Tulsa, OK – Slated to be completed before the 2010 baseball season, ONEOK Field will be located directly west of the historic Greenwood District and will be adjacent to the Brady and Blue Dome entertainment districts.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Sheriff's office will be patrolling the Tulsa State Fair again this year. The city annexed the fairgrounds earlier this year, but is declining to provide patrols for the fair without a fee.
The city has contended all along that it only annexed the fairground into the city-limits. Tulsa County still owns the fairgrounds. The Tulsa State Fair is a Tulsa County production and it is responsible for fair grounds security.
Bristow, OK – BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) The McDonald's restaurant located along the Turner Turnpike near Bristow is closing at the end of business today. Turnpike officials say McDonald's chose not to renew its lease at the Bristow location and has instead renovated its restaurant at the Stroud service plaza.
Tulsa, OK – The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa announced today that housing starts in metro Tulsa continued to heat up in July to 292, an 18.2 percent increase over the prior month. The July figure is the highest number of starts in one month since May of 2008 and 18.7 percent higher than starts reported in July of 2008.
Tulsa, OK – An annual count of the homeless population in Oklahoma City indicates a four percent increase in 2009.
Here in Tulsa, Sandra Holden with the Day Center for the Homeless says they are seeing more service requests. She says people are looking for items like food and diapers. Some are asking for help will bills.
She says they are seeing 10-to-12 more requests per week. She says the number has jumped in the last two months.
A September 8th preliminary hearing is set for 56-year-old Marcus Berry.
The two-time convicted child molester was arrested last week for the abduction and attempted sexual assault on a two year-old girl. Police say the girl was found, partially nude, prior to the assault taking place.
Berry had a video arraignment in Tulsa District Court.