Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thousands of homes and businesses lost power and Oklahoma's two largest school districts canceled classes for the rest of the week as a winter storm brought freezing precipitation and sub-freezing temperatures to the region.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported nearly 20,300 customers without power late Wednesday after freezing drizzle fell across much of central Oklahoma. There were no reports of accidents or injuries.
Columbia, S.C. – AP: State AGs make appeal over health care deal
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Two top state prosecutors are asking attorneys general across the country to let Washington know if they oppose the health care reform bill they say includes a political deal for Nebraska.
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and Oklahoma top prosecutor Drew Edmondson asked their colleagues Wednesday to call on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove the provision.
Tulsa, OK – 1.5 % Late Fee on City Utility Bills Takes Effect This Month
Beginning this month, January 2010, the City of Tulsa will assess a 1-1/2 % late fee on past-due balances on City utility bills for water, sewer, stormwater, refuse services and the Medical Service Program.
Customers can avoid late fees with timely payment of bills by the due date.
Although the new policy begins January 1, customers will not see it reflected until they receive bills for January service in February.
Neighboring cities charge late fees of up to 10 percent.
Tulsa, OK – In a news conference held today, Mayor Bartlett announced he has named Mike Bunney to be the city's new Economic Development Director. Bunney is a native of Nowata and a graduate of OU.
He began his business career in Tulsa at the McDonnell Douglas facility as director of finance. He was a site director for Boeing and for the past two years served as the Chief Economic Development Officer for the city of Tulsa.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies attempted to serve arrests warrants on the chair of Arrow Trucking and her son. The warrants are not connected to the firm's sudden pre-Christmas demise, but related to a fatality accident in Cleveland County in 2006.
Their attorney says the warrants have been recalled.