Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa apartment fire leaves 27-people homeless. The blaze was reported Friday night at a complex near 61st and Riverside Drive. Two apartments were directly impacted by the fire another 10-had heavy smoke damage.
The Red Cross was dispatched to the scene to help nine different families. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Catoosa, OK – Injuries are minor in a Catoosa school bus accident this morning. Catoosa Police and Fire responded to the scene after an elementary school bus lost a wheel and ran off the roadway. The accident happened near 279th East Avenue and 31st street. The bus was loaded with students at the time of the accident.
Oklahoma City, OK – Judicial salaries increase won't be sought
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court says he won't request an increase in judicial salaries.
Chief Justice James E. Edmondson said Thursday he wants the Board of Judicial Compensation to know the judiciary is aware of the state budget crisis. Edmondson says the judicial branch has absorbed its fiscal year 2010 budget reductions and has cut the budget for fiscal year 2011.
Tulsa, OK – Since this is the last season that the Tulsa Drillers will be playing at Drillers Stadium located at the fairgrounds, the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority, also known as the "Fair Board", has started the process of considering what would be the best and greatest use of the property where the stadium now sits.
Oklahoma City, OK – Census: 14 pct uninsured in Okla. last year
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Census Bureau says 14 percent of Oklahomans lacked health insurance in 2008, down nearly a percentage point from 2007.
The figures released Thursday also showed that those living in poverty in Oklahoma was 13.5 percent in 2007-2008, down nearly 2 percentage points from the previous two-year period and similar to the national rate.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) SemGroup LP today announced a new team of executives and board of directors to lead the energy company once it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
SemGroup has been operating under bankruptcy protection since July last year. The company provides oil and asphalt transportation services and says it plans to exit bankruptcy in November and become a publicly traded company.