McAlester, OK – McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Eight soldiers at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant have tested positive for the swine flu in what health officials say is the largest single outbreak of the virus in the state.
The base's medical director Dr. Norman McAlester said Wednesday most of the soldiers already have recovered. He says all the soldiers who were ill wore face masks and were isolated from the rest of the soldiers who were taking part in a national training exercise at the base.
Tulsa, OK – A group of businessmen, business women and community leaders from Tulsa and Oklahoma City today reported progress and expressed confidence in their efforts to bring professional Women's National Basketball Association franchise to Tulsa. Their goal is to begin playing home games at the BOK Center in June 2010.
Tulsa, OK – We could learn tomorrow (Thursday) the name of a new tenant at the old Pine and Peoria Albertson's store. The old store closed when Albertson's left Oklahoma in 2007, leaving the area without a name-brand supermarket.
The Tulsa Economic Development Corporation is ready to make a $2-million dollar loan available to the grocer who wants to reopen the store. The Tulsa City Council has agreed to back the loan.
Chandler, OK – CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has been recorded near Chandler in central Oklahoma but appears to have caused no damage or injury. The geological survey reports the quake had a magnitude of 3.3 but authorities say they received no calls from residents.