Tulsa, OK – The former principal at Houston Elementary in Tulsa is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 50-year-old Vicki Smith is accused of orchestrating a fight between two students in the hallway at the north side school.
The police report says Smith pulled one boy out of a classroom to fight another child last April 2nd. The report states Smith did not intervene until she noticed visitors in the school hallway.
New York City, NY – The Tulsa Chamber of Commerce is taking a bite out of the Big Apple. A trade delegation, featuring Governor Henry and Mayor Taylor are holding an Economic Round Table in New York City.
Mike Neal is the Chamber's President. He says they are calling on businesses based in New York with Oklahoma ties.
The Oklahoma delegation held a reception last night after the Tulsa Ballet performed last night at the Joyce Theater.
Tulsa, OK – $30M announced for early childhood education
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A $30 million public-private partnership in Tulsa will result in the construction of three early-childhood learning centers that will provide early care and education for 600 at-risk infants and toddlers.
The George Kaiser Family Foundation announced Thursday it will match $15 million of federal education stimulus-grant money approved for the projects.
Oklahoma City, OK – Revenue down in July, shortfall declared
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Treasurer Scott Meacham says officials have ordered a 5 percent across-the-board cut in budget allocations to state agencies this month due to a sharp decline in revenue in July.
Meacham on Tuesday released his revenue report for July, the first month of the new fiscal year. He says collections for the month were well below the prior year and the official estimate.
Nashville, Tenn – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Brooks & Dunn are done.
The best-selling country duo posted a message on its Web site Monday saying they've agreed to "call it a day" after 20 years of making music together.
"This ride has been everything and more than we could ever have dreamed ... We owe it all to you, the fans," Kix Brooks and former Tulsa resident Ronnie Dunn said in the message. "If you hear rumors, don't believe them, it's just time."
Weatherford, OK – WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) The first of about 740 Oklahoma Army National Guard soldiers have arrived home after a 10-month deployment to Kuwait and Iraq and participated in welcoming ceremonies.
About 140 of those soldiers from the Enid-based 45th Fires Brigade participated in a ceremony on Monday afternoon at Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Wellness Center.
The crowd of about 600 gave the soldiers a standing ovation as they entered the building. Many waved U.S. flags or held "welcome home" signs.