Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announces the City team currently performing OTC building maintenance and operations won their bid for the City's first managed competition project, affecting 10 employees in the division.
Tulsa, OK – Four children in Tulsa are ill with e-coli. Three of the four are enrolled at the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church Day Care. The Health Department has visited the school and found no source for the e-coli.
The fourth child is a sibling of one of the other three. Officials think it may have started with that child, but they are unsure how.
Tulsa, OK – There were 161 housing starts reported in metro Tulsa during the month of April, according to information released today by the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa. This total was relatively flat compared to the previous month (165 starts), and 40 percent less than starts reported in April 2010. Total starts year-to-date are 591, which is 35 percent behind the same period in 2010, according to permit-tracking service New Orders Weekly.
Drumright, OK – Okla man electrocuted while trying to steal copper
DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (AP) Police say a Cushing man was electrocuted as he tried to steal copper near a transformer in Drumright.
Assistant police chief Bill Lyon told the Stillwater NewsPress that according to a witness, 18-year-old Cody Holland had one hand on a copper ground wire with a negative charge when he fell onto the transformer that had a positive charge.
Tulsa, OK – PSO seeks $17.4 million to recover ice storm costs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Public Service Company of Oklahoma wants the Corporation Commission to let it recover $17.4 million in costs associated with an ice storm that knocked out power to more than 68,000 customers in southwestern Oklahoma.
PSO has reached a tentative agreement with the commission's staff, the Attorney General's Office and consumer groups to recover the costs. The agreement will be outlined before an administrative law judge on Thursday.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla treasurer says state revenues hit milestone
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Treasurer Ken Miller says Oklahoma's revenue collections have reached a milestone.
Miller says the state's revenue collections for the past 12 months topped $10 billion for the first time in almost two years. He's called a news conference for Thursday morning at the state Capitol to discuss what that number means for Oklahoma's economy.