Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett presents his budget to the Tulsa City Council. The spending proposal has the city spending $230-million from the general fund. That is about one million dollars less than last year.
The plan does not for calling back laid-off police officers. However, those officers could be added back once older officers retire.
Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa Public Schools is aware of a police investigation involving a TPS employee at Skelly Elementary School. District administrators and other staff have been fully cooperative with Tulsa police in that ongoing investigation. TPS will continue to cooperate in the investigation as required and allowed by law.
Tulsa, OK – YWCA Tulsa is calling on all individuals to join us in taking a bold Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 30th, by participating in one of the many events open to the public in Tulsa. Over 40 Tulsa organizations have partnered with the YWCA as Participating Sites, uniting our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message that racism can no longer be ignored or tolerated.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Tulsa-based Magellan Pipeline Co. L.P. has agreed to pay a $418,000 fine for a gasoline spill.
The EPA said Thursday that Magellan agreed to the fine for violating the federal Clean Water Act when about 45,150 gallons of gasoline spilled into Four Mile Creek in January 2008. The creek is a tributary of the Verdigris River which flows into Lake Oologah.
Tulsa, OK – Plans for I-244 bridge over Arkansas River to be discussed tonight
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is seeking public input for an $87 million bridge replacement project on westbound I-244 over the Arkansas River in Tulsa. This project has recently been awarded a nearly $50 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant, and is considered one of the top projects in the country to receive this funding.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The manager of Reproductive Services of Tulsa says Oklahoma's new law requiring an ultrasound and description of the fetus before an abortion is performed has left some patients in tears.
The clinic is challenging the constitutionality of the law and a hearing on a temporary restraining order is set for Monday.
Oklahoma City, OK – Former Okla. governor, wife, robbed outside home
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh and his wife, Donna, have been robbed at gunpoint outside their northwest Oklahoma City home.
Police Capt. Dee Patty says the Nighs were returning home about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday when they were confronted by an armed man in their driveway. Patty says the man forced the Nighs to the ground and took the ex-governor's wallet.