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  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:54:34 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...
  • OSU, TU, And ORU Men's Basketball To Be Featured In Las Vegas Tournament

    OSU, TU, And ORU Men's Basketball To Be Featured In Las Vegas Tournament

    The University of Tulsa Basketball team is one of three Oklahoma programs to play in the first MGM Grand Main Event, a new tournament featuring eight teams, Nov. 24-26 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.
    The University of Tulsa Basketball team is one of three Oklahoma programs to play in the first MGM Grand Main Event, a new tournament featuring eight teams, Nov. 24-26 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.
  • AP Reporter Witnesses Condemned Arizona Inmate's Last Moments

    AP Reporter Witnesses Condemned Arizona Inmate's Last Moments

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - An Associated Press reporter who witnessed an Arizona murderer's execution watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour and a half before he finally took his last breath.The gasping and snorting began shortly after a sedative and a pain killer were injected into Joseph Rudolph Wood's veins Wednesday afternoon. He gasped more than 600 times over the next hour and 40 minutes.An administrator checked on Wood a half dozen times. His breathing slowed down as a deacon sai...
    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - An Associated Press reporter who witnessed an Arizona murderer's execution watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour and a half before he finally took his last breath.The gasping and snorting began shortly after a sedative and a pain killer were injected into Joseph Rudolph Wood's veins Wednesday afternoon. He gasped more than 600 times over the next hour and 40 minutes.An administrator checked on Wood a half dozen times. His breathing slowed down as a deacon sai...
  • Orange Juice Sales Go Sour

    Orange Juice Sales Go Sour

    There's troubling news for citrus farmers. Fewer Americans are having a glass of orange juice with breakfast.
    There's troubling news for citrus farmers. Fewer Americans are having a glass of orange juice with breakfast.
  • Memorial Tree For Former Beatle Cut Down After Ironic Death

    Memorial Tree For Former Beatle Cut Down After Ironic Death

    A memorial tree dedicated to the beloved guitarist of The Beatles has died after an attack by beetles.
    A memorial tree dedicated to the beloved guitarist of The Beatles has died after an attack by beetles.
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:46:10 GMT
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
  • Oklahoma Schools Get Funding Boost

    Oklahoma Schools Get Funding Boost

    Oklahoma schools are receiving their allocation for the new fiscal year, and districts are receiving an increase of about $38 per student.
    Oklahoma schools are receiving their allocation for the new fiscal year, and districts are receiving an increase of about $38 per student.
  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:16:45 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
  • California Company Issues Nation Wide Fruit Recall

    California Company Issues Nation Wide Fruit Recall

    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
  • Nominate A Special Nurse In Your Life

    Nominate A Special Nurse In Your Life

    A group in Oklahoma is looking to bring nurses the recognition they deserve.The Great 100 Nurses Foundation will honor nurses based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession and for mentoring others.The program got started in New Orleans, Louisiana, almost 30 years ago. The foundation has spread to Oklahoma, North Carolina and Texas.A banquet is scheduled for September 30th at the Hard Rock, and the guest list includes community leaders, healthcare and government le...
    A group in Oklahoma is looking to bring nurses the recognition they deserve.The Great 100 Nurses Foundation will honor nurses based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession and for mentoring others.The program got started in New Orleans, Louisiana, almost 30 years ago. The foundation has spread to Oklahoma, North Carolina and Texas.A banquet is scheduled for September 30th at the Hard Rock, and the guest list includes community leaders, healthcare and government le...
  • Sentencing Delayed In Gerhart Trial

    Sentencing Delayed In Gerhart Trial

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Formal sentencing for the co-founder of the Sooner Tea Party on felony blackmail and computer crimes convictions has been delayed.Al Gerhart was set to be sentenced Tuesday by Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott, but the sentencing date was delayed until Aug. 19.Gerhart was convicted in May after sending a politically charged email to a state senator who testified he felt threatened by the email's tone.The March 2013 email warned state Sen. Cliff Branan that if he ...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Formal sentencing for the co-founder of the Sooner Tea Party on felony blackmail and computer crimes convictions has been delayed.Al Gerhart was set to be sentenced Tuesday by Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott, but the sentencing date was delayed until Aug. 19.Gerhart was convicted in May after sending a politically charged email to a state senator who testified he felt threatened by the email's tone.The March 2013 email warned state Sen. Cliff Branan that if he ...
  • Stoops Address Player Position Changes, Transfers, And More At Big 12 Media Days

    Stoops Address Player Position Changes, Transfers, And More At Big 12 Media Days

    The second and final session of the Big 12 Football Media Days was held Tuesday in Dallas, Texas. Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops was one of the five featured head coaches to speak.
    The second and final session of the Big 12 Football Media Days was held Tuesday in Dallas, Texas. Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops was one of the five featured head coaches to speak.
  • Why Having a PB&J is A Cheaper Lunch Option Lately

    Why Having a PB&J is A Cheaper Lunch Option Lately

    Are you craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? It's a cheaper lunch option.
    Are you craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? It's a cheaper lunch option.
  • 34 OSBI Agents Graduate from Investigative Academy

    34 OSBI Agents Graduate from Investigative Academy

    OSBI has graduated its 14th advanced investigative academy. Thirty-four agents hired since 2007 attended the six-week long training session.
    OSBI has graduated its 14th advanced investigative academy. Thirty-four agents hired since 2007 attended the six-week long training session.
  • Too Good To Be True? Billionaire Suggests 3-Day Work Week

    Too Good To Be True? Billionaire Suggests 3-Day Work Week

    How does a three day work week sound? One of the world's richest men says we all should be spending more time at home.
    How does a three day work week sound? One of the world's richest men says we all should be spending more time at home.
  • Oklahoma's Unemployment Rate Drops

    Oklahoma's Unemployment Rate Drops

    Oklahoma's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in almost six years.Gov. Mary Fallin says pro-growth policies are helping grow the economy. "Creating jobs has been my number one priority," Fallin says. "By embracing pro-growth policies like tax cuts, reining in the size of government, and reducing the regulatory burden on job creators, Oklahoma's economy has gotten back on the right track."Fallin says almost 10,000 jobs were added in June alone, with more than 100,000 total added since F...
    Oklahoma's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in almost six years.Gov. Mary Fallin says pro-growth policies are helping grow the economy. "Creating jobs has been my number one priority," Fallin says. "By embracing pro-growth policies like tax cuts, reining in the size of government, and reducing the regulatory burden on job creators, Oklahoma's economy has gotten back on the right track."Fallin says almost 10,000 jobs were added in June alone, with more than 100,000 total added since F...
  • Free Immunizations and TPS Enrollment Today

    Free Immunizations and TPS Enrollment Today

    Tulsa Public Schools are enrolling new students to the district for the 2014/15 school year today. You can go to Memorial High School at 5840 S. Hudson Ave. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.They are also offering free immunizations for the students needing them.For more information for enrollment dates and times go to: Http://www.tulsaschools.org/Enroll
    Tulsa Public Schools are enrolling new students to the district for the 2014/15 school year today. You can go to Memorial High School at 5840 S. Hudson Ave. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.They are also offering free immunizations for the students needing them.For more information for enrollment dates and times go to: Http://www.tulsaschools.org/Enroll
  • Remains Of Soldier Lost In WWII Returned To Family

    Remains Of Soldier Lost In WWII Returned To Family

    The Department of Defense says a U.S. Serviceman has been identified after he went missing in World War II.Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen was reported killed in action November 20th, 1943. He was from Kentucky and was assigned to the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll to secure that area against the Japanese.That island got converted to a military base, and a lot of the people who were lost could not be located after the restructure.In November of 2013, History Flight excavated an area on ...
    The Department of Defense says a U.S. Serviceman has been identified after he went missing in World War II.Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen was reported killed in action November 20th, 1943. He was from Kentucky and was assigned to the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll to secure that area against the Japanese.That island got converted to a military base, and a lot of the people who were lost could not be located after the restructure.In November of 2013, History Flight excavated an area on ...
  • Oklahoma Congressmen Urge Obama to Stop Housing Children at Fort Sill

    Oklahoma Congressmen Urge Obama to Stop Housing Children at Fort Sill

    Members of Oklahoma's all-Republican congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to reconsider using Fort Sill to house unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been caught trying to entering the country illegally.
    Members of Oklahoma's all-Republican congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to reconsider using Fort Sill to house unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been caught trying to entering the country illegally.
  • Number of Oklahoma Children Living in Poverty Doubles

    Number of Oklahoma Children Living in Poverty Doubles

    A new national study shows that nearly 1 in 4 children in Oklahoma live in poverty and the number of children living in high-poverty areas has more than doubled since 2000.
    A new national study shows that nearly 1 in 4 children in Oklahoma live in poverty and the number of children living in high-poverty areas has more than doubled since 2000.
  • Tulsa Zoo Celebrates Second-Highest Yearly Attendance

    Tulsa Zoo Celebrates Second-Highest Yearly Attendance

    The Tulsa Zoo's attendance topped 622,000 guests during its 2013-14 fiscal year, marking a milestone for the zoo.This attendance total is the second-highest in the zoo's 85-year history, just shy of the 669,928 guests who attended the zoo in 1997 after the opening of the Tropical American Rainforest. According to a press release, this record-breaking year can be attributed to the zoo's temporary dinosaur exhibit, Zoorassic Park. Significant births and hatchings also drove guests t...
    The Tulsa Zoo's attendance topped 622,000 guests during its 2013-14 fiscal year, marking a milestone for the zoo.This attendance total is the second-highest in the zoo's 85-year history, just shy of the 669,928 guests who attended the zoo in 1997 after the opening of the Tropical American Rainforest. According to a press release, this record-breaking year can be attributed to the zoo's temporary dinosaur exhibit, Zoorassic Park. Significant births and hatchings also drove guests t...
  • Cherokee Language Now Available in Braille

    Cherokee Language Now Available in Braille

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    The Cherokee Nation now has its written language, the Cherokee syllabary, available in Braille.
    The Cherokee Nation now has its written language, the Cherokee syllabary, available in Braille.
  • Study: Millennials Want Cash, Not Stocks

    Study: Millennials Want Cash, Not Stocks

    Forget about the stock market. Millennials want their money in the form of cash.
    Forget about the stock market. Millennials want their money in the form of cash.
  • New Fee Means Everyone Will Pay A Little More To Fly

    New Fee Means Everyone Will Pay A Little More To Fly

    Get ready to pay a little more when you fly. New rates for the TSA's "September 11th Security Fee" take effect Monday.
    Get ready to pay a little more when you fly. New rates for the TSA's "September 11th Security Fee" take effect Monday.
  • Former Broken Arrow Athlete Appears for Scheduled Hearing

    Former Broken Arrow Athlete Appears for Scheduled Hearing

    Prosecutors charged Devon Thomas with first degree burglary and shooting with intent to kill in June. He's accused of robbing an unidentified individual at gunpoint along with Eduard Smith, Emmanuel Scott and De'Carrio Taylor.
    Prosecutors charged Devon Thomas with first degree burglary and shooting with intent to kill in June. He's accused of robbing an unidentified individual at gunpoint along with Eduard Smith, Emmanuel Scott and De'Carrio Taylor.

  • Demolition Nears End for Site of Former Church Donated to Habitat for Humanity

    Demolition Nears End for Site of Former Church Donated to Habitat for Humanity

    Members of Tulsa's Habitat for Humanity were back out at the former Bowen Baptist Church finishing the demolition process. This took place near North Rockford Avenue and East Independence Street in the Crutchfield Neighborhood.
    Members of Tulsa's Habitat for Humanity were back out at the former Bowen Baptist Church finishing the demolition process. This took place near North Rockford Avenue and East Independence Street in the Crutchfield Neighborhood.

  • Kiefer Police and Fire Departments Blood Drive

    Kiefer Police and Fire Departments Blood Drive

    KIEFER, OK – The Kiefer Police and Fire Departments are joining together for the “Guns and Hoses” blooddrive for the Oklahoma Blood Institute on August 2nd. It will take placeat the Kiefer Fire Station located next to City Hall.They are encouraging donors to come out and help save up to three lives, per their donation and receive a "Guns and Hoses" T-Shirt and a voucher, redeemable for two admission tickets to the Tulsa Zoo.“I hope I see a lot of 'Guns and Hoses' T-Shirts at the zoo this year...
    KIEFER, OK – The Kiefer Police and Fire Departments are joining together for the “Guns and Hoses” blooddrive for the Oklahoma Blood Institute on August 2nd. It will take placeat the Kiefer Fire Station located next to City Hall.They are encouraging donors to come out and help save up to three lives, per their donation and receive a "Guns and Hoses" T-Shirt and a voucher, redeemable for two admission tickets to the Tulsa Zoo.“I hope I see a lot of 'Guns and Hoses' T-Shirts at the zoo this year...
  • Tulsa County Sheriff Deputies Warn Against Trafficking Scam

    Tulsa County Sheriff Deputies Warn Against Trafficking Scam

    Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputies are warning against scams that are based on helping victims of human trafficking. Deputies say some organizations are asking for money to help the undocumented children at Ft. Sill.Some of the non-profit groups are legitimate, but deputies say the situation opens the door for dishonest donations.One way to find out if an organization is legitimate is to search the IRS web site at http://www.irs.gov/If you or someone you know has been victimized, contact the Tul...
    Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputies are warning against scams that are based on helping victims of human trafficking. Deputies say some organizations are asking for money to help the undocumented children at Ft. Sill.Some of the non-profit groups are legitimate, but deputies say the situation opens the door for dishonest donations.One way to find out if an organization is legitimate is to search the IRS web site at http://www.irs.gov/If you or someone you know has been victimized, contact the Tul...
  • OSBI Investigating Grove Assault Involving Brothers

    OSBI Investigating Grove Assault Involving Brothers

    Initial details from the OSBI state that officers were notified that Randy Murry had been assaulted by his brother, Gary Murry. It's alleged that the attack happened at the residence where several people had gathered to socialize.
    Initial details from the OSBI state that officers were notified that Randy Murry had been assaulted by his brother, Gary Murry. It's alleged that the attack happened at the residence where several people had gathered to socialize.

  • Bernice Swimming Area Remains Closed, E. Coli Levels Remain Elevated

    Bernice Swimming Area Remains Closed, E. Coli Levels Remain Elevated

    Officials with the Grand River Dam Authority stated that the swimming area at the Bernice State Park will remain closed this week. Area visitors have not been able to swim in at the beach since June.
    Officials with the Grand River Dam Authority stated that the swimming area at the Bernice State Park will remain closed this week. Area visitors have not been able to swim in at the beach since June.

  • Obama Calls for Immediate Access to Ukraine Crash Site

    Obama Calls for Immediate Access to Ukraine Crash Site

    President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine where a passenger jet was shot down last week.
    President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine where a passenger jet was shot down last week.
  • Oklahoma Boy Killed in ATV Wreck

    Oklahoma Boy Killed in ATV Wreck

    Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after an all-terrain vehicle accident in western Oklahoma.
    Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after an all-terrain vehicle accident in western Oklahoma.
  • Breaking Down Big 12 Football With David Ubben

    Breaking Down Big 12 Football With David Ubben

    Big 12 football reporter David Ubben of Fox Sports Southwest spends some time on the Ford Sports Xtra to discuss the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and some of the other expected league contenders heading into the 2014 season.
    Big 12 football reporter David Ubben of Fox Sports Southwest spends some time on the Ford Sports Xtra to discuss the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and some of the other expected league contenders heading into the 2014 season.
  • Youth Art Course Offered at Owasso Community Center

    Youth Art Course Offered at Owasso Community Center

    The Owasso Community Center is happy to announce that a third summer Children’s Art Course will be presented at the Owasso Community Center, 301 Cedar Street, according to "Owassoisms."Instructor Sharlee Kuhns will begin the course, Tuesday, July 29 and end on Tuesday, August 12. It will consist of six total classes held twice a week from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.The Instruction will give preference to students who will be in the 2nd through 5th grade when school resumes in the Fall. Registration ...
    The Owasso Community Center is happy to announce that a third summer Children’s Art Course will be presented at the Owasso Community Center, 301 Cedar Street, according to "Owassoisms."Instructor Sharlee Kuhns will begin the course, Tuesday, July 29 and end on Tuesday, August 12. It will consist of six total classes held twice a week from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.The Instruction will give preference to students who will be in the 2nd through 5th grade when school resumes in the Fall. Registration ...
  • Tulsa 66ers Set To Relocate To Oklahoma City

    Tulsa 66ers Set To Relocate To Oklahoma City

    The Oklahoma City Thunder’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers, will be moving to Oklahoma City, the Thunder announced today.  The 66ers have played home games the last two seasons at the SpiritBank Event Center in Bixby, Okla., but team officials were notified recently that the facility will no longer offer arena space for lease.
    The Oklahoma City Thunder’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers, will be moving to Oklahoma City, the Thunder announced today.  The 66ers have played home games the last two seasons at the SpiritBank Event Center in Bixby, Okla., but team officials were notified recently that the facility will no longer offer arena space for lease.
  • Green Country RV and Boat Show

    Green Country RV and Boat Show

    The annual Green Country RV and Boat Show starts Friday at the River Spirit Expo.
    The annual Green Country RV and Boat Show starts Friday at the River Spirit Expo.
  • Diggins, Paris Lead Shock To Matinee Win Over San Antonio

    Diggins, Paris Lead Shock To Matinee Win Over San Antonio

    Courtney Paris scored a career-high 22 points and the Tulsa Shock made three late free throws to beat the San Antonio Stars 95-90 Thursday.
    Courtney Paris scored a career-high 22 points and the Tulsa Shock made three late free throws to beat the San Antonio Stars 95-90 Thursday.
  • Media Votes Sooners As Preseason Big 12 Favorite

    Media Votes Sooners As Preseason Big 12 Favorite

    Oklahoma has been tabbed as the favorites to win its ninth Big 12 championship in the 2014 Big 12 Football Preseason Poll, voted on by media representatives who cover the conference.Thursday’s announcement from the Big 12 marks the fourth time in the past five seasons that OU has been selected as the preseason favorites.OU garnered 47 of the 56 first-place votes and 548 total points to top the preseason rankings. Baylor finished second in the rankings with 508 total points and nine first-plac...
    Oklahoma has been tabbed as the favorites to win its ninth Big 12 championship in the 2014 Big 12 Football Preseason Poll, voted on by media representatives who cover the conference.Thursday’s announcement from the Big 12 marks the fourth time in the past five seasons that OU has been selected as the preseason favorites.OU garnered 47 of the 56 first-place votes and 548 total points to top the preseason rankings. Baylor finished second in the rankings with 508 total points and nine first-plac...
  • Oklahoma: Death Row Inmates' Rights Not Violated

    Oklahoma: Death Row Inmates' Rights Not Violated

    Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma say the drugs and procedures used to execute a death row inmate in April do not violate the constitutional rights of other prisoners awaiting execution.
    Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma say the drugs and procedures used to execute a death row inmate in April do not violate the constitutional rights of other prisoners awaiting execution.
  • Jenks, Claremore Men Found Dead After Shooting in OKC Area

    Jenks, Claremore Men Found Dead After Shooting in OKC Area

    Officials at the Oklahoma City Police Department stated that Cross and Kaiser were found with gunshot wounds. It was unclear who fired the initial shot.
    Officials at the Oklahoma City Police Department stated that Cross and Kaiser were found with gunshot wounds. It was unclear who fired the initial shot.
  • Pay What You Can Cafe Open For Lunch Thursday

    Pay What You Can Cafe Open For Lunch Thursday

    Tulsa's Table will host its second "Pay What You Can" community cafe Thursday.
    Tulsa's Table will host its second "Pay What You Can" community cafe Thursday.
  • US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

    US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:14:02 GMT
    U.S. officials say the Obama administration is levying deeper sanctions on Russia as the West grapples for a way to quell an insurgency in eastern Ukraine widely believed to be backed by Moscow.
    Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their...
  • Gas Card Giveaway

    Gas Card Giveaway

    Tulsa's Channel 8 is giving away $50 gas cards.
    Tulsa's Channel 8 is giving away $50 gas cards.
  • The NSA collects millions of our digital images per day

    The NSA collects millions of our digital images per day

    The National Security Agency (NSA) has ramped up its collection of digital facial images in the past four years, according to The New York Times, which cites documents from 2011 leaked by Edward Snowden.
    The National Security Agency (NSA) has ramped up its collection of digital facial images in the past four years, according to The New York Times, which cites documents from 2011 leaked by Edward Snowden.
  • Victim Identified in South Tulsa Bicycle Accident

    Victim Identified in South Tulsa Bicycle Accident

    Garry Allen Domres, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision involving a bicycle and a car.
    Garry Allen Domres, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision involving a bicycle and a car.
  • Oklahoma Death Row Inmates

    Oklahoma Death Row Inmates

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