Tulsa, OK – All bench warrant cases and citations for failure to pay will incur an additional 35 percent penalty/collection fee for unpaid citations.
This collection fee represents the portion the City of Tulsa was once responsible for by paying a third party to collect on unpaid citations. Violators will now incur the cost with a 35 percent penalty fee on top of the unpaid citation.
The new fee is an assessment allowed by State Statute, Title 11, Section 22-138, and City Ordinance Title 23, Chapter 1.
Langley, OK – The blue-green algae warnings did not keep people away from Grand Lake over the long holiday weekend. Tiffany Green at the Pier 12-Wine and Spirits store in Langley had been very nervous what the weekend would bring.
Even health warnings posted on the beach did not keep people like Tom from Wichita out of the water.
The Department of Environmental Quality and the Grand River Dam Authority continue to monitor the lake conditions.
Tulsa, OK – The recession reduced Tulsa's Sales Tax revenue. We all know the stories of lay-offs and cut backs at city hall.
But, KWGS News has learned the decline in sales tax revenue means the voter approved Fix Our Streets program is coming up 55-million dollars short. Paul Zachary is in charge of the effort. He says project bids are very competitive.
Skiatook, OK – A fire works mishap takes the life of a rural Skiatook man. The accident happened last night in Osage County, just outside of the Skiatook limits.
Officials say a 20-year-old man was igniting fireworks when one exploded prematurely. Pieces of the fireworks hit the man in the head , neck and shoulders. He was rushed to a Tulsa hospital where he later died.
Langley, OK – Langley - While the public is still encouraged to enjoy weekend activities at Grand Lake, the Grand River Dam Authority continues to strongly warn against recreational activities that involve bodily contact with the Grand Lake waters. GRDA is continuing to monitor the lake's confirmed blue green algae (BGA) presence.
Oklahoma City, OK – Life sentence for Okla. man, blames sleepwalking
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A man was sentenced to life in prison for an Oklahoma City murder after a judge wouldn't allow him to claim that he was sleepwalking at the time of the killing.
The Oklahoman reports that 49-year-old Roger Frank Kincaid drew a sentence Friday of life plus 20 years for the stabbing death four years ago of Terry Lee Jobe. A jury convicted him of first-degree murder.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire Fighters are investigating the cause of an overnight house fire north of downtown.
The blaze was reported about three this morning near Pine and North Cheyenne. The building was occupied by Tiffany's Day Care. The blaze may have been smoldering for sometime before the flames broke out. Once the fire started going, it quickly spread to a vacant nearby home.