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Teen drivers more likely to crash

 

New teen drivers ages 16-17 are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This finding comes in the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes […]

Prescription drug take-back event

 

A prescription drug take-back event for citizens to properly dispose of unwanted medications and prescription drugs is scheduled for June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three Tulsa locations. The event was originally planned for April, but had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather. Prescription drug take-back locations: Reasor’s parking lot, 7114 […]

New radar for Air National Guard

 

The U.S. Air Force plans to award a contract to upgrade the radar on select F-16 aircraft, including eight planes at the Air National Guard Wing in Tulsa. The new AESA (Active Electronically Steered Array) Radar will enable smaller target detection and tracking, greater targeting range, faster search capabilities, and an ability to engage multiple […]

Lankford’s efforts helps end ‘slush fund’

 

The Department of Justice has issued a memo that would implement a “slush fund” reform that Senator James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, has advocated for several years. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued an executive memorandum to prohibit Department of Justice (DOJ) officials and all United States Attorney‘s Offices from awarding a litigation settlement agreement as a donation […]

Deadline looms for July 11 vote

 

June 16, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the July 11 State House District 75 Special General Election, Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Gwen Freeman said. Freeman said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old […]

Only 1 state health insurer is left

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma has submitted a Qualified Health Plan application, along with rates, for certification in the federally-facilitated exchange for 2018.  This is an initial indication that, for the second straight year, only one insurer in Oklahoma will offer exchange products in the individual market. “There is an incredible amount of uncertainty […]

Vandals strike BA’s A New Leaf

 

A New Leaf’s Retail Garden Center was broken into June 1 and vandalized leaving a wake of $25,000 worth of damage.  The garden center, typically a safe haven, is a place where adults with developmental disabilities and autism work every day to increase their independence. The retail garden center at 2405 S. Elm Place in […]

Starlight concerts are underway

 

Starlight concerts, a Tulsa tradition,  is celebrating the  band’s 71st year of playing music ‘under the stars.” The Starlight band is Oklahoma’s only professional concert band and includes over 50 musicians. L. Dale Barnett is Starlight’s conductor and artistic director. The Jazz Orchestra is led by Starlight’s jazz director, Rich Fisher. Starlight’s concert series offers […]

Amateur Radio Field Day June 24

 

Tulsa Repeater Organization will present the Amateur Radio Field Day from 8 a.m. 10 p.m. June 24 at Kiefer City Park (on 151st Street and Indiana Avenue in Kiefer). For more information, go to tulsahamradio.org. The Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise, sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, encouraging emergency communications preparedness. […]

OU wins softball, golf national titles: Two in a row for OU

 

National championships are becoming less rare at The University of Oklahoma. For the second straight year and the third time in the last five years, the OU women’s softball team has won the national championship. And the OU men’s golf team has won a national title. No. 10 OU (61-9) defeated top-seed Florida (58-10) June […]