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Deadly Crash Shuts Down Highway 75 in West Tulsa

Northbound lanes of Highway 75 were closed at the beginning of the morning rush hour early Friday after a deadly crash hours earlier.Drivers were being detoured at the 41st street exit. Tulsa Police say a 27-year-old man was thrown from his pickup truck when he went off the road, crashed into a guardrail and rolled down an embankment.The accident happened just after 12:45 a.m. north of 41st street.Witnesses at the scene told police they saw the truck speeding and driving erratically just befo... More>>

OKC Police Officer in Custody for Sexual Misconduct

An Oklahoma City police officer has been accused of sexual misconduct and taken into custody.OKC police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was taken into custody earlier this afternoon in front of a Gold's Gym.Holtzclaw is accused of requiring women to expose themselves and perform sexual acts. He has been booked in the Oklahoma County jail on multiple charges, including rape, rape by instrumentation, forcible sodomy and sexual battery charges.Holtzclaw bond is set at five million dollars. More>>

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race At Bristol To Air On Alternate Channels In Tulsa Area

Due to Tulsa Channel 8's live airing of the St. Louis Rams preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, August 23, the schedule NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol will be moved to alternate channels as follows:Over the air--KTUL 8.3 Cox Cable---131 DISH DirecTV---ESPN Alternate Channels DISH---channel 145 DirecTV---channel 209-1 More>>

Medical Marijuana Petition Falls Short Of Necessary Signatures

The Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office says an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot. More>>

Freshman Academy Helps BA Teens Transition To High School

Broken Arrow is doing a new take on high school education.Thursday was the first day for the Freshman Academy.Class started district-wide, but it was the first time 9th graders were all together on their own campus.Organizers say the idea behind the class was to make sure everyone came together on a solid platform before being thrown into a large high school environment.Margaret Coates is the principal, and she says the goal is to foster learning and togetherness. "The freshman year is a tran... More>>

Schools Eye Enrollment and Search for Absent Students

It's the second day of school for Tulsa Public Schools, but students are still missing from the classroom.The district projectedprojected 41,783 students to attend the first day of school. But we're told only about 89 percent of those students showed up.The district enrollment center was packed, once again. Children that should have been in school were in line with parents.Tulsa Public Schools says many parents waited until the last minute and then had to make multiple trips to complete the e... More>>

Cowboys Appear Ready For Florida State Video included

The Advocare Cowboy Classic is Saturday, August 30 at 7 PM on Tulsa's Channel 8.
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Toll Booth Operator Injured In Suspected DUI Crash

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a toll booth operator was injured when a suspected drunk driver crashed into the booth on the Muskogee Turnpike. It happened shortly after midnight in the southbound lane just south of Muskogee at mile marker 41 More>>

First Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Tulsa County

The Tulsa Health Department confirms the first human case of West Nile virus in Tulsa County. The Health Department did not release any details on the victim or their condition.This is the second case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma this summer.
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Hot and Humid This Afternoon

A very hot and humid afternoon can be expected across the area today.Afternoon high temperatures will range from 97-100 across the region and heat index values will be above 100.If outside for a prolonged period of time, drink plenty of fluids and find shade to cool your body.The extreme heat will continue through the weekend. More>>

Two in Police Custody for North Tulsa Homicide

22-year-old Henry Harris 22-year-old Henry Harris

Tulsa Police have arrested a suspect in a burglary turned fatal shooting this evening.Police say a 16-year-old and 22-year-old Henry Harris were taken into custody earlier this afternoon in relation to a shooting.According to police, the suspect attempted to break into a vehicle near 6300 N. Elwood. The residents of the home yelled at the burglar and a several shots from a handgun were fired. One of them struck 44-year-old Armando Hernandez, who later died of his injuries.Evidence found at th... More>>

Summer Heat Returns

After below normal temperatures for most of August, our cool snap has ended and the heat is back.
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Gang Activity Happening All Over Tulsa

About 20 defendants linked to a major drug investigation are still on the streets. Investigators continue to search for them, many said to be members of the Hoover Crips street gang. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, some of the defendants who were already arrested in connection with the drug investigation will be released with conditions pending trial or other resolution of the case.While some members of the dangerous Hoover Crips gang are indicted, there are still other street gangs ... More>>

OHP Trooper Fired for Policy Violation

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper was fired for policy violations that took place last September.According to Captain George Brown with OHP, Trooper Sheldon Robinson was fired today for policy violations after a shooting incident in the parking lot of a Best Budget Inn near Admiral and Sheridan.Robinson, 45, was was placed on administrative leave during an investigation after he shot and killed 25-year-old Michael Swatosh. Robinson was off-duty during the incident, but approached Swatosh and... More>>

Archbishop Sues Over "Black Mass" Planned In Oklahoma

The archbishop of Oklahoma City is suing to stop a group of Satanists from staging a "Black Mass" there.  Archbishop Paul Coakley alleges the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu and its leader Adam Daniels is using a communion wafer stolen from the Catholic Church to be used in the mass. More>>

Tulsa Man Pleads Guilty in 2013 Grand Lake Fatal Boating Accident

John DeSelms walking into Wednesday's hearing where he entered a blind plea of guilty John DeSelms walking into Wednesday's hearing where he entered a blind plea of guilty

A Tulsa man entered a blind plea of guilty, Wednesday afternoon, during a hearing for a boating accident on Grand Lake, last year. More>>

Salmonella Risk leads to Peanut, Almond Butter Recall

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA. More>>

Broken Arrow Named #1 in Rates for First-Time Home Buyers

"With August being one of the top months for home sales, WalletHub compared the 300 largest U.S. cities to determine the ones that are most and least attractive to first-time home buyers." More>>

GRDA Board takes Steps for Upcoming Bond Issue

The Grand River Dam Authority took another major step towards the realization of its long-term generation plan last week when its board of directors approved much of the preliminary steps needed for a $450 million bond issue, which will likely take place later this fall.GRDA will use the majority of the proceeds from this bond issue to construct a new, combined-cycle gas fired generation plant at the Grand River Energy Center (formerly Coal Fired Complex). More>>

Gang Members Indicted for Criminal Offenses

A huge victory in the war on drugs in Tulsa. Authorities believe they've identified the people who supply 90-percent of the cocaine to our streets. More>>

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Side Street

A small plane makes an emergency landing on East 69th Street around 3:45 p.m., Tuesday. More>>

Cafe Works To End Hunger In Tulsa

A pay-what-you-can cafe is bringing people in Tulsa together while cutting down on hunger in the area.StoneSoup Community Ventures started a pop-up cafe Tuesday at the Greenwood Cultural Center.It offered fresh, local meals that were healthy, and that is alleviating pressure on the local food banks.Organizers say they are bringing a different approach to Tulsa's hunger problem."We bring people together in community and offer everyone the opportunity, whether they can pay or not for the food, ... More>>

Woman Dies From Injuries in Monday's Midtown Shooting

Tulsa Police have identified the two victims in who died after being shot yesterday afternoon. 21-year-old Verdell Walker was shot and killed near 4700 S. Darlington Ave. The 22-year-old woman who was found at the scene died earlier this afternoon. She has been identified as Tiara Sawyer.Due to numerous witness reports that were provided to the responding officers a suspect was identified and a suspect vehicle was determined to be a gold Honda CRV.Detectives, patrol and crime analysts worked ... More>>

Police Officer Enters 'Not Guilty' Plea In Teen's Murder Video included

Police Officer's Wife Attends Court Arraignment Police Officer's Wife Attends Court Arraignment

Tulsa Police Officer, Shannon Kepler plead not guilty, to charges of first degree murder in the death of 19 year old Jeremy Lake and to a charge of shooting with intent to kill, involving his own daughter. More>>

Spiro High School Principal Arrested on DUI Complaint

The Spiro High School principal and athletic director was taken into custody late Monday night for driving under the influence.According to the probable cause affidavit, 51-year-old Tracy Saling was seen by a Poteau police officer driving erratically.When the officer pulled Saling over, he observed a strong odor of alcohol and had slurred speech. Saling reportedly told the officer he had a "a little to drink." An open container was found in the passenger floor board by the arresting officer.D... More>>

Waterline Break Stops Business in Midtown

A waterline break has disrupted businesses near 53rd and Yale.The 12-inch line broke in the parking lot of Village Inn. Four businesses are without water as a result.City crews believe it will take about 8-10 hours to fix the line. More>>

Victim in North Tulsa Shooting Has Died

Tulsa Police are investigating a shooting that put one person in the hospital Tuesday morning and narrowly missed a young child.The call went out just before 2:45 a.m. from the 6300 block of N. Elwood Avenue near the Tulsa-Osage County line.Investigators say people inside the home heard someone breaking into their car.When they went outside to investigate, police say the burglar started shooting.One person was hit in the chest and isn't expected to survive. Another bullet went into the house,... More>>

Unusual Funnel Cloud

What was this unusual funnel cloud formation?
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Suspect Arrested in Midtown Double Shooting

Tulsa police have made an arrest in a double shooting that left one man dead. More>>

Officer Involved Shooting Reported in Wagoner County

Wagoner County Deputies reportedly responded to a call of an assault with a knife in the Broken Arrow area of Wagoner County, Monday. More>>

TU Responds To Title IX Lawsuit

University President Stedman Upham released a statement to Tulsa's Channel 8, standing by the University's practices More>>

OU Suspends Mixon For Entire Season

As part of the suspension, Mixon will be excluded from all team activities, including being removed from the team roster. More>>

Two Sexual Assaults Reported in Wagoner County

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Wagoner County Deputies are investigating two alleged sexual assaults that reportedly happened within an eight day period. More>>

Tulsa Police Officer Charged with First-Degree Murder

Shannon Kepler Shannon Kepler

Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jeremey Lake and shooting with intent to kill at his daughter Lisa Kepler on August 5. More>>

Muskogee Man Attacked by Two Pit Bulls Shares His Story Video included

A man nearly mauled to death by two pit bulls is out of the hospital, but still recovering. The July attack happened in Muskogee. On Monday the victim spoke exclusively to Channel 8's Yaremi Farinas."Sometimes I am on the porch and I glance that way and I have thoughts of what happened," Boulet said.On July 14, 2014 Boulet saw his neighbor's pit bull jump a fence and nearly attack a little boy."He was going after the kid so that's when I rushed up and I told the kid run up on the porch," Boul... More>>

Survey For Tulsa Residents Keeps Housing Market Fair

The City of Tulsa is starting a survey to make sure the housing market is fair in the city.The study will make sure there are no unfair practices facing renters or home buyers.Organizers want input from residents, including experiences of buying or renting.A plan will develop from there to make sure housing opportunities are the same for everyone.The survey is available at https://www.research.net/s/2014TulsaFairHousingSurvey More>>

Auto Shops Are Joining Forces To Solve Problems Video included

An effort is underway to get Tulsa area auto repair shops to join the Automotive Service Association. More>>

Tulsa Teachers Preparing for Upcoming School Year

Several Tulsa Public schools will be starting classes on Wednesday, and with that in mind, teachers are gathering today for team-building activities and idea-sharing. More>>

Elderly Woman Attacked, Robbed Overnight

Tulsa police tell us that around 3:45 a.m. this morning an elderly woman walking in the area of 5300 E. 51st Street was attacked and robbed by two black males. More>>

Man Arrested Accused Of Molesting 13-Year-Old

Wagoner County deputies arrested a man accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl. More>>

Arrest Made in Saturday North Tulsa Shootings Video included

Tulsa police have made an arrest after responding to multiple shooting scenes in north Tulsa Saturday afternoon. More>>

Man Arrested in Connection to Fatal Stabbing of 20-year-old

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing in east Tulsa Sunday night. More>>

Heat Index Values to Vault Above 100

Another hot and humid today is on tap for today with highs in the mid and upper 90s. More>>

Investigators Expected on Scene of Oil Tank Battery Fire

Glenpool firefighters are on scene of a large fire near Kiefer off of 33rd West Avenue. Tulsa's Channel 8 has a crew on the scene gathering information and will have more details as soon as they are available. More>>

Victim in South Tulsa House Fire Identified Video included

One man did not make it out alive in a house fire that badly damaged a home shortly before 1 p.m. today. More>>

Local Organization Doing "Cuts for Cancer"

Today, local group Jeepers Anonymous is out at JC Salon on Mingo holding a fundraiser for Turn Tulsa Pink. More>>

Suspect Reportedly Shoots at Vehicle Filled with People, Gets Arrested

A man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly shot up a vehicle with three males inside. More>>

Nothing but Hot, Humid Weather in Sight

Hot and humid weather can be expected over the next 8 days with highs in the mid to upper 90s. More>>

Teens Rally to Stop the Violence Video included

Stop The Violence Rally 2014 Stop The Violence Rally 2014

With protests happening across the nation and civil unrest in Missouri, young people in North Tulsa decided to try a different approach --- peace through educating their community. More>>

Chamberlain Community Center to Reopen in September Video included

A Tulsa community center in jeopardy of staying closed, is now gaining support from Tulsa City Council. More>>

'Mummy' Suspect May be Culprit for West Tulsa Robbery

Photo of the possible suspect from a robbery at IBC Bank in July Photo of the possible suspect from a robbery at IBC Bank in July

Tulsa police think a 'mummy' robbery suspect may have struck again in west Tulsa this morning. More>>

Cub Scouts, Others 'Beautifying' School after Playground Fire

Cub scouts, Eliot Elementary PTA members and others are out 'beautifying' the Eliot grounds this morning in wake of the fire that badly damaged the school's playground. More>>

Drought Conditions Are Improving

The latest update on our current drought conditions is out, and shows it's easing up across parts of the state.
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Suspect Arrested in Sand Springs Armed Robbery

Brett Buzzard, Suspect in connection to Sand Springs' Armed Robbery Brett Buzzard, Suspect in connection to Sand Springs' Armed Robbery

Sand Springs Police Department made an arrest Friday in connection to an armed robbery. More>>

School Superintendent Explains Low Test Scores

Tulsa Public Schools released new information about the decline in test scores this past school year. More>>

Group Continues Effort To Legalize Medicinal Marijuana Oil In OK

A grassroots effort to legalize medicinal CBD oil, derived from the marijuana plant, has swept through Oklahoma.The group Oklahomans for Health has been collecting signatures for the last three months in order to legalize that oil for medicinal purposes.They delivered thousands of those signatures to the Oklahoma Secretary of State Friday.They say the oil's medical benefits are tremendous for people with seizures, cancer, neurological disorders and other ailments, and they want people to be e... More>>

Drunk Driving Crackdown Underway

Oklahoma law enforcement are joining a nationwide crackdown on drunk drivers.It's called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. More>>

200 Jobs Coming To Ammunition Plant

The Army Ammunition Plant in McAlester is hiring 200 new employees.The announcement comes after the plant hired nearly 100 workers last November.Now, they say they still need more employees to fill current and future ammunition orders.The plant employs more than 1,200 people. More>>

Sooners Top RB Recruit To Face Misdemeanor Charge

Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon, the school's top recruit, has been charged with misdemeanor assault.The charge was handed down Friday by the Cleveland County District Attorney's office. He is accused of punching a woman during an argument, knocking her unconscious and breaking several bones in her face. More>>

Very Humid This Weekend

The heat will be extreme this weekend with heat index values ranging from 100 to 105 degrees.The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create dangerous heat index values.If you plan to be outside for a prolonged period of time, make sure you keepyourselff hydrated and properly cooled.Temperatures look to remain rather hot over the next 8 days with very little relief expected. More>>

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    Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack

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  • US, EU, NATO condemn Russian aid convoy move

    US, EU, NATO condemn Russian aid convoy move

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  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

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  • TCC N.E. Campus To Reopen Friday

    TCC N.E. Campus To Reopen Friday

    Tulsa Community College northeast campus is closed due to a water main break.All classes have been canceled due to the lack of water in the buildings.The northeast campus is located at Apache and Harvard.More >>
    Tulsa Community College northeast campus is closed due to a water main break.All classes have been canceled due to the lack of water in the buildings.The northeast campus is located at Apache and Harvard.More >>
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Race At Bristol To Air On Alternate Channels In Tulsa Area

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Race At Bristol To Air On Alternate Channels In Tulsa Area

    Due to Tulsa Channel 8's live airing of the St. Louis Rams preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, August 23, the schedule NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol will be moved to alternate channels as follows:Over the air--KTUL 8.3 Cox Cable---131 DISH DirecTV---ESPN Alternate Channels DISH---channel 145 DirecTV---channel 209-1More >>
    Due to Tulsa Channel 8's live airing of the St. Louis Rams preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, August 23, the schedule NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol will be moved to alternate channels as follows:Over the air--KTUL 8.3 Cox Cable---131 DISH DirecTV---ESPN Alternate Channels DISH---channel 145 DirecTV---channel 209-1More >>
  • Stop or Go? Traffic Lights Easy To Hack, Study Says

    Stop or Go? Traffic Lights Easy To Hack, Study Says

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    Traffic lights across the U.S. are dangerously easy to hack, according to a University of Michigan study.More >>
    Traffic lights across the U.S. are dangerously easy to hack, according to a University of Michigan study.More >>
  • Report: Most Hospitals, Clinics Lose Patient Data

    Report: Most Hospitals, Clinics Lose Patient Data

    As technology improves, so do the skills of hackers. A new report shows the health care industry is among the hardest hit.More >>
    As technology improves, so do the skills of hackers. A new report shows the health care industry is among the hardest hit.More >>
  • Expectations Are High For Experienced Bixby Heading Into New Classification

    Expectations Are High For Experienced Bixby Heading Into New Classification

    The song "Fly" by Sugar Ray blared from the football stadium speakers on a hot afternoon at Bixby High School. And like the temperature, morale is high for the Spartans heading into the 2014 football season.More >>
    The song "Fly" by Sugar Ray blared from the football stadium speakers on a hot afternoon at Bixby High School. And like the temperature, morale is high for the Spartans heading into the 2014 football season.
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  • Peanut Butter Recall Affects Whole Foods Customers

    Peanut Butter Recall Affects Whole Foods Customers

    A food company is recalling several brands of peanut and almond butters.nSpired Natural Foods is recalling peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods.The company says the food is at risk for being contaminated by salmonella.For a complete list of Arrowhead Mills and Maranatha labels, we have a link below.http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm410533.htmMore >>
    A food company is recalling several brands of peanut and almond butters.nSpired Natural Foods is recalling peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods.The company says the food is at risk for being contaminated by salmonella.For a complete list of Arrowhead Mills and Maranatha labels, we have a link below.http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm410533.htmMore >>
  • The Canebrake undergoes $2 Million Expansion

    The Canebrake undergoes $2 Million Expansion

    The Canebrake, a destination hotel and spa in Wagoner, Okla., is currently undergoing a $2 million expansion to improve the guest experience for visitors to the 250-acre property, which currently includes an award-winning hotel and restaurant, Ayurvedic spa, yoga studio, boutique and more.More >>
    The Canebrake, a destination hotel and spa in Wagoner, Okla., is currently undergoing a $2 million expansion to improve the guest experience for visitors to the 250-acre property, which currently includes an award-winning hotel and restaurant, Ayurvedic spa, yoga studio, boutique and more.More >>
  • Tulsa Zoo Announce Newest Additions

    Tulsa Zoo Announce Newest Additions

    The Tulsa Zoo is celebrating the birth of three endangered Malayan tiger cubs.More >>
    The Tulsa Zoo is celebrating the birth of three endangered Malayan tiger cubs.More >>
  • Mobile Mexican Consulate in Tulsa

    Mobile Mexican Consulate in Tulsa

    A mobile consulate will set-up shop in Tulsa for a week to help immigrants with documents.The Mexican Consulate is staffed by six members and will spend one week in Tulsa and a week in Oklahoma City.The project was created to help process passports and registration documents for the Mexican community. Approximately 130 people will be seen each day the consulate is open.Mexican's who live in Oklahoma normally have to drive to the consulate in Little Rock, but the mobile consulate hopes this wi...More >>
    A mobile consulate will set-up shop in Tulsa for a week to help immigrants with documents.The Mexican Consulate is staffed by six members and will spend one week in Tulsa and a week in Oklahoma City.The project was created to help process passports and registration documents for the Mexican community. Approximately 130 people will be seen each day the consulate is open.Mexican's who live in Oklahoma normally have to drive to the consulate in Little Rock, but the mobile consulate hopes this wi...More >>
  • 4.2 Earthquake Rocks Central Oklahoma

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