HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tulsa-based Williams Partners says it's planning to seek approval for a $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania that it hopes to complete in 2017.
Williams said Thursday that the proposed Atlantic Sunrise project is designed to transfer more natural gas from Marcellus Shale-producing areas in northern Pennsylvania to heavily populated East Coast markets.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state senator from Oklahoma City who has been a longtime liberal voice in the upper chamber says she's forming an exploratory committee for a possible run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Tom Coburn.
Sen. Connie Johnson says she's had a number of conversations about a U.S. Senate bid and that fellow Oklahomans have "responded positively." Johnson said she will announce her decision early next month. She would have to give up her state Senate seat in order to run.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An engineering group says elementary schools that collapsed during a tornado at Moore last year were poorly designed and could have offered more protection if they had been reinforced.
The Journal Record newspaper of Oklahoma City reported Friday that the American Society of Civil Engineers and Structural Engineering Institute has prepared a report finding fault with construction techniques. The report is due out in the spring.
The Tulsa Voice, a new publication on the city's print-media landscape which hits newsstands every first and third Wednesday, and which grew out of the now-defunct Urban Tulsa Weekly, has been attracting the attention of readers for its sleek design, quality writing, and focused arts/cultural coverage. The publication originated late last year, and our guest today on ST is Natasha Ball, its managing editor, who addresses The Tulsa Voice's presence and purpose in our community --- as an arbiter and chronicler of the local arts scene as well as an observer and participant in same.
VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission say the 2013 Bassmaster Classic had an economic impact of $26 million in the Tulsa area, but the state tax commission won't pay quality events incentives because sales tax revenue was higher the year before the event.
SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A judge in eastern Oklahoma has postponed scheduled a jury trial for a Sallisaw man charged in a 1997 killing.
Sequoyah County District Judge Jeff Payton delayed setting the trial for 39-year-old Rex Richard Robbins because Robbins' attorney wasn't in court Thursday. The Southwest Times Record reports that Payton will consider the matter in June.
Robbins is charged in the beating death of 28-year-old Mitchell Dayne Nixon. Robbins is being held without bond in the Sequoyah County jail and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The American Red Cross presents its certificate of merit to Mayor Bartlett. The presentation was made today at City Hall for the awareness the mayor has brought in the need for CPR certification. He was the only one who knew CPR when a customer in a restaurant suffered from a heart attack recently.
"I'm surely not looking for any notoriety on this other than to ask people to strongly consider getting CPR training"
The certificate was signed by President Obama and the chairman of the American Red Cross.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Senate-backed plan to tap $40 million from the state's unclaimed property fund to help complete a Native American museum in Oklahoma City is getting a frosty reception from GOP leaders in the Oklahoma House.
Newly elected House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Thursday that the House Republicans' initial reaction to the proposal "was not overwhelming."