Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett has announced today that through a community partnership, the Tulsa Development Authority has sold 16 residential lots to Habitat for Humanity for construction of new homes in the Crutchfield neighborhood. These Habitat homes will be built and occupied by their owners within the next two years, promoting stability in this neighborhood undergoing revitalization.
Broken Arrow, OK – Council allows for kangaroo in city limits
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma woman will be allowed to keep a partially disabled kangaroo in her house for use as a therapy animal.
The Broken Arrow City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create an exotic animal ordinance exemption that will allow Irwin the red kangaroo to stay within city limits so long as certain conditions are met.
Atoka OK – Okla. residents get $1 million in federal aid Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that more than $1 million in federal aid has been disbursed to Oklahomans recovering from the deadly April 14th tornado that tore through Atoka County.
Oklahoma City, OK – Senate sends redistricting legislation to governor
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has sent legislation for Gov. Mary Fallin to sign into law that will redraw Oklahoma's five congressional districts.
The Senate approved the measure on Tuesday by a vote of 37-5. The Senate also voted 35-6 for a bill to will redraw the Legislature's 101 House districts and 48 Senate districts. That bill was sent back to the House for more work.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKC charity sends truckloads of relief to Alabama
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City-based charity is sending nine tractor trailers loaded with supplies to help storm victims in Alabama.
The caravan of Feed The Children trucks will depart Oklahoma City at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday en route to distribution centers in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The trucks will be loaded with toiletries, diapers, baby food, ready-to-eat meals, work gloves, coolers and other supplies donated by companies across the country.