Tulsa, OK – Former Tulsa Fire Chief and Deputy Mayor Tom Baker gave the Tulsa City Council a briefing on the efforts to turn the operation of the Tulsa Zoo over to a private management firm. The City will continue to own the zoo, however, the day-to-day operations will be handled by Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. TZMI's board recently named Baker to head the transition effort.
Tulsa, OK – Rain. Not a lot, but enough to cool us down.
Forecasters said it could happen and it did. Thunderstorms rumbled through Tulsa during the end of the morning rush hour. Strong to severe storms could be possible later today from Tulsa to the southeast. The National Weather Service says heavy rain will be possible from Tulsa to the northwest.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa City Councilor Bill Christiansen will be the first to tell his trade is that of an aviator, not art critic. But, like everyone, he has an opinion. One word sums up the art work on the new sound barrier along 169- between Memorial and Mingo. That word is: "ugly".
Tulsa, OK – Okla tribes paid $118.2 M in gaming fees to state
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Indian tribes paid $118.2 million in gaming fees to the state last fiscal year, helping to ease budget cuts at some state agencies.
Office of State Finance records show the state received $33.3 million from the Chickasaw Nation; $22.7 million from the Choctaw Nation and $12.2 million from the Cherokee Nation. Twenty-seven other tribes paid the state about $50 million.
Tulsa, OK – Jury selection delayed in Okla man's murder trial
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Jury selection has been delayed in the murder trial of a former school teacher who is accused of fatally shooting his wife more than two years ago.
Court officials planned to begin the selection process for jurors Monday in the trial of John Robert Kastner, but it has been delayed because defense attorney Pete Silva was ill. Jury selection proceedings are still scheduled for this week at the Tulsa County courthouse.