Oklahoma City, OK – State leaders were called upon today to immediately meet in special session to stop more than $7 million in budget cuts that will lead to the closing of senior nutrition centers statewide and imperil the lives of thousands of Oklahoma's oldest citizens, state Sen. Kenneth Corn said today.
Barnsdall, OK – 4 killed in head-on crash in Osage County
BARNSDALL, Okla. (AP) Three Ohio women and one from Michigan have been killed in a head-on collision on State Highway 11 in northern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identifies the dead as 69-year-old Christine Fulghum, 85-year-old Martha Jacobs and Lavonne Gantt all of Toledo, Ohio, and 84-year-old Norma Otterstetter of Southgate, Mich.
Tulsa, OK – The search is on for suspects into an overnight shooting spree in Tulsa. It happened just before three Sunday morning, when someone fired shots into a bar near 12th and Memorial. The bar was closed but employees were inside cleaning. Police report three people, including an off-duty Tulsa Police officer were hit. The officer was there to pick-up his wife who works at the bar. Police have no suspects at this time and detectives have been assigned to the case. EMSA reports the three victims were in serious condition.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa needs to cut $3 million more from budget
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa governmental leaders say the state's second-largest city will have to cut $3 million from its budget because of declining sales tax revenues.
Mayor Kathy Taylor says her management team will meet next week to consider possible actions. During the city budget planning process, a $2.9 million group of cuts was prepared in case the city's revenues continued falling.
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CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) Catoosa authorities say the assistant police chief has been suspended as part of a drug probe.
According to a statement Friday by Police Chief Raymond Rodgers, assistant Police Chief Paul Whitmire has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation by the Rogers County Drug Task Force.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oral Roberts University will lay off 124 employees as it contracts out facilities management and mail and copy services.
According to a statement from the school, Sodexo will become the university's facilities management provider and Pitney Bowes will provide mail and copy service beginning Nov. 1. The change is expected to save the university about $1.2 million.