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Operation Slick Streets is in Effect

Rain has moved into the Tulsa Metro area. Tulsa Police have enacted Operation Slick Streets. More>>

City Sales Tax Revenue On The Rise

Entering its second year of business, Decopolis is a downtown gem helping fuel local sales tax growth. More>>

12-Year-Old Muskogee Child Dies After Possible Neglect

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>>

Death Threat At High School A Hoax

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>>

B.A. Firefighters Cry Foul Over Chief Hiring Process

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>>

Tulsa Moms Using Century Old Practice of Doulas Video included

Doula Brooke White, owner Better Birth Now, LLC, with expectant-mother Blair and husband Jason Schluter Doula Brooke White, owner Better Birth Now, LLC, with expectant-mother Blair and husband Jason Schluter

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 Sue Obama Over Health Care Law

House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Barack Obama took to put his health law into place. More>>

Tulsa Hispanics Applaud Immigration Reform Video included

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>>

What You Need to Know on Obama's Immigration Action

"We are, and always will be, a nation of immigrants."
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Four Arrested in West Tulsa Murder

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 911 Center Seeks the Public's Help Video included

Tulsa's Channel 8 has been following the issues concerning the 911 Center for 7 months.
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Accidental Gun Shot Travels Through Wall, Injuring One

One woman is being treated for a gunshot wound after a person in an adjoining business accidentally discharged a gun. More>>

Midtown Police Pursuit Ends in Collision

Tulsa Police were involved in a pursuit in midtown. More>>

Officer Identified in Police-Involved Shooting

The Tulsa Police officer involved in a shooting Wednesday night has been identified.
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Gov. Mary Fallin's Statement On President's Amnesty Plan

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>>

Update: Gunman Was Florida State Grad Video included

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>>

Minivans Do Poorly in New Insurance Industry Crash Tests Video included

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.
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Sand Springs Couple Comes Home to Find House on Fire Video included

A Sand Springs couple came home to find their house engulfed in smoke. More>>

Driver Killed After Truck Rolls Over Near Sand Springs

Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a crash near Sand Springs on Wednesday. More>>

Tulsa City Councilor Considering Red Light Cameras

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>>

Domestic Violence Call Ends in an Officer-Involved Shooting

Tulsa Police were called to an apartment complex near Admiral and Garnett earlier this evening for a possible shooting. More>>

Baby dies following early morning apartment fire in Guthrie Video included

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The medical examiner has released the name of a nine-month-old baby who died following an early morning apartment fire in Guthrie. More>>

Tulsa Airport Officials Encourage Locals to Fly From TIA

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>>

Crews Are Moving Dirt At Margaritaville

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>>

Gunda Celebrates 64th Birthday At The Tulsa Zoo

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>>

Tulsa Middle School Students Receive iPads

Students at Clinton Middle School in Tulsa have a new tool for learning. Each student received their own iPad Wednesday for classroom use.
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Potentially Faulty Airbags Could Mean Car Recall

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>>

St. Louis Gun Stores See A Surge In Sales

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>>

Safety Agency Wants to Expand Air Bag Recall

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>>

Car Crashes into House in North Tulsa Video included

A car crashed into a house in north Tulsa this morning. More>>

Chance For Rain Increasing This Weekend

By Friday we could see a few showers develop over the region.
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Sidewalk Debate Continues Over Gathering Place Video included

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>>

Bed Bug Scare at Tulsa County Courthouse

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>>

Little League Field Improvements Planned At LaFortune Park

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>>

Former Highway Patrol Trooper Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Charges

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>>

Senate Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

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>>

Tulsa Teachers Receiving a Pay Raise

The Tulsa Public School Board approved 1.5 percent raises for teachers. More>>

Adrian Peterson Suspended Without Pay for Rest of Season

Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 NFL season, according to Sports Illustrated. More>>

3 Americans Killed in Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Israeli police have identified the people killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack as three American citizens and a Briton. More>>

Woman Stabs Man After Learning He's Involved With Another Woman Video included

Police are searching for a woman they say stabbed a man after she learned he was seeing someone else. More>>

Record Cold Tuesday

Tuesday morning will be the coldest we've experienced this fall season.
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NCAA Men's Tournament Returning To Tulsa

The BOK Center will host First & Second Round action on March 17 & 19, 2017
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OU's Shepard A Finalist For Biletnikoff Award

Also a semi-finalist is former Booker T. Washington standout, and current Kansas State Wildcat, Tyler Lockett.
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Jail Fee Compromise Video included

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>>

Cherokee Nation Celebrates 10 Years Since Passage of S.Q.712

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>>

New Deadline To Register For The ACA

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>>

Women Offer Graphic Testimony Against Oklahoma City Police Officer

Three women testify that an Oklahoma City police officer sexually assaulted them while the officer was on duty. More>>

Tulsa County and City Reach Jail Deal

A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday. A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday.

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>>

Tulsa to Host First Round Games of 2017 NCAA Tournament

The NCAA announced today that Tulsa will host first and second round games in the 2017 NCAA College Basketball Tournament. More>>

Halliburton Buying Baker Hughes in $34.6 Billion Deal

Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes is a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion. More>>

Man Burned in Rogers County House Fire While Trying to Save Dogs Video included

A man who tried to rescue several dogs from his burning home suffered some severe burns late Sunday night. More>>

Warmer Weather Returns Midweek

After a freezing weekend, Oklahoma will begin to thaw out by midweek. More>>

Band Cancels Tulsa Concert After Tour Bus Hits, Kills Man

A band canceled a Tulsa stop after their tour bus hit and killed a man in Austin. More>>

New report: Child homelessness on the rise in US

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 Has Responded to More Than 20 Accidents

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>>

Operation Slick Streets in Effect

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>>

Road Conditions Update

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>>

Snow Likely Today Video included

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>>

Governor Fallin Celebrates Gun Range Opening by Driving a Tank

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>>

Enrollment Period Begins For Affordable Care Act Plan

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>>

Oklahoma High School Football Scores

View the latest Oklahoma High School football scores. More>>

Suspect in Ardmore kidnapping faces 9 new counts Video included

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A man accused of kidnapping and raping an Ardmore girl was back in court Friday. More>>

Thousands Without Power in Tulsa County

Thousands are without power in Tulsa County this evening. More>>

14 People Displaced in Broken Arrow Apartment Fire

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>>

Governor Mary Fallin Re-Elected for Second Term Video included

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>>

Joy Hofmeister Elected State Superintendent Video included

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>>

Frank Lucas, Markwayne Mullin Re-Elected to Congress Video included

Republicans Frank Lucas and Markwayne Mullin were re-elected to Congress. More>>

Republicans Lankford, Inhofe Win Senate Seats Video included

Both Republican candidates clinched Oklahoma's two Senate seats, according to projections from ABC News. More>>

Sneak Peek: What's Keeping Us from Voting Online?

Why can't we cast our votes online? More>>

Health Department Monitoring Traveler in Tulsa for Ebola Symptoms Video included

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>>

Stillwater Police Investigating Possible Homicide

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>>

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