JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — It's the end of the road for the Mother Road Marathon.
Citing increased costs and declining participation, the Joplin City Council on Monday night voted to end the marathon, which was tied to historic Route 66.
Only 572 people participated in the event this October, with most running the half-marathon and 5K run. The Joplin Globe reports the number of participants was 200 fewer than last year and 69 fewer than in 2011. The event debuted in 2010 with 1,657 runners.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is warning state agency heads to look for ways to save money amid more than $60 million in mandatory spending increases on health care and reports of lackluster collections to the state's general revenue fund.
Fallin said Monday the state will need to make up $60 million in federal matching funds next year for Oklahoma's Medicaid program as a result of an increase in the state's per-capita income.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH for all of the KWGS Listening area. It goes into effect on Thursday morning. Below, you may read the statement, as issued, by the NWS Office in Tulsa.
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH FOR SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett (right) takes the second oath of office for his second term Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Claire Eagan (left) administers the oath as Bartlett's wife, Victoria, looks on.
Get ready for a round of winter weather in northeast Oklahoma. The National Weather Service in Tulsa says freezing rain, sleet, and snow will all be possible this week.
Forecasters say tomorrow should be some 15 degrees above normal but that will change suddenly on Wednesday when a cold front sweeps through. The Weather Service says freezing rain and sleet will be possible Wednesday night into early Thursday. During the day on Thursday the precipitation will transition to all snow. The snow should continue through the weekend.