East Tulsa businesses may soon get a knock on the door from the Tulsa Police Department. A rash of mail thefts in east Tulsa has Police Financial Crimes Detectives going door-to-door in office complexes warning of the danger.
An Monday electrical fire in the basement of the Tulsa Community College Metro Campus has forced the college to call-off classes again today. The blaze caused extensive damage to the electrical system. There is no generator back-up for the facility.
A damage assessment is getting underway today. The college's IT department will be working to relocate servers and files which were also apparently stored in the basement.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot and killed a man who'd taken a toddler hostage at a Walmart Market in suburban Oklahoma City.
Midwest City Police Assistant Chief Sid Porter says the child wasn't harmed in the incident Monday afternoon. Police say the man took the 2-year-old girl out of her mother's shopping cart and held a knife to the child. Porter says the store was evacuated within minutes and police began negotiating with the man.
Porter says an officer opened fire after the man began "counting down" on the girl's life.
Mayor Bartlett makes a plea for support of his plan to extend a tax and dedicate it for public safety. The proposal, in the mayor’s words, would re-purpose the former .167 percent ‘4 to fix’ county tax and extend it beyond its’ current expiration date next year. Mayor Bartlett says it would provide a sustainable source of revenue for police, fire, and street maintenance needs. The mayor says it’s not a new tax, only an extension of a current tax.
The program is called MASH. But, don’t expect to Hotlips or Hawkeye. This stands for Math and Science Health. The program started today OU Tulsa’s School of Community Medicine. It gives specially selected High School students insight into health related fields.
24-high school students from around the Tulsa metro take part in an intense two week camp. The sophomores through seniors have hands on experience in DNA extractions, lung volume measurement, trauma care, injection and suturing techniques.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of the stabbing deaths of a Le Flore County couple almost 13 years ago is scheduled to be executed at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
The execution is scheduled Tuesday for 36-year-old James DeRosa, who was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to die for the October 2000 deaths of 73-year-old Curtis Plummer and 70-year-old Gloria Plummer of Poteau.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves.
Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used since the 1990s to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open shale formations.