Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. revenue collections continue positive trend
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials say the new fiscal year got off to a good start with revenue collections for July exceeding both last year's collections and the official estimate.
State Treasurer Scott Meacham released the preliminary July figures on Tuesday. They show that collections for the month totaled $370 million. That's about 10 percent above collections in July 2009 and nearly 12 percent above the official estimate.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department responds to allegations it was threatened by the U.S. Attorney's office in the police corruption probe. Read the department's response: ------
Due to on-going Federal and internal investigations, we cannot comment about any discussions that have transpired between the Tulsa Police Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Divulging any information or making any comment could tarnish these investigations and would violate the integrity of the Justice System.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Mayor says councilors have the numbers wrong. Mayor Bartlett says the carryover fund balance is not as much as the 2.8 million estimated by the council
The money will be used to restore highway lighting and firefighters on September 1st. Four scheduled furlough days will also be eliminated. But the mayor says there's no money right now for pothole and street repair or sand and salt for the winter.
Tulsa, OK – Indicted Tulsa officers want charges dropped
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Two Tulsa police officers who were indicted last month say the charges against them should be dismissed.
Attorneys for officers Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton filed the motion Monday accusing U.S. Attorney Jane Duke of prosecutorial misconduct. Duke is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas assigned to the case.
Tulsa, Okla. – The smoke from Wednesday's fire at the North Tulsa Sanitary Landfill is not releasing toxic substances, according to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The two offices are currently evaluating whether to continue testing the air.
The DEQ warns that even non-toxic smoke can still be irritating to the lungs, especially for people with pre-existing conditions like emphysema or bronchitis.
Tulsa, OK – Daughter of Okla charity founder fired
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The daughter of Oklahoma City-based Feed The Children founder Larry Jones has been fired from the charity.
Spokesman Tony Sellars on Monday confirmed that Larri Sue Jones no longer works for the charity, formed in 1979 by Larry Jones and his wife, Frances. The reason for Larri Sue Jones' dismissal, first reported in The Oklahoman, wasn't released.
Oklahoma City, OK – With temps high, OG&E issues electricity advisory
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With temperatures in Oklahoma soaring into triple figures and power usage records being set, Oklahoma Gas and Electric has issued an electricity advisory for this week.
OG&E's system carried more than 6,500 megawatts of electricity at the peak of demand on Aug. 2 and set a record two days later by carrying more than 6,600 megawatts at the peak. The previous record of 6,473 megawatts was set Aug. 10, 2006.