The Public Service Company of Oklahoma is preparing to respond to a possible major freezing rain and icing event that could cause power outages in the southeastern Oklahoma counties that PSO serves. The storm, which is forecast to start today could deposit ice accumulations of ¼” to ½”.
PSO’s preparations include calling in additional line and tree crews to help with power restoration, bolstering the inventory of hardware needed to repair damaged infrastructure (poles, cross-arms, insulators, electrical conductor, clamps, transformers, etc.), and many other actions.
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of a Bartlesville man.
Rusty Boyd Petty was initially charged with first-degree murder in the August 2012 killing of 61-year-old Timothy Hauser. The Examiner-Enterprise reports that Petty pleaded guilty to the reduced charge Tuesday and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Authorities say Hauser went missing after leaving Osage Casino near Bartlesville. His body was discovered several months later in a rural area of Osage County.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — All counties in Oklahoma are under storm warnings or advisories as a powerful storm system churns its way through the state.
An ice storm warning is in place until 6 p.m. Friday in the southeastern and south central parts of the state, where up to three-quarters of an inch of ice is possible.
In other parts of the state, a half-foot of snow is possible with the storm system. A winter storm warning is in effect for the central and northeastern parts of the state, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The National Weather Service delays the start of the WINTER STORM WARNING for the Tulsa area until 11 a.m. this morning. Below you will find the latest statement for the National Weather Service office in Tulsa:
WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ADJUSTED THE TIMING OF THE WINTER STORM WARNING AND IT IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...
Yale Avenue is closed between 41st and 43rd streets after a Tulsa Police chase ended with the suspect dead.
"It appears that the individual shot himself. He's deceased inside the vehicle," Officer Leland Ashley said. "Officers are on scene right now, our homicide unit, as well as the [medical examiner] is at the scene now, continuing the investigation."
Growth continues in Tulsa's Blue Dome District with the opening of Albert G's Bar & Q Downtown.
"It's real nice to be a part — you know, another local restaurant, you know, expanding this downtown area," said general manager Ryan Day. "We're just really privileged to be a part of it and excited to be part of the nightlife as well."
The new location is a full-service restaurant offering a bigger menu, dozens of beers and bourbons, and later weekend hours. Day said the restaurant will be open until at least 11 p.m. on weekends.
The 6-A State Football Championship will not be played tomorrow night. The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association has announced the game will be delayed one week and the venue will also be changed.
Rather than playing in Stillwater, Jenks and Union will face each other in Tulsa. The game will be played at Chapman Stadium on the TU campus.
The new kick-off time is set for 7 p.m. on December 12th.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an executive order in support of education standards in math and English known as common core and says she hopes the order will ease fears that the standards represent a federal takeover of public education.
Fallin signed the executive order Wednesday. It states the federal government will have no input in the formulation of the standards and that the state will be responsible for deciding how to test student performance.
The ribbon is cut, officially opening a new Women’s Health Clinic in a troubled Tulsa neighborhood. The clinic will serve women in the area of 61st and South Peoria, where it’s been difficult for them to get help without having to travel miles away. Dr. Mitch Dunnick is with ‘In His Image Family Medicine’ which is helping provide services at the new clinic. He says they’re trying to help turn things around for those who live in the community, known as an area with a high poverty and high crime rate.