Tulsa, OK – DOC says it is eliminating prisoner beds in Tulsa
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Department of Corrections officials say they are eliminating some community-level beds in Tulsa in an effort to reduce costs.
DOC Director Justin Jones says the agency has canceled a contract with Avalon Correctional Services, which provided beds for prisoners placed on public works crews. Jones says those prisoners now will be placed in other facilities.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. switching to use national school standards
TULSA, Okla. (AP) An independent study indicates that Oklahoma's plans to use national academic standards should proceed smoothly.
Oklahoma plans to start using the Common Core state standards during the next four years. According to the study by the Washington, D.C.-based Thomas P. Fordham Foundation, Oklahoma is one of 11 states where English language arts and math standards are highly similar to those of the Common Core.
Sulphur, OK – SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) From their ancestral homelands in the southeastern United States to their forced removal to Oklahoma along the Trail of Tears, the history of the Chickasaw Nation is now on display for all to see. The tribe opened the $40 million Chickasaw Cultural Center last month in southeastern Oklahoma. Tribal historian Phil Morgan says the center makes the statement that the tribe has survived and will continue to do so.
Tulsa, OK – Okla man arrested in fatal DUI-related accident
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have arrested a Tulsa man after he was involved in a fatal car accident while allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
Adam Myers was booked into the Tulsa jail early Sunday on a second-degree manslaughter complaint, three complaints of great bodily injury in a DUI accident and one complaint of driving with a suspended license. Myers hasn't been formally charged.
Tulsa, OK – URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK 336 AM CDT SUN AUG 8 2010
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Ramona. OK – Highway 75 is reopen in all directions at Ramona. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation closed the roadway last Monday because the highway buckled. The damage was blamed on the intense heat.
Traffic has been diverted onto the shoulders of the Highway while repairs were made. O-DOT announced late Saturday that the repair work has been finished.
Tulsa, OK – Okla's tax free weekend for back-to-school
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) While shoppers flocked some malls for Oklahoma's back-to-school tax-free weekend, other stores reported no increase in business.
The state suspends taxes on certain items costing less than $100 each for three days in an effort to help families save on back-to-school items. The tax-free weekend began Friday and runs through Sunday.
State tax officials say shoppers saved $6.8 million in sales taxes last year.