Oklahoma City, OK – Tulsa Zoo sea lions to move to Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two sea lions from the Tulsa Zoo soon will be moved to Oklahoma City.
The sea lions, a 16-year-old male named Dorsey and a 23-year-old female named Briney, will stay at the Oklahoma City Zoo for about two years as work is done on a $5 million update to the Tulsa Zoo's sea lion habitat.
Tulsa, OK – A misfire on the 23rd Street Bridge, over the Arkansas River, caused the Freedom Fest 2009 fireworks display to be cut short. About 15 minutes into the show an aerial display exploded as it was leaving the launch tube. That caused a fire which spread to a nearby platform. Tulsa Fire Fighters, on the scene, rushed to put out the blaze. But it was deemed unsafe to continue the show. The remaining fireworks had to be dismantled and made safe. No one was injured.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire fighters pull an all-nighter as a chemical cloud drifts over the west side. It happened over night at the Envirosolve Company at 21st and Southwest Blvd. There was apparently a chemical reaction in a 55-gallon drum that cause the cloud.
The chemical was sodium based and used to clean Port-a-Potties and septic systems. No one was seriously injured, but paramedics did check out several people. The situation was brought under control shortly before 4a.m. Sunday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Here is a roundup of weekend activities throughout the state of Oklahoma.
Friday, July 3
DISNEY Disney Island Fireworks on the Water, a spectacular fireworks display over the water of Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, dark, GRDA Spillways. Contact: Judy Barger, 918-435-4272 or email@example.com
Tulsa, OK – Entire Tulsa Red Cross board resigns in protest
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The chairman of the Tulsa Area Red Cross board of directors says they all have resigned to protest the firing of the chapter's CEO by national officials.
Board Chairman George Singer said Thursday the mass resignation came after a power struggle that had been escalating for months. He says the local chapter wants to manage its own affairs and not take orders from national officials.
Tulsa. OK – Tulsa library commission violates open meeting law
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa City-County Library Commission has violated the state's open meeting law, but the commission chairwoman says she's to blame and hopes to rectify the situation.
Chairwoman La Verne Ford Wimberly told the Tulsa World that commissioners voted in executive session during Wednesday's meeting to review the use of employee flex time and never returned to an open meeting. Both actions constitute violations of state law.