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The Tulsa City-County Library is offering homework help for students.  It's a partnership between the Library and AmeriCorps and is available for students in 3rd through 8th grades.

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2 in Critical Condition, 1 Arrested in Overnight House Fire Video included

A man has been arrested in connection to the fire on a complaint of first-degree arson. He was identified as Steven Clement, 35.

Tulsa Police Arrest Man After Dealerships Vandalized

Tulsa Police say they have arrested the man responsible for vandalizing car dealerships.It happened just after midnight at various dealerships on S. Memorial near 41st St.Officers say William Knox, Jr., was hitting parked vehicles with an object. An eyewitness told police they saw Knox vandalizing the cars.Officers say they found an Oxycodone pill on him when they were arresting him.Knox was booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

OKC Bombing Memorial Upgraded, New Exhibits Added

The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum is getting an $8 million upgrade.Researchers have gathered hundreds of oral testimonies, exhibits and new artifacts, including the car that Timothy McVeigh was driving when he was pulled over and arrested the day of the bombing.The additions are designed to attract a younger generation of visitors.One hundred sixty-eight people died the morning of April 19th, 1995. McVeigh was convicted of bombing the Murrah Federal Building. He was put to death in ...

Authorities Charge Suspect in Quinton Homicide Involving Hammer

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Tulsa Man Accused of Shaking Infant Son to Death Video included

A Tulsa man is accused of killing his infant son.

Lockdown Lifted, Suspect in Custody After Kidnapping Video included

A man suspected of kidnapping two people is in custody.

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 ...

New I-244 Arkansas River Bridge Opens Today

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

Soggy Start to the Week

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

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.

Authorities Looking for Female Walgreens Robbery Suspect

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

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.

Fall-Like Weather Continues

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

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.

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...

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.

Suspects Booked after Alleged Sex at Theater

Left to right: Webster, Carroll Left to right: Webster, Carroll

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

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.

Ridgemont Apartment Fire Displaces Tulsans

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

3 Things to Know Friday

Here are the 3 things to know this morning.

Rainy, Cool Friday

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

School Lockdowns Lifted After Shooting Suspect in Custody Video included

Police are investigating reports of a shooting in North Tulsa.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Car Stolen With 1-Year-Old Boy in Back Seat; Child Found

Police arrested a man suspected of stealing a car with a baby in the back seat.

Body Found in Burned Car Near Muskogee

 Muskogee County authorities say a body has been found in a burned vehicle.

Outlets, Dining Planned for Hard Rock

Cherokee Nation Businesses announced today a partnership to bring upscale outlets and new dining options to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Man Accused of Kidnapping Arrested After Standoff

Police say a family dispute led to a hostage situation early this morning.

"Bunion Run" Celebrates Route 66, Donates To Students

The Bunion Run in Tulsa is celebrating Route 66 heritage and giving back to students in need.The 5K and fun run and the Sock Walk start Saturday morning at 8 a.m.The event got its name from a race back in the 1920s where people ran from Los Angeles to New York to celebrate the opening of Route 66.The racers pushed their limits for more than 3500 miles.This year, the Bunion Run will encourage the future rebirth of Route 66 in West Tulsa. Diane Bileck is the executive director for Route 66 Main...

Worker Killed After Being Run Over By Trash Truck Video included

A Sand Springs worker died Wednesday after being ran over by a trash truck, police said.

Drillers Drop Game 1 Of Championship Series To Midland

Former Drillers outfielder Kent Matthes broke a tie game with a towering three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to propel Midland to a 5-1 victory in the series opener.

The Rebirth Of BC Franklin Video included

It's current state is a shadow of what it once was, but there is hope on the horizon for BC Franklin."Very proud, I'm about to bust personally," said community activist Vanessa Hall Harper on the unveiling of the plans for phase one of BC Franklin's rebirth; with basketball courts, playgrounds, and a community garden."This issue wasn't just about a park, its about the respect and disrespect that north Tulsa had been receiving for much too long," said Kavin Ross.Feelings which were inflamed wh...

Hobart Escapees Found in West Tulsa

Tuesday, September 9, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office took into custody two escaped inmates from the Hobart Community Corrections Center.

2 Suspects Arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Suspects in Pittsburg Alleged Conspiracy to Commit Murder Case Suspects in Pittsburg Alleged Conspiracy to Commit Murder Case

Tuesday afternoon, two McAlester residents were charged with solicitation and conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree.

Woman Arrested in Connection to Alleged Stabbing

52-year-old Ginger Tunley has been arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing Tuesday afternoon.

New Housing & Retail Development Proposed In Claremore

Claremore could see a building boom. A developer proposed a new project to the City Council Monday evening.

OU Arrest Video Going Viral

Cell phone video of an arrest on the OU campus is now going viral.Witnesses say the man arrested was just sitting there and did nothing wrong.The video shows a 23-year-old homeless man screaming on Monday, while being restrained by three Norman police officers.It happened outside the chemistry building.The video was posted on Facebook by Blake Wilson, and is now on You Tube.Wilson wrote, "Dude was sitting on the ground doing nothing.."According the Oklahoma Daily, the man is suspected of publ...

TCC Students Hope For A Big Pay Off

The Federal Aviation Administration is going to be hiring 1500 new air traffic controllers, every year, for the next few years.So some students at Tulsa Community College, hope to be in line for some of those jobs.They get 2-years of training at the school's Aviation Center in Jenks.That gets them ready to apply to the FAA Academy in Oklahoma city.The use a state of the art simulator to learn their skills.They handle virtual aircraft on the ground and in the air, with other students acting as...

Red Cross Launches App To Save Lives

The Red Cross is giving you the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.The organization launched a blood donor app to schedule donations, track totals, and even earn rewards.The app includes personalized "selfies" for donors to share on social media, badges to unlock within the app, and a chance for donors to form teams to compete for top honors."The Red Cross Blood Donor App is a new way to help meet the constant need for blood," said Tricia Quinn, CEO, Southwest Blood Services Region...

Restaurant Week Making Sure Local Kids Do Not Go Hungry

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is hosting Restaurant Week to help their Food for Kids program, which is a way to make sure children get the food they need without going to bed hungry.Tuesday is Celebrity Waiter Night, and Channel 8's Jennifer Zeppelin will be waiting tables at Wild Fork in Utica Square.Restaurant Week is September 6th - 14th.Participating restaurants will donate a percentage to the Food Bank.More than 35 Tulsa-area restaurants are participating, including:Downtow...

Police: Little Boy Beaten With Dog Leash

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Muskogee police arrest a mother and her boyfriend for child abuse.The man is accused of hitting a four year old with a dog leash.Officers got a tip and found the boy with injuries all over his body.Rodney Robinson allegedly beat the child with a nylon leash.Police say, a metal clip at the end caused multiple cuts and bruises.The boy's mother, Judyth Howe was also arrested.Four children including a baby girl were removed from the home.Police described the house as "filthy".

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