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Army Worm Invasion Devastating Tulsa Lawns

Oklahoma's mild summer could cost homeowners thousands of dollars.Army worms are destroying lawns.The rain and lush growing conditions make the situation perfect for an invasion.The last major outbreak happened 14 years ago.The worm is the larva of a small gray moth that migrates from Mexico and Texas.They lay thousands of eggs in your grass.When the worms hatch and then grow, they can devastate your yard quickly.Brad Johnson with Lawn America says, "The problem is they can go from about this... More>>

Insurance Agents Required To Get Earthquake Education

The number of earthquakes here in the Sooner State is skyrocketing.So, the Governor wants to make sure, homeowners are getting all of the information needed about quake insurance.Mary Fallin and Insurance Commissioner John Doak are teaming up to make sure providers are more educated about the subject.Starting January 1, 2015, agents will be required to get one hour of additional education about earthquake coverage.Fallin says, "It's important as the market expands in Oklahoma that residents g... More>>

Vinita Travel Plaza Gets A New Name

A Vinita landmark is getting a much-needed facelift and a name change.Construction continues, updating the travel plaza over the Will Rogers Turnpik.ekAnd now we've learned, the plaza has been renamed the Will Rogers Archway.The name was decided through an online survey.The plaza is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation.It was originally built in the 1950's.Construction should be complete by December. More>>

Water Main Breaks: Who Pays For The Damage?

Water filling the streets near North Memorial and Latimer Water filling the streets near North Memorial and Latimer

Over the past week, workers for the City of Tulsa scrambled to repair dozens of breaks.Overnight, we spotted a geyser near Delaware and Tecumseh.The water shot into the air and then rained down like a waterfall over at least one house.So who's responsible for damage?If you have insurance, you need comprehensive coverage on both your car and home.The City of Tulsa says, homeowners can only be compensated if they can prove negligence.John Wiscaver with V.P. of Public Affairs with Oklahoma Farm ... More>>

Should You Help The Homeless?

There's an eye-opening perspective when it comes to Tulsa's homeless population.One theory is that our generosity is contributing to the growth of homeless camps.Rev. Steve Whitaker of the John 3:16 mission says Tulsans may be making it too easy for people to stay on the street.With successful panhandling and food donations on the street, they can avoid facing their problems and getting real help."Handing out food willy-nilly in the downtown area is absolutely not the most compassionate and c... More>>

State Education Board Forms Committee to Create New Standards

The Oklahoma Board of Education has created a steering committee to develop the process for replacing Common Core education standards for English and math instruction in the state's public schools. More>>

Tulsa Couple Asks Supreme Court to Hear Gay Marriage Case

Lawyers for a same-sex Tulsa couple seeking the right to marry in Oklahoma have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to take up their case. More>>

Mayor Pushes Public Safety, River Tax in State of City Address

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett repeated his call for a dedicated public safety tax during his annual State of the City address this afternoon. More>>

Steve Kunzweiler elected District Attorney for Tulsa County

Stephen Kunzweiler Stephen Kunzweiler

The votes are in, Steve Kunzweiler beats opponent Fred Jordan for the Tulsa County District Attorney Position. More>>

Tracking Our Next System

After a stretch of hot, dry conditions for over a week, the chance of rain is returning to the area.
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Johnson wins Democratic runoff in US Senate Race

Connie Johnson Connie Johnson

State Sen. Connie Johnson has won the Democratic primary runoff election and will face Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford in the race to fill an open Oklahoma U.S. Senate seat. More>>

Cox wins Democratic schools Chief Nomination

John Cox John Cox

 Longtime educator John Cox has won the Democratic Party's nomination to be Oklahoma's next superintendent of schools. More>>

Missing Canadian, Presumed Dead, Found Alive In OK

Courtesy: Mesha Sanchez, TRA Photography Courtesy: Mesha Sanchez, TRA Photography

A mystery, 37 years in the making, is now solved.A man presumed dead in Canada since the 1970s is found alive in Oklahoma.Ronald Stan disappeared from Ontario without a trace after a barn fire in 1977.He was 32 at the time.In 1986, almost nine years after his disappearance, Stan was declared deceased by the courts.But, he's actually been living in Tahlequah all these years under an assumed named, Jeff Walton.Acting on a tip, marshals for the Cherokee Nation found Stan at an assisted living ho... More>>

Plans To Fast-Track Railroad Crossing Updates

Keeping you and your family safe.The Governor wants to push up plans to improve railroad crossings across the state.Mary Fallin's announcement came Tuesday in Oklahoma City.She's fast-tracking the project, accelerating the plan by 12 years.More than 300 crossings on highways and roads will get upgraded.Fallin says, too many of the signs are faded and not easily seen by the public."At times, there could be a 250-ton rail locomotive that could be coming across that track. And there are times th... More>>

Broken Arrow Firefighters Endorse Veteran Firefighter as Next Fire Chief

The Broken Arrow Firefighters Union voted to endorse veteran firefighter, Deputy Chief James Suddath, as their next fire chief. More>>

BA Water Conservation Ends Wednesday

The voluntary water conservation advisory in the City of Broken Arrow will be lifted at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, according to Krista Flasch, City of Broken Arrow. More>>

Youth City Council In Broken Arrow Encourages Involvement In Local Government

The City of Broken Arrow is starting a Youth City Council.Juniors and seniors in high school are encouraged to apply.It's an opportunity to find out how local government works, by meeting with city councilors, touring public facilities, attending meetings and preparing agendas.To be eligible, participants must be residents of Broken Arrow, a junior or senior in high school (private school students and homeschoolers are accepted), maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, write a 250 word essay and set a p... More>>

14 Active Waterline Breaks in Tulsa

A spokesperson with the City of Tulsa says there are currently 14 active waterline breaks in Tulsa. More>>

Foam Envelops Blackhawk Helicopters after Accidental Spill

Photo provided by the Oklahoma National Guard Photo provided by the Oklahoma National Guard

Authorities are cleaning up at the Oklahoma Army National Guard base in Tulsa after an accidental foam spill enveloped 10 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters earlier this morning. More>>

Polls Open for Oklahoma Runoff Races Across State

The polls have opened today and Oklahoma voters have a chance to cast their votes in numerous runoff races. More>>

Tulsa's Most Wanted Sought on 8 Robbery Warrants

Tulsa police say their Most Wanted suspect this week is Gregory Carter, a 23-year-old male wanted on eight warrants. More>>

Hot Today, Cool Down Coming

The hot streak continues today with highs expected around 100. More>>

2 Adults, 2 Children Found Dead in Quadruple Shooting

Tulsa Police are investigating a shooting that left two adults and two children dead early Tuesday morning. More>>

Seven Suspects Involved in School Vandalism

Katie Deloya-Cambray and Skyler Hemphill, Suspects in School Vandalism Katie Deloya-Cambray and Skyler Hemphill, Suspects in School Vandalism

Rogers County Sheriff's Office confirms seven suspects were allegedly involved in vandalizing a school in Foyil, Ok. More>>

City Reports 10 Waterline Breaks

The City is dealing with 10 waterline breaks in Tulsa. More>>

350 Corvettes Cruise for 5th National Corvette Caravan

350 Corvettes cruise through Tulsa to benefit the National Corvette Museum that was damaged by a sinkhole and celebrate the museum's 20th Anniversary. More>>

Parents Face a Judge Because of Student Absences, Truancy Court

Tulsa Public Schools is taking parents to court, when their children have too many unexcused absences. More>>

Tulsa Run Is Changing Course This Year

For years, thousands of Tulsa Run participants have followed Riverside Drive.But that's changing this year. There's a brand new route.Check out this map just released today. www.tulsasports.org/tulsarun/general/1275/course-infoThe race starts Downtown as always, but then heads east into Midtown..Runners eventually head south down Peoria, turn around at 31st, then head west on 21st.They'll cross the river, then go north.The race ends in Downtown Tulsa."We're excited to offer a more challenging... More>>

Tulsa Police Search for Wanted Suspect

Wanted Suspect: Gregory Carter Wanted Suspect: Gregory Carter

Tulsa Police are looking for 23-year-old Gregory J. Carter. Carter is wanted out of Tulsa County on a felony warrant with eight counts. More>>

Winning The Reading Battle

One of the most fundamental problems facing Tulsa, is the fact that too many students can't read well.Without that skill they could face problems for the rest of their lives. But one church that pitched-in to help for the summer had good results.95% of their students showed measurable a improvement in their reading.The summer camp at Metropolitan Baptist Church features fun, crafts and physical activity.But the number one focus is reading.The kids get one on one attention and they read out lo... More>>

Police Shoot & Kill Suspect They Say Stabbed A K-9 Officer

South of Oklahoma City, police shot and killed a suspected burglar after he stabbed a K-9 officer.Police first chased the driver through two counties.They finally blew out the man's tire while driving near the town of Goldsby.Police released a canine officer and say, the man stabbed the dog multiple times with a knife.That's when officers shot and killed the suspect.The dog is in critical condition. More>>

News Groups Sue Over Oklahoma Execution Procedures

Two news organizations have filed a federal lawsuit accusing Oklahoma prison officials of violating the First Amendment by preventing reporters from viewing portions of a botched execution. More>>

Tulsa Police Helicopter Tracks Down Chase Suspect

A man is in the Tulsa County Jail this morning after leading police on a chase through midtown Tulsa. More>>

Heat Index Near 104 Today

Highs are around 100 for Monday and Tuesday with breezy south winds. More>>

New Push to Clean Up Tulsa

They are the properties that easily catch your eye, the overgrown, the out of place; and for Tulsa city councilor Jeannie Cue, they are the properties that grab her ear."50% of my complaints I get are code enforcement issues," she said. To help tackle the problem, since relying on the city alone can take several weeks, there's a new push for community service."I'm the president of the STAR coalition, which is going to be all of Southwest Tulsa," said Linda Fitzgerald. Members of the Southwest... More>>

How Often Do Murder Suspects Get Out On Bond

A Tulsa Police officer accused of killing a 19-year-old man is out of jail. On Friday a judge set Shannon Kepler's bond at $825,000. His wife, Gina Kepler bonded him out.His release has people wondering how often first degree murder suspect gets out of jail."From what I have seen in my experience most of the time they don't get released," said Jason Edge, a criminal defense attorney with Edge law firm.Edge said while most first degree murder suspects stay in jail, about half of them are grant... More>>

Putting a Face on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The well known ice bucket challenge continues to trend all over social media. Thousands of people across the world are accepting the challenge and so far it's raised more than $70 million for the ALS Association. Now we are putting a face to the disease.

Herald Givens, a former photographer and business owner, is living with ALS. A deadly disease that paralyzes the muscles in the body.
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Man Arrested for Allegedly Setting up Craigslist Robbery

20-Year-Old Aaron Sloan, Suspect in Alleged Craigslist Robbery 20-Year-Old Aaron Sloan, Suspect in Alleged Craigslist Robbery

20-year-old Aaron Sloan was arrested Saturday for allegedly setting up a robbery through a Craigslist Ad. 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>>

Fall Weather Outlook

The next 90 days could bring more dramatic weather changes to the area.
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Crash Causes Delay On I-44, Traffic Diverted

A crash is causing major delay on I-44 near 129th E. Ave.Traffic is getting detoured onto U.S. 169.Traffic is significantly delayed in that area, so anyone planning on heading out there soon will need to allow for extra time to get through. More>>

Police Officer Accused of Killing Teen Out of Jail

Police officer Shannon Kepler could make bond, and get out of jail, as he faces a first degree murder charge in the murder of  19 year old Jeremy Lake. More>>

NCAA Denies Immediate Eligibility For Sooners Wide Receiver Green-Beckham Video included

The University of Oklahoma sent out an official statement as follows regarding the NCAA's ruling on transfer Dorial Green-Beckham:“The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA.
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Tulsa Oral Surgeon At Center Of Health Scare Surrenders License

An oral surgeon whose unsanitary clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and Hepatitis has surrendered his professional license. Scott Harrington permanently surrendered his license to the State Board of Dentistry on Friday. More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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