On this edition of ST, we speak with Cat Warren, a university professor and former journalist who for several years had an admittedly strange hobby -- that is, she and her German shepherd, Solo, would often go searching for the dead. Solo, now retired, was a cadaver dog -- and what began as an effort to make the best of Solo's unruly energy and boundless enthusiasm eventually became, for our guest today, a quest to learn all she could about so-called "working" dogs, their handlers, and their trainers.
Presley Family Ministries gets approval for a unique, mixed-use development in West Tulsa County where not much has been built for decades. Dr. Richard Presley says plans for the nearly 22 acres at West 41st and the Gilcrease Expressway include homes, green space, two lakes, a community meeting area, and even a chapel.
He sees it as kind of a mini-gathering place for the Berryhill area. The development would take place in phases and isn’t scheduled for completion until 2020.
A Tulsa Public Schools bond issue isn’t the only matter Tulsa-area voters will consider tomorrow.
Money is at stake for the city of Sapulpa. Voters will consider bonds totaling $6.6 million spread among four propositions. Economic Development Director Ted Fisher says just over half will go toward mandated repairs to Sahoma Lake Dam and the city’s sewer system.
PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — The parents of an Oklahoma State University assistant women's basketball coach killed in an Arkansas plane crash settled a wrongful death claim for $250,000, according to Kay County records.
The Oklahoman reported Monday the parents of Miranda Serna reached a confidential settlement with the pilot's insurance company, but details became public when her divorced parents disagreed on how to split the money.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor would have broad new powers to appoint the directors of ten different state entities under a bill being considered by a Senate committee.
Broken Arrow Republican state Sen. Nathan Dahm is expected to present the bill Monday in the Senate General Government Committee that he chairs. It calls for the heads of ten different state agencies and boards to be fired effective Jan. 1 and allows the governor to name their replacement.
Dahm did not return telephone messages seeking comment about his bill.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.
The survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the regional growth is likely although areas "linked closely to the energy sector, including ethanol, are experiencing pullbacks in economic activity."