Oklahoma City, OK – Rape allegations raise mansion security issues
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The former chef and chief groundskeeper at the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion are under investigation for allegedly raping female state inmates assigned to maintain the mansion's grounds.
Neither man has been charged. But the allegations raise questions about the safety and security of the state's chief executive and his family and oversight of a program meant in part to reward good inmate behavior.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa needs to cut $3 million more from budget
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa governmental leaders say the state's second-largest city will have to cut $3 million from its budget because of declining sales tax revenues.
Mayor Kathy Taylor says her management team will meet next week to consider possible actions. During the city budget planning process, a $2.9 million group of cuts was prepared in case the city's revenues continued falling.
Tulsa, OK – High Speed rail service gets the attention of the Tulsa City Council in particular, a letter of support. Councilor Rick Westcott a big proponent of high speed rail was concerned with a paragraph that indicted city financial support.
The letter was written in support of an O-Dot grant request. City Risk Officer Cathy Criswell says there was no commitment to any type of funding.
Oklahoma City, OK – Officials brace for revenue report
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials are bracing for yet another bleak revenue report.
Oklahoma Treasurer Scott Meacham is scheduled to release the state's revenue collection results for the month of September Tuesday. And it's expected to follow the same downward trend as revenue reports for the months of July and August.
Oklahoma City, OK – Hospitals restrict young visitors to control flu
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Some hospitals in Oklahoma are placing restrictions on younger visitors in an effort to protect patients from the flu including swine flu.
Edmond Medical Center says most children younger than 18 are not allowed in the hospital unless they're a patient. A child with an immediate family member hospitalized would be allowed inside and asked to wear a face mask.