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Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma multicounty grand jury to meet Monday
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is scheduled to meet for the first time since September.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt's Office says the grand jury will convene on Monday and take testimony on issues it is investigating until Wednesday. Testimony before the grand jury is secret and its meetings are closed to the public.
Tulsa, OK – The assessment fee charged to downtown businesses inside the inter dispersal loop to pay for the new OneOk-Field, is debated at City Ha;;
Nine property owners came before the council last night to protest the fee. Most were from the Gunboat Park area in the far southern section of the I-D-L. Andrew Nelson says he is getting nothing in return for his fee.
Okemah, OK – Okla. wellhead equipment company adding 15 jobs
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) Wellhead gas compression equipment manufacturer Sertco Industries Inc. says it's expanding its operations in Okemah and plans to add 15 new workers by the end of the year.
The company says it's working with the city of Okemah on the $2.25 million expansion, which will add 12,100 square feet of assembly space, 3,600 square feet of office space and 2,000 square feet of paint booth space.
Tulsa, OK – Federal funding for the Arkansas River study may be in limbo, but work on the Zink Dam to improve the urban lake in Tulsa is moving forward.
Step One is to raise the low-water dam three feet to lengthen and deepen Zink Lake. Riverparks Board Chairman Ken Leavit says while there are questions about the future of the federal funds, the state of Oklahoma has already provided about $25-million to make improvements to the Zink Dam and Lake, so there's a consensus to move forward on that aspect of the improvements.