Noble, OK – Okla. troopers say rifle pointed at helicopter
NOBLE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says someone pointed a rifle at an Oklahoma National Guard helicopter that was helping battle a fire in Cleveland County.
Trooper Betsy Randolph said the incident occurred about 4:40 p.m. Thursday in Noble. Randolph says a Blackhawk helicopter equipped with a bucket was picking up water at a pond near 48th Street and Etowah Road when the pilot noticed a man on an all-terrain vehicle pointing a rifle at the aircraft.
That is how long it took the Tulsa City Council to over-ride Mayor Bartlett's veto last night. The mayor had vetoed a ballot question that called for a vote on a change of government to a City Manager form with a weak mayor.
City Councilor Roscoe Turner was the force behind the proposal. He denied it was a council power grab.
The council voted 8-to-one to over-ride the veto. G-T Bynum was the lone no vote.
Tulsa, OK – Ozone alert in effect for Oklahoma City, Tulsa
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone alert for the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas.
Environmental officials say the alert will be in effect for Friday because conditions are favorable for an unhealthy buildup of ozone. Ozone occurs when the sun reacts with pollutants from cars and industrial plants at or near the surface of the earth.
Tulsa, OK – Allstate Insurance Company today released its seventh annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report ." The report ranks America's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers according to Allstate data.
In the 2011 report, Tulsa ranks 107th in the country among large driving cities. That's a drop of 15 spots since last year's report was issued. According to the report, the average driver in Tulsa will experience an auto collision every nine years.