Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett will again offer a public safety proposal to help finance the operations of the police and ire departments.
In an interview with KWGS, the mayor says the proposal is still in its early stages, and he is not ready to give specifics. Last year, a similar proposal was derailed by the Tulsa City Council. Bartlett wants this new proposal to be presented to Tulsa voters.
The mayor says last year's proposal would have provided funding for over 40 firefighters and 70 new police officers. The plan would have provided for salaries and benefits.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation designed to help Oklahoma counties convert their vehicle fleets to compressed natural gas and increase CNG fuel stations across the state has been approved by the Oklahoma House.
The measure by Republican Representative Josh Cockroft of Tecumseh passed 71-17 on Thursday and was sent to the state Senate for consideration.
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating after Okmulgee police officers were involved in a shooting that left one person dead.
The OSBI says the shooting occurred early Thursday. Authorities say a police officer attempted to stop an SUV for a traffic violation, but the driver took off and several other offices joined the pursuit.
When the car stopped, the driver got out of the SUV and was allegedly holding a weapon. OSBI says that's when police shot and killed the man.
Tulsa Public Schools announced its plan for making up snow days missed earlier this week.
As noted on the official calendar, traditional school sites will be in session on Friday, March 14, moving all planned parent teacher conferences for that day to evening times. The make-up day for all Continuous Learning Calendar schools will be on April 7, which was originally scheduled for parent-teacher conferences.
Testimony will resume today in the Willie Wise double murder trial. He is suspected of killing a rival gang member and a shopper at the I-44 and Darlington Best Buy. The reputed gang member was shot in the parking lot. However, a stray bullet crashed through the front window of the store and hit the 58-year-old man who was shopping with his daughter.
After a record-setting 2012 and a near-record 2013, 2014 is also off to a good start at the Port of Catoosa.
A $6.4 million federal grant will cover about half the cost of rehabilitating the port's main dock. City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority Chairman David Page said in his state of the port address the project will nearly double capacity.
"The work we're going to do on renovating our dock will greatly increase our — just the capacity and loads we can manage at the port, but it will also give us a bigger variety of freight that we can handle," Page said.
Workers clearing ice and snow from Tulsa streets racked up $362,456 in overtime.
The streets and storm water department went over its overtime budget for winter storm response by more than $200,000. Street Maintenance Manager Tim McCorkell said a more severe winter caught the city a little off guard.