Sand Springs, OK – Sen. Dan Newberry on Monday expressed concern regarding news of the possible closure of the Gerdau Ameristeel plant in Sand Springs.
Workers were notified last week that Gerdau Ameristeel had targeted the facility for possible closure within the year. Company officials cited the declining price of steel in announcing possible closures. Newberry said the mill is a vital cog in the area economy, and every solution for saving jobs must be examined.
Tulsa, OK – At a time when many retail outlets, not only here, but across the nation are struggling this one is booming. Not only is business good but so is the cause.
This is Goodwill Thrift Store on Southwest Blvd. in Tulsa. Because of the recession Goodwill is attracting more customers. Across the nation Goodwill sales are up nearly six percent. The Tulsa District's nine stores are surpassing that.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say an infant boy was taken to a local hospital for observation after he was reportedly left in a hot vehicle outside a department store.
Police Cpl. Mike Hanley says when officers responded to an emergency call Sunday afternoon at a Super Target in southeast Tulsa, the 1-month-old child had been taken out and was cooling off inside the store.
Hanley says the baby reportedly was in the vehicle's back seat for about 30 minutes.
Oklahoma City, OK – Transportation official urges action on road fund
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's top transportation official has urged members of Congress to develop a permanent solution for funding for the federal highway fund, warning them they risk delaying projects if they don't do so.
State Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley tells the Tulsa World's Washington bureau that uncertainty about the highway fund causes "distress" to states in their efforts to develop long-term plans for projects.