Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today that four City of Tulsa employees have been recognized for providing outstanding service to their fellow colleagues and citizens through its Tulsa Blue employee recognition program.
Oklahoma City, OK – Water bottles found in stomach of dead alligator
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Veterinarians at the Oklahoma City Zoo say seven plastic water bottle were found in the stomach of an alligator that recently died.
Veterinary services director Jennifer D'Agostino says the bottles created a blockage that prevented the alligator from digesting food correctly. She says the blockage became infected and the infection spread to the rest of the body.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma given more than $10 million in storm aid
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say state and federal assistance for individuals and communities affected by tornadoes and other severe weather in May has topped $10 million.
Sand Springs, OK – The state workers union is coming out against state question 744. The measure would require Oklahoma to fund education at the regional average.
Oklahoma Public Employees Association Director Sterling Zearly says that money will come from other state services such as juvenile affairs. Zearly and members of the One Oklahoma Coalition held a news conference outside the Rader Center at Sand Springs. Rader has been targeted for closing.
Oklahoma City, OK – Still no endorsement for Fallin after GOP primary
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Nearly a week after U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin fended off a tough primary challenge from tea party-backed conservative state Sen. Randy Brogdon, Fallin still hasn't received an endorsement from her challenger.
Although Brogdon couldn't be reached for comment Monday, signs point to a likely endorsement.
He and Fallin are scheduled to meet Wednesday at her Oklahoma City headquarters and hold a joint press conference afterward.