Tulsa, OK – Forty of the wealthiest families and individuals in the United States have committed to returning the majority of their wealth to charitable causes by taking the Giving Pledge. Among those taking the pledge was Tulsa's George Kaiser. The announcement of this first group was made by Warren Buffett approximately six weeks after kicking off the long-term charitable project with Bill and Melinda Gates.
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.