Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Higher education officials say applications for scholarships and tuition waivers have increased at almost every college and university in the state. Officials say enrollment at colleges also is up during this recession as people who lose jobs look for additional training or seek a new career path.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Tahlequah, OK – Group fights water plant Group fights water plant
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma environmental group is trying to stop a new sewage plant in northwest Arkansas it believes will violate the federal Clean Water Act.
The group, Save the Illinois River, says the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority's plant will be a new source of phosphorous in the Illinois River basin. It says the region is already impaired by phosphrous.
Enid, OK – USDA: Enid, Okla., firm recalling beef fritters
ENID, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Advance Food Co. of Enid is recalling approximately 110,730 pounds of frozen beef steak fritter products, sold to restaurants, that may contain foreign materials bits of plastic.
Tahlequah, OK – Bank employee arrested for robbery
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A man has been arrested for allegedly helping someone rob the bank where he works.
Authorities allege James Hughart admitted planning the Monday heist at the Bank of Commerce branch in Keys, and that Joshua Toney acted as the armed robber. Hughart is in the Cherokee County jail, but an arrest warrant has been issued for Toney.