Entering its second year of business, Decopolis is a downtown gem helping fuel local sales tax growth. More>>
Muskogee police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old child.Police say the child had medical issues and appeared to be malnourished and living in poor conditions.Police say they'll release additional information later this morning. More>>
Police take a teenager into custody for making a death threat against Moore High School.The scare sparked the evacuation of all students and staff around 11:30 this morning.They were taken to a nearby church until police cleared the scene.An hour later, police arrested the teen, who admitted the threat was a hoax.Moore police say the student sent an email out to the school making a death threat to a large body of students. More>>
Broken Arrow firefighters are crying foul over the hiring of their new chief.They say the process has been mishandled by the city.A complaint filed November 7 alleges "preferential and unequal" treatment of candidates.Some of the allegations involve decisions made by the city manager and city attorney."We found that at least one candidate was allowed to interview after being eliminated from the process. Additionally, another candidate was told that he had never applied, only later to find tha... More>>
There's a growing number of expectant mothers in Tulsa using a doula, or support person, to help with child birth. Blair Schluter is one of them. More>>
House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Barack Obama took to put his health law into place. More>>
You'll need your umbrella this morning. More>>
The salads and desserts were in place. The multi-colored napkins primped, and the giant screen at the back of the room ready for history."No, it was not a part of the initial plan," said Eduardo Mora.The 15th anniversary of Tulsa's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce had a very special guest. President Obama announcing his immigration reform."I'm delighted, I'm just happy this thing is happening," said Mora.For Eduardo Mora, it meant a recognition of equality."I think this will make people more aler... More>>
"We are, and always will be, a nation of immigrants."
After a 14-day investigation, four are now in police custody in the murder of a Tulsa woman.The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office tells Tulsa's Channel 8 Steven Ramey and Brenna Tecumseh were arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Destiny Poplawski. Two additional suspects, Shantell Crawford and Fred Wesley are in custody in Texas City, TX.Poplawski was found shot to death in the 3900 block of West 57th Street South on November 6. During the investigation, the Sh... More>>
Tulsa's Channel 8 has been following the issues concerning the 911 Center for 7 months.
One woman is being treated for a gunshot wound after a person in an adjoining business accidentally discharged a gun. More>>
The Tulsa Police officer involved in a shooting Wednesday night has been identified.
Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement regarding President Obama's plan to grant amnesty to up to five million illegal immigrants in the United States: More>>
Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early Thursday in a shooting that left three others wounded as hundreds studying inside the library fled or took cover in panic. More>>
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town and Country, and Dodge Caravan all garnered the lowest rating on the small overlap front crash test.
A Sand Springs couple came home to find their house engulfed in smoke. More>>
Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a crash near Sand Springs on Wednesday. More>>
We start this story by stopping that thought in your head that this is about making money."For anyone to think that this is an attempt at generating revenue, its just kind of nonsensical," said Tulsa city councilor GT Bynum.For Councilor bBynum the motivation to explore installing red light cameras is safety."The issue is really that we have people in Tulsa who die because people run red lights," he said."I'm a physician so I've seen lots of trauma," said Dr. Larry Altshuler, who was biking o... More>>
Tulsa Police were called to an apartment complex near Admiral and Garnett earlier this evening for a possible shooting. More>>
The medical examiner has released the name of a nine-month-old baby who died following an early morning apartment fire in Guthrie. More>>
This holiday season the price of gas is at it's lowest since 2010. Airlines saved $1.6 billion on jet fuel last year.We found out a large percentage of locals travel out of other airports instead of Tulsa International. Starting January TIA officials will launch a campaign to help reel in more passengers. The goal is to highlight the additional costs that come along with flying out of state airports.Martina Miller of Owasso is traveling to Germany on this Wednesday."I am going to see my famil... More>>
Construction is moving forward at a huge resort on the Arkansas River.Phase II of the River Spirit Resort includes a 27-story hotel and a Margaritaville casino.Getting a specific permit held up construction near 81st and Riverside.But the CEO tells Channel 8, it's now full steam ahead.Right now, crews are moving 350,0000 cubic yards of dirt at the site.And by March, we should see cranes for the tower going up.CEO Pat Croft says, "We'll no longer be a local casino. This will be a resort. We'll... More>>
The Tulsa Zoo is celebrating a special birthday.Gunda the elephant is 64 years old.She's the oldest resident of the zoo, and she came to live in Tulsa when she was 4 years old."In 1950, there was a zoo director named Hugh Davis, and he's the one that actually started the vision of having an elephant," says zookeeper Jessica Scallan. "His quote was, 'A zoo is not complete unless there's an elephant,' and because of his vision, that's when we got Gunda back in 1954."The average elephant is expe... More>>
Students at Clinton Middle School in Tulsa have a new tool for learning. Each student received their own iPad Wednesday for classroom use.
The federal government wants a nationwide recall of airbags made by a Japanese company.Takata makes the airbags, and some are saying they explode and send shrapnel into drivers.A limited recall focused on hot and humid parts of the U.S. because moisture changes the chemicals and makes the explosions more powerful.The government is calling on Takata to replace the driver side airbags on dozens of makes and models of cars all over the U.S. Takata says it is "committed to addressing all safety i... More>>
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Suburban St. Louis gun dealers are reporting a surge in sales, especially among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.Steven King of Metro Shooting Supplies says he's sold two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks as the jury prepares to conclude its three-month review of the case. Private lessons and concealed-carry training classes at the store near t... More>>
U.S. safety regulators are demanding that automakers expand a recall of cars with driver's air bags made by Takata Corp. to cover the entire nation. More>>
A car crashed into a house in north Tulsa this morning. More>>
By Friday we could see a few showers develop over the region.
It's called The Gathering Place, but at the moment, it's creating a falling out."To me it's just a no brainer," said Lori Long of The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges."It's just a common sense deal," said Steve Colburn of Maple Ridge neighborhood.Those are two similar sentiments on the opposite sides of The Gathering Place sidewalk debate."We believe it's a major failure to not have sidewalk access to an attraction like this," said Long.One one side, folks like Lori Long who's ... More>>
A scare about bed bugs in the Tulsa County Courthouse had officials there taking extra precautions Tuesday.Concerns were raised about someone in the jury assembly room, who might have been infected.The person had been in two different rooms, so those areas were confined and then sprayed.County officials say, bed bugs in public buildings are pretty prevalent.Deputy Chief County Commissioner Michael Willis says, "You go into any building that has a lot of public traffic. You'd be hard pressed n... More>>
Local Little League baseball players may have dreams of playing at Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park or Wrigley Field.... and they may soon get the chance at LaFortune Park. Tulsa County and the Parks Department are working on a deal with Tulsa Little League to build smaller versions of famous major league ballparks at the southwest corner of the park. More>>
A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper accused of sexual assaults and inappropriate behavior pleads not guilty to the charges. 42-year-old Eric Roberts is charged with 10 felonies and four misdemeanors in three separate cases in Creek County including second degree rape and sexual battery. More>>
Democrats in the Senate have defeated the bill that would approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.The proposed 1,700-mile pipeline would have pumped about 830,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Alberta, Canada, connecting to an existing pipeline in Nebraska that runs to refineries on Texas' Gulf Coast.The White House had made it clear President Barack Obama would have vetoed the bill if it had passed."Understand what this project is," Obama said while traveling in Burma on Friday. "It is provid... More>>
The Tulsa Public School Board approved 1.5 percent raises for teachers. More>>
Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 NFL season, according to Sports Illustrated. More>>
Israeli police have identified the people killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack as three American citizens and a Briton. More>>
Police are searching for a woman they say stabbed a man after she learned he was seeing someone else. More>>
The BOK Center will host First & Second Round action on March 17 & 19, 2017
Also a semi-finalist is former Booker T. Washington standout, and current Kansas State Wildcat, Tyler Lockett.
It's an environment where numbers are easily assigned to people, but figuring out a number for the expense of a stay has been anything but easy."A lot of time, a lot of number crunching," said Michael Willis with Tulsa County.And after a lot of negotiations, a number was finally agreed upon."It's $59 for a municipal prisoner per day," said Jarred Brejcha of the city of Tulsa.It's a number of compromise, meaning nobody's totally happy."Is this the perfect deal for the county? Probably not," sa... More>>
Supporters of State Question 712 are celebrating 10 successful years.A luncheon at Hard Rock Casino marked the anniversary Monday.Voters overwhelming approved the measure in 2004.It opened the door for tribal gaming compacts with the state, providing $122-million for schools last year alone.Casinos have also created thousands of new jobs.Former Governor Brad Henry says, "But then there are a lot of intangibles unquantifiable things. The best entertainment acts in the quality of our country co... More>>
Nationally the new registrations for the Affordable Care Act are going more smoothly this year.The federal workers put a lot of effort into fixing Healthcare.gov.They have also simplified the application process for many people.In the Tulsa are we didn't find a rush of new applicants.We visited two of the clinics, that are working hard to sign people up. We found there wasn't much going on with the registrations.At the Indian Health Care Resource Center, we did find Ryan Griffith, plugging aw... More>>
Three women testify that an Oklahoma City police officer sexually assaulted them while the officer was on duty. More>>
The negotiating team for the Tulsa County Criminal Justice Authority (TCCJA) has reached an agreement on the rate of pay for City of Tulsa municipal prisoners booked into the David L. Moss Correction Center for the remainder of the fiscal year. More>>
The NCAA announced today that Tulsa will host first and second round games in the 2017 NCAA College Basketball Tournament. More>>
Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes is a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion. More>>
A man who tried to rescue several dogs from his burning home suffered some severe burns late Sunday night. More>>
After a freezing weekend, Oklahoma will begin to thaw out by midweek. More>>
A band canceled a Tulsa stop after their tour bus hit and killed a man in Austin. More>>
The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation's high poverty... More>>
EMSA says that between 12:01 a.m. and 3 p.m. today, they have responded to 28 motor vehicle accidents. No serious injuries are reported. More>>
Tulsa and Jenks police departments are reporting that they have activated their "slick streets" status.The first snow of the season has moved into Green Country. The snow is accumulating quickly.Stay with Tulsa's Channel 8 for the latest as the weather changes. More>>
The first snow of the season has arrived in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are treating slick highways in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Highways in Western Oklahoma, including I-40, are slick in spots, especially highways and overpasses. In North-Central Oklahoma, crews are applying salt and sand as needed to slick spots on highways and bridges. More>>
Light to at times moderate snow will be likely today.A band of of snow will move across Eastern Oklahoma through the afternoon hours.Most areas will receive between a dusting to 2" of snow with locally higher amounts possibleA Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until this evening. More>>
A new gun range opened Friday in Oklahoma City.Willsire Gun's celebrated it's opening over the course of three days.The celebration came to a close Friday with Governor Mary Fallin driving over a tank and crushing a car.Wilshire is the state's only range to sell alcohol to customers. More>>
WASHINGTON (AP) - The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul opened Saturday, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experience. More>>
A man accused of kidnapping and raping an Ardmore girl was back in court Friday. More>>
Thousands are without power in Tulsa County this evening. More>>
Broken Arrow firefighters are on the scene of an apartment complex fire.Dispatchers say an apartment building at Indian Springs apartments at 2177 W. Jasper Street is on fire.We have a crew headed to the scene and will continue to update this as information is verified. More>>
Gov. Mary Fallin fended off a challenge from Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman in her quest for a second four-year term as Oklahoma's chief executive. More>>
Former state Board of Education member Joy Hofmeister has become only the second Republican since statehood to be elected as Oklahoma's top schools chief. More>>
Republicans Frank Lucas and Markwayne Mullin were re-elected to Congress. More>>
Both Republican candidates clinched Oklahoma's two Senate seats, according to projections from ABC News. More>>
The Tulsa Health Department is complying with the CDC regulations after a person traveling from west Africa arrived in state. The individual is considered to be low risk, which means that the person traveled to one of the affected countries in the previous 21 days, but has not had any known exposure to Ebola.The person will be under 21 day surveillance period to monitor for symptoms. According to the health department, the person being held developed fever. The individual was transported via ... More>>
A man is in police custody after reports of a homicide in Stillwater.Stillwater police say a man was found dead near 400 S. Oakdale. Investigators received multiple calls of a body in the area around 2:46 p.m.One man is currently in police custody for questioning.No other information is available at this time. More>>
Legal needs for immigrants.More >>
Legal needs for immigrants.
Living in the shadows now steps closer to becoming a citizen.More >>
Living in the shadows now steps closer to becoming a citizen.