• Preteen sets Sapulpa elementary school playground on fire, police say

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    SAPULPA — An elementary school playground was severely damaged after being intentionally set on fire by a preteen Sunday night, a Sapulpa police official said. Sapulpa firefighters were called to Holmes Park Elementary, 1231 E. Dewey Ave., around 9 p.m. for a "pretty substantial fire" on the playground that had flames surpass the height of the school building, Lt. Jim Madden said. The fire began while a small girl was playing on playground equipment, but she was unharmed in the blaze, Madden said. "After reviewing video, we have a juvenile that we believe is the primary cause of that fire," he said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Woman's car hit by train at Claremore rail crossing

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    CLAREMORE — A 56-year-old woman was described by Claremore police as fortunate to be alive after her car was struck by a train Wednesday morning. Claremore Deputy Police Chief Charles Downum said the woman reported being distracted when she drove through the railroad crossing gates along J.M. Davis Boulevard. The woman’s car was hit from the rear by an oncoming train, Downum said. She was not harmed. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.