• Oklahoma hate crime case is dismissed pending federal probe

    By BILL BRAUN - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    A hate crime charge filed in Tulsa County District Court has been dismissed pending a federal investigation into the matter, which potentially could mean federal charges will be filed instead. Stuart David Manning, 43, of Tulsa was charged Jan. 10 with three misdemeanors: assault and battery, malicious injury to property, and malicious intimidation because of race or color — how Oklahoma's hate crime law is worded in state statutes. Tulsa County prosecutors charged Manning with violating the state's hate crime law by hitting a woman in the forehead and vandalizing her vehicle while repeatedly calling her a "Muslim b----," according to an arrest and booking report. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • OU basketball: NCAA assignments make it a tough destination choice for Woodards' parents

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Marcus and Petra had spent time looking over various bracketology predictions, hoping that their sons’ schools — Oklahoma and Tulsa — would be placed at the same sub-regional site.

  • Tulsa police officer arrested in drug-trafficking case

    By SAMANTHA VICENT Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    The Tulsa Police Department confirmed Monday that it has arrested a police officer after an investigation that indicated that he was involved in drug trafficking. Tyrone Jenkins, who works in the Riverside Division, was arrested Monday and booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony, conspiring to traffic cocaine and violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act. Read more at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma court sides with Whataburger in hot gravy dispute

    Associated Press | Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma appeals court has ruled a mother is not entitled to recover any damages after her 7-year-old daughter spilled hot gravy on her leg after buying a meal from a fast food restaurant's drive-through window. The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled Monday in favor of the defendant, Whataburger, and upheld a lower court's ruling. Read more at TulsaWorld.com.

  • American Airlines flight bound for Dallas makes emergency landing in Tulsa

    BY KYLE ARNOLD, Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    An American Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Tulsa International Airport after striking a bird on takeoff Friday morning. “The plane headed for Dallas hit a bird on takeoff and decided to circle back and land in Tulsa,’ said Tulsa International Airport spokeswoman Alexis Higgins. The Boeing 757-200 was bound for Dallas, taking off at 10:31. It circled and landed back in Tulsa at 10:51 a.m., according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.com.

  • News6: Couples In Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Lawsuit To Be Honored

    Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Two Oklahoma couples who are plaintiffs in a potentially landmark case challenging Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage are being honored by the American Civil Liberties Union, according to NewsOn6. The ACLU's Oklahoma chapter announced Wednesday it plans to present its Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award to the four women: Mary Bishop, Sharon Baldwin, Susan Barton and Gay Phillips...

  • Oklahoma librarian returning to 'Ellen' show for another surprise today

    FROM THE TULSA WORLD | Updated: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Union Public Schools librarian Ashley Kirby Thomas will be appearing on the 'Ellen' show once again, with another surprise in store. According to a news release, Thomas will tell host Ellen DeGeneres about how her school is using the money given by Ellen during a show last month. The release states that the school started a book club program, One School, One Book; put an iPad station in the library; and have book bags made for all the students. Thomas also said that one of the students donated their $25 gift card to Laura Dester Children's Shelter in Tulsa.

  • Boy dies after accidentally shooting himself at Broken Arrow residence

    FROM STAFF REPORTS - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    A Broken Arrow toddler who police said accidentally shot himself with a gun Tuesday night has died. Officers responded to a home in the 3500 block of East Aurora Street about 8:55 p.m. Tuesday "for what was determined to be a reported accidental discharge," according to Broken Arrow Cpl. Leon Calhoun. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma reportedly misses out on landing 2021 U.S. Open

    BY JIMMIE TRAMEL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    The San Diego Union-Tribune and other media outlets are reporting that Torrey Pines in San Diego has been invited by the USGA to be the host site of the 2021 U.S. Open. Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa has been in pursuit of a U.S. Open and 2021 was the next available opportunity. Future U.S. Open sites are Pinehurst in North Carolina (2014), Chambers Bay in Washington (2015), Oakmont in Pennsylvania (2016), Erin Hills in Wisconsin (2017), Shinnecock Hills in New York (2018), Pebble Beach in California (2019) and Winged Foot in New York (2020). Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Bodies found in Tulsa home; deaths apparent murder-suicide

    Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    A man and woman were found dead inside a home Tuesday in the 900 block of Richmond Avenue, police said. The couple appeared to have died from a murder-suicide, Cpl. Kurt Gardner said. The bodies were found in a bedroom, with a handgun nearby. Gardner did not say yet who appeared to have been behind the gun. The couple's identity has not yet been released, but Gardner said they appeared to be in their 50s or 60s.

  • Inhofe crashes Democrats climate change party

    FROM THE TULSA WORLD | Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe showed up Monday night for the Senate Democrats' climate change talkathon to do a little talking himself. "It's probably necessary to do something all night, to get the attention of the American people," Inhofe said. "You keep saying, 'Climate change is real. Global warming is real. It's real, it's real, it's real.' If you say it enough times, people are going to think it's real." Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, Inhofe's frequent sparring partner on environmental issues, noted that at least he didn't bring up his usual assertion that climate change is a hoax.

  • Judge denies stay of execution for two Oklahoma inmates

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    An Oklahoma County District Court judge denied a stay of execution for two men sitting on Oklahoma’s death row. Both men are scheduled to be executed this month.

  • Amber Alert canceled after 4-year-old girl found

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    An Amber Alert has been canceled after a 4-year-old girl was found Monday, police said.

  • Body found in midtown Tulsa residence

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Tulsa police are investigating after a body was found inside a midtown residence. Officers said the body of a man was discovered late Sunday night at a home in the 4200 block of South Rockford Avenue. Detectives at the scene said the man sustained trauma to the head. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma building projects take honors

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    The Build Oklahoma Awards were presented to the “Best of the Best” commercial-industrial construction projects in 2013.

  • Oklahoma banks to complete merger Monday into Valley National Bank

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Valley National Bank and Bank of the Lakes will combine under the name Valley National Bank.

  • Tulsa women convicted of child-abuse murder in death of toddler found dead in car

    Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    A jury has found two women accused of child-abuse murder and child neglect guilty on all counts. Jazmin Williams and Mica Shoate, both 24, were on trial under alternative legal theories linked to the death of 19-month-old Zamontay Green. The jury recommended a sentence of life without parole on the murder count for both defendants. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Man wanted in Bricktown shooting is arrested in Tulsa

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Bricktown last weekend was arrested Thursday in Tulsa, police said.

  • One dies after Creek County wreck; victim of fiery Norman wreck identified

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    One man died after a wreck Wednesday night in Creek County, and police on Thursday identified the man who died in a fiery March 1 wreck in Norman.

  • Man shot and killed by Okmulgee police Thursday, Oklahoma authorities report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    A deadly shooting involving police was reported in Okmulgee. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has not released the names of those involved.