Tulsa, OK – With March madness moving on to its next stop, Tulsa says good-bye. The three day event pumped an estimated 15-million dollars into our economy. Mayor Bartlett hopes those who visited Tulsa will be back.
Mayor Bartlett says the city left a good impression with the visitors and he hopes the tournament will be back to the BOK.
Oklahoma City, OK – Jobless rates pass 11 percent in 3 Okla. counties
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The unemployment rate pushed past 11 percent in three eastern Oklahoma counties in January.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports that Latimer County had the highest jobless rate in the state at 11.7 percent. That's higher than the December rate of 10.6 percent but lower than the 12.8 percent recorded in January 2010.
Tulsa, OK – Change would affect Okla. St, Langston dispute
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University-Tulsa's president says a proposed change in a law that prevents the school from duplicating degree programs offered by Langston University-Tulsa will emphasize the need to resolve the issue.
The law giving Langston-Tulsa a monopoly on the programs is part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over historic segregation in Oklahoma's higher education system.
Oklahoma City, OK – Choctaws reburying ancestors unearthed decades ago
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is leading an effort to rebury 124 bodies believed to be those of their ancestors.
The tribal members died five centuries ago. Archeologists exhumed the bodies in excavations along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi in the 1950s and 1963 but the remains ended up in museum storage.
Dacoma, OK – Oil rig explodes in NW Oklahoma, injuring 1
DACOMA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say one person was burned when an oil rig exploded in northwestern Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner says the blast occurred about noon Saturday near Dacoma in Woods County. Skinner says the well is operated by Tulsa-based Eagle Energy Co., and Dan D Drilling was contracted to do the drilling.
Tulsa, OK – As scalpers hawk tickets,FANS LINE UP FOR BEER AND FOOD ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BOK Center. N-C-DOUBLE-A tournament games are going on in the arena, but there are benches and 60-inch T-V screens in the tent for those without tickets or who just want to relax before and after games
Games run through Sunday at the BOK Center downtown.