Tulsa, OK – Mayor Kathy Taylor announced the Bank of America and the Walton Family Foundation have donated funding to benefit 18 community school after-school programs in at risk areas through the City of Tulsa's Mentoring to the Max initiative.
The grants total $40,000. The announcement was made by bank and Walton family spokesmen at the Alcott Elementary School in North Tulsa.
Alcott is one of the schools that will benefit from the grant.
Oklahoma City, OK – Study: Few students in US illegally
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new study shows that only a fraction of 1 percent of Oklahoma's college students are in the country illegally.
The report approved by the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force found that only 272 of the nearly 230,000 Oklahoma higher education students are not legal U.S. residents. That's about one in every 845 students, or 0.11 percent.
Norman, OK – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say severe thunderstorms damaged trees and blew over a fence in the Norman area.
A tornado warning was issued for Cleveland County just before 10:30 p.m. yesterday after radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado. A storm spotter reported seeing a funnel in southeast Norman but there was no immediate confirmation of a tornado.
Damage reported by emergency management officials was clustered between downtown Norman and Lake Thunderbird.
Tulsa, OK – Heavy thunderstorms rolled through Tulsa with high winds and large hail. The storm hit just before 10AM on Friday. The National Weather Service Issues a severe thunderstorms warning for the Tulsa Metro and estimated storm winds at 80-miles-per-hour.
Damage is being reported along Riverside Drive near I-44. A tree has fallen into a home. A resident, who declined a recorded interview, says the tree was struck by lightning
One person has been injured in Pryor from a downed tree.