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Twister Tower Generating Buzz Video included

Like an actual twister, upon fist sight, the spectacle can leave you tongue tied.Andrew Kinslow's office has been buzzing with interest for his concept building."This is the Oklahoma Weather Museum and Research Center," he said.His firm was one of three asked by Tulsa People Magazine to re-imagine downtown, and boy did they."We wanted to think big and bold and and to do something that would get people talking about what the possibilities were for downtown," he said.At the top, a restaurant, a... More>>

Workers Brave The Cold Weather With Safety In Mind Video included

Workers brave the cold with safety in mind Workers brave the cold with safety in mind

The cold temperatures have an impact on workers, from city road employees, to plumbers to the emergency responders who show up for Tulsans 24-7.We found out the fire department does have an emergency plan in place to help deal with freezing temperatures.  More>>

Police: Car windows shot at in Sand Springs

Police: Car windows shot at in Sand Springs

Sand Springs police are now trying to figure out who shot out three car windows in Sand Springs early Thursday morning. “She woke up in a panic this morning thinking it was just her that had been hit-vandalized. We went around the block and there were several cars that were vandalized,” said Karren McCruter. McCruter's mother-in-law had two of her car windows shot out. “Don't mess with people's vehicles, their jobs, their house, their cars-that's not something you mess with it,” said McCrute... More>>

37 Arrests In "Operation Lights Out"

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office recently conducted a crackdown on crime in the area along Memorial between 21st and 38th Streets. They chose that area because there have been three homicides in that area recently. They called the mission "Operation Lights Out."
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Snow Possible Friday & Saturday Video included

Very cold conditions will continue Friday.There will also be a chance for snow flurries or snow showers across the area. Very light accumulations expected.Another chance for snow on Saturday as an upper level wave moves into the region.The snow will transition to sleet then to freezing rain and then rain my midday Sunday as temperatures warm. Much warmer early next week.Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Windy Low: 12 Wind: N 10-15Friday: 60% Snow Flurries High: 30 Wind: N 10-15Meteorologist Mike Collier More>>

Cheerleaders Share the Spotlight Video included

Cheerleaders share the spotlight. Cheerleaders share the spotlight.

A Tulsa team is raising awareness about special needs in a unique way. The Bishop Kelley Cheerleaders are coaching girls with Down syndrome to be cheerleaders for a day. This opportunity is giving hope to parents and understanding to those watching.For three Saturday mornings, when most teens are still in bed, the Kirk of the Hills church basement is booming.Terry Smejkal, mother to 5 year old Morgan, said "It was just like the moment we walked in they were so, just accepting and excited."Bis... More>>

Owasso Store Hosts Job Fair

Sprouts Farmers Market is hosting a job fair Thursday.The company is opening a location in Owasso and is looking for applicants for all departments.The hiring event is taking place at the Tulsa Tech Owasso Conference Center until 5 p.m.Applicants should bring a resume. More>>

Oklahoma Flu Deaths Reach 90

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma health officials say six more deaths due to influenza have been reported to bring the record number of deaths in the state to 90. The previous record of 72 flu deaths - set during the 2013-2014 flu season - was broken earlier this month. Statistics released by the Oklahoma Department of Health Thursday also indicate that about 2,000 people have been hospitalized due to the flu since the season began Sept. 28.
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The Ground Hog Was Right Video included

After a relatively quiet winter season, a more unsettled weather pattern has returned. The chance for rain, snow and a wintry mix is possible into next week. More>>

Drivers Rush to Wash Snow, Salt from Vehicles Video included

The snow is gone, but it left a mark. Namely in the form of a muddy mess, and salt sprayed on the roads by city crews. More>>

Empowering Kids Against Sexual Abuse Video included

It may look like a simple puppet show, but when children finish watching The Kids on the Block, they're armed with skills to help them confront complex issues."Things like physical abuse, or sexual abuse or bullying," said Desiree Doherty, Executive Director of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa.The Parent Child Center of Tulsa reached 45,000 children with the program last year, and now, a state senator is hoping to empower all of the state's children with something called Erin's Law.It's legis... More>>

Dash cam footage of fatal trooper crash shows dangers of distracted driving Video included

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released dash cam footage of a crash that killed one trooper and injured another. 

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Children Learn About Contemporary Dance

Exposing children to the arts..Tulsa students get a danceable dose of Chinese culture.Through a program called Any Given Child.400 kids watched the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company at the PAC in Downtown Tulsa.It's about teaching kids about dance forms and cultures they might never get a chance to see.Ken Tracy is the Executive Director of Choregus Productions. He says, "Just to see their faces, is such a delight. And more than once, we've had one of these kids call the office, and they say, 'How ca... More>>

Tulsa Doctors Help Syrian Refugees, Return Home

Reaching out to those in need thousands of miles away.Local doctors are back home after helping refugees in Iraq.11 doctors with In His Image touched down in Tulsa Wednesday afternoon.They took a 10 day mission trip overseas to help hundreds of Syrian refugees trying to escape ISIS.Dr. Val Tramonte says, "You just can't imagine that a city in America where normal every day people, middle class, upper class and the city is just taken over, so everybody just has to flee."The physicians offered ... More>>

Police Search for Stolen Car Suspect Near Union High School

Police searching for stolen car suspect. Police searching for stolen car suspect.

Police are on the searching for a suspect who stole a car and abandoned it at an apartment complex.The chase between officers and the suspect ended after 3:30 p.m. at the Barrington Apartment Complex near Union High School.TPD is searching for a black male in his early 20's.Tulsa's Channel 8 has a crew on the way. We'll bring you details as we gather information. More>>

Woman Smashes Car Into East Tulsa Businesses

Tulsa Police are working to find out why a woman crashed her car into two businesses."I have been in this business for over 13 years and this is the first time I have had something like this happen in any of our locations," said Amanda Barr, Area Manager with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.For Barr finding a car smashed into one of her stores took her by surprise."Shock more than anything. Did it really actually happen," Barr said.Tulsa Police said around 3 Wednesday morning a driver traveling we... More>>

Fort Gibson Police: 5 People stole Property from National Cemetery

Fort Gibson Police: 5 People stole Property from National Cemetery

Five people are in jail Wednesday night after Fort Gibson police said they stole several water pumps from Fort Gibson National Cemetery. More>>

Broken Arrow Schools Considers Changing Start Times

Broken Arrow Considers New Start Times Broken Arrow Considers New Start Times

Broken Arrow schools could have new start times at the start of the next school year. The district is looking for input from parents and staff to determine what is best for students and their families. There will be a survey on the district's website, www.baschools.org, beginning Monday, March 2nd. A task force will evaluate the results and eventually make a recommendation to the school board. More>>

Glenpool Offering Warrant Amnesty Program

The City of Glenpool has more than 3,000 outstanding warrants on their books with fines totaling about $1.3 million. In an effort to collect those fines and clear the warrants, the city is offering amnesty for the rest of the week. The court will waive warrant fees for any outstanding citation paid in full by close of business on Friday, February 27th.
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Hole in Bridge Closes 1 Lane of I-244

One lane of westbound Interstate 244 is closed while crews repair a hole in the Peoria Avenue bridge. More>>

Terminal Illness Propels Medication Legislation Video included

Photo: Ano Lobb / Flickr  / MGN Photo: Ano Lobb / Flickr / MGN

The "Right to Try" bill would give terminally ill patients access to drugs that have started the FDA approval process but haven't made it all the way through yet. More>>

Police Find Driver Who Crashed into Tulsa Tax Building, Don't Buy Her Story

Tulsa Police say they are looking for a woman after a car crashed through a building early Wednesday morning. More>>

Hundreds of Guests Evacuate Downtown Tulsa Hotel Due to Fire

A fire at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Tulsa forced the evacuation of about 300 guests early Wednesday morning. More>>

Tulsa Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspects

Tulsa Police search for two suspects linked to armed robbery Tulsa Police search for two suspects linked to armed robbery

Tulsa Police searching for two suspects linked to an armed robbery tonight.They tell us that two men walked into a Subway at 700 West 23rd St. around eight Tuesday night. They made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a worker then left on foot.Police say shots were fired inside the business, but no one was hit.Names and descriptions have yet to be released. More>>

Lawmaker: Texting and Driving Ban Long Overdue

If lawmakers have their way, texting while driving could soon cost you some big bucks. More>>

Winter Weather Leaves Tulsa Roads Plagued With Potholes

The winter weather is exposing more potholes on Tulsa roads and highways. More>>

What The City Is Doing About Tulsa's Growing Graffiti Problem

Members of the Tulsa Police Gang Unit say several neighborhoods are seeing an increase in gang graffiti. More>>

Why Schools Closed When Roads Weren't That Bad

Snow did not shut down Union Public Schools on Monday, but today was a different story with officials choosing to call their second snow day of the school year. More>>

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. More>>

Bill Allowing Gay Conversion Therapy Clears House Committee

Rep. Sally Kern Rep. Sally Kern

Legislation to prohibit Oklahoma from regulating the practice of so-called gay conversion therapy has been approved by a state House committee. More>>

Lawmakers Block Bill Requiring Chemical Castration of Sex Offenders

A proposal to force certain sex offenders in Oklahoma to undergo chemical castration as a condition of release from prison has failed in a state Senate committee. More>>

Two People Injured While Jumping From Burning Condominium

Tulsa firefighters say two people jumped from their second-story balcony Monday night after their apartment caught fire. More>>

Muskogee Pastors Want Cop Off The Street Video included

"Legally justified" those, the final two words in the District Attorney's report after reviewing the actions that led to the final few moments of Terrence Walker Jr's life."We have no personal ill with officer McMillin," said one pastor.Monday evening, Muskogee pastors gathered to unveil their own report of sorts; requests that when it comes to confrontations, police begin..."Looking at their pat down procedures, looking at their procedures in terms of dealing with a fleeing suspect," said Pa... More>>

Snow, Ice Slows Down Tahlequah Commuters

The snow in Tahlequah fell just enough to cover roads and hide potentially dangerous icy patches. More>>

Arrest Made In Osage County Murder

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested 28-year old Jimmy Moser in Tulsa, Monday afternoon.He was taken into custody at the River Parks Apartments on Riverside Drive. Moser was scheduled to be transported to the Osage County Jail, in Pawhuska, on Monday night. He's was wanted for 1st degree murder, and for being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon.Osage County Detective Charlie Cartwright, says Moser is the suspect in the murder of 58-year old Steven Willey.Willey was shot in the head, at ... More>>

Snow Does Little to Ease Oklahoma Drought

Farmers and ranchers say the recent snow is doing little to help ease Oklahoma's drought. More>>

DA Says Muskogee Police Shooting Justified

The District Attorney's office has ruled a Muskogee officer's use of deadly force was justified. More>>

Road Construction on Harvard Avenue Delayed

Winter weather has delayed a major Tulsa street project. More>>

Terror Group Warns of Attacks at American Malls

Photo: Cliff / Flickr / MGN Photo: Cliff / Flickr / MGN

Security is being beefed up at malls across the country after the terror group Al-Shabaab posted a threatening video. More>>

Plenty Chances of Snow This Week Video included

If you like snow, you're going to love this week's forecast. More>>

Crash Serves as Reminder to Keep Your Distance from Salt Trucks

A pickup truck driver got a tough reminder early Monday morning about the importance of staying back from a salt truck.
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Two Arrested After High Speed Chase on Creek Turnpike

Two women are in jail this morning after leading Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers on a high speed chase.Troopers say 34-year-old April Sparks and 22-year-old Jensen Grove failed to pay the toll on the turnpike late Sunday night.Troopers say it started on the Creek Turnpike and 129th and ended near 138th and Mingo.Troopers say Sparks and Grove reached speeds up to 105 miles an hour before crashing into a ditch on Mingo.Troopers say Grove stayed with the car while Sparks was found in a nearby n... More>>

Fire Destroys Rogers County Home

Firefighters battled to extinguish the flames at a home near Claremore late Sunday night. More>>

Delivery Drivers Brave Cold, Ice for On-Time Deliveries

As for Sunday's weather, Tulsans have seen worse. But the snow did fall, and the temperatures dropped. And for many, working indoors wasn't an option. More>>

Tulsa Road Crews Battle Morning Snow

Tulsa Road Crews Battle Morning Snow

Tulsa city workers spent hours salting major roads Sunday morning.Snow fell from about 9:30 to mid afternoon Sunday. Officials said the cold wind actually helped with the roads."The wind helps keeps the streets dry so you know with the dry air we had this morning so it kept blowing everything off," said Leon Kragel, with Tulsa Street Maintenance.Kragel said he will put together a plan for Monday morning late Sunday. He said drivers should be cautious when heading to work."They just need to pa... More>>

Snow Showers Possible Monday Video included

The first batch of snow has cleared the area, however, more snow will be possible Monday. More>>

Tulsa Police on Operation Slick Streets

Tulsa Police on operation slick streets Tulsa Police on operation slick streets

Just before 11 Sunday morning Tulsa Police initiated operation slick streets.Crews will only respond to injury accidents on roadways.A spokesperson for the City of Tulsa says that "Crews will be working until late this evening. Street management will monitor the streets and weather this evening to decide if overnight crews will be called in."Tulsa should expect around an inch of snow to fall today. More>>

TFD: Man Dies In North Tulsa House Fire

Tulsa Firefighters say one man has died in a house fire in North Tulsa.It happened just after 9 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Main. That's near Pine St.Firefighters are investigating how the fire got started and who the man was. More>>

Snow Flurries Possible Sunday

Over the next 8 days snow chances will remain across the area.Sunday will offer the first chance for some occasional snow showers and that begins to shift south on Monday.Another storm system will affect the area Thursday and that might bring additional snow chances to the region.There's still some question as to whether or not we warm up next weekend. As some data is still pointing towards another system that could bring more snow to the area Friday and Saturday.However, that's still far eno... More>>

Save a Landfill, Toss Your Old Electronics Here

Today's world of high-tech today, out of date tomorrow, produces millions of pounds of electronic waste every year. More>>

Shock Spirit Squad Auditions Open to People 16 and Up

Shock Spirit Squad Auditions Open to People 16 and Up

Now, 16 year olds can audition to be part of the Tulsa WNBA ‘Shock Spirit Squad.' Organizers said they lowered the age range for auditions to try to attract more local talent to the games. “We feel like around age 16 general high school you already have experience with cheering and being in a sports setting,” said Many Moore, with Tulsa Shock. Moore said the people auditioning are as young at sixteen but there's no upper age limit. “We don't think there's any age range for people that are tru... More>>

Investigation Underway into Cause of East Tulsa House Fire

Firefighters investigate east Tulsa house fire Firefighters investigate east Tulsa house fire

Tulsa firefighters responded to a house fire on the 2700 block of south 116th street around four Saturday morning.Stacey Belk with the Tulsa Fire Department says when crews arrived on scene the roof of the house was collapsing and flames were surrounding the home.The house was vacant and they found no one inside. Crews also say there was no electricity hooked up to the home.Six companies responded to the fire and 18 firefighters helped put out the flames.The fire is being investigated. More>>

Bill Would Require ‘In Person’ Visit of all ‘Animal At Large’ Calls

Bill Would Require ‘In Person’ Visit of all ‘Animal At Large’ Calls Video included

A proposed bill would require animal control officers or law enforcement to respond in person to every ‘animal-at-large' call within the city limits of Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Animal control officers in Tulsa said while they try to get to every call, “If we answered every stray dog call that we got we'd have to have someone 24/7 on the hours,” said Denver Rice. Rice has been an animal control officer in Tulsa for eight months. He said, often five to six people are in charge of all animal cal... More>>

Rethinking How You Tie Your Shoes Video included

It's something everyone fumbles through learning how to do, a virtually ancient shoe securing process that most people don't give a second thought to."I hate tying shoes," unless your Chris Faith, an entrepreneur who looked at laces and thought..."I mean you button up your pant and shirts, why not your shoes?" he asked.Hence the creation of Shnap, a device that eliminates the need for tying knots."To put them on, button them like that," he demonstrated.He stared a Kick Starter campaign to hop... More>>

What to Do Before You Sign Your Next Apartment Lease

Looking for a new apartment? Here's what you need to do to make sure the place is safe. More>>

A Section Of RiverParks Trail Closing For 2 Weeks

A section of the RiverParks trail is closing Monday. The area between 27th and 31st Streets will be closed for about two weeks. Oklahoma Natural Gas will be working there to relocate a gas line as part of a new storm drainage project. More>>

Rain Chances Increase Tonight

Rain chances increase tonight as a cold front slides through the area.The rain should clear the region by 6 AM and be done for the day.Temperatures will remain chilly Saturday with highs in the upper 40s.Colder air will move in Saturday night creating a very chilly day.A few snow flurries will be possible Sunday and Monday, but no accumulation is expected. More>>

Family: School Official Called Girl's Bare Arms "Sex Objects" Video included

Ari Waters went through her closet to find a dress to wear to a school dance. She ended up choosing a yellow one that belonged to her sister. More>>

McAlester School Bond Issue Fails by One Vote

School officials in McAlester say a recount of votes on a $2.2 million bond proposal found the issue failed by one vote. More>>

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  • T-Town Rundown for Feb. 28th

    T-Town Rundown for Feb. 28th

    There are plenty of events and things to take part in this weekend.More >>
    There are plenty of events and things to take part in this weekend.
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  • Emegano's Career Night Leads ORU Over Conference-Leading NDSU

    Emegano's Career Night Leads ORU Over Conference-Leading NDSU

    Obi Emegano scored a career-high 34 points and Oral Roberts knocked North Dakota State out of a first-place tie in the Summit League, beating the Bison 74-58 on Thursday.More >>
    Obi Emegano scored a career-high 34 points and Oral Roberts knocked North Dakota State out of a first-place tie in the Summit League, beating the Bison 74-58 on Thursday.More >>
  • Police: Car windows shot at in Sand Springs

    Police: Car windows shot at in Sand Springs

    Police: Car windows shot at in Sand Springs

    Sand Springs police are now trying to figure out who shot out three car windows in Sand Springs early Thursday morning. “She woke up in a panic this morning thinking it was just her that had been hit-vandalized. We went around the block and there were several cars that were vandalized,” said Karren McCruter. McCruter's mother-in-law had two of her car windows shot out. “Don't mess with people's vehicles, their jobs, their house, their cars-that's not something you mess with it,” said McCrute...More >>
    Sand Springs police are now trying to figure out who shot out three car windows in Sand Springs early Thursday morning. “She woke up in a panic this morning thinking it was just her that had been hit-vandalized. We went around the block and there were several cars that were vandalized,” said Karren McCruter. McCruter's mother-in-law had two of her car windows shot out. “Don't mess with people's vehicles, their jobs, their house, their cars-that's not something you mess with it,” said McCrute...More >>
  • FCC Imposes New Rules on Internet Providers

    FCC Imposes New Rules on Internet Providers

    FCC imposes new rules over internet providers.FCC imposes new rules over internet providers.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet activists are declaring victory today over the nation's big cable companies.This, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose tough new rules on broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon, to keep them from creating Internet "fast lanes" for content providers that pay more.The 3-to-2 vote marks a new era of government oversight for an industry that, until now, hasn't seen much of that.The new rule requires that any company providing a broadband con...More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet activists are declaring victory today over the nation's big cable companies.This, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose tough new rules on broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon, to keep them from creating Internet "fast lanes" for content providers that pay more.The 3-to-2 vote marks a new era of government oversight for an industry that, until now, hasn't seen much of that.The new rule requires that any company providing a broadband con...More >>
  • State Compensates Victims of Eugenics

    State Compensates Victims of Eugenics

    State to compensate victims of eugenics.State to compensate victims of eugenics.
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers have agreed to compensate victims who were involuntarily sterilized by state officials decades ago under a widely accepted program.The Virginia General Assembly budgeted $400,000 to compensate victims at the rate of $25,000 each.More than 7,000 Virginians were sterilized between 1924 and 1979 under the Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act. There are only 11 known surviving victims.Eugenics is the now-discredited movement that sought to improve the genet...More >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers have agreed to compensate victims who were involuntarily sterilized by state officials decades ago under a widely accepted program.The Virginia General Assembly budgeted $400,000 to compensate victims at the rate of $25,000 each.More than 7,000 Virginians were sterilized between 1924 and 1979 under the Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act. There are only 11 known surviving victims.Eugenics is the now-discredited movement that sought to improve the genet...More >>
  • Oklahoma Lottery Prizes Could Help Save Lives

    Oklahoma Lottery Prizes Could Help Save Lives

     The Oklahoma Lottery has hatched some clever gimmicks in past years -More >>
     The Oklahoma Lottery has hatched some clever gimmicks in past years -
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  • McAlester City Council Approves Police Body Cameras

    McAlester City Council Approves Police Body Cameras

    The McAlester Police Department is gearing up to get body cameras for their police force.More >>
    The McAlester Police Department is gearing up to get body cameras for their police force.More >>
  • Tulsa Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

    Tulsa Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

    A Tulsa Man is sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for circulating child pornography.More >>
    A Tulsa Man is sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for circulating child pornography.
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  • Oklahoma House Approves Abortion Restrictions

    Oklahoma House Approves Abortion Restrictions

    The Oklahoma House has passed legislation that would prohibit abortions in which a fetus is dismembered in the womb.More >>
    The Oklahoma House has passed legislation that would prohibit abortions in which a fetus is dismembered in the womb.More >>
  • A New Beginning For Tulsa Roughnecks FC

    A New Beginning For Tulsa Roughnecks FC

    "The history is there. And we have a tough act to follow," said Tulsa Roughnecks FC head coach David Irving before Wednesday afternoon's scrimmage at the Mohawk Soccer Complex.More >>
    "The history is there. And we have a tough act to follow," said Tulsa Roughnecks FC head coach David Irving before Wednesday afternoon's scrimmage at the Mohawk Soccer Complex.More >>
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