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SemGroup Corp. plans to buy Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Co. in a more than $2 billion deal.

SemGroup on Tuesday announced the planned acquisition from investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners. The agreement, including about 330 acres (130 hectares) along the Houston Ship Channel, is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

SemGroup, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a petroleum pipeline and storage company.

 

Paris prosecutors have opened a counterterrorism investigation after an unidentified assailant attacked police with a hammer outside Notre Dame Cathedral.

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb says the attacker cried "it's for Syria" as he went after officers patrolling an esplanade in front of the famous landmark.

The Paris prosecutor's office said the investigation was opened Tuesday soon after the attack. The attacker was shot and wounded in the incident in one of France's most popular tourist areas.

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Corps Monitors Lake Levels... Again

May 21, 2017
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The Tulsa District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is paying close attention to lake levels ahead of next weekend's Memorial Day Holiday. The holiday is the tradition start of the lake season.

Last week's rain forced up lake levels and the Corps is decide how much to release from dams.

Here are the flood pool levels and water release rates  as of 8 a.m. Sunday:

Fort Gibson:  Flood pool is 84% full. Releasing no water at this time.

Grand Lake: Flood pool is 90% full. Releasing water from the dam at 25,000 CFS

One Dead at Mohawk Manor

May 21, 2017
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Tulsa's homicide rate continues to increase with another murder reported. The latest happened on Saturday at Mohawk Manor near 36th Street North and Mohawk Boulevard.

Police say one person was found dead and another was taken into custody following a brief stand-off. As of this writing, no names have been released.

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Though they were not allowed to read it Wednesday night, the jury that found Betty Shelby not guilty had the letter explaining their verdict entered into the trial record.

Jurors believe Shelby acted according to her training when she shot Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16. The jury foreman, who wrote the letter, says the jury thought Crutcher could have been subdued with a Taser before he reached his SUV.

The OKC Philharmonic offered the final concert of their 28th season on Saturday, April 15th 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 the Roman Carnival Overture, Op 9 of Hector Berlioz, the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in f minor for orchestra by Franz Liszt, Percy Grainger’s setting for strings of Londonderry Air and the Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op 64 of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The Takács Quartet is recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, offering performances described as peerless in artistry, seraphic in unity of execution, searing and inspiring. Playing with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor and combining four distinctive musical personalities, the Quartet brings fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire in live performance and through its award winning discography.

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Tulsa’s 27th homicide of 2017 is recorded after a stabbing death early Wednesday morning. Police Officer Leland Ashley says the victim is identified as Wade Warthen, who died of his wounds at St. John Hospital. A suspect has been arrested. He is identified as Reginald Thompson. Detectives say the stabbing is apparently the result of a disagreement over money.

2016 was a record year for homicides in Tulsa. Through May of last year, 22 people had been murdered in the city. The count this year is already 27.

French pianist Philippe Bianconi has been described as an artist whose playing is “always close to the soul of the music, filling the space with poetry and life” by the Washington Post, “an extraordinary exhibition of musicianship, technical control and good taste which lent the music a freshness, immediacy and conviction one all too seldom encounters” by The London Times.

Scanning License Plates Is Latest Revenue-Boosting Move by DAs

Apr 30, 2017
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With less money from the state and bounced-check funds drying up, Oklahoma district attorneys are turning to issuing tickets and putting people on probation through their offices – activities typically left to police, counties and the Department of Corrections.

Their newest effort that yields revenue is to crack down on uninsured drivers using a system that scans the license plates of hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans on roadways every year.

The OKC Philharmonic welcomed conductor Vladimir Kulenovic and violinist Chloë Hanslip for the 7th Classics concert of the orchestra’s 28th season, presented on Saturday, March 25th at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. The final of six projected programs presenting guest conductors auditioning for the position of music director, to succeed the Philharmonic’s founder maestro Joel Levine, the program features Ms.

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  A comprehensive study of the United States withdrawal policy shows that Oklahoma's Constitutional Reserve Fund meets adequate and best-practice levels.

Three people are dead following a shooting in Coffeyville. Just after 10 last night Coffeyville Police were called to 208 S. Maple for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers found three people at the home. All three had been shot and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased have been identified as Reginald L. Johnson, 50, of Coffeyville; Kimberly K. Bell, 47, of Coffeyville; and a 17-year-old juvenile. The name of the juvenile has not been released.

The OKC Philharmonic welcomed conductor Daniel Hege and pianist Haochen Zhang for the 6th Classics concert of the orchestra’s 28th season, presented on Saturday, March 4th at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City.

Concert 4 "Romanticism Revisited"

Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing, soulful interpretations, and its performances of music from memory, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. Founded in Israel in 2001, when its members were young students, the Ariel Quartet have been playing together ever since. Recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Quartet serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts.

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The rains aren't enough to end the burn ban in Tulsa County. Even with the weekend rainfall, the burn ban in Tulsa County will continue. Commissioners voted to extend the outdoor burning prohibition another week based on a recommendation from fire chiefs and the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency. Deputy Director Joe Kralicek says the rain wasn’t enough to make much of a dent in the drought conditions.

The OKC Philharmonic welcomed guest conductor Andreas Delfs and cellist Christine Lamprea for the fifth Classics concert of the orchestra’s 28th season, presented on Saturday, February 4th at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City.

Alexander Kobrin in concert and conversation from Oklahoma State University

Taking its name from the Dutch graphic artist MC Escher and inspired by the artist’s methods, the Escher String Quartet currently serves as the season’s artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A former BBC New Generation Artist ensemble, the quartet has performed at London’s BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall, is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall and serves as the quartet in residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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A Pryor substitute teacher is in big trouble with the law.  58-year-old John Autry was arrested after allegation he showed pornography in the classroom to students aged 12-to-14.

Nearly two dozen students were in the class and 21 report seeing the porn. Autry was arrested and booked into the Pryor jail.

Autry has been a substitute teacher for over 25-years.

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A draft memo indicates that the Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. The memo was obtained by The Associated Press.

The proposal includes four states that border on Mexico -- California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. But it also includes seven other states that don't -- Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer says the AP report is "100 percent not true." And he called it "irresponsible."

Taking its name from the Dutch graphic artist MC Escher and inspired by the artist’s methods, the Escher String Quartet currently serves as the season’s artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A former BBC New Generation Artist ensemble, the quartet has performed at London’s BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall, is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall and serves as the quartet in residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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A former McClain County jail administrator has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of an inmate who died while in custody.

 Online court records show Wayne Barnes pleaded guilty Thursday as part of a plea agreement in which prosecutors will recommend a sentence of to up to 51 months in prison. 

 Barnes faced up to life in prison if convicted. A sentencing date wasn't set.

 

In the third concert of their 14th season, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble offered a program featuring chamber works with voice by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Knight and works for violin, clarinet and piano by Alexander Arutiunian and Bela Bartok. “From far, from eve and morning and yon twelve-winded sky, the stuff of life to knit me blew hither: here am I." That verse of AE Housman opens the second song of On Wenlock Edge by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Vaughan Williams setting six poems from Housman's first and most enduring collection A Shropshire Lad in 1909.

Renowned for its impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s leading chamber ensembles, its elegant style melding the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire. The world’s premier pipa virtuosa, and leading ambassador of Chinese music Wu Man has carved out a career giving the ancient instrument a contemporary role in the modern musical world.

Pipeline Protests in Tulsa

Jan 29, 2017

About 200 people turnout for a peaceful protest in Tulsa against pipeline expansion in the United States. The gathering was held at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park in Tulsa on Saturday afternoon.

The group was opposed to both the Dakota Access Pipeline and well as the Keystone XL Pipeline. Oklahoma tribal leaders have often shown solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota with cash support and supply contributions.

Both projects had been stopped by the Obama Administration. That work was undone by President Trump last week.

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