Tulsa, OK – angerous heat forecast in parts of Okla., Ark.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Weather Service says dangerous heat is expected in parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The weather service has issued an excessive heat warning through 7 p.m. Sunday for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Washington, Craig, Nowata, Sequoyah, McIntosh, Muskogee, Le Flore, Latimer and Haskell counties in Oklahoma and Crawford, Sebastian and Franklin counties in Arkansas are affected.
Tulsa, Ok – With better than anticipated budget figures, the Tulsa Public Schools is recalling 188 teachers. The educators were laid-off at the end of the school year in May because of budget shortfalls. The biggest group of teachers, 107, will be returning to the elementary classroom. 29-will be going to the district's middle schools and 52 will be in Tulsa's nine high schools.
The teachers selected for call-back were picked on the TPS service record and classroom effectiveness.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Area United Way volunteer Board of Directors has approved a goal of $24,067,551 for its 2010 fundraising campaign that officially kicks off Friday, September 10, 2010. Dan Ellinor, Senior Executive Vice President of Bank of Oklahoma, N.A. and 2010 Campaign Chair, announced the goal following a meeting of the Board today.
Tulsa, OK – Statement from Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.
I was not present during the City Council's Special Meeting yesterday afternoon where the Council discussed taking possible disciplinary action against me and members of my staff, including my Chief of Staff Terry Simonson. I have been informed that the Council discussed, and is now considering, numerous options related to disciplining me and members of my staff. Again, I want to unequivocally state that I have never lied to the City Council.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of our show, with Oklahoma's primary elections set to happen very soon --- that is, on July 27th --- we offer the second of our in-depth conversations with the state's leading gubernatorial candidates. Our guest today on StudioTulsa is Democratic candidate Drew Edmondson, who is currently the Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma. (You can visit his website at www.edmondson2010.com.)
Tulsa, OK – Ex-Arrow Trucking employees may pursue wage claims
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Former employees of bankrupt Arrow Trucking Co. will be allowed to file wage claims after a bankruptcy judge ruled the company violated federal law.
Judge Terrence Michael ruled that Tulsa-based Arrow violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The WARN Act requires companies with more than 100 employees to give at least 60 days written notice of plans to close the business.
Tulsa, OK – Today the Tulsa Airport Improvements Trust awarded a $15.9 million Terminal Concourse B Renovation Contract to Manhattan Construction Group of Tulsa, OK. The architects for the project were Benham and Gensler, engineers are Benham, and URS will serve as Project Manager.
The project is part of the airport's overall $164 million Capital Improvement Program and will include the complete renovation of Concourse B which currently houses the gates and operations for Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.