• UPDATED: Missing woman found; police say 'no criminal action' involved

    FROM TULSA WORLD STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Tulsa police say the woman has been located.

  • Complaint: Tulsa oral surgeon pulls wrong teeth, operates under influence of medications

    By SHANNON MUCHMORE - Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A Tulsa oral surgeon has surrendered his license after being found to have operated while under the influence of medications, including extracting the wrong teeth and operating on the wrong side of the mouth. Dr. Gary Dean Burnidge, 75, has sold his practice at 6565 S. Yale Ave. after voluntarily surrendering his license to the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry in January. The board began investigating after an internal complaint filed in October. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Man crashes van into coin laundry after reportedly being assaulted, shot at

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A man remains hospitalized after he was reportedly assaulted and shot at before crashing a van carrying two juveniles into a north Tulsa coin laundry early Friday. Tulsa police officers were called to the 6300 block of East Pine Street about 1 a.m to investigate a burglary at the location. Officers were later informed that shots were being fired at the nearby Tub of Suds Laundry. A man told detectives at the scene that he had been beaten and shot at by another man, police said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Prosecutors add five child sexual abuse counts against Tulsa shelter volunteer

    BY AMANDA BLAND, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A Tulsa man accused of sexually abusing boys he met through church and as a volunteer at a local Department of Human Services shelter was bound over on 14 criminal counts Friday. Special Judge Cliff Smith ordered Timothy Shawn Cato, 50, to stand trial on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12, a single count of possessing child pornography and 11 counts of child sexual abuse — five of which prosecutors added Friday. Five boys testified against Cato, known to them as “Mr. Tim,” at a preliminary hearing Friday. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Industry slowdown leads companies to focus on technology

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Despite low oil and natural gas prices, companies throughout the oil patch are planning for the future and hoping prices rebound soon.

  • Tulsa County undersheriff accuses Mayor Dewey Bartlett of 'malicious' slander

    BY KEVIN CANFIELD, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Little was decided at Friday's Tulsa County Criminal Justice Authority meeting but a lot was said — much of it incendiary. Undersheriff Tim Albin accused Mayor Dewey Bartlett and City Attorney David O'Meilia of malicious and unethical behavior when they questioned whether the Sheriff's Office could be trusted to provide accurate financial information for a jail audit. Last month, Bartlett and O'Meilia cited an ongoing lawsuit that includes a deposition from a former jail worker accusing Albin and Sheriff Stanley Glanz of hiding documents and moving inmates prior to a 2007 health-care audit of the jail. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Man crashes van into laundromat after being shot at, assaulted

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A man remains hospitalized after he was reportedly assaulted and shot at before crashing a van carrying two juveniles into a north Tulsa laundromat early Friday. Police were called to the 6300 block of East Pine Street about 1 a.m to investigate a burglary at the location. Officers were later informed that shots were being fired at the nearby Tub of Suds Laundry. A man told detectives at the scene that he had been beaten and shot at by another man, police said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Lawsuit claims jailer raped two former Ottawa County Jail detainees

    BY CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A lawsuit filed in Tulsa federal court alleges that a detention officer raped and sodomized two women while they were being held at the Ottawa County Jail. The two women, ages 25 and 31, claim in a complaint filed Wednesday that a detention officer identified as Daniel Clements sexually assaulted them while they were held in solitary confinement at the county jail in Miami from December 2012 to March 2013. One of the assaults occurred around Feb. 25, 2013, when Clements encountered one of the females in her cell, the lawsuit states. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • While Inhofe throws snowball, little town in Oklahoma plays big role in climate debate

    BY MICHAEL OVERALL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Nearly two hours west of Bartlesville, on a prairie flat enough to see the town's water tower from half a county away, Lamont has a dwindling population of just 417 people. Less than half a mile wide, four Lamonts would fit inside of downtown Tulsa, with plenty of room left over. But Thursday, while a U.S. senator from Oklahoma was literally throwing a snowball in the fight over alleged global warming, little Lamont was playing a big role in the research. It happens to be the home of the Southern Great Plains field-observation facility for the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program. Which probably sounds more impressive than it looks — 30 or so instrument clusters scattered across 160 acres of cow pasture and wheat fields southeast of town. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • The planned hotels for downtown Tulsa are still coming -- mostly

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Four of the planned new hotels for downtown Tulsa continue to progress — though a fifth appears to be on hold. Anish Hotels Group’s plans for an unbranded hotel at the former Parker Drilling building are in flux because the building is back up for sale. Loopnet, a commercial real estate listing website, now has the building at 8 E. Third St. listed for purchase at an asking price of $1.65 million. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Neglect charges dismissed in case of Tulsa children living in home with meth lab, no utilities

    BY AMANDA BLAND, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Prosecutors have dropped child-neglect charges filed against a man and a woman after four children were found in a house containing components of a methamphetamine lab and no running water in December. Ashley Ladelle Pennington and Dennis Bailey Johnson II, both 27, were among four people arrested at the residence in the 200 block of South Phoenix Avenue on Dec. 29. Pennington and Johnson were charged with child neglect and drug possession in the presence of a minor, but those charges were dismissed Tuesday at the request of the District Attorney’s Office. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Local doctors return from treating war refugees in Iraq

    BY SHANNON MUCHMORE, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Eleven Tulsa medical professionals returned home Wednesday afternoon from treating refugees in Iraq. The group with In His Image, a medical residency program that also provides disaster relief, was in Iraq for 10 days helping Syrian refugees and Iraqis displaced by Islamic State militants. Dr. Val Tramonte, the leader of the team, said members provided basic medical care to people of all ages. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa woman charged with maiming after biting man's genitals

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A Tulsa woman was charged with attempted maiming Wednesday after being arrested last week on a complaint of biting her boyfriend's genitals during an argument. Amber Ellis, 31, is accused of biting the man's genitals on Feb. 19 severely enough for him to require five stitches. The man, who police said is an amputee, reported he and Ellis were out for a night drinking and began to argue, and that the altercation continued at their apartment in the 7600 block of East 49th Street. Ellis reportedly stormed off into a bedroom, and he fell asleep on the couch, according to Ellis' arrest report. He told police he woke up to feel Ellis biting his penis, and that she also hit him in the head with a laptop and bit his finger, the report states. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Man convicted in 'cult-like' murder case given eight consecutive life sentences

    BY AMANDA BLAND, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A district judge sentenced a Tulsa man convicted of murder, kidnapping and other crimes to life without parole and seven additional consecutive life sentences Wednesday. District Judge James Caputo imposed upon George Emile July the sentences in accordance with a jury's recommendation submitted at the end of his trial on Feb. 11. The 54-year-old was found guilty of first-degree murder, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and one count each of drug possession and possessing a firearm after a former felony conviction. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Contamination continues to plague Tulsa recycling efforts

    BY JARREL WADE, Tulsa | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    It’s been a year since the city’s recyclers began asking Tulsa residents to recycle better, but the rate of contamination hasn’t improved. Despite an education campaign and work by city staff to help specific offenders, the rate of trash placed in the blue bins remains steady at about 30 percent. That means for every three items placed in the curbside recycling containers, only two are actually recyclable. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • John E. Hoover: Think storming the court is harmless fun? It's not. Time for Big 12 to ban it

    BY JOHN E. HOOVER, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Watching Kansas coach Bill Self squirm almost literally for his life on Monday night, watching Bruce Weber and his staff fight off their own fan base, it has become painfully clear: Storming the court after a big basketball win has to stop. It's not safe. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsan charged with killing father of his ex-girlfriend's child

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    A Tulsa man who was convicted of domestic abuse in the past was charged with first-degree murder Monday in the shooting of the father of his ex-girlfriend’s child. Cameron Jerel Hendrick, 27, is accused of killing 27-year-old Robert Singleton in the courtyard of the Silverwoods Apartments, 2509 S. 87th East Ave., on Feb. 16. Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker has said a witness — the mother of Singleton’s child — reported that Hendrick was upset that Singleton had stayed the previous night at her apartment. Hendrick and Singleton began arguing outside, and Hendrick shot at Singleton before driving to a nearby apartment complex, Walker said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa man dies after being shocked by Osage Nation officer outside casino

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    A 41-year-old man died Friday after an Osage Nation police officer used a stun gun on him during an altercation with multiple officers outside the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, authorities said Monday. Terry Price of Tulsa was at the casino, at 36th Street North off the L.L. Tisdale Expressway, around 7:30 p.m. Friday despite having been banned from the premises, Osage County Undersheriff Lou Ann Brown said in a press release. Osage Nation police requested assistance from Osage County deputies, and a deputy arrived at the casino before the tribal officer approached Price, the release states. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Teachers talk about how black history is being taught in Oklahoma schools today

    BY NOUR HABIB, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    In Anthony Marshall's first hour class on Monday, students were doing research about Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. "With whom do you agree?" read the assignment on the classroom white board. "Who had the best plan for equality?" Marshall, a teacher at Booker T. Washington High School, said he wanted his students to look into the two activists' backgrounds to help them understand how they developed their philosophies. At the end of the assignment would come a debate, with students assigned to take either side. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Osage County authorities seek man in connection with Sand Springs arson, homicide

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for a man who Osage County authorities suspect set fire to a residence killing a 58-year-old Tulsa man Sunday night.  The Osage County Sheriff's Office said Monday that Jimmy Allen Moser is wanted for first-degree murder, arson and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony in the death of 58-year-old Steven Willey. Sand Springs firefighters found Willey's body inside a burned home in the 9600 block of Pond Drive in rural Osage County about 9 p.m. Sunday. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.




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