Tulsa, OK – The left lane of westbound I-44 at the 161st E. Ave. junction is now open to traffic, following emergency deck repairs. The right lane of westbound I-44, and both lanes of eastbound I-44 continue to remain closed at this junction until further notice. Also, all lanes of 165th E. Ave. under I-44 will remain closed until further notice as part of this repair project.
Tulsa, OK – Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:DTG) today announced that it has extended its vehicle supply agreement with Ford Motor Company (Ford) for an additional year. The agreement will allow the Company to source a portion of its annual vehicle purchases through Ford until August 2013 and can be extended further with joint approval.
Catoosa, OK – CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) Cherokee Nation Chief Chad Smith says the American Indian tribe has no plans to reopen Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw as a racetrack.
Smith told The Associated Press that the track has been unsuccessful under several ownership groups during the past two decades. He says the tribe bought the 100 acres of land on which Blue Ribbon Downs sits for its assets, not to continue operating it as a track.
Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's 2008 Republican presidential rival will be joining him at Thursday's summit, along with GOP lawmakers critical of his health care plan.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky on Tuesday announced the four senators who will be attending the session in addition to those invited by the White House. Each member of the Senate and House leadership were allowed to invite four members.
Tulsa, OK – I-44 remains closed at 161st E. Ave. junction
All lanes of east and westbound I-44 will remain closed at the 161st E. Ave. junction until further notice, and traffic is still detoured onto the access ramps at this location. Freezing temperatures this morning have slowed the curing of the concrete, and crews continue to closely monitor the progress. I-44 will not open at this junction until tests show the strength of the concrete is at a level that is safe for traffic to be restored.