OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will get some special help when she lights the state Christmas tree next month.
A couple from Noble with five adopted sibling children will help Fallin light the tree on Dec. 2 on the south steps of the State Capitol building.
Bryan and Donna Komers became foster parents through the Department of Human Services in 2013. The adoption of the five siblings was finalized in June. And Fallin says the Komers are a great example of what the holiday season is all about.
Jeremy Moore, an 18-year fire veteran who most recently served as District Chief for the Tulsa Fire Department, has been selected as the next Fire Chief for the City of Broken Arrow. Moore will begin his duties as Fire Chief on January 2, 2015.
“It is a great honor to join the dedicated men and women of the Broken Arrow Fire Department,” said Moore. “I look forward to serving the citizens of Broken Arrow and working with community leaders to ensure the safety of the public and our firefighters.”
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the first time in Oklahoma history, Republicans have surpassed Democrats in voter registration, following a trend in state politics that has been taking place for decades.
Figures released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Election Board show Republicans with an 806-voter edge over Democrats in registration. Of the more than 2 million registered voters, Republicans and Democrats both top 43 percent, with about 13 percent registered as independents.
The Tulsa Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male chimpanzee. Jodi, a female chimpanzee at the zoo, gave birth to a baby shortly before 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. A conservation success, this is the thirteenth chimpanzee born at the Tulsa Zoo since the zoo began exhibiting the species in 1950. The most recent chimpanzee birth at the Tulsa Zoo took place in 2007.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gasoline prices are down in Oklahoma — and they keep falling.
AAA Oklahoma said Tuesday that the retail price for regular gasoline in the state has fallen for 27 consecutive days. The average pump price for regular gasoline was about $2.61 on Tuesday, down 41 cents from $3.02 on Oct. 29, the last day Oklahomans saw a day-over-day price increase.
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — A company that stores more than 20 million barrels at the Cushing crude oil hub is considering construction of a rail line from the town.
The Journal Record newspaper of Oklahoma City reported Tuesday that Enbridge Energy Partners is looking to partner with Savage Services to operate a 120,000-barrel-per-day facility. Watco Cos. would provide the rail line.
Enbridge told the newspaper it is checking to see if shippers are interested in using rail service.