Tulsa, OK – Agencies help people in homeless camps
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Social service organizations are working with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office to break up several homeless camps and help residents find permanent housing.
Mental health, social service and housing providers have visited two homeless camps in Tulsa. The group spoke to about 25 people including parents with adult children, couples and single men and women.
WASHINGTON (AP) Regulators have shut down banks in Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Oklahoma, boosting to 68 the number of federally insured banks to fail this year amid the pressures of the weak economy and mounting loan defaults.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Osage Nation has filed an appeal of a federal court decision that rejected the tribe's attempt to exempt members who live and work in Osage County from state income taxes.
The tribe filed the appeal earlier this week with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It seeks to overturn U.S. District Judge James Payne's ruling in the tribe's lawsuit against the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
Tulsa, OK – Company says worker disregarded training
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Lawyers for Cintas Corp., the country's largest uniform supplier, claim in a court document that a worker who died in 2007 at the company's Tulsa plant "consciously disregarded his training."
The filing this week in Tulsa federal court by the Cincinnati-based company states that Eleazar Torres-Gomez received and understood training on how to safely clear laundry jams at the plant.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY -- Very few of Oklahoma's nearly 7,000 obsolete or structurally deficient bridges are slated for replacement or renovation using federal stimulus money, partly because of a requirement that stimulus projects start quickly, an Associated Press analysis has found.
Oklahoma City, OK – 4 Oklahoma counties post double-digit unemployment
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) New figures from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show four Oklahoma counties reported double-digit unemployment rates last month.
The commission's county-by-county unemployment figures for June released late Thursday show Hughes County in east-central Oklahoma had the highest rate at 11.1 percent. McCurtain and Latimer counties each posted figures slightly below 11 percent, while Noble County was at 10.2 percent.