Headlines: COVID-19 Latest, Meat Processing Impact & Money for Arts

Apr 30, 2020

Local headlines for Thursday, April 30, 2020:

  • State announces 63 new positive cases and seven deaths from COVID-19. (Tulsa World)
  • Unemployment agency sees thousands of fake claims. (NewsOK)
  • Tulsa police to enforce guidelines for opening businesses. (Tulsa World)
  • OKC Mayor Holt revises his emergency orders. (NewsOK)
  • Some dining rooms allowed to open, but not bars. (NewsOK)
  • Not all personal care shops will open tomorrow. (Tulsa World)
  • Local churches wrestle with decision over worship on Sunday. (NewsOK)
  • Malls hope shoppers come back to their stores. (NewsOK)
  • Local physician touts the safety of facemasks. (Tulsa World)
  • Childcare group opposes state plan for federal funds. (NewsOK)
  • Experts fear a rise in child abuse with pandemic. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma City sees a rise in overdue utility bills. (NewsOK)
  • Moore plans to refund residents for utility overcharges. (NewsOK)
  • OKC property owners are working to mitigate evictions. (Journal Record)
  • Meat processing closures could mean $600M loss for state’s cattle industry. (Journal Record)
  • Broken Arrow company gets tapped to help state reboot manufacturing. (Tulsa World)
  • Regulators are deciding what to do with oil storage. (NewsOK)
  • Oklahoma wind power projects move forward despite slowdown in other states. (Journal Record)
  • High court hears arguments on challenge to absentee ballot rule. (Tulsa World)
  • Commissioners give approval for Oklahoma County Sheriff Office to move. (NewsOK)
  • Tulsa approve $300,000 for arts nonprofits. (Tulsa World)