OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Summer-long drought conditions that have plagued Oklahoma and Arkansas have left in limbo the usual explosion of fall foliage colors that attract tourists to both states.
The Ozark and the Ouachita national forests that spread into both states are normally destinations for those who want to see the reds, greens and yellows of the tree leaves. But U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Tracy Farley says many leaves have already turned brown and are about to fall to the ground.
But foresters say it isn't too late for the colorful seasonal change to be saved.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Steele Jantz threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23 Saturday to win its ninth opener in 10 years. Shontrelle Johnson added a career-high 120 yards rushing for the Cyclones, who scored 24 straight points and held off a late rally by the Golden Hurricane. Jantz threw and ran for second-quarter touchdowns to help Iowa State move ahead 24-16 at halftime. Cody Green's 3-yard touchdown pass to Keyarris Garrett brought Tulsa within 31-23 in the fourth quarter.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former school superintendent who has been indicted on bribery and conspiracy charges could face further investigation into possible wrongdoing at another school district where he once worked.
Former Broken Arrow Public Schools superintendent Jim Sisney was fired by that district in 2008 amid allegations of wrongdoing. He was hired in 2009 as superintendent of Sperry Public Schools and retired in 2011.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Tulsa police officer with second-degree robbery for allegedly stealing money from five motorists.
Five counts were filed Friday in Tulsa County District Court against Marvin Blades Jr., who was booked and released on $25,000 bond.
Investigators from the Tulsa Police Department and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs conducted an undercover operation after allegations arose that Blades was targeting Hispanic drivers during traffic stops and stealing money.