Oologah, OK – State Health Department Clinic open for second day at Oologah Elementary School
State and county health officials are at the Oologah-Talala lower elementary school again today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. after several cases of meningococcal disease occurred in students who attend the school.
Tahlequah, OK – Autopsy found meth in system of helicopter pilot
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Medical Examiner's Office says a helicopter pilot had methamphetamine and a painkiller in his system when he crashed in October killing himself and a passenger.
Medical examiner's spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said Friday the drugs were confirmed in the liver and brain of 26-year-old Mark Mahaney. Mahaney and 20-year-old Darci Scraper died when the helicopter crashed in a field near Tahlequah on Oct. 14.
Tulsa, OK – As part of the scheduled plans for the bridge replacements at the I-44/161st E. Ave. junction, the left lane of east and westbound I-44 will be closed at the 161st E. Ave. junction from midnight Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Additionally, all lanes of 165th E. Ave. underneath I-44 will be closed as part of this project.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police Motorcycle Officer Ross Williams lost control of his 2009 Harley Davidson Police Special near the intersection of I-244 and Harvard Avenue. The accident happened about 11-this morning.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers voted today to provide scholarships and increased educational opportunities to children with special needs.
"This legislation acknowledges the fact that children with special needs have unique challenges. If those needs are not properly addressed in their assigned local school, I believe we should give those families the opportunity to attend the school that provides the best learning environment for their children," said state Rep. Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City.
A project for mix-used development near the BOK Center will soon be realized. The Tulsa Development Authority (TDA) voted in favor of the contract set forth by developers, One Place LLC for land located at 3rd and Denver for $1.5 million.
The land will be used for urban mixed-use development in downtown Tulsa such as: urban residential flats and town lofts, 120-room hotel and restaurant combination, commercial or retail businesses and sub-surface parking. Currently, the lot is being utilized for parking.