Omaha, NE – Economist: Exports aiding Midwest economic growth
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A survey in nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests that exports are helping fuel regional economic growth.
A report released Wednesday says the Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region rose in May, to 60.2 from 57.7 in April.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey. He says that although higher commodity prices have hampered the regional economy, exports are making "a significant contribution to growth."
Tulsa, OK – A chaotic scene shuts down a busy Tulsa intersection. 21st and South Yale was closed while Tulsa police sorted through the details. Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley says it all started with a domestic violence call at a nearby home and escalated when police arrived.
The suspect and hostage sped off to the nearby Wal-mart Family Market where more shots were fired and another vehicle was car jacked
Jay, OK – OSBI to announce arrest in 1996 cold case
JAY, Okla. (AP) Authorities are set to announce an "impending arrest" in the case of a Delaware County woman who's been missing for 15 years.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Delaware County District Attorney Eddie Wyant plan to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the county courthouse in Jay to discuss the case of Barbara Ann Willard.
Tahlequah, OK – 2 drown in Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two Oklahomans have drowned in the Illinois River despite warnings about high water levels.
Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Administrator Ed Fite says 24-year-old Kristina Singleton of Perkins was thrown from a raft about 1 p.m. Saturday after it washed up on a fallen tree. Witnesses told authorities Singleton wasn't wearing a life jacket.