The Tulsa library system gets a prestigious award from the state. The Tulsa library is the first library system in the state to win an Oklahoma Quality Award for Pursuit of Excellence. It recognizes organizations and businesses for achievement in quality, performance, and best practices. Gary Schaffer is Library CEO. He says libraries are still very popular, and they’re always looking for ways to make each branch helpful and easier for users.
The Quality Award Foundation program helps both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
A limited amount of winter heating assistance funds will be made available across the state through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which is administered through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday December 9, and will continue until all allocated funds are depleted. DHS has approximately $8 million in federal funds for this year’s Winter Heating Program in Oklahoma.
Tulsa Public Schools is hosting two public forums to discuss the proposed 2015 bond package. District officials will respond to questions, comments and concerns from the public at the forums. Parents and community members are invited to attend either informational session.
The forums are scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Memorial High School, 5840 S. Hudson Ave.; and 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at East Central High School, 12150 E. 11th St.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Oklahoma man with rape in a case that sparked a protest at Norman High School.
Cleveland County prosecutors filed two counts of first-degree rape Tuesday against Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin. Police say he is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl who was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent.
District Attorney Greg Mashburn confirmed Tuesday that police were investigating rape allegations by at least two other girls and that additional charges are "an open possibility."
Sales tax collections won’t cover November payroll for Tulsa County jail workers.
The county jail operations fund is more $1.2 million short for November expenditures. Tulsa County Fiscal Officer Tom Gerard told the county budget board today rising costs ate away at a financial cushion over the last four years.
"At this point, we have to look for other sources to either add to the revenue, to bridge the gap, or cut expenditures to be more in line with the revenue," Gerard said.