Tulsa, OK – You will pay more to fly during the holidays this year and the cost is likely to keep going up as the season draws near. According to travel industry experts, airlines slashed capacity during the recession but are now packing full flight. Also, The only days that may be reasonable are flying on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Along with ticket prices being higher, airlines also are tacking on more fees than ever before, charging a premium for everything from luggage to extra leg room.
Tulsa, OK – Polls opened at 7 this morning as Oklahomans cast ballots in a historic election that will select the state's first female governor. State election officials predict more half of Oklahoma's 2 million registered voters will cast ballots today's. Polls close at 7 p.m. Join KWGS News Director John Durkee just after polls close for the latest election returns.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A Boeing Co. executive says when 550 engineering jobs are moved from California to Oklahoma, the company plans to hire "hundreds" from the Sooner State.
Steve Hendrickson, Boeing's director of government operations, spoke Monday at a Greater Oklahoma City Chamber luncheon. He told The Oklahoman the company is making offers in California but that in the first quarter of 2011, Boeing will start to hire in Oklahoma.
He says the average salary of the jobs will be about $130,000 a year.
Undate – Here is the latest Oklahoma sports from The AP
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) John Flanders intercepted a pass in the end zone with 36 seconds left, stopping Notre Dame's final drive yesterday as Tulsa pulled off one of the biggest wins in school history, stunning the Irish 28-27. Kevin Fitzpatrick's 27-yard field goal with 3:23 left put the Golden Hurricane up 28-27.
Lawton, OK – Decades-old Fort Sill houses set for demolition
FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) Demolition of decades-old Fort Sill houses has begun in preparation for work to start on a new 432-home development at the U.S. Army base.
The 11 structures coming down in Fort Sill's Artillery Village include eight duplexes and three garages built during the 1950s. The Lawton Constitution reports that the area where the houses now are located will be turned into a grassy area.
Tulsa, OK – 2 Tulsa men sentenced in stock manipulation scheme
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Two Tulsa men have received prison sentences for their roles in what prosecutors called a $43 million pump-and-dump stock manipulation scheme.
U.S. District Judge James Payne on Friday sentenced 48-year-old securities attorney G. David Gordon to a 15-year, eight-month prison term and 62-year-old stock broker Richard Clark to a 12-year, seven-month term. Both men also must forfeit more than $43 million.