• Winners of Women Breaking Barriers contest announced

    Provided by Inasmuch Foundation and the Oklahoma Historical Society | Published: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    Inasmuch Foundation, the Oklahoma Historical Society and The Oklahoman have announced winners of the Women Breaking Barriers art contest, a contest for Oklahoma kindergarten through 12th-grade students celebrating the life of Edith Kinney Gaylord.

  • Alleged arsonist reportedly set fire to Tulsa neighbor's house because of man's 'Native American heritage'

    BY PAIGHTEN HARKINS, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    Officers arrested a man early Sunday who is accused of setting fire to a neighbor’s midtown house because of the neighbor’s ethnicity. Police were called to the area of 4600 E. 3rd St. because of a man yelling and pacing back and forth in his own backyard. The man was later identified as 37-year-old Dorian Ramos Brown, according to an arrest and booking report. An officer who arrived on scene reportedly heard Brown threaten to burn his neighbor’s house down because the neighbor was Native American, according to the report.

  • Supporters gather to remember Eric Harris on eve of Bates' manslaughter trial

    By PAIGHTEN HARKINS, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    About 50 people gathered Sunday evening at the spot where Eric Harris was gunned down to pay tribute to his memory on the eve of the beginning of Robert Bates’ manslaughter trial in Harris’ death. Attendees showed up well before the candlelight vigil began at 7:30 p.m., and many lingered after it ended an hour later. Marq Lewis, We the People Oklahoma leader and community organizer, planned the vigil to remember Harris’ life. “We just wanted to remind the state that what they’re prosecuting is very important. This is a life that was lost,” he said. Former reserve deputy Bates fatally shot Harris during an April 2, 2015, undercover gun sting. Bates has said that he confused his gun for a Taser and shot Harris, who was unarmed, once near his armpit. Bates is scheduled for trial Monday. He is charged with second-degree manslaughter.

  • UPDATE: I-44 in Tulsa reopens after cattle truck overturns Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    A tractor-trailer hauling cattle overturned in Tulsa, according to reports. Cows were loose in the area.

  • 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.

  • Tulsa added to Coldplay tour, BOK Center show set for August

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Coldplay will make a stop at the BOK Center this August as part of the band's summer stadium tour. Tulsa is one of a handful of arenas the band is scheduled to play this summer on their "A Head Full of Dreams North American Tour." Twelve additional dates were announced Thursday afternoon. The show is set for Aug. 25. Tickets start at $29.50 plus fees and go on sale at 10 a.m. April 15.

  • 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."