Tulsa, OK – Raising Oklahoma's cigarette tax by $1 per pack would bring in $134.7 million in new annual revenue to help close the state's budget shortfall, while also reducing smoking and saving lives, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations.
Tulsa, OK – A 46-year-old man is rushed to St-Francis Hospital after his car is hit by a freight train. The accident happened shortly after nine this morning just east of the intersection of Pine and North Harvard.
The man was stopped on the track, waiting for traffic to clear when the crossing arm came down pinning his car on the tracks. The train hit the car about a minute later.
EMSA reports the man was transported to the hospital in fair condition and he is expected to recover.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Former Catoosa court clerk Phyllis June Matthews has pleaded guilty to federal drug-related charges. Prosecutors say Matthews pleaded guilty in federal court in Tulsa to distributing the prescription painkiller hydrocodone.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com