Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) is teaming with local law enforcement agencies to halt the illicit purchasing of pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says agents and officers from dozens of departments have been working a sting operation in several northeastern Oklahoma communities over the past several days, targeting customers who purchase pseudoephedrine to cook meth.
Tulsa, OK – Early childhood education programs in Tulsa County received a major boost in funding today thanks to a $22 million grant to Community Action Project (CAP) from George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF).
CAP's vision is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by improving the prospects of long-term economic success for very young, low-income children, their families, and the communities in which they live. CAP serves more than 2,000 of Tulsa's low-income children in 13 early childhood centers across the county.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police recapture 4 escaped inmates
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say four escapees from the Turley Correctional Center are back in custody.
Police say in a news release that officers acting on a tip found Laquita Bruner about six miles north of the downtown Tulsa center just after 2:30 p.m. Monday. Officers later found Sabrina Belcher, Tankia Huffman and Tuesday Kalumula about eight miles north of the lockup.
Fort Cobb, OK – Minor structural damage reported near Okla. lake
FORT COBB, Okla. (AP) Authorities say they've found minor structural damage but no injuries from a tornado that moved through Caddo County in central Oklahoma.
Emergency Management Director Larry McDuffey said there were no immediate reports of injuries when a tornado touched down on the southwest side of Fort Cobb Lake near Oklahoma Highway 9 late Monday afternoon.
Tulsa, OK – Smaller tremors follow 5.6 magnitude Okla. quake
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Another earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, nearly two days after an earthquake measuring 5.6 rocked the state.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.7 magnitude quake centered about 5 miles northwest of Prague struck at 8:46 p.m. Monday. The survey had reported at least five additional tremors since the initial earthquake hit Saturday night.