By Hear Comments for Police Captain Jonathan Brooks
Tulsa, OK – 18-of those 21-Tulsa Police officers given layoff notices last week are back to work. The city is using a federal grant to pay their salaries. Because they were re-hired with in a seven day period, Tulsa Police Captain Jonathan Brooks says the officers will receive full pay.
The city cut the officers because it lack the funds to pay them.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County Election Board is streamlining its election results. County Commissioner Fred Perry says for the first time they are going to post real-time results on the Tulsa County web site.
On election night, we will have a link to those numbers on our website, right here at publicradiotulsa.org.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council gets its performance audit report of the Public Works Department. The report shows the department needs to better communicate its goals to the public and other city departments.
Judith Casio is with the management firm EMA, which conducted the audit. It was requested by the council after grand jury bribery indictments were handed down in January. She says the report shows the department is resistant to change.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two state lawmakers from Tulsa are forming a bipartisan caucus to promote the interests of Oklahoma's second largest city.
Rep. Eric Proctor and Sen. Gary Stanislawski say the new Tulsa Caucus is open to all Tulsa-area legislators and elected officials. It will meet before the end of the year to review legislative priorities.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Fire investigators in Oklahoma City are trying to determine the cause of an early morning blaze that killed three people at an apartment complex. Deputy Fire Chief Cecil Clay says two of the victims were found on the second floor of the two-story complex and the third was found at the bottom of a stairwell while six other people managed to escape
The Justice Department has given the city of Tulsa the green light. The city may use federal stimulus funds to re-hire 18 of the 21 dismissed police officers. The officers were given a seven day notice and were still on the force. The city originally sought the grant to hire 18-new officers.
Mayor Taylor says the administration will look for additional ways to save money.
Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation okays the second phase of the I-44 widening project in Tulsa. The $65-million contract is part of the two year project to widen the roadway between Yale Avenue and the Arkansas River. O-Dot's Kenna Mitchell tells KWGS News the work should begin after the first on the year.