Tulsa, OK – Beginning Monday, March 21, the OKDHS will begin accepting applications from those who need assistance paying their energy bills, specifically those whose services are nearing or have been cut off.
Tulsa, OK – 3 killed in motorcycle collision on Oklahoma road
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say three people were killed when two motorcycles collided on an Okmulgee County road.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Bixby resident Shane Reed, 20-year-old Beggs resident Travis Flud and 17-year-old Kali Hull of Tulsa all died of massive injuries at the scene of the accident about 7:02 a.m. Sunday on Adams Road.
Tulsa, OK – Law enforcers had the production of methamphetamine under control in the state, but with new "shake and bake" manufacturing methods there has been a literal explosion of labs in the Tulsa area.
Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Tim Smallwood says the illegal labs are keeping the department's Hazardous Materials unit very busy.
Last week, two fires were started by meth lab explosions.
Tulsa, OK – Nearly one out of four Oklahomans live in poverty. The Bridges Out of Poverty Program is designed to help end the cycle. The program's Monica Bynes say sometimes there is a disconnect between social agencies and those needing help.
She says often teachers feel poverty stricken parents don't put a value on education, but that is not the case. She says the parents lack the resources to be involved, like taking off work for parent-teacher conferences.
Tulsa, OK – With March madness moving on to its next stop, Tulsa says good-bye. The three day event pumped an estimated 15-million dollars into our economy. Mayor Bartlett hopes those who visited Tulsa will be back.
Mayor Bartlett says the city left a good impression with the visitors and he hopes the tournament will be back to the BOK.
Oklahoma City, OK – Jobless rates pass 11 percent in 3 Okla. counties
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The unemployment rate pushed past 11 percent in three eastern Oklahoma counties in January.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports that Latimer County had the highest jobless rate in the state at 11.7 percent. That's higher than the December rate of 10.6 percent but lower than the 12.8 percent recorded in January 2010.
Tulsa, OK – Change would affect Okla. St, Langston dispute
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University-Tulsa's president says a proposed change in a law that prevents the school from duplicating degree programs offered by Langston University-Tulsa will emphasize the need to resolve the issue.
The law giving Langston-Tulsa a monopoly on the programs is part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over historic segregation in Oklahoma's higher education system.