Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State University at Tulsa Board of Trustees has approved businessman Howard Barnett to be the school's new president.
Barnett was one of two final candidates for the position that was created when Gary Trennepohl announced in March he would return to the OSU faculty full time. University of Kansas administrator Bob Clark was the other finalist.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A preliminary report by federal investigators says a small plane that crashed in a Tulsa park clipped a radio tower's steel guy wire before slamming into the ground and bursting into flames.
All five on board were killed in the Saturday morning crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the crash Wednesday.
Tulsa, OK – Okla says case supports illegal immigrants law
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma attorneys say a recent federal court decision supports a state law requiring companies that do business with the state to use a federal database to verify their workers and contractors are eligible to work in the U.S.
In a letter Friday to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the state cites an August case decided in Maryland federal court to support its argument that Oklahoma's immigration law is not pre-empted by federal law.
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.