Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Public Schools Renewable Energy Celebration was this afternoon. School Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard and Mayor Kathy Taylor cut the ribbon heralding the installation and operation of Tulsa's first wind turbine. The turbine has been installed by Global NES-Oklahoma, sponsor of the recent TPS Essay Contest on Sustainable Energy to create awareness about renewable energy sources.
Tulsa, OK – An announcement could come as early as tomorrow about the three remaining laid-off Tulsa police officers rejoining the force. Fraternal Order of Police President Phil Evans KWGS News that the FOP is close to a deal. He declined to give details.
Evans says the FOP membership also voted last night not to grant the city any additional concessions. Some city councilors had asked officers not to take home squad cars outside of the city limits.
Tulsa, OK – More athletes declared ineligible at Tulsa school
TULSA, Okla. (AP) More than 40 students at Booker T. Washington High School have been declared athletically ineligible.
Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard said Wednesday the school's principal has been reassigned.
Last week, the district imposed sanctions against the school's athletic department after an internal investigation found that six student athletes were ineligible because of transfer and recruiting violations.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Health Department will be utilizing their current supply of H1N1 vaccine to vaccinate children and faculty at local area schools. During school-based vaccinations, the vaccine is only available to children enrolled at the school and faculty. The Tulsa Health Department will offer a free walk-in clinic on Saturday, November 7th at the Expo Square Exchange Center located at 21st Street between Harvard and Yale from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The walk-in clinic will be available to the following groups: All children ages 6 months - 18 years
Okmulgee, OK – Okmulgee lands recycling center, 1,400 jobs
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) City officials in Okmulgee say a Florida-based waste recycling company will build a plant and bring about 1,400 jobs to the northeastern Oklahoma town.
Mayor Brian Priegel says Destin-based Waste Not Technologies will build an 800,000 square-foot office and manufacturing park on a 250-acre site. The mayor says construction is to begin by year's end and take about two years to complete.