Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers voted today to provide scholarships and increased educational opportunities to children with special needs.
"This legislation acknowledges the fact that children with special needs have unique challenges. If those needs are not properly addressed in their assigned local school, I believe we should give those families the opportunity to attend the school that provides the best learning environment for their children," said state Rep. Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City.
A project for mix-used development near the BOK Center will soon be realized. The Tulsa Development Authority (TDA) voted in favor of the contract set forth by developers, One Place LLC for land located at 3rd and Denver for $1.5 million.
The land will be used for urban mixed-use development in downtown Tulsa such as: urban residential flats and town lofts, 120-room hotel and restaurant combination, commercial or retail businesses and sub-surface parking. Currently, the lot is being utilized for parking.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A fired Tulsa jailer has been charged with having sex with an inmate at the jail. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed forcible sodomy charges against former jailer Chris Delt who authorities say was fired after an investigation that began when an inmate claimed he had sex with Delt.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Tulsa, OK – Construction has begun on the next part of the Gilcrease Expressway - a 2.2-mile segment from the L.L. Tisdale Parkway to 41st West Avenue. This three-phase project will be built as a two-lane highway on a four-lane right of way, to allow for widening in the future.