Tulsa, OK – The City is moving forward with the sale of old City Hall to Brickhuggers. Brickhuggers is the same firm that renovated the old Mayo Hotel. The plans include turning the building into a 200-room hotel.
The company has offered the city one-million dollars for the building, as is. It was appraised at $6.4-million. However, this is the only offer the city has received on the property.
Oklahoma City, OK – State revenue collections in March topped prior year collections for the first time since December 2008 and exceeded the official estimate for a second consecutive month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.
Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections in March are $401.3 million. That amount is:
$6.4 million or 1.6 percent above the prior year; and, $81.4 million or 25.5 percent above the estimate.
Tulsa, OK – Osage chief confident case will be reheard
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The chief of the Osage Nation says he's confident a federal appeals court will rehear a case that could affect three of the tribe's casinos.
The court recently upheld a ruling that Osage County is not a tribal reservation. The ruling leaves casinos in Tulsa, Skiatook and Ponca City not on land that is in trust or under federal restricted status as is required.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police shoot, kill man who threatens suicide
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say an officer shot and killed a man who was threatening suicide when the man pointed a handgun at officers.
Police said in a news release Monday that officers were called about 7:30 p.m. Sunday to an aviation business at Tulsa International Airport. Officers say they found 57-year-old Daniel Leroy Nichols sitting on the pavement holding a handgun and threatening suicide.