LOOK Musical Theatre, a revered nonprofit that began as the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Tulsa (with "LOOK" later signifying Light Opera Oklahoma) is currently marking its 30th season; the organization was founded in 1983 by John and Jane Carmichael Everitt in association with The University of Tulsa. Every June, LOOK presents professional performances in repertory fashion; these shows are produced and staffed by dozens of professionals: artistic, technical, and marketing personnel from regions both local and national.
Testing of former patients of Tulsa Dentist W. Scott Harrington will end two weeks from today. Kaitlin Snider with the Health Department says the number coming in for testing has dwindled the past couple of weeks, so it was decided to set an end date of June 28th.
To date around four thousand patients have been tested for blood borne diseases. No new positive results are reported in the past week of testing.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is asking federal officials to delay for another six months a decision on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.
The letter sent Thursday by Inhofe is supported by fellow Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn and a bipartisan group of senators from the other four states that would be affected by the ruling — Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced more than $77 million in grants to 35 Oklahoma tribes and tribal organizations to help provide affordable housing for tribal members.
The funding announced Thursday is provided by HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant Program.
Federal officials said in a news release that the grants may be used to build affordable housing, or for programs that contribute to housing availability and public safety.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In January, Oklahoma City officials cited drought conditions when they began diverting millions of gallons of water from Canton Lake in northwestern Oklahoma to Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City to serve central Oklahoma water users.
Five months later, heavy rainfall that accompanied severe storms and tornadoes that pummeled the state in May have filled Lake Hefner to the brim. Meanwhile, Canton Lake remains 13 feet below its normal level, and area residents are concerned it may never recover.
GOODWELL, Okla. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board plans to meet next week to determine the probable cause of a head-on train collision in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
A board meeting is set for 8:30 a.m. CDT on Tuesday at National Transportation Safety Board headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The June 24, 2012, crash between Union Pacific trains near Goodwell killed three of four crewmembers on the two trains. A fourth crewmember survived after jumping from one of the trains just before the crash.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Players and coaches from the WNBA's Tulsa Shock are to travel to the tornado-ravaged town of Moore next week to put on a free basketball clinic for those affected by the May 20 storm.
The clinic begins Monday morning at Westmoore High School and is open to any Moore elementary or middle school children whose schools were damaged or destroyed in the tornado.
The tornado killed 24, injured hundreds and was among a cluster of violent storms that raked central Oklahoma last month.
The Tulsa City Council finishes its tweaks on the new city budget. It comes, as the mayor’s proposal did, to $711-million dollars.
It includes funding for an additional police academy. It also calls for civilian workers to be hired, so that trained officers are out on the street rather than doing desk work.
Non-sworn, or rank and file, city workers would get a 1% pay hike under the council’s plan. The city’s mowing cycle would be stepped up. There would also be funding available to Crime Stoppers prevention program.
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