Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma board to make retirement system payment
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Board of Education will take the $18 million it planned to use to pay for teachers' health insurance costs and apply it toward the teachers' retirement system.
The board voted 4-3 Thursday to make the move after Attorney General Drew Edmondson said in a formal opinion that the board was violating the law by not making a required $35 million contribution to the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System.
Sand Springs, OK – Police search for missing Oklahoma pastor
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) Police in Sand Springs are searching for a long-time local pastor who has disappeared.
Police said in a news release Thursday that 58-year-old David Wayne Emigh was reported missing Wednesday by his wife. Assistant Police Chief Mike Carter says Emigh left Word of Life Fellowship Church about 11 a.m. Wednesday to return to his home for a book and hasn't been seen since.
Tulsa, OK – A reprieve for the residents at the Somerset East Apartment complex near the old Eastland Mall. The city will delay cutting off the water to the complex until January 3rd. It was to have been cut off today because the complex owner is about 70-thousand dollars past due on his water bill. The residents are thankful for the city's action, but furious at the complex's out of state owner.
Tulsa, OK – Christmas arrives ten-days early at the Bryant Elementary school in north Tulsa. Employees from Kimberly-Clark helped Santa deliver a wrapped gender specific present to each of the over 400 students.
School counselor Laura Hassell says Santa visited each of the kids and presented them with their present.