Oklahoma City, OK – $219 million going into Oklahoma's reserve fund
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State finance officials say they will make a $219 million deposit into the constitutional Rainy Day reserve fund thanks to strong revenue collections in the just completed 2011 fiscal year.
The balance of the state's savings account stands at a mere $2.03 after reaching a record of $596.6 million. The money was tapped by state lawmakers as they worked to close budget shortfalls caused by declining tax revenue during the recession.
Tulsa, OK – While other cities, like Oklahoma City, have started a water rationing program, that is not expected in Tulsa.
Tulsa Water and Sewer Director Clayton Edwards says Tulsa is using about 100-million gallons of water per summer day. He says Tulsa's water usage would have to double before rationing would even be close to consideration. He says the rationing trip-wire is two consecutive days of using at least 206-million gallons.
Tulsa, OK – It is still possible that the Admiral Twin Drive-In could reopen by Labor Day. That would be a year since the twin screens burned.
Owner Blake Smith admits September is not a good time of year to open a drive-in. he says the movie selection is not good and he would be competing with high school and college football on the weekends.
Ground was broken for a new double screen last month, but little has happened at the site since. Smith says he has hit snags in the permit process.
Officer Leland Ashley tells what officers found at the scene.
Tulsa, OK – Man, woman found shot to death in Tulsa home
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police in Tulsa say a man and woman have been found shot to death inside a home on the city's north side.
Police say the two were found about 8 p.m. Sunday after a neighbor flagged down a passing officer. Capt. Karen Tipler said the neighbor told officers she had spoken with one of the victims about 20 minutes earlier.