• 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.

  • #PrayforLogan: Broken Arrow businesses raising money today for critically injured teen

    BY NOUR HABIB, Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Five weeks after his accident, Logan Henry is showing signs of improvement. Logan, a freshman at North Intermediate High School, was hit by a pickup truck Jan. 29 as he was training with his cross-country team. He broke both sides of his pelvis and the bones in his right leg. Logan also suffered severe brain injuries. In the last week or so, he's been able to walk several feet using a walker. He's moving from hand gestures to a few whispered words. And he's getting through more of his meals.

  • Platty's facial tumor to undergo treatment; spleen tumor was benign

    BY TIM STANLEY, Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    A cancer-fighting Tulsa canine who has earned a worldwide following is about to take the next step in his treatment, his family says. “We want to do what is least painful and upsetting for him,” said Karel Bagwell, adopted grandmother to Platty, a 10-year-old male golden retriever with a massive facial tumor. A decision between chemotherapy or radiation will hopefully be made in the next few days, she added. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • KFOR: Oklahoma City, Tulsa make list of 50 hardest working cities

    Published: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Would you say Oklahoma has some of the hardest working people in the United States? According to Locality.com, Oklahoma City ranks as #36 of the hardest working cities across the country...

  • Humane society rescues 100 dogs from home

    Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    SAPULPA -- More than 100 small breed dogs were rescued Wednesday from a puppy mill situation in the Sand Springs area, according to the Tulsa Humane Society. The dogs, primarily elderly dogs which had been repeatedly bred, were living mostly unattended in the residence, Humane Society president Gina Gardner said. Gardner said the dogs belonged to a couple in their 60s who reached out to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office for help when the number of dogs became unmanageable. Many of the dogs, mostly poodles, Chihuahuas and Yorkies, are elderly and have dramatic medical needs, including needing immediate surgery, Gardner said. Read the rest of this story and watch video of Humane Society examining the dogs at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa mayor vetoes city council resolution on keeping state control of rail lines

    By JARREL WADE - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    The mayor on Monday vetoed a resolution passed by the City Council urging the state not to sell the state-owned rail line connecting the Tulsa area to Oklahoma City, favoring instead the private sector's ability to bring passenger rail to Tulsa. In a memo to councilors, Mayor Dewey Bartlett explained his decision, saying the resolution reached too far in expressing an opinion for the whole city — an opinion Bartlett said he does not share. Bartlett said Tuesday that he had spoken with state transportation officials prior to the veto, but they were discreet in regard to details of their potential sale. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • ‘Merry Christmas Bill’: Lawmakers get contentious before it passes House

    Published: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    The "Merry Christmas Bill," had some rough sledding Monday in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, where a 90-minute discussion became contentious at times. House Bill 2317, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, is intended to allow schools to observe "winter holidays" – essentially Christmas and Hanukkah – without fear of legal retribution. Several House members questioned the bill’s usefulness while others said it represented the membership's lack of perspective. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • House passes film tax rebate bill after reconsideration

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    The Oklahoma House of Representatives may not have changed its mind on "August: Osage County," but it has decided the state's $5 million incentive program for film and television isn't so bad. After falling three votes short of passage Monday, House Bill 2580 by Rep. Todd Thomsen got a do-over on Tuesday and passed 65-28. The bill extends the film program for 10 years. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Pardon and Parole Board denies clemency for Oklahoma man on death row

    Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-1 to deny clemency for Clayton Lockett, who confessed to shooting and burying alive a teenager in Perry in 1999.

  • Oklahoma home prices slip in fourth quarter as U.S. prices inch up again

    Published: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    Oklahoma is slightly out of step with the rest of the United States, as far as home prices go.

  • Two die on Oklahoma roadways

    | Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Separate crashes Friday in Oklahoma City and Creek County left two people dead, authorities reported.

  • Arrest made in Broken Arrow teen's 2006 death

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    An arrest was announced Friday in the 2006 death of a Broken Arrow teen whose body was found in Fort Gibson Lake.

  • Dogs Prove They’re Bad to the Bone With Expensive Joyride In Oklahoma

    Published: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    A pair of dogs caused three hours of traffic mayhem after accidentally taking their owner’s truck for a spin and crashing it into the river near Tulsa, according to ABC News. The site reports the dogs, Roscoe and Luna, accidentally put the truck into gear and cruised three blocks down the four-lane highway along the Arkansas River, narrowly missing joggers and oncoming traffic before it rolled through a stop sign and crashed into the river bed, authorities said. First responders who arrived at the accident scene around 6 p.m. Tuesday were shocked to find a border collie and a Labrador at the wheel of the pick-up.

  • Teacher shortage continues in Tulsa

    BY ANDREA EGER, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    The Tulsa school board on Thursday continued its study of the school district’s teacher shortage and strategies to address it. Nearly 400 teachers retired or resigned from Tulsa Public Schools in 2012-13, and the district began the current academic year short-handed and never caught up. “We started the year with 49 vacancies. The lowest we dropped to was 30, and we currently have 37,” Chief Human Capital Officer Talia Shaull told the board at a special meeting. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Two Oklahoma death row inmates sue state Corrections Department over lethal injection secrecy

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER | Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    Two men on Oklahoma’s death row are suing the state Corrections Department, challenging a statute which allows the source of the drugs used in the lethal injection process to be kept secret.

  • Federal watchdog agency sues for-profit college chain in Oklahoma

    | Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday filed the lawsuit against ITT Educational Services Inc., alleging predatory student lending practices. ITT Technical Institute has branches in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

  • Reported shooting at Oklahoma radio station was a hoax

    Published: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    KVOO personnel are saying a report of a shooting at their studio was a prank call, and Tulsa police are no longer at the scene. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Agency identified 17 hate groups, 15 patriot groups in Oklahoma

    Published: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    The Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest statistics counted 17 hate groups and 15 “patriot groups” in Oklahoma last year, which officials said during a news conference Tuesday is part of the agency’s recording of downward trends of the existence of such groups around the country. The center’s “Year in Hate and Extremism” report, released Tuesday, states there were 939 classified hate groups in the United States in 2013, down 7 percent from a year ago. Also, patriot groups, defined by the SPLC as those promoting anti-government movements, saw a 20 percent decrease from 2012’s all-time high of 1,360, said SPLC senior fellow Mark Potok, who edited this year’s report. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Former officer enters no-contest plea to soliciting prostitution

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    A former Tulsa police officer charged with soliciting prostitution near a local church last year pleaded no contest in Tulsa County District Court on Monday afternoon. Then-Cpl. David Turner, 52, of Broken Arrow will appear back in court April 7, during which time a judge will determine his sentence, Tulsa County community outreach director Susan Witt said. “The recommendation is two years pursuant to a pre-sentence investigation,” she said. “But it depends on what the investigation recommends.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .