Sales tax revenue fallsSales tax revenue for the city of Tulsa continues to decline with a drop of 7.5 percent in June. The city received nearly $1.3 million less than in June last year. The city council is considering a budget for next year. Last week, Mayor Kathy Taylor presented $7.6 million in budget cuts for next fiscal year that include eight unpaid furlough days for city employees. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bones linked to animalThe state medical examiner’s office has determined bone fragments found in Delaware County are not human. A tip to the Delaware County sheriff’s office in April sent investigators with rescue dogs to the Colcord area where they found bone fragments. The bones were sent to the medical examiner’s office where they were determined to be animal bones — possibly from a dog. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ENID
District sets 4-day weekThe Sharon-Mutual Board of Education voted to hold classes four days a week in the spring. Sharon-Mutual Superintendent Emma Sidders said the schedule will allow the district to evaluate the four-day school week. The four-day school week is an option schools have due to a law passed by state lawmakers. JOHN WILLIAMS, STAFF WRITER Ponca City
Autopsy requestedKay County District Attorney Mark Gibson is asking the state medical examiner to perform an autopsy on a shooting death victim. Jesse Lee Carlile, 21, died Sunday after he was shot Saturday. JOHN WILLIAMS, STAFF WRITER Grove
Two accused of threatTwo Delaware County men are in custody on complaints of calling in a bomb threat to Integris Grove General Hospital, police said. Michael William Armstrong, 18, and Andrew Jonathan Torres, 22, both of Grove, were being held Wednesday at the Delaware County jail. Both men confessed, police said. One suspect was working for a subcontractor at the hospital and just wanted to get a day off work, police said. SHEILA STOGSDILL, STATE CORRESPONDENT
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