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State: 49 Tulsa Schools Are Failing Video included

More than half of Tulsa's public schools are failing, according to new grades from the State Department of Education. More>>

200 Schools Statewide Receive Fs Video included

Oklahomans will be able to see how their local schools scored with A-F letter grades. More>>

Update: Deputy Accused of Sexual Assault Resigns Video included

A Tulsa County sheriff's deputy who was accused of sexual assault and indecent exposure resigned this morning as investigators search for more victims. More>>

Vikings Owner: The Team "Made A Mistake"

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment for child abuse.The Vikings benched Peterson last Sunday.But the next day, the team said they would bring him back and sponsors reacted swiftly.At least one advertiser for the Vikings pulled out.And Tuesday, Minnesota's Governor called the decision "embarrassing".Peterson was indicted after using a switch to spank his 4-year-old son.He's suspended until all legal matters are complete. More>>

Remnants from Odile=A Wet Weekend

The chance for showers and storms will pick up across the area the next few days.
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Silver Alert Issued for 81-year-old Tulsa Man

Tulsa police are searching for a missing and endangered man81-year-old Bob Parmeter, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease was last seen around 9:15 this morning.He is 5'7" and 165 lbs with grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen near his home in the area of 5200 S. Joplin Ave.He was wearing khaki pants and silver wire rimmed glasses. Police say he may be driving a burgundy 1998 Ford F150 pickup with a burgundy "Leer" camper shell. The license plate is OK 986-FLR. Anyone with information on... More>>

Minnesota Vikings Facing Criticism Over Peterson Decision Video included

The Minnesota running back is in the middle of a firestorm, and several sponsors are starting to distance themselves while the controversy envelopes a league in crisis. More>>

Rape Suspect Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

A man accused of raping a 12 year old girl in Glenpool was convicted of distributing child pornography. More>>

Unit Corp. Building New Facility In West Tulsa

Making room for growth.A company with deep roots in Tulsa is digging even deeper.Tuesday, Unit Corp. oil and gas company broke ground on a new facility in West Tulsa.It's being built on the southwest corner of 81st Street and Highway 75.Right now, the company employs about 365 people here in Tulsa.Since 2010, its staff has grown by 52%, and they were running out of office space.Unit Corp's existing facility is located at 71st and Lewis.Company leaders are no doubt very excited.CEO Larry Pinks... More>>

Man Accused of Starting Girlfriend's House on Fire While Kids Inside Video included

A Tulsa man is behind bars after police say he purposely set his girlfriend's house on fire while her children were asleep inside. More>>

Tulsa Police Arrest Man After Dealerships Vandalized

Tulsa Police say they have arrested the man responsible for vandalizing car dealerships. More>>

Additional Suspects Sought in Alleged Kidnapping Video included

A man suspected of kidnapping two people is in custody. More>>

CDC Confirms Cases Of Enterovirus In Oklahoma

The Centers For Disease Control confirms several cases of enterovirus D68 in the state.  Hospitals and labs submitted 24 specimens to the CDC for testing. Seven tested positive for the virus. More>>

Authorities Charge Suspect in Quinton Homicide Involving Hammer

Pittsburg County officials have an Alderson man in custody on murder charges in a Quinton homicide. More>>

Adrian Peterson Accused in Separate Incident Involving Another Son Video included

Adrian Peterson has been accused in a separate incident involving another 4-year-old son, according to ESPN. More>>

Debate Intensifies Over Physical Discipline for Children Video included

As the Adrian Peterson case makes headlines across the country, a heated debate continues in Oklahoma over whether it is ever acceptable to physically discipline a child.

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Trooper Accused of Assaulting Women During Traffic Stops Arrested Video included

Authorities arrested a state trooper today after a seven week investigation of accusations he raped a woman during a traffic stop. More>>

Reward Offered For Stolen Rescue Dog

If you see Buster call 918-313-1736. If you see Buster call 918-313-1736.

A reward is now being offered for a missing rescue dog stolen from a south side pet store.The story's gone viral on Facebook, but unfortunately, Buster is still missing.On Saturday, the Pet Adoption League had an outdoor event outside Pet Smart at 71st and Memorial.They say, a woman and her young son enquired about adopting Buster..And when a volunteer turned around to get the papers, she took the dog.The League says, no questions asked, they just want Buster back.Sherri Hardy told Channel 8 ... More>>

Tulsa Man Accused of Shaking Infant Son to Death Video included

A Tulsa man is accused of killing his infant son. More>>

Tulsa Police Search For Family Dollar Robber

Tulsa Police say they are looking for the person responsible for robbing a Family Dollar Friday.It happened Sept. 13th just after 11 p.m. at the store located at 2215 N. Harvard.Officers say a black male jumped over the counter with a handgun and demanded all the money in the register.After the employees gave him the money, he grabbed several packs of cigarettes and left.He's a black male, 6' tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was wearing a black and white bandana, sunglasses, a black hoodie and ... More>>

New I-244 Arkansas River Bridge Opens Today

The eastbound Interstate 244 bridge over the Arkansas River opened today. More>>

Soggy Start to the Week

As another front approaches the area today, on and off showers will continue. More>>

Mayor, AT&T Launch Campaign to Stop Texting and Driving

Mayor Dewey Bartlett is teaming up with AT&T to encourage people to stop texting and driving. More>>

Authorities Looking for Female Walgreens Robbery Suspect

Authorities are looking for a female suspect who they say robbed a northeast Tulsa Walgreens earlier today. More>>

Man Allegedly Pours Lighter Fluid on Girlfriend, Pulls out Lighter

A Tulsa man was booked on complaints of first-degree arson after he told police he "accidentally" squirted lighter fluid into his girlfriend's eyes. More>>

Fall-Like Weather Continues

Highs will be warmer on Sunday with temperatures back into the lower 80s for highs. More>>

Suspect Arrested after Bogus Amber Alert

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Tulsa Police have canceled the Amber Alert that was issued after reports of a stolen vehicle with a 5-year-old inside turned out to be a bogus call. More>>

American Red Cross Volunteers Brush Up On Skills

It's nearly impossible to predict when disaster will strike, but when it does volunteer efforts are crucial.On Saturday morning American Red Cross volunteers sharpened their skills during a training drill in Broken Arrow.Brian Clare is an American Red Cross Volunteer. Even though he's been with the Red Cross for about six years, he continues to brush up on his skills. He is one of 35 volunteers who attended Saturday's damage assessment drill. The scenario was that a large tornado ripped throu... More>>

Foundation Provides to Families of Fallen Military Victims Video included

Daryl Mackin, the founder and director of A Soldier's Child foundation, has been inspired to help the lives of children who have lost parents in the military ever since he saw the face of the his neighbor's son after his father died serving the country. More>>

Suspects Booked after Alleged Sex at Theater

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Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon after Tulsa police say they were engaging in oral sex in a movie theater. More>>

McAlester Firefighter Arrested for Hosting Poker Tournaments Video included

A McAlester firefighter was arrested Friday night after McAlester police say he was hosting illegal poker tournaments. More>>

Ridgemont Apartment Fire Displaces Tulsans

Nearly 20 residents were displaced and one was injured in an apartment fire early Saturday morning in south Tulsa. More>>

Fall-Like Weather Continues

The cold air mass gripping the central portion of the nation is going to provide parts of Green Country with even colder temperatures by Saturday morning.
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Oklahoma High School Football Scores

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

The Rebirth of 11th Street Video included

They were celebrating their 106 anniversary at Ike's Chili; an old icon that recently did something new."It was a good move. It was a really good move," said Len Wade.After nearly 50 years on Admiral they relocated to 11th street. Why here?"Route 66 is a powerful, historical, cultural symbol of the US and of Tulsa, and it seemed like the right thing to do and the right place to move to," he said.A sentiment shared by the graphic design studio that relocated just a few doors down."We're a litt... More>>

Sand Springs Silver Alert Canceled

The Sand Springs Police Department needs the public's assistance finding a missing person.77 year old Jackie Owens was last seen Thursday at 11:30am at his home.Owens told his wife, he was going to Atwood's in the north part of Sand Springs.She looked for him until this morning, then called police.Owens was wearing an OU ball cap, grey windbreaker, silver watch, blue jeans, and white shoes.He was driving a light brown 2002 Ford four door pickup with duct tape on the passenger side mirror.OK l... More>>

Husband & Wife Survive Breast Cancer Together Video included

50 cancer survivors are celebrating life here in Tulsa.It's an annual event at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.Channel 8 talked to a husband and wife who both battled breast cancer and are beating the odds."This is a celebration of life."A survivors' tree at CTCA lists the names of people who have fought the big fight.. and won.And that includes Steve and Marilyn BlethenSteve discovered his breast cancer 5 years ago while biking.A heart rate monitor tipped him off."All the sudden I st... More>>

Report: Former OU Running Back Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Abuse Video included

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child, as reported by ABC Houston affiliate KTRK.Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies were investigating a case involving injury to a child earlier this year. KTRK is reporting the case was originally referred to the city of Houston, but was turned back over to the county.KTRK reports Peterson has been cooperative in the investigation. The charges were confirmed by Peterson's attorney, Rusty... More>>

State Lawmakers To Consider Using Gas In Executions

Oklahoma would become the first state to execute death row inmates using nitrogen gas to asphyxiate them under a proposal that will be presented to a legislative committee next week. More>>

Woman Found Innocent In Son's Death After Nearly 20 Years In Prison

A Tulsa County judge dismisses a murder charge against Michelle Murphy in the death of her infant son in 1995.  Murphy was found guilty in 1995, but was released earlier this year when a judge vacated her conviction. More>>

North Tulsa Attempted Armed Robbery Leads to Gunfire

An attempted armed robbery victim reportedly fired away at suspects during an early morning walk in north Tulsa Friday. More>>

Woman Finds Phone Taped to Bed, Suspect Arrested

A suspect is in Tulsa County Jail after a woman reportedly found his phone taped to her bed and recording video. More>>

3 Things to Know Friday

Here are the 3 things to know this morning. More>>

Rainy, Cool Friday

Expect light showers today with highs in the mid 60's. More>>

Victim Dead in Fiery Northwest Tulsa Accident

A man in his mid-20's is dead this morning after a fiery crash in northwest Tulsa. More>>

Arrest Made in North Tulsa Shooting, Victim Remains in Critical Condition

Tulsa Police have one in custody after a 28-year-old man continues to fight for his life after a shooting. Police say they arrived at a shooting call near 3500 E. Xyler St. around 3 p.m.Witnesses told police that an argument broke out between the tenant of the home, 21-year-old Derecko Marshall, on Xyler street and another person. The victim was acquainted with the two arguing, but was not involved.Police say the argument escalated and someone pulled out a gun and the victim was shot.Both the... More>>

Coffee Bunker Serves Vets Video included

It was standing room only at the grand opening of the new location of the coffee bunker"This year has been a really big year for us," said Navy veteran Jeremy Nickel. He started this peer to peer center four years ago, and has seen it grow in leaps and bounds."I mean we've had up to 40, 50 veterans come through here in one day," he said.Veterans like Victoria Renter."When my PTSD symptoms kick in I can come over here I can relax, I can just be able to mellow out, talk to fellow vets that have... More>>

New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

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The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to... More>>

Foundation Helps Children Of Fallen Soldiers

Providing happy birthdays for the children of fallen soldiers.Members of a national organization are in town, making a difference for hundreds of kids."A Soldier's Child Foundation" provides birthday gifts, scholarships, and summer camps.They're currently serving 1,500 children nationwide.This weekend, volunteers will help throw a party in Tulsa.And after that, they'll wrap hundreds of gifts for kids with October birthdays.Founder Daryl Macken says, "If you call yourself an American in this c... More>>

Tulsa Tech Students Honor 9/11 Victims

Students at Tulsa Technology School have made it a tradition honoring those lost on 9/11.Each year, the school's masonry students build a 9-11 tribute wall.This year's wall has a fountain and a replica of the Twin Towers.The instructor says, in addition to the historic value of this project, students also gain communication skills.. and a sense of comradery.Chauncey Kila says, "It allows me to see who my leaders are, who my workers are. It's really a great project. It's also inspirational."Ki... More>>

Local Expert On ISIS: "It Is A Clear And Present Danger. "

"If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven."The President promises action against ISIS with or without Congressional approval.Administration officials say the President has decided to use air strikes in Syria, working with partners on the ground.The timeline for action is unclear.Republicans are skeptical and not jumping to back the President's plan.Congressman Markwayne Mullin released a statement.He says, "We cannot rush to commit support, equipment, or troops to any conflict wit... More>>

School Lockdowns Lifted After Shooting Suspect in Custody Video included

Police are investigating reports of a shooting in North Tulsa. More>>

Student Arrested After Making Threats at Owasso RAM Academy Video included

Owasso police arrested a 17-year-old teenager for threatening to carry out a school shooting. More>>

REPORT: OSU's Walsh To Miss 6-8 Weeks Following Surgery

According to a report from KFOR in Oklahoma City, OSU junior quarterback J.W. Walsh underwent surgery Thursday and is expected to be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks. More>>

Congressman Mullin's Response To President's ISIS Address

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin released the following statement in response to President Obama's address to the nation on his plan to deal with the growing threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). More>>

Missing Teen Found in Broken Arrow

Tulsa Police were searching in south Tulsa for a teenage boy, missing from his home since about 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. More>>

Cool Weather Through This Weekend Video included

A taste of fall is underway across Oklahoma. Temperatures are nearly 25 degrees cooler than Wednesday.The cool weather will stick around through the weekend. Some areas might even see lows in the 40s on Saturday.There will be a chance for a few light showers Friday, but it doesn't appear to be a major rain event.Temperatures will moderate by the end of next week. More>>

New Ads Promote Police Officers

Crime scene tape and flashing lights are, for many, the only side of police officers that people see, but coming soon, a different view of the folks behind the badge."The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police has never done anything like this before," said Jessica Caswell.Beginning September 22nd, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards will all be part of a media campaign titled 'Back the Blue, We Back You'"I think that it's a fantastic opportunity for the citizens to see all the great acts th... More>>

Worker Killed After Being Run Over By Trash Truck

On Wednesday morning a sand springs sanitation worker lost his life while on the job."It's just tragic and I feel really bad for the man's family," said Linda Jones, resident.Linda Jones woke up Wednesday morning to discover a man dead near the end of her driveway."It's all kind of shock at first and now it's soaking in. It's just so tragic," Linda Jones said.The victim is 52 -year -old Richard Jones. He's worked for the Sand Springs Sanitation Department since July as a temporary solid waste... More>>

Abandoned Home Demolished

People in one of Tulsa's troubled neighborhoods, have some change to celebrate. A boarded-up abandoned building is gone.Progress is being made, in the effort to tear down abandoned homes that are magnets for trouble.The noise and the dust are welcomed by the people who live near 61st and Peoria. Right now the focus is on a block of abandoned apartments, on 63rd Street.There's been the site of vandalism, arson and a deadly crime.People who live nearby don't like looking over thei... More>>

Sprouts Store Opens In Broken Arrow

Business is booming in Broken Arrow.Wednesday, the city celebrated the opening of a brand new grocery store.Sprouts opened at 851 Hillside Drive.The store offers fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items.Customers tell Channel 8, they really enjoy the organic options so close to home.In fact, we talked to a woman, who showed up at 2:30 a.m. ahead of the grand openi... More>>

Vietnam Hero Honored Posthumously In Coweta

An Army Specialist from Coweta is honored posthumously.He's being given the nation's highest military honor.A ceremony took place today at First Baptist Church in Coweta for Army Specialist Donald Sloat.On September 15, Sloat's family will travel to Washington DC, accepting the Medal of Honor from the President on his behalf.He was a gunner in Vietnam and died there in 1970.Sloat used his body as a shield, protecting three soldiers from a grenade.His sister, Kathy Sloat says, the family had n... More>>

Child Pornography Trial For Rape Suspect To Begin Monday

The man suspected of raping a girl in Glenpool and trying to abduct two girls from a lemonade stand in Tulsa will go to trial on child pornography charges next week. Kevin Smith is facing eight counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. More>>

Body Found in Burned Car Near Muskogee

 Muskogee County authorities say a body has been found in a burned vehicle.
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OHP Trooper Fired for Policy Violation

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper was fired for policy violations that took place last September.According to Captain George Brown with OHP, Trooper Sheldon Robinson was fired today for policy violations after a shooting incident in the parking lot of a Best Budget Inn near Admiral and Sheridan.Robinson, 45, was was placed on administrative leave during an investigation after he shot and killed 25-year-old Michael Swatosh. Robinson was off-duty during the incident, but approached Swatosh and... More>>

Victim in North Tulsa Shooting Has Died

Tulsa Police are investigating a shooting that put one person in the hospital Tuesday morning and narrowly missed a young child.The call went out just before 2:45 a.m. from the 6300 block of N. Elwood Avenue near the Tulsa-Osage County line.Investigators say people inside the home heard someone breaking into their car.When they went outside to investigate, police say the burglar started shooting.One person was hit in the chest and isn't expected to survive. Another bullet went into the house,... More>>

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