Enid, Okla. – ENID, Okla. (AP) A proposed $20 million bond issue for downtown development in Enid has failed in a close vote.
Unofficial returns show voters rejected the plan by fewer than 150 votes 4,023 to 3,892.
The proposed bonds were to be matched with $20 million from the city to redevelop the downtown business district. The projects were to include renovating Mark Price Arena, expanding the Cherokee Strip Conference Center and building a new events center.
Tulsa, OK – It is called "Operation Triple Beam". The U-S Marshal Service's Chad Hunt calls it an anti-gang initiative by local, state and federal law enforcers.
The multi-jurisdictional anti-gang operation led to scores of drug and narcotics arrests in Tulsa. Tulsa Police Gangs Task Force Supervisor Sean Larkin says 163-people were arrested. 46-illegal weapons were taken off the streets. Additional joint operations are planned.
McAlester, Okla. – McALESTER, Okla. (AP) An inmate who escaped from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester has been arrested in Tulsa.
Twenty-eight-year-old Mark Dwayne Smith Jr. was captured without incident at a Tulsa motel about 7:40 p.m. Monday.
Prison Deputy Warden Rick Moham said Smith was discovered missing during an inmate count around 6:30 a.m. Monday. Moham says officials believe Smith went around the back of one of the housing units and apparently met someone who picked him up on the road.
Tulsa, OK – Today, members of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) at two American Airlines bargaining units have voted to reject tentative contract agreements with the airline reached in May, while a third unit has voted to ratify the agreement. In a large turnout, 10,251 eligible TWU members cast ballots out of a possible 12,800.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett announces a second police helicopter will be in the air, by the end of this week.
The Mayor and acting Police Chief Chuck Jordan made the announcement in a city hall news conference this morning. The Mayor says the second chopper will fly only when the first chopper in on the ground. He says that rule will be lifted if there is an emergency situation, such as a disaster, Amber Alert or other major crime incident.