Tulsa’s amnesty period for parking tickets is over, but speeding tickets could get the same treatment eventually.
City Manager Jim Twombly told the city council budget committee current enforcement efforts are bringing in more than they cost. Councilors asked if bad weather kept people from coming to pay their tickets. Twombly said a three-week amnesty period was enough time and residents got plenty of advanced notice.
There were no new flu deaths in Tulsa County last week. So far, this season, eight people have died from the flu in Tulsa County. That number is 48 statewide.
As the flu season winds down, health officials say it wasn't as bad as last year and the vaccine worked better. But younger adults were hit harder because of a surge of swine flu.
Overall, hospitalization rates for the flu are only about half what they were last winter. It has been a fairly mild season for the elderly — usually the most vulnerable group to flu and its complications.
A WIND ADVISORY is post for the Tulsa area and all of northeast Oklahoma. A cold front is bring a wind shift to the north. Winds have guested to 46 mph in Tulsa. Forecasters say the strong winds will be with us most of the day.
The winds caused some power lines to come down. PSO is working on power related wind problems.
The winds will push our wild fire threat to high this afternoon. Even with last night's drizzle, the wind will quickly dry tall grass and any fire will spread rapidly.
American Airlines will shift work to the Tulsa maintenance plant in an effort to avoid lay-offs.
The company says the Tulsa plant will be used to take delivery of new 737 jets and inspect older MD-80s.
The airline previously projected that 400 layoffs were necessary this year in Tulsa because its newer fleet of aircraft required less maintenance. But the company announced Wednesday that it's making other changes to avoid layoffs in Tulsa this year.
American Airlines is one of Tulsa's largest employers with over 6,000 workers at its Tulsa base.