Tulsa, OK – The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the Tulsa area until 10 a.m. this morning. The fog is hampering the morning commute because of low visibilities. The temps are above freezing, so there is not a problem with freezing fog.
Tulsa, OK – 2 arrested in Tulsa home invasion shooting death
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police say two men who invaded a Tulsa couple's home, robbed them and killed the husband had thought they would be robbing a drug dealer, but got the wrong address.
Officers said Monday they had arrested 19-year-old Michael Morris Taylor on a charge stemming from the slaying early Saturday of 38-year-old National Guard soldier Jerry Lee VanEllen. Police said a 17-year-old was arrested Sunday.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's show, we're speaking by phone with the renowned music critic and author Bob Blumenthal, a Grammy-winning jazz writer who formerly wrote for The Boston Globe --- and who appeared on our show a few months ago in connection to his recently published book on Sonny Rollins, "Saxophone Colossus." Today, Blumenthal is telling us about six of his favorite releases of the year --- which are listed below in no particular order:
Oklahoma City, OK – Preliminary revenue estimates to be presented to the State Board of Equalization on Tuesday show the Oklahoma state budget may need to be cut by as much as $226 million in the next fiscal year, State Treasurer Scott Meacham said today.
Meacham said the $226 million reduction would come in spite of an estimated $276.1 million or 5.65 percent projected increase in General Revenue Fund collections.
Stillwater, OK – Judge says no trial for Stillwater mayor on charge
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) A Payne County judge says Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates should not be tried on a felony charge of violating Oklahoma's Computer Crimes Act.
Bates was accused of using his city-issued computer and e-mail to promote a private business venture. But Special Judge Phillip Corley ruled Monday that the city's policy on computer use doesn't apply to elected officials like Bates.
Pawhuska, OK – Wind farms could be coming to NE Oklahoma
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) Plans call for at least three wind farms to be built across the northern half of Osage County.
The Tulsa World reports that neither the plans for the wind farms nor the companies involved have been officially announced but that area landowners already are talking about the projects. County officials are working on regulations concerning the environmental and economic impact of the wind farm.
Oklahoma City, OK – Anti-drug agency seizes $2M in property in '10
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control officials say the agency has profited this year from almost $2 million of seized or forfeited property as the result of drug crimes.