• Man found dead inside north Tulsa apartment minutes after wife reported burglary

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    The Tulsa Police Department is investigating Tuesday morning after the body of a 31-year-old man was found shot to death inside a north Tulsa apartment complex just minutes after his wife called police to report a burglary. Officers were called about 2 a.m. by a woman to the Comanche Park Apartments, 3608 N. Quaker Ave., after she apparently ran from a unit with her children because someone was reportedly trying to break in, Cpl. Dan Miller said. During an investigation, detectives discovered her husband's body inside the apartment.

  • Former Osage Nation police officer charged in fatal hit-and-run

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    A former Osage Nation police officer who reportedly hit and killed a homeless man with his vehicle in May was charged Monday. An arrest warrant had been issued for Corey Blake Stewart, who was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and obstructing an officer. Stewart, 26, was off-duty when his car fatally struck 55-year-old Shawn Watashe in the 6700 block of East Admiral Place on the evening of May 1, Tulsa police reported. Watashe died at the hospital. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • 31-year-old man found dead inside north Tulsa apartment

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    The Tulsa Police Department is investigating Tuesday morning after the body of a 31-year-old man was found inside a north Tulsa apartment complex just minutes after his wife called police to report a burglary. Officers were called about 2 a.m. by a woman to the Comanche Park Apartments, 3608 N. Quaker Ave., after she apparently ran from a unit with her children because someone was reportedly trying to break, Cpl. Dan Miller said. During an investigation, detectives discovered her husband's body inside the apartment. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa Tough was "unquestionably" best in its 10-year history, organizers say

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Now officially 10 years old, last weekend’s Saint Francis Tulsa Tough was, according to event organizers, “unquestionably” the best one in its history. “Overall, I’d say the event went very well,” Tulsa Tough Executive Director Malcolm McCollam said Monday afternoon. “I don’t have all the final numbers yet, but ... there’s no doubt in my mind that there were a record number of spectators.” More than 2,200 criterium racers and 1,850 Gran Fondo long-distance riders took part in Tulsa Tough between Friday and Sunday. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Glenpool man arrested after 45-minute chase by multiple police agencies, helicopter

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    A Glenpool man was arrested by Tulsa police after he led officers on a 45-minute pursuit that ended in Nowata County. Cody Mathews, 25, fled from police who attempted to stop a stolen 2014 Ford F-150 pickup about 7:35 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of North New Haven Avenue, Cpl. Greg Smith said. A Tulsa police helicopter joined the pursuit that also involved Collinsville police, the Rogers County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Owasso police. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa police arrest man accused of attacking mother with meat cleaver

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    A Tulsa man was jailed late Sunday after his mother told police that he cut her neck with a meat cleaver.  William Asay, 25, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a complaint of domestic assault with a deadly weapon, jail records show. Police were called just before 7 p.m. to a home in the 1100 block of North New Haven Avenue to investigate a reported stabbing. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa police officer becomes local celebrity after reviving Tulsa Tough rider who collapsed

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Tulsa Police officer Don Holloway was standing outside his patrol car along Cry Baby Hill when he noticed a bicyclist acting strangely during the second race of the day. The man, appearing fatigued, pulled over to the side of the road. People gave him water, but it wasn’t helping. About five minutes later, he collapsed. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Embezzlement allegations tarnish stellar reputation of state Sen. Rick Brinkley

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    On social media, state Sen. Rick Brinkley pokes fun at himself. He posts conversations with God and pictures of his family. He comments on sporting events and talks about performing weddings and funerals. In an April 10 Facebook post, he took a picture of Krispy Kreme doughnuts with the note: “Dear Lord, please let me make it to the office with all 24 of these…or 23… or 21.5.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Gas price in Tulsa shoots up to another 2015 high

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Lower gas prices finally seem to have led to higher gas prices. Demand fueled by the year-long collapse in crude oil and refined fuels prices has spiked what may be a short-term jump in gasoline at the pump. Many QuikTrip stations lifted their price of regular unleaded by 12 cents to $2.599 per gallon late this weekend. Some stations were still lower, but overall the Tulsa average is hovering nearer to $2.60 per gallon for the first time since December 2014. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa police officer becomes local celebrity after reviving Tulsa Tough rider who collapsed

    By KYLE HINCHEY - Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Tulsa Police officer Don Holloway was standing outside his patrol car along Cry Baby Hill when he noticed a bicyclist acting strangely during the second race of the day. The man, appearing fatigued, pulled over to the side of the road. People gave him water, but it wasn’t helping. About five minutes later, he collapsed. Holloway began performing CPR. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Mental health transport crises: Back of police car may not be best solution, experts say

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Under Oklahoma law, law enforcement are the designated means of transportation for taking residents to and from mental health facilities when it's determined that those residents are a danger to themselves or others.

  • Robert Bates' actions prompt examination of TCSO's reserve program, which had grown in scope

    By COREY JONES - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    When Robert Bates mistook his revolver for a Taser and killed Eric Harris, the now-former reserve deputy also unwittingly pulled the trigger on public scrutiny of a program that Sheriff Stanley Glanz implemented nearly a quarter-century ago. Outcry seemingly has gained steam, evolving from questions about Bates’ actions and training to allegations of record falsifying, intimidation and special treatment benefiting the 73-year-old. Public pressure prompted the Sheriff’s Office to conduct an internal audit of the training records of its auxiliary force, temporarily placing the reserve program on hiatus May 12. An outside agency also has been hired to review the program. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa doctor, clinic to pay $105,000 to settle Medicare fraud lawsuit

    BY STACEY RYBURN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    A Tulsa doctor and his clinic have agreed to pay $105,000 in civil penalties to settle a lawsuit alleging false Medicare claims submitted to the federal government. A former employee of Dr. Jerome E. Block and his clinic, Integrations Medical Center , filed a Whistle Blower complaint in the name of the United States under the False Claims Act, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr., for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The complaint alleges that Block and his clinic violated Medicare regulations by permitting unlicensed personnel to provide medical services to patients, such as taking and recording the patient’s history, including chief complaint and history of present illness; performing and recording a physical examination; and performing and recording medical decision-making, the release states. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing remains under lockdown after inmate brawl

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    CUSHING — A private prison remains under full lockdown Thursday morning after inmates from three housing units got in a fight that sent 11 inmates to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The fight at Cimarron Correctional Facility began at 4:36 p.m. and was under control by 5:15 p.m., Corrections Corp. of America spokesman Steve Owen said. CCA owns and operates the Cushing facility. Authorities first reported 12 inmates were hospitalized after the brawl, but it was later determined one inmate had a routine medical appointment that was unrelated to the incident, Owen said. He also corrected an earlier report that indicated four housing units were involved in the incident. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa has third-cheapest home insurance in state, study says

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Home sweet home. Tulsa homeowners have something to cheer about, considering that the city has the third-cheapest homeowners insurance in the state, based on an analysis of 55 cities within Oklahoma by ValuePenguin. Tulsa homeowners on average pay $3,651 annually for home insurance, which is 21 percent lower than the state average of $4,610. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Blue Bell may have identified the source of listeria at its Broken Arrow plant

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has pledged to “reassess everything" about the operations at its three ice cream facilities, including its Broken Arrow plant. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported Wednesday that Blue Bell Creameries told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration it has likely identified the source of listeria in its Broken Arrow plant, where ice cream might have been contaminated by equipment and sealed-ingredient buckets stored in a non-sanitary room. The FDA also has confirmed a surface area at Blue Bell's plant in Alabama tested positive for listeria. Blue Bell has not pinpointed a contamination source at its Texas plant, according to the AP article. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa neighbors upset after city cuts down 200-year-old tree

    By JARREL WADE - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    A tree in the Maple Ridge neighborhood area was cut down Monday, and neighbors are angry at the city for not letting them intervene. City of Tulsa officials and a local carpenter estimated the tree, a black walnut, may have been close to 200 years old. It was toppled after a complaint from a neighbor next to the property, which is a city of Tulsa-owned vacant lot near 17th Street and Detroit Avenue. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Legally insane: A son talks about his actions, feelings about his mother's death

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Matt Stick and his mom were watching the apocalypse-based television show “Revolution” in October 2012 when a character’s weapon triggered a hunch that evil was lurking. The 20-year-old jumped into action, his brain working on instinct to save his mother, Veronica Stick, from the demons. After stabbing her with a knife he thought was blessed by God, he believed that her gasps indicated a monster leaving. He then grabbed a walking stick to take on a spiritual journey. Covered in blood, he headed to his job at All Souls Unitarian Church, eventually abandoning his car in a Brookside neighborhood and walking to the church. He was disoriented but not fleeing. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Advocacy group says it has 6,000 signatures on Tulsa sheriff grand jury petition

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    An advocacy group announced Tuesday that it has more than enough signatures on a petition requesting a grand jury investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. We the People Oklahoma organizer Marq Lewis said the group has gathered 6,000 signatures so far in its effort to remove Sheriff Stanley Glanz from office. The group needs 5,000 valid signatures and plans to turn its petition in to the Tulsa County Election Board June 19 to begin the certification process. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Forfeiture complaint seeks $1.7 million in assets tied to Tulsa 'alternative' cancer clinic

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    A civil forfeiture complaint involving three properties, two bank accounts and other assets tied to the controversial Camelot Cancer Care clinic was filed Monday in Tulsa federal court. The assets total more than $1.7 million, according to court documents and appraisal records. The forfeiture filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma alleges a wire fraud scheme and money laundering violations as basis for forfeiture of the assets. Maureen Long, founder and administrator of Camelot Cancer Care, is considered a fugitive by the government after apparently leaving the country when a December federal indictment came down in the District of Kansas charging her with 13 counts of wire fraud. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.




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