• St. Gregory's University in Oklahoma names new directors

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    St. Gregory’s University in Oklahoma named Robert Dolan and Alan Staab to its board of directors

  • Man charged with 18 felonies after botched convenience store robbery

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    A Tulsa man was charged Wednesday with more than a dozen felonies eight days after a failed robbery attempt left two cohorts dead. Lakeit Thompson faces 18 felony counts, including two first-degree murder charges, and a number of robbery and assault counts. Thompson’s list of charges is so lengthy that nearly four pages of possible witnesses — exactly 100 names — appear on his charge sheet. The 20-year-old Thompson is accused of attempting to rob Ryan’s Convenience Store, 9948 E. 21st St., along with three other people on Jan. 13. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Parents hold power in high-stakes testing debate, state Rep. Katie Henke and educators say

    BY ANDREA EGER, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Parents possess the most clout in the growing fight over the use of high-stakes tests in public education. That was the common message at a panel discussion Tuesday evening featuring State Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, Jenks Middle School Principal Rob Miller, and two teachers and a mother of two from Tulsa’s Skelly Elementary School. Almost 40 people jammed into a small meeting room at the Brookside Library for the public discussion of “The Testing Environment in Oklahoma and Where We Go From Here,” hosted by the Oklahoma Coalition Against High-Stakes Testing. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa man accused of human trafficking, forcing girls into sex for pay

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    A Tulsa man remains jailed after he was accused of forcing underage girls to have sex with men in exchange for money. Dashawn Patrick Hervey, 18, was booked Wednesday into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon, threatening a violent act and human trafficking, jail records show. Hervey was taken into custody after Tulsa police were told by his girlfriend and her mother that he threatened to shoot them during an argument, according to an arrest report. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma City officer involved in shooting en route to Garth Brooks concert in Tulsa

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    A 25-year-old man is in critical condition Friday evening after being shot by an off-duty police officer from Oklahoma City who was en route to the Garth Brooks concert in downtown Tulsa, a Tulsa Police official said. Officers received a call around 5:15 p.m. from outside the Renaissance Uptown apartment complex, where they learned the man had been shot during an altercation with the Oklahoma City-area officer, Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker said. Police do not yet know what agency employs the officer in the Oklahoma City area.

  • Oklahoma animal shelter being investigated after dog filmed cannibalizing dead kennel mate

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Idabel Mayor Tina Foshee said Wednesday the town would investigate its animal shelter after a dog housed there was filmed this week eating its dead kennel mate. Abe Thomas posted the video to his Facebook account Tuesday night after he said he went to the shelter that day in hopes of adopting a dog. The gruesome video shows Thomas walking outside the shelter, to a fenced area where a gray pit bull is seen eating the remains of a dead puppy. The video was provided to the Tulsa World and has been shared numerous times on social media. The pit bull, which looks like it recently had puppies, can be seen calmly picking at the remains of the dead dog, whose entire rib cage on one side has been torn away and its internal organs

  • Oklahoma animal shelter being investigated after dog filmed cannibalizing dead kennel mate

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Idabel Mayor Tina Foshee said Wednesday the town would investigate its animal shelter after a dog housed there was filmed this week eating its dead kennel mate. A man named Abe Thomas posted the video to his Facebook account Tuesday night after he said he went to the shelter that day in hopes of adopting a dog. The gruesome video shows Thomas walking outside the shelter, to a fenced area where a gray pit bull is seen eating the remains of a dead puppy. The video was provided to the Tulsa World and has been shared numerous times on social media. The pit bull, which looks like it recently had puppies, can be seen calmly picking at the remains of the dead dog, whose entire rib cage on one side has been torn away and its

  • Two robbery suspects fatally shot by clerk in Tulsa store, police say

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Two robbery suspects were fatally shot and another fled during an attempted hold-up at a Tulsa convenience store Tuesday night.

  • KOTV: Water Main Break Tears Canopy Off Tulsa Gas Station

    Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    TULSA - City crews dealt with a number of water main breaks across Tulsa Monday, says NewsOn6. Video captured one break that ripped apart the canopy of a Tulsa gas station ...

  • Former pastor sentenced to 37 months in prison

    BY CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    A judge Monday sentenced the former pastor of the Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church in Tulsa to a 37-month prison term and ordered him to repay nearly $1 million in funds prosecutors say he “pillaged” from a nonprofit he once led. U.S. District Judge John Dowdell also ordered Willard Lenord Jones, 63, to pay the Internal Revenue Service $155,112 and serve three years of supervised release after the completion of the prison term. U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams called the prison term and restitution order a “just sentence.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Joy Hofmeister is ready to begin job as Oklahoma's state schools superintendent

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Joy Hofmeister, R-Tulsa, will take the reins of the Oklahoma Education Department on Monday. She will be among a group of state officials, including Gov. Mary Fallin, sworn in shortly after inaugural activities start about 11:30 a.m.

  • CBRE drops “Oklahoma,” gains all corporate services

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    Los Angeles-based CBRE acquires Oklahoma affiliate.

  • Oklahoma pastors plan church hoodie protest

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    Several Oklahoma ministers are planning to wear hoodies when they preach at their churches on Jan 18 as a way to protest a proposed law they feel seeks to criminalize the wearing of hooded shirts that are popular in today’s culture.

  • Passenger train service between Tulsa and OKC may be ready by March

    BY JARREL WADE, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    The train is scheduled to leave the station in March. Representatives of the company bringing passenger trains to connect Tulsa and Oklahoma City told city councilors Thursday that they are hoping to be ready in March. Iowa Pacific Holdings is planning a trial run for at least six months, with basic tickets starting at about $20, the company's officials said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Dangerous wind chills expected Thursday morning in Oklahoma, forecasters say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Several counties in northeast and central Oklahoma are under a wind-chill advisory Thursday morning, as forecasters predict wind chills will drop as low as 15 degrees below zero.

  • Four charged after meth lab items, bucket of human waste found in home

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Four people were charged with felonies in Tulsa County District Court on Tuesday after Tulsa police found methamphetamine lab components and a bucket of human waste in a home without working utilities last week. Officers served a search warrant Dec. 29 at a home in the 200 block of South Phoenix Avenue, where they found three children — ages 2, 4 and 6 — living in what officers described as “unlivable” conditions, according to court and jail records. Ashley Pennington, 27, and Dennis Johnson II, 41, were arrested that day and later charged with child neglect. Both also face charges of having marijuana while in the presence of the children. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Bone-chilling temperatures expected Wednesday in Oklahoma

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    High temperatures in the lower 20s are expected in areas across the state, with wind chill values falling below zero, according to the National Weather Service’s Norman office. Wind chill advisories are in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday for counties across northern and northeastern Oklahoma, including Woodward, Enid, Bartlesville, Muskogee and the Tulsa metro area.

  • Oklahoma community colleges embark on new completion efforts

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Fourteen institutions statewide have joined the Community College Completion Corps, C4, as part of a nationwide initiative to increase student completion rates.

  • Number of female homicide victims, domestic violence-related deaths up in Tulsa in 2014

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Still wearing blood-covered clothes as he sat on his front porch, Arthur Devaughn told Tulsa police on a cold February night that he had stabbed and killed his mother, Glenda Castaneda, during a dispute over her prescription medication. Castaneda’s body, with injuries to her face and head, was found in a pool of her own blood in her home in the 6200 block of North Cheyenne Avenue on Feb. 9, 2014. Castaneda’s killing was the first of 12 homicides the Tulsa Police Department classified as resulting from domestic violence last year. The majority of those victims were women, and the total number of women killed in Tulsa last year — 20 — was a 26-year high, an ignominious figure for a city that’s seen at least 10 women killed in each of the last four years. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 3

    Published: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 3, 2015




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