TYPros' annual Street CReD event will focus on the southern part of downtown Tulsa this year. The group hopes it will spur development so the area around Ninth Street and Boston Avenue matches what is considered downtown's core.
The committee tasked with recommending awards for Tulsa's federal Housing and Urban Development grants reached a decision today on one category of funding.
Nine of 11 applicants for physical and economic development grants will get funding. Of those, just three will get the full amount requested.
The committee received 11 applications totaling $5.8 million for just $2.8 million in funding. Chair Gail Rose said she's trying to teach programs not getting money or less money than they requested there are other sources of funding available.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that makes it a felony crime to conduct certain types of embryonic stem cell research in Oklahoma has been overwhelmingly approved in the House, despite concerns it sends the wrong message to the nation's research community.
The Oklahoma House voted 73-14 for the Protection of Human Life Act of 2013. The measure prohibits "nontherapeutic research" that destroys a fertilized human egg. Although the bill specifically exempts embryo transfers connected with in vitro fertilization, it is being opposed by the Oklahoma State Medical Association.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court hears arguments from attorneys involved in a lawsuit over an initiative petition that would ask voters to decide a $500 million bond issue to pay for storm shelters in public schools.
The lawsuit was filed in October by Take Shelter Oklahoma and Kristi Conatzer, the mother of one of seven children who were killed when a massive tornado struck a school in Moore in May.
Reports of a Kellville student abducted at a bus stop are not true, according to officials. All Kellville High School students have been accounted for this morning. This includes the girl thought to have been abducted.
Reports started surfacing after 7 a.m. that a high school girl had been forced into a pick-up truck against her will. That led to a massive manhunt is Creek County, complete with a description of the suspect and his vehicle.
After the head-count at the High School officials confirmed the report was false.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is praising a bill designed to crack down on prescription drug abuse in Oklahoma by requiring doctors to check an online prescription database before prescribing highly abused narcotics.
A Senate committee has approved the bill by Guthrie Republican Sen. A.J. Griffin. It now can be scheduled for a hearing in the full Senate.
WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Wagoner County are asking the public for tips in the case of a Broken Arrow teenager found dead in a lake in 2006.
Jarret Clark's body was found May 18, 2006, in Fort Gibson Lake. Clark's family has maintained he was killed, but authorities have not arrested or charged anyone in the teen's death. Two grand juries considered the case but no indictments were issued.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group that represents public workers in Oklahoma is issuing a call to action to its members and urging them to oppose measures to change the retirement system for newly hired state employees.
Oklahoma Public Employees Association Executive Director Sterling Zearley said Monday the group opposes bills in the both the House and Senate that would switch new workers from the traditional defined-benefit pension to a 401(k)-style defined contribution retirement system.
CLINTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a truck carrying explosives overturned on Interstate 40 in western Oklahoma and caught fire — but that the fire is out and there is no danger of an explosion.
However Custer County Emergency Management Director Mike Galloway says one person was trapped in the cab of the overturned tractor-trailer rig Monday afternoon with unknown injuries and that the driver of the rig was with authorities on the scene.
The OHP has shut down westbound lanes of I-40 near Clinton.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for an Oklahoma clerk who refused to grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple say a federal judge was wrong to overturn the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriages.
In a court filing Monday night, the Alliance Defending Freedom cites courts and anthropologists in saying children are better off in a home with a mother and a father. The group also says that the two women in Tulsa had no fundamental right to marry.