Tulsa, OK – A clerk is shot after a failed robbery attempt last night at Popeye's Chicken near Pine and Peoria. Tulsa Police officer Leland Ashley says a man entered through the back door while the crew was cleaning and shot one of the clerks after she sprayed him with a hose. The man fled the scene without taking any money. No other employees were injured.
Tulsa, OK – Forum will discuss Tulsa school consolidation plan
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The second of four community forums designed to discuss plans to consolidate Tulsa Public Schools is expected to draw parents and city leaders.
Thursday's meeting at Foster Middle School is part of the cash-strapped district's Project Schoolhouse, a massive review of the efficiency and effectiveness of every one of the 90 schools Tulsa operates.
ELGIN, Okla. (AP) Fire crews have contained a blaze that forced the evacuation of about 30 homes and the closure of Interstate 44 for a time.
Comanche County spokesman Chris Killmer said there were no reports of injuries with the fire, which officials estimate charred about 400 acres Wednesday afternoon. He says residents were told to leave about 3 p.m. and were allowed to return home an hour later.
Killmer says there were no reports of injuries or structures burned.
Tulsa, OK – In 2010, 102 tornadoes struck Oklahoma. And this month marks the 20- and 30-year anniversaries of two of the most devastating tornadoes to strike eastern Oklahoma. On April 19, 1981 - Easter Sunday - a deadly tornado struck Bixby. Ten years later, on April 26, 1991, Oologah fell victim to a massive tornado outbreak. Another April tornado claimed lives when it struck Catoosa on April 24, 1993.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Bell Elementary School is NOT on any of the school district's closing proposals. However, it could be reconfigured as an alternative school or a first-thru-eighth grade school. That is something that parent "Victor" does not want to see happen.
He was just one of several parents getting signatures on a petition. Parent "Crystal" is pleased with Bell "as-is".