Tulsa, OK – South-bound Highway-169 has now reopened after a traffic accident on the bridge caused a 20-pound piece of concrete to fall from the bridge. It slammed into the windshield of a late model SUV. The driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
The expressway, south-bound, was closed, as well as the bridge deck, while the Oklahoma Department of Transportation made repairs. The repair work took about two hours.
Below is an update on the accident from Tulsa Police
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Kathy Taylor announced she received notice from the White House of the availability of $3.5 million in grant funding for the hiring of 18 Tulsa law enforcement officers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The award of the grant is contingent upon Tulsa City Council approval and must be accepted in its entirety for the funds to be allocated.
The grant will be administered by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) through the federal agency's COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
Oklahoma City, OK – Citing a "significant impact on the governance of the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma," Attorney General Drew Edmondson yesterday filed an amicus brief before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the Semcrude bankruptcy case.
The attorney general interprets state law to create an implied trust between producers and companies like Semcrude. The proceeds in question therefore belong to the producers and should not be used to satisfy other debts. The bankruptcy court ruled that it would divide the proceeds between the secured creditors.
Broken Arrow, OK – /PRNewswire/ -- When the City of Broken Arrow, OK recognized the need to equip its police force with electronic ticket writers, there was no doubt in purchasing manager Pat Harrison's mind that the city would be working with Louisville-based BidBridge, an eProcurement services provider for the public and private sectors, to obtain the devices.
Tulsa, OK – Against a backdrop of approximately 200 table-sized workshop maps filled with the ideas of over 1,500 Tulsans, City officials gathered in the Grand Lobby of the BOK Arena to announce the results of a new survey completed by over 5,500 Tulsans. The survey results indicated that the public strongly supports land use and transportation changes in the coming decades. Citizen input from these surveys will be combined with other research and analysis to develop a new comprehensive plan.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) Funeral services are now scheduled for a soldier from Duncan who was killed in Afghanistan.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Frontier Chapel at Fort Sill for 34-year-old Pfc. Dennis Pratt.
Pratt was one of four soldiers killed July 20 when the Humvee they were in was hit by rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) of Fort Drum, N.Y.