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.
Oklahoma City, OK – State prisons ask for swine flu vaccine
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State prison officials have asked for about 15,000 doses of swine flu vaccine but state health officials say none has been provided and there are no plans to do so yet.
Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie says one inmate arrived at a state prison with the H1N1 virus and is recovering in isolation. Massie says the inmates are at high risk because of their confinement.
Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma, announces the results of the November 2009 Federal Grand Jury. The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant's presumption of innocence.
By Hear Comments for Police Captain Jonathan Brooks
Tulsa, OK – 18-of those 21-Tulsa Police officers given layoff notices last week are back to work. The city is using a federal grant to pay their salaries. Because they were re-hired with in a seven day period, Tulsa Police Captain Jonathan Brooks says the officers will receive full pay.
The city cut the officers because it lack the funds to pay them.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County Election Board is streamlining its election results. County Commissioner Fred Perry says for the first time they are going to post real-time results on the Tulsa County web site.
On election night, we will have a link to those numbers on our website, right here at publicradiotulsa.org.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council gets its performance audit report of the Public Works Department. The report shows the department needs to better communicate its goals to the public and other city departments.
Judith Casio is with the management firm EMA, which conducted the audit. It was requested by the council after grand jury bribery indictments were handed down in January. She says the report shows the department is resistant to change.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two state lawmakers from Tulsa are forming a bipartisan caucus to promote the interests of Oklahoma's second largest city.
Rep. Eric Proctor and Sen. Gary Stanislawski say the new Tulsa Caucus is open to all Tulsa-area legislators and elected officials. It will meet before the end of the year to review legislative priorities.