Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa collections reported today from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show sales tax received this month remained lower than the same month last year and slightly lower than the budget estimate.
Use tax received this month, while lower than the same month last year, is slightly higher than the budget estimate. The distributions represent sales taxes collected from mid July to mid August and use taxes collected in August.
Tulsa, OK – This is Election Day in Tulsa. Only about 25-percent of the registered voters are expected to cast ballots today in the municipal primary.
Democrats and Republicans will be picking standard bearers in the mayoral race and well as some city council seats. City Council Districts 2, 5 and 8 will be decided today as no democrat filed in those seats.
Join us this evening for complete election coverage, both on here at publicradiotulsa.org and on the air at 89.5/KWGS.
Tulsa, OK – local construction firm plead guilty today in federal court in Tulsa to bribing a Tulsa public works official.
Harlan Eugene Yocham, age 49, of Yocham Enterprises, Sapulpa, plead guilty to Procurement Fraud Bribery. He also agreed to pay the City of Tulsa restitution in the amount of $10,000. Yocham admitted that he paid a $7,000 bribe to former Tulsa Public Works Field Engineering Manager Albert Martinez for his approval of a fraudulent and inflated invoice involving a street improvement contract on East Pine Street between Peoria and Lewis.
Short, OK – 2 survive plane crash in far eastern Oklahoma
SHORT, Okla. (AP) Two people from Arkansas have survived a plane crash just west of the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 74-year-old Lawrence D. Harrod of Natural Dam, Ark., was piloting the two-seat plane and that Dustin C. Lane of Natural Dam was a passenger when the plane went down just after 6:35 p.m. yesterday.
The OHP says Harrod suffered minor injuries and Lane wasn't hurt.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa World has released the results of its latest Oklahoma Poll, just ahead of Tuesday's crowded field for mayor of Tulsa.
Winning for the Republicans with 53% of the vote was Dewey Bartlett Junior. His closest competitor was Chris Medlock with 15%. Medlock is the only other candidate, from either party, to reach double digits. 39% however, refused to answer. For the Democrats the winner was Tom Adelson. He won with 54% of the vote. 21% declined to answer.