Oklahoma City, OK – Tax credits provide mixed bag for industry
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State lawmakers working to close a $1.2 billion hole in next year's budget placed a two-year suspension on about two dozen tax credits offered by the state as incentives to businesses and industries.
But on the final day of the legislative session, a few industries managed to wriggle free from the bill and instead received a deferment for up to two years.
Tulsa, OK – 15 affected after chemical release in Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) An accidental hazardous chemical release at a Tulsa trucking company has affected 15 people, sending at least nine of them to an area hospital.
Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Bill French says a 55-gallon drum of chloromethyl naphthalene (NAF-thuh-len), a corrosive liquid, started leaking on a truck about 10 a.m. Friday at the Old Dominion Freight Line facility.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Zoo gets slapped with a five thousand dollar fine from the Department of Agriculture. This follows the death of a giraffe at the zoo in January. Tests show the animal died of hypothermia.
The zoo was cited for not keeping the giraffe warm, inadequate authority given to the zoo vet and the poor condition of the giraffe barn.
Here is the text of the Zoo's Statement:
The USDA has released their findings after investigating a giraffe death due to hypothermia at the Tulsa Zoo earlier this year.
Tulsa, OK – Grand Jurors are being tabbed to hear testimony about the Skiatook Schools. Patrons sought the grand jury investigation after an auditor's report said three-quarters of a million dollars was wasted on over priced supplies.
Jury selection started today in Judge Tom Thornbrugh's court room.
Tulsa, OK – I-44 reopened between Lewis and Peoria. All lanes of east and westbound I-44 have been reopened between Lewis Ave. and Peoria Ave. where ODOT crews worked throughout the night to repair a sink hole found in the right lane and shoulder of westbound I-44.