Tulsa, OK – The 2010 Tulsa State Fair opens at four this afternoon. The mid-way rides are being inspected by the state department of labor. Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields was on the mid-way with his inspectors yesterday.
We asked what happens if they find a ride that isn't up to par. If it can't be fixed, Fields says the ride will not operate.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today that Mark Sipe will fill the appointment as Fire Marshal for the City of Tulsa. Sipe has over twenty years of experience with the Tulsa Fire Department and served as District Chief in Emergency Operations prior to this appointment.
Tulsa, OK – It has been called a public nuisance. It has been the scene of numerous fires. It has over $300,000 worth of code violations pending against it. But despite all that, the Tulsa Club is getting a new owner.
Tulsa realtor Jeff Scott tells us he has put down earnest money on the building---but he is not sure what he will do with it.
Public documents list the sale price at $1.1 million.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Board of Adjustment OKs mobile homes' signs
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Board of Adjustment in Tulsa has given its approval to signs placed on the ends of mobile homes by a dealer, which had been cited as a violation of a city sign-regulation ordinance.
Enid, OK – Okla. authorities destroy uncultivated marijuana
ENID, Okla. (AP) Garfield County authorities are destroying uncultivated marijuana plants found growing wild.
Lt. Shon Jackson told the Enid News & Eagle that the plants were sprayed with a herbicide and red dye Tuesday afternoon. The dye is to warn anyone who comes across the plants that they have been sprayed with herbicide.
Tulsa, OK – Emergency units rushed the scene of a small plane crash southwest of Tulsa.
The crash happened in the 7800 Block of 41st West Avenue in Creek County.
That is roughly four miles west of the Jones Riverside Airport. KWGS' Denise Brewer was on the scene. She reported the injuries were minor. The two passengers, a Spartan student and instructor, were taken to St-Francis Hospital. They are 28 and 26 years old. They suffered minor burns. Both walked away from the crash.
Washington, D.C. – NTSB cites fatigue in Okla. crash that killed 10
WASHINGTON (AP) Federal safety investigators say a tractor-trailer truck driver who slammed his rig into a line of cars stopped on a stretch of Oklahoma highway last year, killing 10 people, was likely suffering from fatigue.
Tulsa, OK – Stillwater mayor faces computer crimes charge
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates is accused of using his city computer to try to win a public grant for the company he owns.
A felony indictment unsealed Monday accuses the 28-year-old Bates of using his official computer and e-mail account to help obtain a $5,000 grant for his company, Icon Properties. The indictment in Payne County District Court alleges that Bates violated Oklahoma's Computer Crimes Act.