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.