The Univeristy of Tulsa's free-to-the-public Presidential Lecture Series, sponsored by the Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair, will soon get underway here on the TU campus. The first lecture in this annual series, scheduled for tomorrow night (Wednesday the 3rd) at 7:30pm at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, will feature the acclaimed author and journalist Charles C. Mann, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, The Atlantic Monthly, and elsewhere.
On this edition of ST, we listen back to an interview that we did in April with the novelist and essayist Ayelet Waldman (whose books include "Red Hook Road," "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits," "Daughter's Keeper," and "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes"). Waldman spoke with us about her then-new novel, "Love and Treasure," which has been thus summarized in Booklist: "Classics scholar Jack Wiseman, in the last throes of pancreatic cancer, entrusts an enamel locket to his granddaughter, imploring her to find the rightful owner. It's the only thing he's ever asked of her.
Thunderstorms overnight and this morning have caused problems to the power grid in northeastern Oklahoma. Strong winds and lightning have knocked out power across portions of Washington, Tulsa, Wagoner, Oklmulgee and Okfuskee Counties.
A line of thunderstorms swept into Tulsa just before 8 a.m. dumping heavy rain and snarling the morning rush hour. The National Weather Service issued an Urban Stream Advisory because of the heavy rain.
The Tulsa Police Department went to Operation Slick Streets and the rain related wrecks stacked up. At one point had 10-different accidents being investigated at the same time.
Lightning strikes had the fire department and police department responding to numerous alarm calls.
Tulsa Police are sorting through the details following the fatal shooting of a man in northwest Tulsa this morning. It happened about 4:30 this morning, in a neighborhood near Highway 412 and the Gilcrease Museum Road.
Officer Jillian Roberson tells KWGS, that officers were dispatched to the scene and found a man with self-inflicted stab wounds. She says officers tried to get the man to put down this knife. He ignored the commands and lunged at the officers. That is when three officers fired.
An affidavit filed recently in Oklahoma County District Court contains claims that members of a high-profile political consulting firm and an independent "dark money" group improperly joined forces to demand donations to candidates and to the dark money group.
The search-warrant affidavit, written by the chief investigator for the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, was filed in court last week and is part of the office’s investigation into alleged campaign law violations.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The widow and son of a Bartlesville man who died during firefighting training have been awarded more than $503,000 in federal and state death benefits despite testimony that the man never was really with any fire department.
The Oklahoman reports that Thomas Russell Topping died in 2008 after registering at a state training facility as a volunteer for the Barnsdall fire department. But Barnsdall's fire chief, Pete O'Dell, testified in workers' comp court that Topping wasn't actually a volunteer.