Tulsa, OK – I-44 reopened between Lewis and Peoria. All lanes of east and westbound I-44 have been reopened between Lewis Ave. and Peoria Ave. where ODOT crews worked throughout the night to repair a sink hole found in the right lane and shoulder of westbound I-44.
Tulsa, OK – SE Okla. counties top unemployment rate
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Southeast Oklahoma once again has the highest rates of unemployment in the state, but for the first time since December 2008, the jobless rate of all Oklahoma counties dipped below 10 percent last month.
According to statistics released Wednesday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Hughes, Latimer and McCurtain counties shared the state's highest jobless rate at 9.9 percent.
All three counties were above 10 percent in March.
Tulsa, OK – Sinkhole closes down I-44 in south Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) If you normally use Interstate 44 in south Tulsa to get from one place to another, you'd better figure out a different way to travel Thursday morning.
Police are diverting traffic from I-44 after a sinkhole opened up that eventually reached across both eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic. Authorities say the hole first opened up about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and steadily expanded.
McAlester, OK – The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) has ended a three-month undercover drug sting in eastern Oklahoma resulting in numerous arrest warrants. OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says nearly 100 agents and officers from several departments fanned out around 6:30 Wednesday morning armed with arrest warrants for 44 defendants in McAlester and other areas of Pittsburg County accused of selling drugs to undercover OBN agents.