Tulsa, OK – The demolition of the west bound I-244 bridge across the Arkansas River is going green. 75-percent of the bridge decking has been removed and O-Dot's Kenna Mitchell says much of it is being recycled, including the old rebar from the pavement.
In addition the old pavement itself will be used for a temporary staging road for crews working on the new double-decker bridge that will be built.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. DHS offers federal funds for cooling program
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Low-income Oklahomans are eligible to receive up to $250 to help offset higher utility bills this summer under a federal program administered by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
DHS officials announced Wednesday that about $22 million in federal funding is available through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The money is designed to help poor families that are particularly vulnerable to summer heat.
Harrah, OK – Grass fire destroys 4 mobile homes in Oklahoma Co.
HARRAH, Okla. (AP) Authorities say four mobile homes have been destroyed by a grass fire near Harrah.
Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan said the Newalla Fire Department received a call about 2 p.m. Wednesday of a blaze in a wooded area in the eastern part of the county. Maughan says there have been no reports of injuries, but residents of the mobile home park were asked to leave as crews worked to extinguish the blaze.
Tulsa, OK – NTSB releases report on fatal Oklahoma plane crash
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Federal investigators say the pilot of a small airplane that crashed in Tulsa and killed five people may have become disoriented by overcast conditions.
Dr. Stephen Lester was flying the Piper PA-32 when it clipped a radio tower's steel wire before slamming into the ground and bursting into flames at Chandler Park on Sept. 5, 2009. Lester; his wife Dana; daughters Laura and Christina, and Dr. Ken Veteto were killed.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa District Court Judge Daman Cantrell rules Tulsa must use the new 2011 council district map for the upcoming municipal election. The judge heard from legal counsel for the city and the election board, plus friend of the court comments from City Councilor John Eagleton, before issuing his ruling in a packed courtroom.
Tulsa, OK – Two female giraffes have arrived at the Tulsa Zoo and are settling into their new home in the zoo's African Savannah.
The first to reach Tulsa was the 4-year-old female from the Dickerson Park Zoo, "Lexi", and the second female, "Pili", age 2, arrived from the Sedgwick County Zoo. Both females were born on the same day and recently had their birthdays on June 17.