May has been one soggy month with over eight inches of rain in some parts of Northeast Oklahoma and more on the way. Steve Peltz is the Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service in Tulsa. He says predicting a heavy rain event is difficult.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Thursday is the last day for the Kendall/Whittier Post Office at First and Lewis. The U.S. Postal Service says the facility is being closed for several reasons:
The number of customer transactions has decreased significantly over the past two years. The size of the facility exceeds current Postal Service requirements. Other Postal facilities are located near-by, and The current lease is set to expire on May 24th, 2009.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor went before the Tulsa City Council to present her new city budget last night. The city gets most of its money from three-cents on the dollar sales tax. One penny---called the "third penny" --- is for use on voter approved capital projects. So, that means the city must balance the city's other expenses on just two cents sales tax. Mayor Taylor says putting together a balanced budget, as required by law, was a difficult task.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – The Tulsa County numbers are staggering! 25,230 crisis line calls .2,800 people seeking protective orders .443 victims of rape and sexual assault . 2,012 perpetrators of domestic violence .. 1,576 survivors of domestic violence. Those are the totals for last year from Domestic Violence Intervention Services.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – The US Attorney for the northern district of Oklahoma is hospitalized in Texas. 57-year-old David O'Meilia became ill while traveling and sought medical attention in Dallas. Sources tells KWGS News that he is not suffering from the swine flu and his travels have not taken him to Mexico.
O'Meilia was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the northern district of Oklahoma by former president George W. Bush in 2001.