OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Much of Oklahoma got a reprieve as a storm system moved across the area on Thursday, but weather forecasters expected the intense heat to return.
Before thunderstorms rolled across northern, central and southern sections of the state late Wednesday into Thursday, daytime highs reached or passed 100 degrees in many areas, including a 106-degree reading in Lawton on Wednesday.
Wewoka, OK – Mental exam for man charged in deputies' deaths
WEWOKA, Okla. (AP) A psychiatric evaluation is being ordered for the man charged with first-degree murder of two Seminole County sheriff's deputies.
A Seminole County judge on Wednesday approved the request by defense attorneys to send 26-year-old Ezekiel Holbert to the Oklahoma Forensic Center in Vinita. The evaluation is to determine if he's competent to assist in his defense.
Tulsa, OK – A ruckus at Tulsa's Big Splash Water Park leaves one teenage girl injured. Large scale fights broke out last evening at the park as "Christian Youth Night" was held at the park. Police estimate the crowd at 3,500.
The park was closed early, but many parents were not there to pick-up their kids. That led to more fights in the parking lot and across the street at 21st and South Yale in the Wal-Mart Supermarket parking lot.
Tulsa, OK – City council demands meeting with mayor
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa city councilors have demanded to speak directly to Mayor Kathy Taylor rather than hearing from her staff or through media reports about a $3.5 million federal stimulus grant awarded to the city to hire 18 police officers.
The council's statements on Tuesday follow Taylor's appearance over the weekend on CNN and in other media interviews, in which she accused councilors of "playing politics" with the stimulus money.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Twelve poultry companies being sued by Oklahoma for polluting the Illinois River watershed are asking a judge to throw out a statement made by a member of their own legal team on how poultry litter is used.
In their filing Tuesday in Tulsa federal court, the companies cited a statement made by defense attorney Patrick Ryan at a preliminary hearing in 2008 that there's no question "that there has been an over-application of litter on some or many farms. That's not an issue in our book."
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department, Mingo Valley Division, Tulsa Public Schools and Bilingual Solutions of Oklahoma will conduct a Back 2 School Bash, on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at the Mingo Valley Division, located at 11012 E. 11th Street. The event is schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. The purpose of the Back 2 School Bash is to help local families with needed school supplies. Kids will be provided with free school supplies along with a free back pack. There will be free food and drinks along with games and lots of fun for the whole family.
Tulsa, OK – With little fan-fare, Tulsa picked up a new airline service this week. Frontier Airline is not a new name to Tulsa. It has been around for decades and has served Tulsa in the past. But on Monday, Tulsa service for the financially troubled airline started again. On board that maiden flight was the airline's Steve Snyder.