Muskogee, OK – There is a new U-S attorney on the job at the federal court house at Muskogee. Mark Green was sworn into office yesterday as the new U-S Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. He was nominated by President Obama last July. He will replace Sheldon Sperling who has been in the position since 2001.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. unemployment rate up slightly to 7 percent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's statewide unemployment rate is now at 7 percent.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Wednesday unemployment in the state in August increased slightly from July, but it's still much lower than the national August unemployment rate of 9.6 percent.
Tulsa, OK – The 2010 Tulsa State Fair opens at four this afternoon. The mid-way rides are being inspected by the state department of labor. Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields was on the mid-way with his inspectors yesterday.
We asked what happens if they find a ride that isn't up to par. If it can't be fixed, Fields says the ride will not operate.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today that Mark Sipe will fill the appointment as Fire Marshal for the City of Tulsa. Sipe has over twenty years of experience with the Tulsa Fire Department and served as District Chief in Emergency Operations prior to this appointment.
Tulsa, OK – It has been called a public nuisance. It has been the scene of numerous fires. It has over $300,000 worth of code violations pending against it. But despite all that, the Tulsa Club is getting a new owner.
Tulsa realtor Jeff Scott tells us he has put down earnest money on the building---but he is not sure what he will do with it.
Public documents list the sale price at $1.1 million.