Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa has been selected to receive a never-offered-before grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for a Brownfields pilot planning program. Tulsa is the only city in Oklahoma to receive the grant. The grant will fund a pilot program highlighting the opportunities of redeveloping brownfield locations. The program will demonstrate how planning for the assessment, cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites supports the revitalization efforts of the areas surrounding the brownfields.
Tulsa, OK – A Will Rogers High School employee is busted on school property with drugs and a gun. The arrest came after school yesterday afternoon. 27-year-old Aundrae Maxey was arrested on a warrant from OSU-Tulsa Police. He was wanted for second degree burglary.
In his possession, officers found a pound-and-a-half of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A gun was found in his car in the school parking lot. Maxey was released on $21,000 bond.
Edmond, OK – Askins, Fallin tout conservativism at Okla. debate
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) Lt. Gov. Jari Askins laid out conservative credentials as she opened a governor's office debate at the University of Central Oklahoma, telling a crowd of about 500 that her values were the same as the mainstream Oklahoman.
Congresswoman Mary Fallin staked a similar claim as the candidates sparred in a debate to be televised later Tuesday. She said Oklahoma needed to keep taxes low and its government small to ensure a prosperous future.