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A grim discovery is made just south of Cushing. The body of 26-year-old Sheralynn Neff of Newton, Kansas was located this morning after making a flawed jump from an airplane on Sunday afternoon.

The body was found just across the county line in Lincoln County, where Charlie Dougherty is sheriff. The sheriff says the woman was not in a harness and her body was located several miles away from where her parachute had drifted. 

The FAA is on the scene at Cushing and is conducting an investgation. The sheriff says Neff was an accomplished skydiver. 

 

A woman driving a sport utility vehicle and claiming to have an undisclosed "device" is in a standoff with Tulsa police just outside the Tulsa Air National Guard Base.

Television images from the scene show a sport utility vehicle at the entrance to the base with several police cars blocking it from behind. Streets in the area have been closed.

Car (and Child) Repossessed in Tulsa

Jul 17, 2016
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A child is found in the back seat of a repossessed car in South Tulsa. The incident took place Saturday afternoon near a 21st and South Memorial business.

The woman had gone inside to schedule service for the car when the repo man took the car with another set of keys, not knowing the child was in the back seat.

The child has been returned to the mother. No arrests have been made.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for opponents of Oklahoma's so-called "Right to Farm" ballot initiative have filed an appeal to try to keep the measure off the statewide ballot in November.

Attorney Heather Hintz said an accelerated appeal was filed in hopes that the state Supreme Court will take up the case before an August deadline for the Oklahoma Election Board to print the November ballot.

One of the more closely watched electoral races coming up in the June 28th primary is the surprising campaign for the Republican nomination in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District. In this race, incumbent Congressman Jim Bridenstine seeks what he says is his "final term." But Tulsa oilman Tom Atkinson has challenged the incumbent in a very competitive race. 

There's been a huge explosion in the popularity of barbecue and smoked foods, and our guest on this episode of StudioTulsa says you can smoke nearly anything -- from eggs and cheeses to desserts and cocktails. Steven Raichlen is the bestselling author of "The Barbecue Bible," and his latest public television series (and new companion book) moves beyond BBQ to a variety of smoking techniques. "Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana" offers tips on equipment and techniques, and an assortment of recipes far beyond the usual meats, poultry, and seafood.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with University of Tulsa theatre professor Machele Miller Dill, who has written what she calls "a play with original music." "The Lowdown Dusty Blues" features songwriter and actor Chris Jett as a journeyman blues singer, whose life and muse have been molded by the Dust Bowl, and by the death of his father to a dust storm. The one-act piece tells the story through a series of scenes all set on April 13th, the character's birthday and the anniversary of his father's death.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, guest host Dr. John Schumann speaks with The Oklahoman's medical and health reporter, Jaclyn Cosgrove, a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship in Mental Health Journalism. Her project for the fellowship is focused on low-income, uninsured Oklahomans who are diagnosed with mental illness and substance use disorders.

The OKC Philharmonic offered a gala concert marking the close of their 27th season on Saturday, May 14th at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City.  Led by music director Joel Levine, the Philharmonic presented a program showcasing the orchestra’s musicians and featuring España by Emmanuel Chabrier, William Walton’s CrownImperial March, the West Side Story Symphonic Dances of Leonard Bernstein and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition offered in the orchestral version made by Maurice Ravel in 1922.  

TCC Holds STEM Summer Camp

Jun 15, 2016
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Tulsa Community College hosts a STEM Symposium for students from middle school to college to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. The half-day symposium allows students to do hands-on projects like build a solar car or learn about aquaponics or robotics.

The Union & Bixby middle school students are on TCC Northeast Campus Wednesday as part of a week long Summer Engineering Camp. The students will spend each day on a different college campus and touring a different Tulsa business.

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