Oklahoma City, OK – Edmondson says he's running for governor
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has announced plans to run for governor, saying his huge environmental lawsuit against Arkansas poultry companies should be resolved by the end of the year.
Edmondson, a Democrat, said Wednesday he hopes to succeed Democratic Gov. Brad Henry, who is completing his second and final term.
Edmondson joins Lt. Gov. Jari Askins in the race for governor.
Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County have joined in a cooperative effort to widen East 101st Street at South Memorial Drive. The City of Tulsa will provide the cost of materials and Tulsa County will provide labor for construction. Tulsa County will post message boards in the project area to notify motorists of traffic conditions.
Tulsa, OK – Britney Spears in association with AEG Live is bringing "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" to the BOK Center in Tulsa on Tuesday, September 15. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 19 at 10:00am and are available online at www.bokcenter.com, Reasor's stores, Arby's Box Office or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR.
Sand Springs, OK – SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a possibly impaired driver crashed into three bicyclists in Sand Springs killing two and injuring the third.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Angela Voss of Owasso was dead at the scene and 34-year-old Matthew Edmonds of Tulsa died later at a Tulsa hospital. The third cyclist was treated and released at a Tulsa hospital.
Oklahoma City, OK – Over the course of the next three days more than 80 paintings belonging to the State Senate Art Collection will be removed from the state Capitol. The artwork is being transported to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, where it will be displayed from July through October.
Dr. Duane King, Executive Director of the Gilcrease Museum, said the collection is an extraordinary reflection of the state's culture.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson says a now-defunct poultry company got a better deal in settling an environmental lawsuit with the state because it was first to negotiate an agreement.
Springfield, Mo.-based Willow Brook Foods Inc. was originally one of the 13 companies named in Oklahoma's 2005 environmental lawsuit alleging bird waste pollution in the Illinois River watershed.