Owasso, OK – A space heater, being used to heat a vacant rural Owasso house, is to blame for a morning house fire. The blaze near 106th Street North and Memorial Drive was spotted early this morning by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper.
Fire units from Owasso and Collinsville battled the blaze. A nearly fire hydrant was frozen and could not be used. Water had to be brought in by a tanker truck. No one was injured, despite water used on the fire freezing on the ground and everything not on fire.
Tulsa, OK – On Monday, Jan. 11, a street rehabilitation and waterline replacement project will begin on Harvard Avenue between East 11th Street and Admiral Place. The contractor will start the project by replacing a 16-inch waterline between Sixth Street and 11th Street. Traffic will be limited to one northbound lane and one southbound lane for four months.
Tulsa, OK – The preliminary report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission regarding sales collections for the City of Tulsa show revenue sources for general fund operations have declined 11.4 percent from the previous year.
According to the preliminary report, sales tax collections from mid-November to mid-December totaled $16,978,329, an 11.4% drop from $19,170,192 for the same month last year. The collections are in line with the most recent revised revenue projections, said Mayor Dewey Bartlett.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire Chief Allen LaCroix details his budget cutting plan for the Tulsa Fire Department. Under the 4.4 percent reduction we would have to lay-off 116 Tulsa Fire Fighters and close some companies. He says such a cut would greatly lengthen the Fire Department's response time.