear when the repairs will be completed.
Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is shedding no additional light on her views on abortion, despite persistent questioning from one of the Senate's staunchest abortion opponents.
Sotomayor referred to Supreme Court cases establishing that women have a constitutional right to abortions in some circumstances and that the high court must consider whether state regulations pose an undue burden on that right.