Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett presented budget cutting proposals to all three city unions and then met with the rank-and-file employees to explain the plan. Among the concessions are pay cuts for all city workers, including the Mayor and his staff.
The reductions are: 7.5 % for Tulsa Police 8.6 % for Tulsa Fire Department 5.2 % for all other City employees
These cuts are in addition to the eight furlough days ordered under the Kathy Taylor administration.
Claremore, OK – Claremore's Mike McCrate is feeling much better. His daughter runs an orphanage near earthquake damaged Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. She managed to contact the family via Skype to say she and the orphanage are okay.
He says the orphanage building sustained some damage but is habitable. The quake downed a ten-foot concrete-block security wall. They received the call this morning about 10 a.m.
With his daughter, her husband and their children, McCrate says he had 10-family members in Haiti.
Tulsa, OK – Lenders search for missing Arrow Trucking vehicles
TULSA, Okla. (AP) In the wake of Arrow Trucking Co.'s demise, its lenders are scouring the country looking for missing Arrow-operated equipment.
On Dec. 22, one day after a Utah-based bank froze Arrow's company fuel credit cards, the Tulsa-based trucking firm shut down, stranding drivers and their freight across the country. It since has filed for bankruptcy liquidation.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State tax collections were down again last month.
Treasurer Scott Meacham said Tuesday collections by the general revenue fund in December totaled $402.3 million. That is $165.1 million, or 29.1 percent, below the prior year's collections and $178.6 million, or 30.7 percent, below the official estimate.
Tulsa, OK – A man is shot at Renda Broadcasting in Tulsa. Renda owns and operates KBEZ and K-Hits.
Sources say an armed man entered the lobby of the radio stations, located on the northwest corner of 71st and South Yale. He asked to see a female morning air-personality. When authorities arrived, the man was in a hallway. He was ordered to drop his rifle. When he did not, he was shot.
EMSA says the gunman was 58-years-old. He was taken to St-Francis Hospital in serious condition.