NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Two people were taken to a Norman hospital with apparent minor injuries after an earthquake rattled central Oklahoma and was felt in southern Kansas.
Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O'Leary said one man fell off a ladder during the Wednesday morning quake and is in good condition. She said she did not have details on the second person's injuries but that the person is in good condition.
Oklahoma City, OK – Revenue collections for the first three months of the fiscal year exceeded both the prior year and official estimate, State Treasurer Scott Meacham said today as reports for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 were released.
Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 are $1.2 billion. That amount is:
$74.8 million or 6.8 percent above the prior year; and $45.4 million or 4 percent above the official estimate.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council hears a proposal from one of its own dealing with changing the Tulsa City Charter. Councilor Roscoe Turner is proposing creating the position of City Manager to run the day-to-day operations of the city and to serve as the City's CEO.
Currently, Tulsa has a strong mayor/weak council form of government. Turners change would make the mayor a figure head while strengthening the role of the city council in hiring a manager.
Norman, OK – Family links suicide of 19-year-old to gay debate
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Members of a 19-year-old gay man who recently committed suicide say they think a debate about homosexuality he witnessed at Norman City Council meeting may have pushed him to take his own life.
Tulsa, OK – 3rd victim in shooting at Tulsa hotel dies
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A third victim of a Tulsa hotel shooting last week has died.
Police confirmed that 20-year-old Toni Ruff died at a Tulsa hospital over the weekend. He was shot last Thursday night at a Days Inn hotel in east-central Tulsa. The others fatally shot were 23-year-old Joey Deon Mike and 19-year-old Jermiko Thomas.
Tulsa, OK – Nearly $300,000 found for Okla. fairgoers
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State Treasurer Scott Meacham's office says cash and stock worth nearly $300,000 was found for 464 people attending the 2010 Tulsa State Fair.
Meacham's office announced Monday that employees dug up $298,304 for those who visited the treasurer's "Pot of Gold" booth in the Quik Trip Center. The largest single amount was more than $88,000 in stock for an Owasso woman.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett, Tulsa Development Authority and Brickhugger, LLC will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. on the Plaza Level of old city hall as final closing documents for the former city hall will be signed.