Tulsa, OK – City Councilors plan to try and override the mayor's veto of a resolution stripping the Tulsa trash board of its' authority Mayor Bartlett vetoed the council action Monday, but the dispute isn't over. Councilor Bill Christiansen is author of the measure taking away the TARE Board's ability to contract with trash haulers .
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett uses his veto pen, again. The latest measure from the City Council to get the Mayor's veto is a resolution that would strip the Trash Board of its authority to contract with vendors on behalf of the city. The Council approved the measure two weeks ago.
At issue is the city's trash service. A new contract must be in place by the end of next June. Many on the council don't want to see changes in the current operation.
Oklahoma City, OK – Another Oklahoma soldier dies in Afghanistan
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Another Oklahoma soldier serving in Afghanistan has died.
The Department of Defense announced Monday that 2nd Lt. Joe L. Cunningham died Saturday of injuries he suffered in a non-combat related incident in Laghman province. Defense officials didn't specify what kind of incident occurred.
Sapulpa, OK – The First Baptist Church at Sapulpa was filled yesterday afternoon as Oklahomans paid their respects to Sergeant Kirk Owens. The Oklahoma National Guard member was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.
Outside the church was the Oklahoma Patriot Riders Motorcycle group. The bikers escorted the hearse to the cemetery a few miles south of Sapulpa on Alternative Highway 75.
Terlton, OK – 2nd death in Oklahoma wildfire confirmed
PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Another fatality has been confirmed in a massive wildfire that destroyed about 40 homes in Pawnee County last week.
Assistant State Fire Marshal Joanne Sellars said an agent confirmed that a second person has died as a result of the fire, but Sellars didn't know the person's name or other details. She referred additional questions to the Pawnee County sheriff, who wasn't immediately available for comment Monday afternoon.