Some parts of the state are hard hit, but the Tulsa area gets off easy during the season’s first brush with winter weather. But Tulsa Area Emergency Manager Roger Joliffe says it’s a wake-up warning to get ready for the inevitable storm that will hit here. He says every family should have a plan and an emergency kit to deal with the impact of ice, cold, and snow.
Joliffe says winter preparedness should include an emergency supply of food and medications, a change of clothes, and a way to keep your home heated in case of a power outage.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm that dropped more than 10 inches of snow in parts of southwest Oklahoma is making its way out of the state.
Forecasters say snow and sleet fell on southwest Oklahoma Sunday, with 10 inches of snow reported in Granite and 13 inches of snow reported in Vinson. Elsewhere in Oklahoma, dry low-level air and sleet prevented major accumulations of snow.
Senate Democratic Leader Sean Burrage announced today that he has decided not to seek another term in the Oklahoma State Senate. Although the Claremore Democrat would not have been term limited until 2018, Burrage said it was time to refocus his attention on his family and his legal career.
Wreckers and body shops will be busy after a rash of morning drive crashes on the roads of northeastern Oklahoma. A light freezing drizzle fell overnight. It was not enough to coat the roadways, but it was enough to cause a thin layer of glaze over the bridges, overpasses and culverts.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man has been jailed for allegedly using juvenile female runaways as prostitutes at an east Tulsa motel.
39-year-old Damien Wardell was jailed on complaints of human trafficking, possession of marijuana after former commission of a felony and five counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Bond is set at more than $200,000.
Police say two juveniles, a male and female, were found in the hotel room Wardell was arrested in. The female juvenile was listed as a runaway.
The passage of the $918-million capital improvement project, earlier this month clears, the way for Tulsa Transit's long sought rapid transit system. Even though it has been approved by voters, Tulsa Transit Manager Bill Cartwright says it will be a lengthy process.
Cartwright says the money for the project will not be available all at once. He says it will take two-to-three years to get the bus system up and running. Cartwright says just ordering and taking delivery of the new buses will take a year-and-a-half.
Four people are dead in northeast Tulsa. Meth may be a reason.
In all, five people were shot to death on Saturday evening in a home near Pine and New Haven. Killed were Melisa and Charlie Dake, Tammy Brunson and Glenda Harper. A fifth victim is still hospitalized.
Police are looking for a lone suspect. Police speculate that meth may have been sold from the home.
For the most part, the roads are just wet this morning. However, there are extremely dangerous patches of ice on many of the bridges and overpasses. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol sent KWGS the following message this morning:
OHP TEXT: US412 east and westbound are closed at the Verdigris River Bridge due to icing. Currently have a multiple vehicle collision on both sides.