Sperry, OK – SPERRY The Sperry school board has rejected a request to allow a Vietnamese exchange student to receive a high school diploma from the school. The board voted 2-1 Thursday against a state graduation-requirements exception for 18-year-old Oanh Kim Pham.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House budget panel OKs axing 2 tax credits
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A House budget panel has approved the elimination of two investment tax credits that would save the state an estimated $23 million.
The approval of the bill Thursday by the House General Conference Committee on Appropriations paves the way for the moratorium on the income tax credits to be heard by the full House and Senate and sent to the governor.
Tulsa, OK – About 100 City of Tulsa Public Works employees reported to work early Thursday to begin removing trees and other debris from arterial streets following early-morning wind storms that caused damage in a large area of the city.
Damage spread from west Tulsa to as far east as 129th, and from downtown to as far south as 121st St. The heaviest damage appeared to be between South Yale and Riverside Drive in the 51st and 61st Streets area.
Tulsa, OK – Strong storms in NE Okla., thousands without power
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Strong thunderstorms in Oklahoma caused damage and power outages but no apparent injuries in the Tulsa area.
City spokesman Bob Bledsoe says the damage is widespread from the storm that moved into the city about 5 a.m Thursday. He says the heaviest damage is just south of downtown Tulsa where downed trees are blocking some streets.
Tulsa, OK – Strong storms leave damage in NE Okla.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities are investigating whether a tornado touched down in northeastern Oklahoma, causing extensive damage in the Tulsa area.
Tulsa City-County Emergency Management director Michael McCool said a tornado may have barreled across the southern half of the city Thursday morning, damaging homes and businesses and knocking down trees and power poles. He says one minor injury was reported.