Tulsa, OK – AVANT, Okla. (AP) School officials in Avant are considering a voluntary annexation with either the Barnsdall or Skiatook districts. Avant Superintendent Richard Harris says falling enrollment and declining state funding because of the fewer students has prompted the study.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The speaker of the state House says state agencies are facing a possible 10 percent across the board budget cut. The legislature is expected to start the fiscal year that begins July 1 with $1.2 billion fewer dollars to spend than last year.
Tulsa, OK – Boxer Morrison defends himself in Kan. pot arrest
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Former heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison says his arrest in Kansas on suspicion of marijuana possession is "not what it seems."
The 41-year-old said Friday it all started Thursday night when he was sitting outside a Wichita gym, reading his Bible and meditating, before going in to lift weights. He suspects someone thought he looked suspicious and called police.
Tulsa, oK – No one is hurt as an airplane makes an emergency landing short of the runway at the Jones Riverside Airport in Tulsa. In fact, the land touched down in the Arkansas River. The pilot and a passenger were uninjured, but had to be rescued by the Tulsa fire department. The emergency landing happened about 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.
Oklahoma City, OK – White House approves aid request for ice storm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The White House has approved Gov. Brad Henry's request for a major disaster declaration for the Jan. 28 ice storm.
Under the declaration issued Friday, 25 counties will receive public assistance for expenses related to response to and recovery from the winter storm that left 179,000 homes and businesses, mainly in southern Oklahoma, without power at one point.