OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government has approved public assistance for 15 more Oklahoma counties to help with infrastructure repairs following severe storms and flooding.
Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for more aid. The latest counties approved for assistance are Adair, Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Creek, Garvin, Jackson, Logan, McCurtain, McIntosh, Marshall, Muskogee, Pushmataha, Sequoyah and Washita counties.
Tulsa city councilors enter the last stretch of tinkering with the mayor's proposed budget.
Keith Eldridge in the city finance department said revenue projections are up, but there's not really room to add costs.
"A lot of the budget for 2016 is flat," Eldridge said. "A lot of the increases in the FY16 budget are related to compensation, both for FY15 and 16, and we're looking at a FY16 impact, a full-year impact, for civilians for the increases there. That's going to be the largest part of the increases for the general fund."
Tulsa man is in jail after a raid by Tulsa Vice Officers. It all went down late yesterday afternoon. Police raided the apartment of 43-year-old Michael Hall. He had two apartments in a small complex at 11th and South St-Louis.
Police say Hall was living in apartment #11 and next doors, in apartment #12 he had an elaborate indoor marijuana growing operations.
The apartment is across the street from the Hillcrest Medical Center.
In addition to cultivation, Hall was arrested for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and drug paraphernalia.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A committee charged with overseeing the renovation of the nearly 100-year-old Oklahoma Capitol is expected to review plans for overhauling the building's interior. The State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee will be briefed Thursday by the construction company overseeing the project. The Oklahoma Legislature approved a $120 million bond issue last year to pay for renovations to the building that houses the Legislature, governor and several state agencies. Work has already begun on the building's exterior, but now the companies charged with renovating the in
HOUSTON (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it has likely identified the source of listeria contamination at its Oklahoma plant, but it may not be able to pinpoint a single source for the problem at its Texas plant.
The Texas-based company gave the information the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in response to federal inspections. The FDA publicly released the 35-page report Wednesday in response to a Freedom of Information request by The Associated Press.