Claremore, OK – The Claremore City Manager and one city council have resigned. The news follows an ethics complaint filed by one group of city councilors against another. City spokeswoman Cassie Woods says neither Manager Tim Rundel or Councilman Tony Mullenger were named in the complaint.
The allegation accuses the councilors of interference with the administration. Rundel became the Claremore City Manager on September 7th.
Tulsa, OK – After a decade of work, a park memorializing survivors of the 1921 race riot and the rebuilding of Greenwood after is dedicated. The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park is named after the renowned historian and Tulsa Washington high-school graduate. John W. Franklin is his son. He was in Tulsa for the dedication and will be Rich Fisher's guest tomorrow on Studio Tulsa.
Phase two of the project will include a reconciliation center on the land near Detroit Avenue and Greenwood where the riot took place.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. voters to consider several ballot questions
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma voters will decide several ballot issues next week that critics say panders to extreme conservatives and would move the state farther to the right.
Of 11 state questions on the Nov. 2 ballot, one would make English the state's official language, and another prohibits Oklahoma courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases. And a third allows residents to "opt-out" of the new federal health care reform law.
Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is trying a new pilot program at its Eastgate Driving Testing Facility. Trooper Lt- George Brown says it is designed to speed up people wanting to drive with an examiner.
The wait to take the driving portion of a license exam is being cut in half with a new pilot program. Rather than wait in a long line, DPS Driver License Division Director Karen Gentry says you can now schedule that portion of the exam.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire fighters rushed to the Silver Springs Apartments shortly after three this morning. Two women were reported trapped on a second floor balcony with visible flames on the lower floor.
Fire fighters got the women down and quickly put out the blaze. The fire was apparently started by candles too close to plastic furniture.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police says a lone bandit robbed the Fiesta Mart at 15th and South Harvard early this morning with a camping shovel. Police says the man entered the store and held the shovel in a threatening manner. He demanded cash and cigarettes. After getting both, he fled the store. The clerk was not injured.