Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Attendance at this year's Tulsa State Fair was down 8.7 percent from last year.
Expo Square President and CEO Mark Andrus estimate this year's attendance to be 835,000, down from last years estimated attendance of 915,000. It's the third straight year estimated attendance at the fair has declined.
Andrus says bad weather had a lot to do with this year's numbers.
Granite,OK – Lawmakers: Prison too valuable to close
GRANITE, Okla. (AP) State lawmakers say they have no plans to close the Oklahoma State Reformatory.
Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore and Sen. Anthony Sykes of Newcastle toured the state facility in Granite on Wednesday. They say lawmakers will consider a private maximum-security prison, but that it will be an addition to current state prisons.
Tulsa, OK – No. 5 Boise State holds off Tulsa 28-21
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Kellen Moore threw two short touchdown passes to Tommy Gallarda, and No. 5 Boise State survived a late scare from Tulsa to escape with a 28-21 victory Wednesday night in one of the last road tests standing between the undefeated Broncos and the BCS.
With Boise State (6-0) trailing for the first time all season, Moore was perfect on two scoring drives to put the Broncos ahead to stay.
Tulsa, OK – Republican Dewey Bartlett, Democrat Tom Adelson and Independent candidate Mark Perkins discussed the issues before the Tulsa Rotary Club. Click on the link above and hear their closing statements, then be sure and join us on Monday for a LIVE debate with the same candidates. Our coverage begins at 12:30.
Tulsa, OK – The American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Regina Moon will be the new CEO of the Tulsa Area Chapter.
She will begin Monday, Oct. 19. Additionally, the new board of directors will be appointed and Moon introduced at the Red Cross annual meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Red Cross, 10151 E. 11th St. The public is invited to attend the meeting.
Tulsa, OK – - As the temperature outside drops, Tulsa and surrounding area families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.
Tulsa, OK – A four year old is the latest in Tulsa County to die of the flu. KWGS News has been told it has been confirmed that the child did have the H1N1 virus. That was confirmed this morning by the state health department.
The Tulsa Health Department, meanwhile, has received another 7,400 H1N1 vaccines, in various formats, and will continue its school inoculation program