This week on BuisnessWorld, the word is out that Black Friday is dead this year...will we need Sherlock Holmes to figure out who killed it? Or can the guys come up with the answer on their own? The oil industry has been caught in higher supply and lower demand leading to lower prices for crude...could another barrel-based industry offer some pricing lessons?
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of immigrants living illegally in Oklahoma could benefit from President Barack Obama's executive action aimed at sparing nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from being deported.
The action was hailed by Oklahoma human rights groups and criticized by Republican lawmakers, who called it an overreach of powers.
The Tulsa-based Dream Act Oklahoma estimated Friday that at least 6,000 residents could benefit from the president's order.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest by students upset with the handling of rape allegations.
Scott Beck, principal of Norman High School, said in a letter to parents that sexual assault victims' advocates were organizing the Monday protest after an alleged rape involving two students that occurred off campus two months ago.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The second leader of a computer hacking group has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison.
Federal officials say 27-year-old Nicholas Paul Knight of Chantilly, Virginia was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. A co-defendant, 20-year-old Daniel Krueger of Dix, Illinois was sentenced to two years in prison last month.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two convenience store owners have been sentenced to federal prison for distributing more than 127 kilograms of synthetic cannabinoids.
U.S. Attorney Danny Williams says 37-year-old Gaurav Sehgal of Grove and 37-year-old Iqbal Makkar of Bentonville, Arkansas were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. Williams says Sehgal was sentenced to seven years in prison and Makkar to about eight.
Do join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5...and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 23rd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)
On this installment of ST, we've got a show for all the history buffs out there. Our guest is author and scholar Munro Price, the Professor of Modern European History at Bradford University in the UK. His newest book, which he discusses with us by phone, is "Napoleon: The End of Glory" (Oxford U. Press). It's a detailed yet accessible account of the final years of Napoleon's life, including the Battle of Nations, the Hundred Days, and of course Waterloo.
Tulsa's mayor is breathing a little easier these days. Tulsa's yo-yoing sales taxes numbers have seemed to stabilize in recent months.
Mayor Bartlett says figures have been averaging between 3 and 5% up, depending on the category. That allows more flexibility in budgeting. However the mayor wants to remain on a conservative spending path.
He says the improving figures shows that Tulsa's economy continues to improve. The city is funded with sales tax receipts.
A crash in sales tax numbers in 2010, caused city layoffs and drastic budget cuts.