Tulsa, OK – Declaration triggers state price fixing law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's price gouging law has gone into effect following Gov. Brad Henry's declaration of a statewide state of emergency because of a fierce winter storm.
Attorney General Drew Edmondson's office says the Emergency Price Stabilization Act bars an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services when a state of emergency has been declared. The statute is enforced by Edmondson's office.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A fierce winter storm has closed Oklahoma's biggest airport and highways through the state, affecting the plans of holiday travelers.
Robert Smith was in Oklahoma City visiting family members and friends when the storm struck Thursday morning. He had planned to fly back to his home in Denver but canceled those plans when Will Rogers World Airport because of the storm.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm packing heavy snow and strong winds has forced law enforcement authorities to close all interstate highways in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Chris West said in an e-mail Thursday that the storm has led to numerous accidents and stranded vehicles are blocking all roadways. Interstates in the Oklahoma City area include I-40, I-35 and I-44.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma sets unemployment claims record
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma has set a new record for unemployment benefits as the number of jobless in the state remains near a 21-year high.
John Carpenter is a spokesman for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. He said Wednesday the state has paid a little more than $575 million in regular unemployment benefits since Jan. 1. The state paid just $182.6 million all of last year.