Oklahoma City, OK – Transportation official urges action on road fund
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's top transportation official has urged members of Congress to develop a permanent solution for funding for the federal highway fund, warning them they risk delaying projects if they don't do so.
State Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley tells the Tulsa World's Washington bureau that uncertainty about the highway fund causes "distress" to states in their efforts to develop long-term plans for projects.
Tulsa, OK – Usually, the "dog days of summer" don't hit until late July or early August. But this year, they've come a little early to Oklahoma. On Wednesday, EMSA received a half-dozen calls from patients suffering from suspected heat-related illnesses - and one call from a person with an overheated canine. Listen to the actual 911 phone call.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma unemployment rate was up in the month of May, but just slightly. In a news release from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission shows 111,720 people out of work in the state during May. That is up, one-tenth of one-percent from April figures.
The biggest drop came from the business sector, which reported a job lost of 5,000.
Three sectors, Government, Health & Education and Leisure & Hospitality, reported employment increases over -the-year additions in May.