The passage of the $918-million capital improvement project, earlier this month clears, the way for Tulsa Transit's long sought rapid transit system. Even though it has been approved by voters, Tulsa Transit Manager Bill Cartwright says it will be a lengthy process.
Cartwright says the money for the project will not be available all at once. He says it will take two-to-three years to get the bus system up and running. Cartwright says just ordering and taking delivery of the new buses will take a year-and-a-half.
Four people are dead in northeast Tulsa. Meth may be a reason.
In all, five people were shot to death on Saturday evening in a home near Pine and New Haven. Killed were Melisa and Charlie Dake, Tammy Brunson and Glenda Harper. A fifth victim is still hospitalized.
Police are looking for a lone suspect. Police speculate that meth may have been sold from the home.
For the most part, the roads are just wet this morning. However, there are extremely dangerous patches of ice on many of the bridges and overpasses. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol sent KWGS the following message this morning:
OHP TEXT: US412 east and westbound are closed at the Verdigris River Bridge due to icing. Currently have a multiple vehicle collision on both sides.
Tulsa Police are pulling out all the stops as detectives investigate the city's largest string of homicides. Four people are shot and killed in a garage near Pine and New Haven in North Tulsa. A fifth victim remains hospitalized in serious condition.
A man and a woman, believed to be in their 30s were dead at the scene. Another woman, thought to be 50ish, was Dead on Arrival at a Tulsa hospital. Another victim died after arriving at the hospital.
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Trey Watts ran for a game-high 178 yards and scored three touchdowns Saturday night and Tulsa beat Louisiana Tech 24-14. Tulsa (3-8, 2-5 Conference USA) scored first on a 6-yard run by Watts, but Louisiana Tech (4-7, 3-4) replied with a 10-yard scoring run by Blake Martin. Carl Salazar kicked a 26-yard field goal to give Tulsa a 10-7 halftime lead.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Even though Republican Governor Mary Fallin remains locked in two legal battles over her office's refusal to release documents, her top lawyer insists Fallin's administration is the most transparent Oklahoma has ever seen.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation has filed legal documents claiming it would be inappropriate for Baby Veronica's adopted parents to seek more than $1 million in legal fees.
The tribe claims federal and state law gives the tribe sovereign immunity. But that would not apply to Dusten Brown, the biological father who had custody of Veronica for two years and fought a legal battle to keep her in Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma corrections officials are investigating reports of a video allegedly showing officers at a halfway house watching as offenders fought and wrestled.
Casey Hamilton, internal affairs investigator for the state Corrections Department, told The Oklahoman he has spoken to at least one person who has seen the video and was told it was taken on a cellphone by a convict at the Avalon Correctional Center in Tulsa.