Tulsa, Okla. – A new partnership with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology will help Tulsa address its graffiti problem. Mayor Bartlett, representatives from Spartan and City Councilor Jim Mautino held a press conference at City Hall this morning announcing that Spartan students will be volunteering to help clean up.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma labor group representatives want the state's two U.S. senators to end their opposition to a bill that would extend unemployment benefits for laid-off workers.
Sens. Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn joined other Republicans last week in opposing an extension of unemployment benefits as part of a larger tax and spending package, citing concerns about adding to the budget deficit.
Muskogee, OK – Company plans wind tower facility in Muskogee
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A veteran steel fabrication entrepreneur says his new company plans to build a 175,000-square-foot wind turbine manufacturing facility in Muskogee.
Tom Word, the founder of Eagle Claw Fabrication LLC, says about 175 jobs should be created during the first phase of the project. Word says construction on the $28 million facility should begin in the third quarter of this year and it could open as early as next spring.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. drug bust nets alleged Mexican cartel leader
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Narcotics agents in Oklahoma say a high-ranking member of a Mexican drug cartel has been arrested in a sting operation.
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman Mark Woodward says it appears the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel have moved from Arizona to Oklahoma because of Arizona's new immigration law. He says 18 people were arrested Tuesday during raids in Elk City, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Norman, Yukon, Mustang, and Tulsa.