TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Passenger traffic has increased at the Tulsa International Airport over last year.
Airport officials said Thursday the increase of more than 8 percent in March over the same period in 2013 is due to the addition of flights and continued success of the area's energy, aviation and manufacturing industries.
The city’s tight purse-strings may mean less service and or higher fares for Tulsa Transit customers.
The bus service is bracing for a tight city budget starting in July. General Manager Bill Cartwright says they have been polling customers about their preferences. He says riders overwhelming prefer higher fares over service cuts.
Right now the base fare is a $1.50. That would increase 25-cents to a $1.75. Lift fares would increase by 50-cents from $3.00 to $3.50
On this edition of ST, we speak with Rebecca Miller, the acclaimed screenwriter, author, and filmmaker, who'll appear tonight (Thursday the 17th) at 7pm at a free-to-the-public Book Smart Tulsa event at the Circle Cinema. At this gathering, she'll be reading from and signing copies of her latest novel, "Jacob's Folly," which is just out in paperback; she'll also deliver an introduction before a screening of her 2009 film, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" (which she adapted from her novel of the same title).
ROLAND, Okla. (AP) — Cherokee Nation Businesses plans a groundbreaking next month on a hotel and casino to replace its current complex in Roland, near the Arkansas border.
The new facility will include a six-story, 125-room hotel and an 87,000-square-foot casino accommodating 850 games with a bar, stage and other entertainment options. The existing casino in Roland now has 600 electronic games and six table games.
Officials say the new complex will also include convention space, a swimming pool and a smoke shop.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Court arguments over Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage will center on whether voters singled out gay people for unfair treatment when they overwhelmingly defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Judges at a federal appeals court in Denver will hear arguments Thursday from lawyers representing a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban and the Tulsa County clerk who refused to grant them a license. The judges heard a similar case from Utah last week.
Tulsa Police are searching for a bank robber. The bandit held up the City National Bank on 41st Street next to I-44, yesterday afternoon.
Police say the suspect entered the bank through the south doors of the building and walked into the bank lobby pointing a gun at the teller. The suspect demanded money and threatened to shoot the teller. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and walked out of the bank through the west doors. There is no vehicle description available at this time.