Tulsa, OK – Illinois River businesses bracing for worst
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Float-trip operators along the Illinois River in northeastern Oklahoma are sandbagging cabins and hauling canoes, rafts and other equipment out of the water as a storm system that's been blamed for two deaths in Oklahoma continues to dump rain on the area.
War Eagle Resort owner Joyce Blackwell says forecasters are calling for the Illinois River to crest at 23 feet in her area more than 10 feet above flood stage.
Tulsa, OK – Mountain lion retrieved from tree in NE Oklahoma
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa Zoo will care for a 70-pound female mountain lion that was found in the back yard of a north Tulsa home.
Police officers and officials from the Tulsa Zoo, Animal Control and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation responded after a homeowner reported finding the animal about 20 feet up in a tree shortly after noon on Saturday.
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Heavy rain has led to flooding problems in eastern Oklahoma.
LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson says emergency officials helped rescue motorists when two vehicles were swept off a bridge into a creek Sunday afternoon. Davidson says no one was hurt.
He also said some houses had been flooded, but no evacuations had been ordered. Davidson says all major streets and creeks in the area were flooded.
Tulsa, OK – Councilman expects AG decision on probe of mayor The Associated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa city councilor says he expects a decision next week by the attorney general on whether there will be an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing against Mayor Dewey Bartlett.
Councilman John Eagleton sent documents earlier this month supporting the allegations along with nearly 1,900 voter signatures supporting an investigation.