Tulsa, OK – School face prospect of more funding cuts
TULSA, Okla. (AP) State education officials say schools are facing more budget cuts and that a revolving fund that provides more than 25 percent of funding for schools is nearly empty.
Assistant State Superintendent James White said Thursday that if school cuts occur some districts may be consolidated or closed. White said at a state Board of Education meeting that many districts will have trouble finishing this year.
Tulsa, OK – A donation by the Hillcrest Foundation to the Tulsa Community Foundation, will allow the sale of eight City of Tulsa Police horses to use in non-profit programs such as the Tulsa Boys home and other equestrian programs in the city.
Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma health officials say at least 18 people have now died of complications from swine flu.This has an estimated 1,000 people lined up at the Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus for free H1N1 vaccinations.
According to the Oklahoma State Health Department's weekly update on H1N1 activity released Thursday, six influenza-associated deaths were reported between Oct. 18 and Oct. 24.
Seventeen deaths have been attributed to swine flu since Sept. 1, and one death was reported in June.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Public Schools Police and Tulsa Police are investigating a drive-by shooting at Tulsa's Webster High School. It happened just before school was released when a car sped by and an occupant fired----what appeared to be a shotgun--- at the school.
Tulsa, OK – Heavy rain fell on Tulsa on Thursday. The National Weather Service says the Tulsa Metro received three to four inches of rain. That prompted the NWS to issue a Flash Flood Warning for Tulsa and several of the adjacent counties.
The rain caused flooding at the usual locations, like this Bixby neighborhood, pictured here. While there were some blocked roads, no major problems were reported.
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Tulsa, OK – An unprecedented consortium of local health care providers and organizations known as the Greater Tulsa Health Access Network (Greater T.H.A.N.), announced today a plan to implement Health Information Exchange (HIE) across the Tulsa region for the betterment of healthcare quality and access and the convenience and safety of patients throughout the region. These efforts have been further encouraged by the need to respond to a federal mandate for HIE in the Tulsa region.