CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — TransCanada has begun injecting crude oil into its $2.3 billion pipeline between Cushing and the Gulf Coast.
The company says that Saturday's development means the 485-mile pipeline is another step closer to commercial operation.
The pipeline, called the Gulf Coast Project, is the southern leg of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada's oil sands and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota to refineries in the Houston area.
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A man convicted of killing two elderly women more than a quarter-century ago has been executed in Oklahoma.
Fifty-three-year-old Ronald Clinton Lott was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Lott is the fifth Oklahoma death row inmate to be executed this year.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing 15-year-old from Claremore has been found in an icy pond.
Assistant Claremore Police Chief Charles Downum told reporters that the body of Keith James Chambers was found about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Authorities began searching for Chambers after he failed to return home Sunday afternoon. The search focused on the pond after searchers found footprints leading to the pond and gloves nearby and saw what appeared to be a break in the ice.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. attorney in Tulsa says a federal grand jury has indicted two alleged gang members on murder charges in the shooting death of a federal witness.
U.S. Attorney Danny Williams Sr. said Tuesday that 31-year-old Lorell Antonio Battle and 19-year-old Gaywone Blades were indicted on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm in retaliation against a federal witness.
Attorneys for Battle and Blades did not immediately return after hours phone calls seeking comment.
Terri White, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services commissioner, and Michael Brose, Mental Health Association in Tulsa executive director, were featured guests at “Oklahoma Watch-Out” on Nov. 20, 2013.
This public question-and-answer forum, focusing on mental and emotional health issues, was recorded at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa by Public Radio Tulsa.
On this edition of StudioTulsa, our old pal (and longtime book reviewer, and former Tulsan) Nancy "America's Librarian" Pearl returns with --- just in time for the holidays --- another list of outstanding literary recommendations. Whether you're keen on ficton or non-fiction, a YA novel or a thriller, a work of history or one of satire, Nancy has just the book you're looking for. . . . Here's the rundown of titles/authors that she shares with us on today's program:
Inspired by the book The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, by economist Pietra Rivoli, the NPR Planet Money T-shirt reports take you on a journey that documents every step of T-shirt manufacturing. Meet the people who grow the cotton, spin the yarn and cut and sew the fabric. Ride on the cargo ships that bring the T-shirt from factories in Bangladesh and Colombia to ports in the U.S. Learn about the tangle of international regulations that govern the T-shirt trade the whole way.
Opponents of Oklahoma's new workers' compensation law are asking the State Supreme Court to find it unconstitutional.
Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit that alleges the law violates the state Constitution and should be struck down.
Two state lawmakers and a firefighter's organization filed the lawsuit in September. The lawsuit says provisions of the new law would deny treatment and compensation to injured workers under certain circumstances.