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  • One killed as tornado rips through Tulsa, Oklahoma area [Wednesday, 3/25/2015]

    03/26/2015 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    One person was killed Wednesday and several other people were injured, at least one of them critically, when a series of “extremely dangerous” tornadoes ripped through the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, emergency officials said.
  • OK: Almost half of Tulsa Shootings have been Self Defense this Year

    02/22/2015 4:54:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In what is probably a statistical quirk, five of eleven homicides in 2015 have been self defense shootings.  Calling them 'victims' seems a little odd when the people shot were the aggressors.  From Of the 11 homicide victims so far this year, five have been killed by civilians or security guards in shootings Tulsa police have deemed self-defense. For comparison’s sake, only eight such homicides occurred in all of 2014, and six of those involved Tulsa police officers. Tulsa police have not been involved in a shooting yet this year.  “It’s been an odd year,” Walker said. “I’m...
  • Tulsa under winter storm warning; 3-7 inches of snow, sleet forecast

    02/15/2015 11:18:14 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 41 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Sunday, February 15, 2015 | Michael Dekker
    A winter storm could dump 3 to 7 inches of snow and sleet in the Tulsa area overnight into Monday, forecasters said. Tulsa and surrounding counties are under a winter storm warning from until noon Monday. "Travel will become very hazardous," the National Weather Service said. Forecasters said snow was likely to continue early Monday, with chances of precipitation in the Tulsa area around 70 percent. The winter storm started Sunday as freezing rain, then drizzle before changing over to snow. "Around 3 to 7 inches of snow and sleet accumulation is expected mainly north of (U.S.) 412, with the...
  • NAACP Responds to Muskogee Officer Involved Shooting

    01/24/2015 7:04:12 AM PST · by OKSooner · 28 replies
    KTUL Channel 8 Tulsa ^ | 1-24-2015 | Kim Jackson
    Tulsa's NCAAP is speaking out after the Muskogee officer-involved fatal shooting. The president, Pleas Thompson says it is proof there is a 'shoot first, ask questions later' culture. Thompson sat down with Channel 8 to view the raw video that Muskogee police released. He feels the officer could have avoided shooting, since Terrance Walker was seen running away. Thompson says the shooting only damages the relationship between the community and the police department. "Police, as well as elected officials, have to be more sensitive that you know there is this mentality out there of shoot first and ask questions later...
  • Tulsa officers Shannon Kepler, Gina Kepler arrested for murder after Tuesday night shooting

    08/07/2014 3:47:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    KJRH ^ | staff
    TULSA – Two Tulsa police officers are behind bars for the murder of a 19-year-old man Tuesday night. Homicide detective Sgt. David Walker says 54-year-old Shannon Kepler, a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, turned himself in following the shooting around 9:15 p.m. He was arrested for first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill. Kepler's wife, Gina Kepler, who is also a police officer, was arrested for accessory to murder after the fact. Police say Shannon Kepler confronted his daughter's boyfriend, 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, who was walking with Kepler's daughter near the northwest corner of the Inner Dispersal...
  • Prayers against a Black Mass

    08/03/2014 3:22:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 3, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    As you may have heard, some nitwits have scheduled use of a public venue in Oklahoma City for the purpose of a Satanic Black Mass. It is unclear if they have a consecrated Host.This is, I think, mostly a sophomoric stunt. It is, nevertheless, a horrible blasphemy.The Bishop of Tulsa, His Excellency Most Rev. Edward Slattery, has issued a letter to people in his diocese. HERE A letter from Bishop Slattery Countering with Prayer the proposed Black Mass in Oklahoma City My Dear People:As has been widely reported, a Satanic Black Mass has been scheduled for September 21 in Oklahoma...
  • Suspect Arrested in Serial Rape Case

    07/03/2014 1:45:18 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 18 replies
    KRMG ^ | 07/03/14 | Brittany Harlow and April Hill
    Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan indicated the suspect was able to be linked to the assaults after evidence examined in the Tulsa police lab was forwarded to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for additional examination. “Campbell has no arrest record in Tulsa but a Google search by one of our investigators found that he was involved in a serious one car collision on I-44 and Sheridan last Sunday morning," Jordan said. The crash occurred just a few miles from the latest victim's home and ten minutes after the latest sexual assault was reported.
  • Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary

    04/17/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | Elliot Jager
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma's GOP senate primary, The Hill reported. Shannon is a former state House Speaker. This was the first primary endorsement made by Cruz, who has a strong following among tea party-aligned Republicans. The endorsement allows him to honor his pledge not to back insurgents in primaries involving Senate GOP colleagues, The Washington Post reported. Shannon is in an open primary. A special election in November will fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn two years before his term ends in 2016. Cruz plans to attend...
  • OK:Homeowners awake to security alarm, find 2 suspects attempting break-in; homeowner fires

    03/24/2014 11:46:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 19 March, 2014 | NA
    TULSA - An attempted home invasion early Wednesday morning ended when the homeowner fired at the suspects. It happened in a neighborhood near 71st and Harvard around 5 a.m. Police said they received multiple calls from neighbors about shots fired. When they arrived, they found the homeowner and his wife, who said they'd awoken to their security alarm sounding and two suspects trying to break in. The homeowner fired at the suspects outside the home in self-defense, police say.
  • Tulsa Police Identify Man Shot And Killed In Apparent Home Invasion

    02/26/2014 9:24:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 17 February, 2014 | Staff
    TULSA, Oklahoma - One man is dead and a second seriously injured after what Tulsa police call an attempted home invasion. It happened at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greens of Bedford Apartments, in the 6500 block of South 106th East Place. Police say a man in his 40s tried to force his way into an apartment, but the resident was armed. He shot and killed the intruder. The deceased man has been identified as Michael Walton, 43, according to Detective Mark Kennedy, Tulsa Police.
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Tulsa (Oklahoma) Man Accused of Taking Toddler on Drunken Horse Ride

    01/25/2014 11:23:11 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Tusla World ^ | January 21, 2014 | KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
    Tulsa man accused of taking toddler on drunken horse ride A Tulsa man who was once charged on an out-of-state child endangerment complaint was arrested by police Monday after he allegedly was seen riding a horse with a 3-year-old child while intoxicated. Dennis Carl Byers, 38, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on child neglect and public intoxication complaints, jail records show. Byers was spotted by Tulsa police about 8 p.m. Monday in the 2000 block of East 56th North on a horse with a small child, Byers' arrest report said. Officers who stopped Byers observed that he had blood...
  • Tulsa Man Burned In Meth Lab Explosion Arrested For Exposing Himself

    11/10/2013 6:54:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Newson6 ^ | 11/10
    Arson investigators say Brian Soles burned himself and a midtown Tulsa house in April while manufacturing meth. Arson investigators say Brian Soles burned himself and a midtown Tulsa house in April while manufacturing meth. TULSA, Oklahoma - A man burned earlier this year while reportedly making methamphetamine has been arrested for indecent exposure. Brian Edward Soles is in Tulsa County Jail on a $100,600 bond. Police say they were called to the QuikTrip at Yale and Admiral at 4 p.m Saturday after a girl complained of a man exposing himself to her. The victim said she was in the parking...
  • OK:Police Search For Burglary Suspect Shot By Tulsa Homeowner

    11/04/2013 6:33:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 31 October, 2013 | Ashlei King
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Police are searching for a burglar who was shot multiple times. He was caught in the act by a homeowner, who showed no mercy. The burglar was taken to the hospital on October 12, but now he's essentially disappeared. Police have already arrested one man for the burglary and now they're searching for Michael Watts. The homeowner who shot Watts said it's a shame that Watts broke into his house looking for gold and left full of lead. (snip) Watts had surgery and disappeared. Now, detectives have issued an arrest warrant for him. "The problem with burglary...
  • OK:Homeowner shoots intruder after returning from a walk

    10/16/2013 5:53:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 13 October, 2013 | Michael Purdy
    Tulsa, Okla. — A homeowner returns from a walk Saturday evening and finds an intruder inside his home near Skelly and Lewis. Police say they received the call around 6 p.m., but not just for a burglary.
  • Court Sides With Retailer In Islam Discrimination Case

    10/03/2013 9:12:55 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    When a Muslim woman sought employment at a Tulsa, Okla. Abercrombie & Fitch store in 2008, she showed up to her interview wearing a headscarf associated with her faith. The potential employer notified Samantha Elauf that her appearance violated the store’s policy and chose not to hire her. As is the norm in today’s overly litigious culture, she pursued legal action against the company for perceived discrimination.While a federal judge ruled in favor of Elauf and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, that decision was recently overturned by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Indicating that the applicant never sought...
  • Tulsa school sends girl home over hair [dreads]

    09/05/2013 11:09:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    FOX 23 ^ | September 5, 2013
    administrator, Millard Jones told FOX23 that Terrance Parker was fully aware what was expected. However, for his young daughter, it just hurts. "They didn't like my dreads," said Tiana. FoX23 reviewed the school's dress code. It states, "hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable."
  • Three Tulsa women arrested in connection with pair of robberies

    09/03/2013 9:28:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | Dylan Goforth
    Three Tulsa women are in jail on robbery complaints in connection with a pair of weapons-based heists. Tiffany Givens, 22, Kimberly Chenevent, 45, and Miriam Marie McCullum, 48, are suspected of taking part in robberies at Habitat for Hope on Aug. 23, as well as the robbery of a Hispanic female on Tuesday. Tulsa police said Habitat for Hope, 553 S. Zunis Ave., was robbed at gunpoint Aug. 23 when two black females fired a weapon toward a woman at the business, took money and left. Four days later, a woman was robbed at 275 S. Lewis Ave. when two...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • A History Rewrite in Tulsa

    08/20/2013 11:54:53 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 9 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 8/20/13 | Shout Bits
    History is the practice of crafting stories around events so that they seem purposeful. Historians are professionals who defend their stories against other stories they do not like. Case in point is the destruction of Thomas Jefferson's character. Sure, Jefferson did a few things – Declaration of Independence, founded UVA, the Louisiana Purchase – but he was a slave owner and thought little of black people's potential. A responsible historian would tell Jefferson's story by noting that most wealthy Virginians owned slaves, and most people in general thought little of racial equality; Jefferson was a product of his era. Still,...
  • Tulsa Homeowner Hogties Attempted Burglar

    07/03/2013 1:47:39 PM PDT · by oxcart · 21 replies ^ | 07/03/13 | Dan Bewley
    A burglary suspect got quite the surprise Wednesday morning. Police say Robert Cole tried to break into a home, but ended up hogtied in the front yard. The picture is making its way around the Internet. Police say Cole was bum-rushed and hogtied by the homeowner, after he tried to break in to the house in the 2600 block of East 54th Street North. "He's like a superhero," said Denay Houston. She said she is awfully proud of her husband and how this would-be burglar ended up. "I got adrenaline running through me like nobody's business right now, and being...
  • Area churches debate BSA decision on gay Scouts

    06/04/2013 8:23:34 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 59 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 6/4/13 | Bill Sherman
    Tulsa’s largest United Methodist church is considering dropping its scouting program after the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow homosexual boys to participate. “We’re leaning in that direction. I don’t know exactly what we’ll do,” said the Rev. Tom Harrison, senior pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Road. The Boy Scouts’ decision can be troubling for troop-sponsoring churches whose denominations oppose the practice of homosexuality. The United Methodist Church, a major supporter of Boy Scouts, has maintained that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. “We find this to be a very troubling decision,”...
  • Four Dead in Tulsa Apartment Shooting

  • Naked toddler found locked in dog kennel

    11/12/2012 12:39:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    krmg ^ | 11.12.2012 | Chris Cordt
    ULSA, Okla. — The picture of what happened to the children becomes more clear as KRMG finds out more details. Tulsa Police were called to a home in the 4900 block of N. Frankfort Pl. late Sunday evening. The neighbor called 911 to say the 4-year-old boy from next door was outside screaming because temperatures were in the 40's and he was locked outside in the nude. KRMG spoke with one of the neighbors. She says, "All she heard was this little boy screaming for his dad saysin 'I'm cold, I'm scared, let me in'" When Police pulled up, Ofc....
  • Sex abuse claims stem from Tulsa megachurch

    09/25/2012 4:08:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9.25.2012 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 17,000-member megachurch deep in Oklahoma's Bible Belt has been rattled by allegations that five employees waited two weeks to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a campus stairwell, allegedly by a church worker. Tulsa police say the girl is among at least three victims of alleged sex crimes by two former employees of Victory Christian Center who face criminal charges. A child crimes investigator says more victims could surface as police continue to investigate. Authorities, however, fear some parishioners in the large, tight-knit south Tulsa congregation may choose to pray about the allegations...
  • The other Ryan: the candidate’s wife, Janna

    08/12/2012 2:59:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | August 12, 2012 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    An interesting glimpse at Paul Ryan’s wife, from the Washington Post: Janna Ryan, wife of Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan, is the poster girl for Generation X women who wanted to have it all.Ryan, 43, like many of her 40-something peers, is a stay-at-home mother with an impressive resume. She prefers her husband’s hometown, Janesville, Wis., to Washington and remains out of the political limelight.But Janna Christine Little Ryan hails from Oklahoma, a state known for its Will Rogers’s common-sense ideals mixed with a smidgen of Wild West attitude.She grew up Madill, Okla., in the southern part of...
  • Deadly shooting at Best Buy in Tulsa gang related

    07/14/2012 3:06:18 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 48 replies ^ | 07/14/12 | fox 23 newsroom
    Tulsa police are investigating a deadly double shooting near the Best Buy at 5520 East Skelly Drive. According to officers, around 2:30p.m. Saturday, a car pulled up to the Best Buy and a man inside got into an argument with another man standing out front. The man in the car pulled out a gun and shot at least nine bullets towards the store, said police. The man involved in the argument was hit, along with an innocent bystander. The bystander was inside the store with his 4-year-old granddaughter.
  • Oklahoma: John Sullivan Loses Primary in Surprise Upset ( Tea Party Support defeat 5 Termer )

    06/27/2012 1:34:58 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 27, 2012 | By Shira Toeplitz
    Rep. John Sullivan unexpectedly lost the GOP primary Tuesday night to U.S. Navy Reserve pilot Jim Bridenstine, a political newcomer who has tea party support. The five-term Congressman trailed Bridenstine 46 percent to 54 percent, with 94 percent of precincts reporting at 12:30 a.m., when the Associated Press called the race. Sullivan, who was first elected to Congress in a 2002 special election, vastly outspent his challenger, the former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.
  • Woman Sues City of Tulsa For Cutting Down Her Edible Garden

    06/16/2012 11:07:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 87 replies
    News on 6 ^ | June 15, 2012 | Lori Fullbright
    TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa woman is suing the city's code enforcement officers after she said they cut down her garden with no cause. Denise Morrison said she has more than 100 plant varieties in her front and back yards and all of them are edible and have a purpose. She knows which ones will treat arthritis, which will make your food spicy, which ones keep mosquitoes away and treat bug bites, but she said none of that matter to city inspectors. Last August, Morrison's front and back yards were filled with flowers in bloom, lemon, stevia, garlic chives, grapes,...
  • Elderly Tulsa Attack Victim, Bob Strait, Dies Friday

    05/05/2012 11:33:54 PM PDT · by Jay Santos CP · 38 replies ^ | 05/04/12 | Brandi Ball
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police have confirmed to News On 6 that an elderly man, who with his wife was brutally beaten by intruders to his home in March, has died. Bob Strait, 90, was critically injured in the March 13 assault, which took place in the 3300 block of East Virgin Street. The couple were married 65 years before Nancy Strait, 85, died at a Tulsa hospital from wounds sustained in the beating.
  • Oklahoma shooting suspect denies hating black people

    04/14/2012 6:50:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 14, 2012
    (Reuters) - One of two white Oklahoma men charged with murder and hate crimes over accusations of shooting dead three black people and wounding two said in an interview from jail on Saturday that he felt no hatred or ill-will toward African-Americans. Prosecutors brought murder and hate crime charges on Friday against 19-year-old Jake England, who was arrested with Alvin Watts, 33. They are accused of killing two men and a woman and wounding two men in the shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this month. England's attorney, Clark Brewster, released a seven-minute jailhouse interview with his client on Saturday that was...
  • Tulsa police say shootings may have been revenge

    04/08/2012 5:55:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies ^ | April 8, 2012
    Tula, Okla. – Two men were arrested Sunday in a shooting rampage that left three people dead and terrorized Tulsa's black community, and police said one suspect may have been trying to avenge his father's shooting two years ago by a black man. Police identified both suspects as white, while all five victims in the rampage early Friday were black.
  • Tulsa police reportedly make 2 arrests in North Tulsa shootings

    04/08/2012 3:57:09 AM PDT · by Nickname · 160 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 08, 2012 | n/a
    Tula, Okla. – Two arrests have been made in the North Tulsa shootings that left three African-American men dead, FOX23 reports. The Tulsa Police Department sent out a press release early Sunday stating that two males had been apprehended. "Within 24 hours of its formation, the task force "Operation Random Shooter" has completed its mission. At 1:47am, officers apprehended suspects of the North Tulsa shootings that occurred on Good Friday. Jake England, 19 year old white male, and Alvin Watts, 32 year old white male, have been arrested and will be charged with 3 counts of murder and 2 counts...
  • Tulsa's black community unnerved by shootings

    04/07/2012 5:47:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 60 replies
    Residents of Tulsa's predominantly black north side said Saturday they are afraid a shooter is still roaming their neighborhoods looking for victims after five people were shot -- and three killed -- a day earlier. "We're all nervous," said Renaldo Works, 52, who was getting his hair cut at the crowded Charlie's Angels Forever Hair Style Shop on Saturday morning. "I've got a 15-year-old, and I'm not going to let him out late. People are scared. We need facts. "You don't want to be a prisoner in your own home," he said. Police are still waiting for the results of...
  • 3 dead, 2 wounded in Tulsa shooting spree

    04/07/2012 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Thunderballer · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 7, 2012
    (CBS/AP) TULSA, Okla. - A spree of early-morning shootings within a one-mile span of north Tulsa in which three people were killed and two critically wounded has lead police to suspect the same attacker or attackers are behind them. All five of the victims were shot within an hour, and within a 1-mile radius of each other, police sources tell CBS News, and all five victims were out walking when they were shot. Police are speculating that the shootings were racially motivated because all of the victims are black; it is not believed the victims knew one another. Police won't...
  • NAACP calls emergency meeting in wake of north Tulsa shooting spree

    04/07/2012 8:25:07 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 122 replies
    krmg ^ | April 6, 2012 | Russell Mills
    TULSA — Several members of the Tulsa chapter of the NAACP gathered at a north Tulsa church Friday evening for an emergency meeting to discuss what police have characterized as a possible "shooting spree" that targeted five people early Friday morning. As news spread that the police are looking for a white man in connection with the shootings of five black people, people began saying they believe the shootings were racially motivated. KRMG spoke with Tulsa City Councilor Jack Henderson as the meeting continued in the 2200 block of N. Peoria Avenue. When asked if people in the community felt...
  • Two women arrested after baby found dead during traffic stop

    03/27/2012 4:37:58 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 27 replies
    KRMG.COM ^ | 27 March 2012 | Russel Mills
    Tulsa police have arrested two women for first-degree murder after finding a dead 19-m0nth-old baby in a vehicle they occupied during a traffic stop. Court records show Mica Shoate, 22 and Jazmin Williams, 22, each face one complaint of first-degree murder in connection with the death of the child identified as Zemontay Green. Police say the other occupant of the vehicle in which the baby was found, Jazmin Williams, remains in custody but no information has been released about possible charges against her at this hour. Police tell KRMG an officer spotted a car driving erratically on South Lewis Avenue...
  • Champion show dog found neglected in East Oakland

    03/24/2012 1:09:31 PM PDT · by csvset · 69 replies · 5+ views
    SF Gate ^ | March 24, 2012 | Carolyn Jones
    Once upon a time in Tulsa, Okla., there was a flaxen-haired princess with a coterie of loving attendants, a three-hour-a-day grooming regimen and a room full of trophies. Fast-forward seven years to East Oakland. That princess - a champion shih tzu show dog named Pup-Pourri's Briana - was found this week staggering along one of the city's meanest streets, tangled in chicken wire and dirt-encrusted dreadlocks, one of the most bizarre animal-neglect cases Oakland animal control officers have ever seen. "Our best guess is that she was enclosed in chicken wire so tightly she couldn't move, for months if not...
  • 90-year-old assault victim Bob Strait released from hospital

    03/23/2012 8:13:01 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies · 3+ views
    KJRH ^ | 03/21/2012
    The surviving victim from last weeks brutal home invasion and beating is out of the hospital. 90-year-old Bob Strait is home with family members. He suffered serious injuries during the incident, but his wife Nancy died. Family members say Bob Strait is recovering physically, but emotionally his wounds are deep and he says he never wants to go back to the home he and his wife shared for more than 40 years. "When I was holding his hand you could tell he was shaking on the inside, he was scared and when we asked him yesterday if he was ready...
  • together for 65 years... only to be parted after home invader beat wife to death

    03/21/2012 3:51:12 AM PDT · by patriot08 · 55 replies · 3+ views
    Mail online ^ | 3/20/12 | Nina Golgowski
    Full title: Couple met and married within a month and stayed together for 65 years... only to be parted after home invader beat wife to death An 85-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and battered to death by a home invader who also shot her 90-year-old husband in the face with a BB gun. Nancy and Bob Strait, who had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in December, were discovered by their daughter at their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both the pensioners were rushed to hospital where Mrs Strait, who was nearly blind, died from her injuries. Mr Strait, who served in...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • Marines Hit the Ground Running in Seeking Recruits at Gay Center

    09/21/2011 1:14:06 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 83 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2011 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    TULSA, Okla. — Master Sgt. Anthony Henry, a top Marine recruiting trainer for the southwestern United States, pulled up to Tulsa’s biggest gay community center on Tuesday morning and left his Chevy where he could make a fast getaway. “I have an exit strategy,” he said. “I know where my choke points are, I’ve strategically parked my car right on the curbside, I have an out.” But as it happened, one of the strangest days in the history of the United States Marine Corps unfolded without the protests and insults that Sergeant Henry had feared. Sergeant Henry, who had been...
  • Key witness in Tulsa police trial arrested on traffic misdemeanors

    09/19/2011 9:42:07 PM PDT · by Immerito · 10 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | September 17, 2011 | OMER GILLHAM
    Five Tulsa police officers - including one who accidentally fired his weapon - served misdemeanor traffic warrants and arrested a key witness Thursday in a police corruption lawsuit against the city. The officer who fired his weapon is under internal investigation, and police refused to release his name. Kelie D. Barnes, 32, was arrested Thursday on outstanding municipal warrants, Tulsa Jail records show. Barnes' warrants are all misdemeanors involving failure to wear a seat belt, expired tag, no proof of insurance, no driver's license and speeding, according to jail records. ***** In arresting Kelie Barnes, police officers forced open the...
  • URGENT Help for Golden Retriever Needed in Tulsa [Update at #11]

    09/08/2011 3:43:55 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Does anyone have any connections in Tulsa, OK? Koda needs transport to Denver tomorrow, or somewhere to stay out of the shelter tomorrow night. Misha May has a foster home if we can get him here! HELP! 12 hours one way by car - anyone have connection to an airplane? Koda is a 7 yr old, neutered Golden Retriever who needs rescue out of his Tulsa OK shelter by tomorrow (Thursday) AM or he will be euthanized. He has a very sweet disposition... loves people, kids, other dogs and cats. Lorraine May The Misha May Foundation 303-239-0382
  • Tulsa OK Tower Climber Down

    08/16/2011 4:54:15 PM PDT · by waus · 5 replies
    Newson6 ^ | 8-16-11 | waus
    After six-days Tulsa, OK tower climber 25-year-old William Boyd Sturdivant II has been rescued and is being transported in an ambulance. Live feed here.
  • Man on tower for sixth day - Oklahoma

    08/16/2011 12:52:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies ^ | August 16, 2011 | FOX 23
    Tulsa Police enter the sixth day of trying to get William Sturdivant to come down from the tower outside FOX23 studios. On Monday afternoon, 25-year old Sturdivant climbed part of the way down before climbing back up to a spot about 100 feet up the 300 foot tower. A Tulsa police negotiator says he believes the man will eventually become so tired and dehydrated that he has to give in to rescue efforts. Onlookers continue to flood parking lots and slow down along Memorial Drive. Negotiators believe spectators are a roadblock in their attempts to talk the man into descending,...
  • Finding Baptist Church Tulsa OK

    08/07/2011 10:54:37 AM PDT · by BenKenobi · 42 replies
    Today | Ben Kenobi
    This is my first thread started here. I have a friend of mine in Tulsa OK who is leaving his Methodist Church because of a female pastor. He is looking for a more conservative Baptist Church in the Tulsa area. I would like a recommendation from FReepers who are in the area so that I can help my friend. Thank you very much for your time!
  • Thousands back Tulsa officer ordered to Muslim worship

    07/10/2011 6:59:27 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 07-10-11 | Bob Unrch
    Tens of thousands of Americans are lining up in support of a police officer in Tulsa, Okla., who was punished for refusing his department's order to attend an "Islamic proselytizing event" even as a legal team representing the captain is petitioning the court to add new allegations of misbehavior by his superiors to a lawsuit over the dispute. WND reported earlier when a legal action was brought by attorneys with the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Paul Fields. Named as defendants are the city, police chief Charles W. Jordan and deputy chief Alvin Daryl Webster. The lawsuit focuses...
  • Mosque flap leads to TPD captain being suspended

    06/17/2011 12:03:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies ^ | 06/17/2011 | NICOLE MARSHALL
    A Tulsa police captain who disobeyed an order to make officers attend a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at a Tulsa mosque was suspended without pay for two weeks. His suspension began June 12 and will end June 25, according to a personnel order signed by Police Chief Chuck Jordan. The Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was held March 4 at the mosque of the Islamic Society of Tulsa. Jordan has said the Islamic Society scheduled the event to show its appreciation for the officers' response to a threat against it. Officers have attended past events at that location. In a Feb....
  • Husband Gets Life Without Parole For Raping His Wife

    06/03/2011 5:03:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies ^ | June 3, 2011 | Yvonne Harris
    Among the witnesses taking the stand were a former girlfriend and also a common law wife each testifying to past abuse by William Lafffoon. A jury of 6 men and 6 women heard unthinkable acts of rape and abuse involving a lit cigarette, a broom, and a knife. But it was the case of Laffoon's wife that put the trial in motion. " When I read this latest case. 4;18 It was scary how similar it was to the case I worked with the same guy in 2005," says Bob Haley, Wagoner Police Chief, who worked for the Wagoner County...