Oklahoma City, OK – AAA expects increase in Thanksgiving travelers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The number of people expected to travel at least 50 miles from home during the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to rise both nationwide and in Oklahoma over last year.
A survey by AAA predicts nearly 38.4 million Americans will be traveling. That's a 1.4 percent increase over 2008. The number includes an increase in the number of those driving while the number of people flying to their destinations is expected to fall by 2.1 percent.
Norman, OK – Palin's book signing tour to include Norman stop
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will stop in Norman as part of her national book tour.
Palin will sign copies of her book "Going Rogue: An American Life" starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Hastings Books. The 413-page memoir with 16 color photos published by Harper-Collins went on sale Tuesday.
Palin will sign books bought at Hastings and store manager Rob Wood says customers will be limited to two signed books each.
Stillwater, OK – OBN, Stillwater police make drug-related arrests
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater police and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agents have announced 64 arrest warrants for people illegally buying pseudoephedrine.
Pseudoephedrine is a key component in making methamphetamine and customers are limited by state law to buying 9-grams per month without a prescription. It's found in many over-the-counter cold medications.
Oklahoma City, OK – Education board wants use of Rainy Day Fund now
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Board of Education is calling in a resolution for the immediate use of money from Oklahoma's Rainy Day Fund, citing dire funding circumstances for the state's schools.
Declining revenues have resulted in a 5 percent cut in allocations to all state agencies, and state Superintendent Sandy Garrett said Tuesday education has been even more hard hit because of a drop in revenue from a state fund set aside for education.
Tulsa, OK – Schnake Turnbo Frank | PR (STF | PR) and McAfee & Taft will present New Media University: Online or Out of Line? Social Media and Your Employees from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 17 at OSU-Tulsa.
Topics to be covered include an overview of the social media landscape, tools for implementing social media policy in the workplace and how engaging in social media helps or hurts a company's image and productivity.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. preacher, Ark. lawyer convicted in tax case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma preacher and an Arkansas lawyer accused of conspiring to conceal the preacher's income from tax authorities have been convicted in federal court.
Lindsey Springer of Kellyville, Okla., and Oscar Stilley of Fort Smith, Ark., were charged in a March 10 indictment in U.S. District Court in Tulsa with conspiring to defraud the United States. Their convictions were announced Monday by the U.S. attorney's office.