Tulsa, OK – University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham announced today he is retiring as the University President. In an email to staff, he said he will step down June 30, 2012. At that time he will join the TU staff as President Emeritus and as a University professor. The TU trustees were notified of Upham's decision this morning.
Mangum, OK – Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in Mangum
MANGUM, Okla. (AP) State lottery officials say a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold at a convenience store in Mangum.
Lottery officials said Monday that the ticket for Saturday's drawing was sold at The Loop Quick Stop. The winning numbers for the drawing are 5, 14, 32, 53 and 56 and the Powerball number 11 and the Power Play multiplier is 4.
Broken Arrow, OK – The Broken Arrow and Tulsa Chambers of Commerce announce plans to collaborate on regional projects. The announcement was made in Broken Arrow today. The President of the Broken Arrow Chamber, Wes Smithwick, says not only will the chambers work together on landing new business and industry, they will also work together on legislative initiatives.
Tulsa Chamber Chairman Doctor Gerry Clancy says the chambers will work together of common goals, such as attracting jobs to the region.
Oklahoma City, OK – Report shows Okla. revenues continue to climb
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State finance officials say collections to Oklahoma's general revenue fund continue to outpace both last year's collections and the official state estimate.
Office of State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger said Monday that March collections this year exceeded March 2010 collections by more than $37 million. Collections also outpaced the official estimate by $42 million.
Oklahoma City, OK – Judges discuss Okla's high women-in-prison rate
(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Many Oklahoma judges asked about the state's high incarceration rate for women say they are not to blame for that fact.
A state Corrections Department spokesman says Oklahoma had 2,584 women in prison and halfway houses as of April 1. U.S. Justice Department statistics indicate in most years, Oklahoma puts more women in prison per capita than any other state.