Tulsa, OK – Tulsa suburb becomes Oklahoma's 4th largest city
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow is now Oklahoma's fourth largest city after passing Lawton in population.
Estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show Broken Arrow with 92,931 people as of July 1, 2008, compared to Lawton's estimated 90,091. Norman has 106,957 residents and is third behind Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
Tulsa, OK – Poultry companies seeking delay of Sept. 21 trial
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Twelve Arkansas poultry companies being sued by Oklahoma Attorney Drew Edmondson for polluting the Illinois River watershed with chicken waste are asking a judge to postpone the start date of the trial.
In motions filed Tuesday in federal court in Tulsa the companies blame delays by Edmondson's office in submitting key sampling data as one reason to reset the Sept. 21 trial date.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The son of former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator Dewey Bartlett has announced his candidacy to become the mayor of Tulsa. Dewey Bartlett Jr. is a 62-year-old oilman and former Tulsa city councilor, having served from 1990 to 1994. He unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 1992 and for a state Senate seat in 2004. Bartlett is running as a Republican.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa employees to take 1st of 8 unpaid days off
TULSA, Okla. (AP) City employees in Tulsa will be taking the first of eight unpaid furlough days later this week.
The days off without pay are part of the city's effort to reduce spending because of falling sales tax revenue. Police and firefighters are included although their furlough schedules will be different.
Employees will be off Thursday without pay and will be off again Friday for the July 4th holiday.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Two Tulsa-based companies plan to spend $37 million to buy the refined petroleum unit of bankrupt energy company SemGroup LP.
QuikTrip Corp. and Magellan Midstream Partners LP confirmed the sale of the SemFuel unit on Monday.
Court records indicate Magellan, a fee-based gasoline storer and transporter, will pay $23 million through a subsidiary to buy SemFuel's terminal operations in El Dorado, Kan., and Des Moines, Iowa, and storage sites in Glenpool and west Tulsa.
Tulsa, OK – - The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone Alert for Tuesday in Tulsa. The hot, dry, windless weather is expected to continue.
Persons with lung or heart disease should be aware that increased pollution may cause them to experience adverse health effects. Ozone affects people differently. Learn your limits. Symptoms include chest pain, coughing, sneezing, nausea, headache and pulmonary congestion.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa University played host last week to an International Economic Forum. Nine delegates from European Countries were at Helmerich Hall on the TU Campus. The conference was entitled "Doing Business with Europe"
It was as much for the European delegates as it was for Tulsans. Among those attending the functions was Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith who had praise for the program.