• Governor, chamber members say meeting with Williams chair 'uplifting'

    BY SAMUEL HARDIMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    The Oklahoma delegation that met with Williams Cos. Chairman Frank MacInnis on Friday in New York City left encouraged and optimistic after what its members called a “highly productive” meeting. The five-member delegation that included Gov. Mary Fallin and Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr. met with MacInnis for 2½ hours about the Tulsa-based midstream company’s proposed merger with Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity. The group made “a plea” to reconsider the merger, which would gut the company’s workforce in Oklahoma and send the remains to Dallas.

  • Dramatic decline seen in ETE exec Kelcy Warren's wealth

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Apr 11, 2016

    When Kelcy Warren invited Alan Armstrong to his home in May 2015 to discuss a potential combination of Energy Transfer Equity and Williams Cos., the Dallas billionaire had an estimated net worth of $6.9 billion. On April 5, the day before Williams Cos.  filed a lawsuit in Dallas County District Court alleging that Warren wrongfully interfered with the merger agreement executed on Sept. 28, the Energy Transfer executive had a net worth of approximately $1.85 billion — a 73 percent drop. Those net worth estimates come from  Forbes , which has been tracking the fortunes of the world’s richest people for more than a quarter century. A couple of years ago, the news outlet began updating those wealth profiles in real-time, making adjustments as the price of public holdings changes.

  • Williams Cos. sue ETE, Kelcy Warren over stock offering

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    Williams Cos. announced Wednesday morning that it has filed suit against ETE and Kelcy Warren in response to a  private stock offering disclosed March 9. The lawsuit against ETE in the Delaware Court of Chancery seeks to unwind the private offering, according to the news release. The litigation against ETE's founder and Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren in the district court of Dallas County, Texas, is for tortious, or wrongful, interference with the merger agreement executed on September 28, 2015, as a result of the private offering of Series A Convertible Preferred Units.

  • Jury recommends 175 years for Tulsa man who admitted to sexually abusing two child relatives

    BY ARIANNA PICKARD, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    A Tulsa County jury recommended 175 years in prison for a man after finding him guilty of sexually abusing two girls who are his relatives. Daniel Saldivar, 30, was convicted Friday evening of five counts of child sex abuse for abusing the girls on multiple occasions between January 2012 and October 2014. The jury took about three hours to deliberate before rendering a verdict in the trial that began March 28. District Judge Kelly Greenough is set to formally sentence Saldivar on May 20.

  • 25-year-old dies in car wreck after disturbance at Tulsa midtown apartment complex

    By PAIGHTEN HARKINS, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    A man was reportedly involved in an assault at a midtown apartment complex minutes before he got into his car left the complex and collided with traffic. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Officers were called about 7 p.m. to the area of 2700 S. Sheridan Road in reference to a multiple-car injury collision, Sgt. Robert Rohloff said. Three cars were involved in the wreck. A 25-year-old was later pronounced dead after he was transported to St. John Medical Center. Another man was taken by ambulance from the scene in stable condition, Rohloff said. The deceased man was reportedly involved in a disturbance with his parents and a neighbor at a nearby apartment complex before he got into his car and drove onto Sheridan Road at a high rate of speed, Rohloff said.

  • Tulsa to host four-day Route 66 music and film festival

    Updated: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    Jason Isbell will perform at the first Mother Road Revival Weekend in September at the BOK Center. The four-day festival — Sept. 8-11 — also will feature Shakey Graves and Lucero at the BOK Center show, film screenings and discussions on Route 66 and Woody Guthrie and free concerts at Guthrie Green. "This is what we hope will be the beginning of an annual event," said Jeff Nickler, general manager of SMG Tulsa, which manages the BOK Center. "It celebrates two things that have deep roots in Tulsa: Folk music and Route 66."

  • State briefs for April 2

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 2, 2016

    Broken Arrow school honors veteran; author to discuss infectious diseases