Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett vetoes an ordinance that would restore satisfactory performance review pay hikes to Tulsa Fire Fighters. The increases were axed as a wage concession at the height of the city's fiscal problems. The Council voted to use $367,000 to restore the cuts, but the Mayor vetoed the ordinance. The Mayor wants to hold discussions with the fire union as part of contract talks, before restoring any cuts.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin signs bill to shift power from state board
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill that shifts power from the state board of education to the state superintendent over the objections of Democrats who say the proposal grants too much power to one person.
Tulsa, OK – Highway 169 was closed at 11th street, north bound, because of a crash on the expressway. Reports indicate crash was the result of a police chase. Police were trying to stop a pick-up that matched the description of one used in a burglary when the crash took place.
Two people were taken into custody in connection with a home burglary. While the accident closed the expressway, only one person was taken to the hospital following the three vehicle crash.
Cement, OK – 4 killed in head-on collision on Oklahoma highway
CEMENT, Okla. (AP) Authorities say four people were killed and three others were injured in a head-on collision that closed U.S. 277 in Caddo County for more than four hours.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Jimmie Mayall; 29-year-old Krissy Mayall; 16-year-old Anna Mayall of Cyril and 37-year-old Chickasha resident Vicky Meredith died in the accident about 1:30 p.m. Thursday near Cement.