• Beware of new smart chip credit card scams

    Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Scammers are taking advantage by contacting people by email posing as their credit card company informing them that in order to issue a new EMV chip card, they need them to either update their account.

  • What is phubbing, and is it ruining your relationships?

    Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Hey, you. Are you cheating on your friends with your phone? If so, it’s got a name and, reportedly, serious side effects. According to new research, the act of phubbing, or phone snubbing, is a very real epidemic in the United States, and aside from being rude and inconsiderate, may also come with a few more insidious results. As per recent results published in the journal “Computers In Human Behavior,” not only can ignoring your partner in favor of your phone damage your relationship, it can also lead to depression and lower rates of overall life satisfaction for the, um, phubbee. So put down your phone and start paying attention to the people sitting right next to you.

  • ‘Our lives are shattered beyond repair’ - The victims of the Oregon college shooting

    Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    The fourth day of the fall term at Umpqua Community College was underway when bullets tore into classrooms on Thursday morning. Authorities confirmed Friday that these are the nine people who were killed: Treven Taylor Anspach, Lucero Alcaraz, Quinn Glen Cooper, Rebecka Ann Carnes, Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, Lucas Eibel, Jason Dale Johnson, Lawrence Levine, and Sarena Dawn Moore. Here are their stories.

  • Farmer finds woolly mammoth bones in field near Chelsea, Michigan

    Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    University of Michigan professor Dan Fisher confirmed the remains were a woolly mammoth

  • Two Paths Toward Our Robot Future

    Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Will we choose a future in which human capabilities are enhanced by technology or one in which humans are made effectively obsolete?

  • Meet 15 Wounded Warriors Who Are Stronger Than Ever

    Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Far from broken, these service members—from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command—are just beginning to learn their own strength.

  • The dark reason why guns are virtually guaranteed to be a major issue of the 2016 campaign

    Published: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    "Hillary Clinton is repeating the error her husband made in 1994."

  • Three people, including child, shot at Tulsa shopping center

    By STACY RYBURN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Three people, including a 10-year-old boy, were shot at a north Tulsa shopping center Friday evening. An EMSA spokeswoman said two people were in serious condition and one was in fair condition when they were taken to a hospital by ambulance. Police had responded to a disturbance call at the Changing the Game barber shop in the 1600 block of North Lewis Avenue about 6:45 p.m., Capt. Eric Nelson said. The people inside told officers there had been a disturbance but that those involved had left.

  • The Downsizing of the American Dream

    Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    People used to believe they would someday move on up in the world. Now they’re more concerned with just holding on to what they have.

  • Marijuana Dispensaries in Oregon Have Opened Their Doors to Recreational Users

    Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Pot sales in Oregon are the latest reflection of the shifting approach to marijuana in the US, as legalization efforts move forward in a growing number of states.

  • Owasso police officer charged with felony, misdemeanor in Nowata County

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    A suspended Owasso police officer was charged Friday with assault in connection with actions he took against a man in Nowata County following a high-speed pursuit in June. Nowata County prosecutors charged Lt. Michael Dwain Denton, 49, with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, a felony, and reckless conduct with a firearm, a misdemeanor, stemming from  the arrest of Cody Mathews of Glenpool on June 14 . The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation conducted the criminal probe. Denton used a shotgun  to beat Mathews with "unlawful and felonious intent," prosecutors claim in the information. He demonstrated a "conscious disregard" for the safety of other law enforcement officers and created a "situation of unreasonable risk" by striking a uniformed Nowata police officer and Mathews with the end of a shotgun, according to the charges.

  • Couple bets big on Tulsa-to-OKC transit

    BY SAMUEL HARDIMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    A Tulsa couple wants to start a commuter bus route from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, and they're using the Oklahoma City Thunder's upcoming season as a test drive. Jen and Adam Doverspike are proponents of a more-walkable, less vehicle-driven community in Tulsa, Jen Doverspike said, and that's why the two are investing their own money to start MotherRoad Travel LLC. The company, partnering with Kincaid Coach Lines, will provide service from two locations — Foolish Things at 10th and Main streets and Hardesty Regional Library — for weekday games and leave from Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital for weekend games. For Wednesday games, it will use  LifeChurch.tv Jenks campus. Tickets are  available online  for $40.

  • Cherokee County officials seek reconsideration of ruling on jail video showing attack on inmate

    BY CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Cherokee County officials are contesting a judge’s ruling that determined jail video recordings that are the subject of an excessive force civil rights lawsuit were improperly destroyed. Attorneys for the Cherokee County Governmental Building Authority have requested that U.S. District Judge James Payne reconsider his Aug. 31 ruling to impose sanctions related to the deleted video recordings or at least allow the county time to appeal the issue to a higher court. Payne found that the authority that oversees the operation of the Cherokee County Detention Center and one of its employees were responsible for the destruction of video recordings made during the booking of Daniel Bosh, according to court records in a lawsuit subsequently filed by Bosh in Muskogee federal court.

  • Tulsa could become home to national BMX headquarters

    BY JARREL WADE, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    The city and county are coming together on a project to land an Olympics BMX training facility, and their eyes are on Expo Square offices and the old Drillers Stadium. “Just the simple fact that there’s an opportunity for the city and county to partner on this sets a good example,” City Councilor Blake Ewing said at a Thursday morning meeting. “What a strange concept,” County Commissioner Ron Peters replied.

  • Crews working to fix water main break on NW 59th near May Avenue

    Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Crews are working to fix a water main break on Northwest 59th Street near North May Avenue, officials say.

  • Body in Woodland Park Colorado cabin chimney may have been there for years

    Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    About 60 years ago, Chuck Murphy's parents bought a cabin along Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park that was a homestead of the notorious Thunderhead Ranch, where illegal gambling and wild times once ran rampant. It served excellent food and had can-can girls, Murphy said. Once the wild times settled, Murphy's brother lived in the cabin for 30 years. But for the last 10 years - maybe longer - the cabin remained vacant. Murphy, the 79-year-old president of Murphy Constructors, owns the building. He's tearing it down as part of his Wildernest development, which boasts 32 single-family lots for sale.

  • Four charged with murder in fatal shooting at Oklahoma store

    Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Four men were charged with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man at a QuikTrip store near 51st Street and Yale Avenue on Sept. 12. Desmond Terrell Jackson, Johnathan Jerome Sweet, Homersell Marvin Thomas and Kejuan Da’Ray Jones are charged in the death of Aaron Lajun Armstrong, records show. Police believe 18-year-olds Jones and Armstrong got in the backseat of a vehicle with Jackson, 24, and Sweet, 23, in the store’s parking lot near midnight while Thomas, 22, was in another vehicle parked nearby, Tulsa police homicide detective Dave Walker said Thursday.

  • New Star Wars alien may be named after the Beastie Boys

    Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    According to Geek.com, a pilot in the new Star Wars film called "Bullhead" in preview art will be named Ello Asty.  Speculation is that JJ Abrams - who used the Beastie Boys song "Sabotage" in "Star Trek" -- has named the character after the Beastie Boys album “Hello Nasty.” The helmet of the character matches the design of the album, and the words "Born to Ill" can be seen on the helmet as well.  More information at Geek.com.

  • 38-year-old NBA star's impressive vertical jump

    Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Memphis Grizzlies wing Vince Carter completed just five dunks in 2014-15, the lowest number of his career by double digits. While such a figure isn't especially shocking for someone who turns 39 in January, it is notable considering the aerial devastation Carter once inflicted upon the rest of the NBA. If he's not the best dunker the NBA has ever seen, then he's at least someone who can have a top-100 dunks video that leaves out plenty of great ones, Yahoo Sports reports.

  • Meet The Kid 'Fuller House' Wants To Turn Into The Next Michelle Tanner

    Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    "Fuller House" will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2016, but the series is still getting together its cast at this juncture, CinemaBlend.com reports. This week, the show found the two actors who will be playing D.J.’s kids in "Fuller House." One is Michael Campion. The other is a kid who will be playing the reboot’s version of Michelle Tanner. His name is Elias Harger and he’s super cute, although not as young as the Olsen twins were when they first hit the scene.