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Churches Hope for Justice for Missouri Victim

The public came out and supported a candlelight vigil for Ferguson, Missouri shooting victim, Michael Brown. More>>

Creek County Authorities Cancel Silver Alert

Creek County authorities cancel Silver Alert for 76-year-old Douglas Blansett. More>>

Man in "Scream" Mask Attempts to Rob B.A. Walgreens

Broken Arrow and Tulsa police are on the lookout for a suspect that tried to rob a Broken Arrow Walgreens in a Scream mask this morning. More>>

OSU Student Apologizes for 'Trail of Tears' Sign

Oklahoma State University officials say a sign held by students at the GameDay event today crossed the line. More>>

Two Arrested in Owasso Neighborhood Vandalism Spree

Left to right: Jezek, Williams Left to right: Jezek, Williams

Owasso police have locked up two 22-year-olds believed to have vandalized at least nine cars overnight. More>>

Local Boutique Owner Helps Cancer Patients

Sherri Smith, owner of International Hair Imports in Tulsa, has been helping cancer patients feel a little more confident for the past three years. More>>

Father Dead, Son in Critical Condition in McAlester Lake Shooting

A father is dead after shooting his son four times and then pulling the gun on himself late Friday night at McAlester Lake. More>>

Common Core an Issue in Competitive Governor Race

An underfunded and little-known Democratic candidate for governor has found a new issue on which to attack incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin. More>>

Man Reportedly Rapes Girlfriend, Tries to Set Her on Fire

A 38-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly raped his girlfriend and tried to set her on fire. More>>

57 Tickets Written in DUI Checkpoint

Tulsa police say they wrote 57 tickets and made a DUI arrest Friday night in their DUI checkpoint near 3100 S. Memorial Dr. More>>

Fighting Crime...There's An App For That. Video included

Watch a news story that begins with police cars and crime scene tape and odds are they end with a plea to the public.

Labor Day Travel Up In Oklahoma

Whether traveling by air or by road you can expect a little more company this labor day weekend. AAA predicts the highest amount of travelers since 2008.  More>>

Man Steals Pills from Person in Wheelchair

 Tulsa police are looking for a man they stole pills from a woman in a wheelchair. More>>

Tulsa Deputy Saves Life with Overdose Kit

A Tulsa County Sheriff's Office deputy saved woman's life Tuesday evening in north Tulsa. More>>

No Kids on School Bus Involved in Morning Accident

There were no kids involved in a school bus accident this morning at 121st and Elm in Broken Arrow. More>>

3 Things to Know Friday

Here are the 3 things to know this morning. More>>

Suspect Escapes in Tulsa Overnight Pursuit

Law enforcement officials are searching for a man after an overnight chase north of I-244 in Tulsa. More>>

Demolished Rec Centers Spur Funding Feud

Before they became bulldozed lots, the recreation centers at BC Franklin and Springdale park spurred a political firestorm to save them. More>>

Rain Likely Today

Today, expect a few scattered showers and storms to move across the area, with little to no threat of severe weather. More>>

Water Main Breaks Keeping Crews Busy in Tulsa

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

Water main breaks happening all over the Tulsa metro this week have left crews scrambling to make repairs.


Pink Flamingos Popping Up In Broken Arrow Yards

Pink flamingos are taking over the city of Broken Arrow,Plastic lawn ornaments are popping up around town.It's part of a fundraiser for the Community Playhouse.Basically you can donate $15 and send a flock of six pink flamingos to the yard of your choice, whether it's a friend, relative, church, or business.You can even send them anonymously.The birds will stay put for 24 hours.And if you don't want the flamingos stopping at your place you can purchase what's called "flocking insurance" for $... More>>

Discoveryland Closed Permanently In Sand Springs

Say so-long to the "Surrey With The Fringe On Top".Discoveryland in Sand Springs is calling it quits.The outdoor theater has been open for almost 40 years, with performances of "Oklahoma" and "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers".Summer shows at Discoveryland, this year and last year, were all canceled.And now we've learned the Jeffers family, that runs the amphitheater, has declared the place "permanently closed".The Chamber of Commerce in Sand Springs says, it costs the community money from tou... More>>

Special Needs Students Need Volunteer Help

Some of Tulsa's most deserving kids have a problem.They don't have enough help to make the most of their school time.Those pre-school students attend Tulsa's Little Lighthouse, which is for kids who are developmentally delayed.Right now .they need 50-volunteers and they will need a lot more in the future.The school helps the kids make the most of their abilities.But the work is done completely tuition free, so volunteers are crucial to their success.They need a couple of hundred every week to... More>>

Police Pursuit Puts Grade School On Lock Down

A police pursuit puts a Tulsa school on lock down.It started with a traffic stop at 9th and Winston Thursday afternoon and ended near 15th and Canton.Police suspected that a man and two women inside the car had drugs..The suspects took off, ditching the car, and got ito another one.Once stopped, all three were arrested on drug complaints.Owen Elementary was placed on lock down during the chase.Capt. Rick Helberg says, "A couple of times they got really close to a school parking lot. So we cal... More>>

Tulsa Is One Step Closer To Water In The River

A Tulsa task force is working on putting water in the Arkansas River by taking a tour of possible sites for low-water dams.City Councilors say the long-term plan would require eight dams from the Keystone Lake to Bixby.They are starting with just four of those dams, and are trying to get the necessary permits for them.While the Zink Lake Dam would be raised and modified.City leaders took a bus tour to key stops along the river Thursday.The objective was to give those involved a first-hand lo... More>>

Judge Rules Against Scholarship for Disabled Students

An Oklahoma judge ruled a part of a law that provided scholarships for disabled students to attend private schools is unconstitutional. More>>

Vinita Police Officer Accused of Lewd Molestation

A Vinita police officer was arrested today on multiple counts of lewd molestations. More>>

Feds Say Oklahoma Schools Not Meeting Standards

Federal education officials say Oklahoma's public school standards aren't sufficiently preparing students for college or careers and will pull a waiver that lets the state bypass some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. More>>

Autopsy Released in Execution Investigation

Clayton Lockett Clayton Lockett

Authorities have released the autopsy report from the execution of Clayton Lockett. More>>

Writing Scores to Be Excluded from School Ratings

State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced today the state will excluded fifth through eighth grade writing scores from schools' A-F ratings. More>>

Several Churches Have A/C Units Stolen

Normally a hot bed of activity, the pews at First Baptist of North Tulsa just sat hot and empty on Wednesday."We've canceled services for the week due to the uncomfortable nature of the temperature," said Pastor Anthony Scott, his church hit Sunday night by copper thieves."They pulled this up and actually went, crawled underneath," he demonstrated.Several of their A/C units left in pieces, and First Baptist wasn't the only victim."We just replaced this one today," said Pastor Thomas Clardy of... More>>

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 Video included

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>>

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>>

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. 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>>

An explosion has leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing two people and injuring 17 others. More>>

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