Strong winds that accompanied a severe thunderstorm, dropped hail, heavy rain and took down power lines.
Damage was reported in Bixby, Broken Arrow and the Oneta area from the winds. It was mostly roofing material, trash cans and tree limbs. The storm was backing 60-to-70 mph winds. There have been no reports on any injuries.
The actress — or, rather, the sculpture of her — has gone to pieces, but it’s OK. She'll still be a special guest at the Brady District's First Friday art crawl.
Forever Marilyn is 25 feet tall and weighs 18 tons, and she’s stopping overnight in Tulsa on her way from Palm Springs, Calif., to Hamilton, N.J. Curator Cynthia Stewart said Marilyn did some primping for her appearance.
"She went through a spa recently, which, in fact, is simply a truck wash," Stewart said. "It's pretty humorous to see photos of her in the middle of a truck wash."
This map from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety shows which natural disasters different areas of the country are at the highest risk for. The gray line across the map is considered the freeze line, with everywhere above it at risk for extreme winter weather.
It’s officially tornado season, and disaster preparation experts warn Tulsa-area business owners to plan for the worst now.
Nonprofit group Tulsa Partners is urging businesses to prepare for the possibility of a natural disaster shutting them down. David Hall with the Disaster Resistant Business Council said 90 percent of small business owners don’t have a plan because they’re too busy to make one, but not having one is a big risk.
Gunshots, screams, and sirens are heard at the Jenks High School, but it’s all part of a drill to test emergency response to armed assailants. The Jenks District holds the full-scale multi-jurisdictional emergency exercise every other year, and this year’s scenario just happened to be a mass shooting on the day after a shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas. Bonnie Rogers is Chief Information Officer for Jenks Schools and she says these realistic drills are necessary to find any holes in response policies and get them corrected.
A Tulsa police officer was charged with five felony counts today, including two counts for receiving bribes.
The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office charged Tyrone Jenkins, 40, with taking a total of $3,100 in bribes from an individual who was a part of a “sting” operation by the Tulsa Police Department. Jenkins also is charged with two counts of violating the Computer Crimes Act and one count of Attempted Intent to Deliver an Illegal Narcotic.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill to extend a $5 million annual film rebate program through 2024 is among four measures that have been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
Fallin on Wednesday signed the Compete with Canada Film Act to extend the program that was used to help lure the production of last year's "August: Osage County" to Oklahoma.
Under the program, the state provides rebates to filmmakers of $1 for every $3 they spend on movie productions in Oklahoma, up to a total of $5 million annually. The $5 million cap has been reached in each of the past three years.