Oklahoma City, OK – 2 Oklahoma soldiers killed in Afghanistan
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two Oklahoma soldiers have been killed in combat.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Wednesday that 19-year-old Pfc. Sarina Butcher of Checotah and 26-year-old Spc. Christopher Gailey of Ochelata died Tuesday when their vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan's Paktia province.
Denver, OK – EPA: Williams, ConocoPhillips agree to penalties
DENVER (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says two natural gas production companies have agreed to pay a total of $248,000 to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act on the Southern Ute Reservation in southwest Colorado.
The EPA said Wednesday that Houston-based ConocoPhillips has agreed to pay $198,000 over problems that the company discovered at a compressor station. It also agreed to projects aimed at reducing emissions.
Tulsa, OK – The unemployment rate for the Tulsa Metro inched up in September. Figures released today showed the rate climbed from six-percent to six-point-four percent. But when you look at the raw totals, you see that both employment and unemployment increased.
How can that be?
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission's John Carpenter says it is the long term unemployed getting back in the job market.
Latimer County, in southeastern Oklahoma, had the highest unemployment rate at nearly 10-percent.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department enforces a city curfew and clears out the Centennial Green in downtown Tulsa. It was the scene of the Occupy Tulsa protest. The arrests came about one o'clock this morning.
Police had warned the protesters of the 11pm curfew and had warned them that they would be evicted from the green. The officers used pepper spray to gain control of the crowd.