Oklahoma City, OK – Many Oklahomans have opened their hearts and their wallets to assist those impacted by the recent tragedy in Haiti, and Attorney General Drew Edmondson wants Oklahomans to make sure their charitable dollars end up where they intended.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett presented budget cutting proposals to all three city unions and then met with the rank-and-file employees to explain the plan. Among the concessions are pay cuts for all city workers, including the Mayor and his staff.
The reductions are: 7.5 % for Tulsa Police 8.6 % for Tulsa Fire Department 5.2 % for all other City employees
These cuts are in addition to the eight furlough days ordered under the Kathy Taylor administration.
Claremore, OK – Claremore's Mike McCrate is feeling much better. His daughter runs an orphanage near earthquake damaged Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. She managed to contact the family via Skype to say she and the orphanage are okay.
He says the orphanage building sustained some damage but is habitable. The quake downed a ten-foot concrete-block security wall. They received the call this morning about 10 a.m.
With his daughter, her husband and their children, McCrate says he had 10-family members in Haiti.
Tulsa, OK – Lenders search for missing Arrow Trucking vehicles
TULSA, Okla. (AP) In the wake of Arrow Trucking Co.'s demise, its lenders are scouring the country looking for missing Arrow-operated equipment.
On Dec. 22, one day after a Utah-based bank froze Arrow's company fuel credit cards, the Tulsa-based trucking firm shut down, stranding drivers and their freight across the country. It since has filed for bankruptcy liquidation.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State tax collections were down again last month.
Treasurer Scott Meacham said Tuesday collections by the general revenue fund in December totaled $402.3 million. That is $165.1 million, or 29.1 percent, below the prior year's collections and $178.6 million, or 30.7 percent, below the official estimate.
Tulsa, OK – A man is shot at Renda Broadcasting in Tulsa. Renda owns and operates KBEZ and K-Hits.
Sources say an armed man entered the lobby of the radio stations, located on the northwest corner of 71st and South Yale. He asked to see a female morning air-personality. When authorities arrived, the man was in a hallway. He was ordered to drop his rifle. When he did not, he was shot.
EMSA says the gunman was 58-years-old. He was taken to St-Francis Hospital in serious condition.