Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The closed Blue Ribbon Downs horse racing track in Sallisaw has been bought by the Cherokee Nation. The track was shut down two weeks ago by the Choctaw Nation and the Cherokees announced its purchase of the facility yesterday.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma will receive almost $40 million to fund environmental cleanup and restoration at contaminated mining sites in the state, Attorney General Drew Edmondson said today.
The funds are Oklahoma's share of a settlement reached by the federal government, 19 states, several tribal governments and American Smelting and Refining Co. LLC (ASARCO). The settlement is part of the Arizona company's bankruptcy reorganization.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Indian gaming revenue in Oklahoma now ranks second in the nation to California. A new report says trial casinos collected nearly $2.9 billion in 2008. California took in more than $7 billion, according to the Indian gaming Industry report for 2009-2010.
Construction of a new water line in the intersection of West 23rd Street and Southwest Boulevard will require some lane closures this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-13. Traffic will be limited to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on West 23rd Street between Southwest Boulevard and 1 blocks to the east. All lanes on West 23rd Street will reopen on Monday, Dec. 14.
Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma City -- Gov. Brad Henry's Chief of Education Strategy and Innovation, Kathy Taylor, wants to hear from education stakeholders across the state next week as part of an effort to strengthen Oklahoma's bid for federal "Race to the Top" education grants.
Tulsa, OK – An inmate is rushed from the Tulsa County Jail with stab wounds. But, the wounds were apparently not inflicted while he was in the jail.
26-year-old Antonio Thomas was booked into the jail last night on a possession of a firearm after a felony conviction complaint. He was apparently stabbed prior to his arrest. A doctor at the jail, check Thomas this morning and decided he needed additional medical care.
He was transported by EMSA in fair condition to the OSU Medical Center.