August 2017



At least 30 people were injured and dozens of businesses damaged as a tornado swept through Midtown Tulsa early Sunday morning. Four businesses and one home were destroyed. Ten businesses have had their property condemned. No deaths were reported from the F2-rated tornado – one of four that happened early Sunday morning. Jerry Kaminski, owner […]

DA dismisses charges versus Joy Hofmeister


Without explanation, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has dropped felony charges against State School Superintendent Joy Hofmeister in a case involving wrongdoing in her 2014 campaign. The case was dropped against four other defendants. Prater did say there was “further investigation” pending in the case and he could refile the charges. Hofmeister said she […]

Work underway on Turner Turnpike


A major construction project to expand the Turner Turnpike from four lanes to six lanes started August 8. It is just one of many projects funding by a $935,000,000.00 bond package for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority that will be repaid by higher tolls. This project is between Bristow and the Creek Turnpike West (State Highway […]

Falls Creek Baptist Conference Camp to celebrate 100 years


Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017, and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), which owns and operates the camp, is hosting events to commemorate and celebrate the occasion on Labor Day weekend. On  September 2, Falls Creek will host a Night of Praise concert, featuring musical artists who […]

Bridenstine: Bill makes U.S. safer


U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine recently voted for the H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which funds national defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, and physical border security provisions, while cutting wasteful programs that ballooned during the previous administration. The legislation passed 235 to 192. “The first responsibility of the Federal Government is […]

Police to target red light violations


The Tulsa Police Department Riverside Traffic Unit will focus on red/yellow light violations in major commercial/retail corridors in south and west Tulsa (South of E. 11th Street and West of South Sheridan Road) during the month of August. Riverside Traffic Unit Officers will be randomly monitoring all major intersections in the major commercial corridors in […]

OKC is No. 1 in affordability report


In a listing of “the best big cities to live in,” Oklahoma City ranked No. 1 in affordability while Tulsa came in at No. 10. In the overall category however, Tulsa was No. 52 and Oklahoma City ranked as No. 28 in WalletHub’s survey data from 62 large American cities. The data set ranges from […]

Gardeners need to watch the heat


STILLWATER  – It takes standing outside only a short time to get the full effect of the summer season. While many gardeners enjoy their time in the garden, extreme temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses. Although heat-related emergencies are fairly common, they can be avoided, said David Hillock, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist. […]

August is the only time to quit EMSAcare


Tulsa utility customers can choose to not pay a monthly fee for ambulance service but that option is only available during the month of August. EMSAcare is a subscription program by EMSA (Emergency Medical Services Authority) that covers the costs of emergency medical ambulance transport for all permanent members of households that participate in the […]

House leadership groups formed


OKLAHOMA CITY – House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols announced co-leaders of the House Republican Leadership Policy Working Groups, created to begin developing conservative policy proposals that reduce government waste and increase efficiencies in spending, enhance personal freedom and grow economic opportunities for Oklahomans. Echols created the groups recently to develop an innovative and conservative […]