Two Hurt in Tulsa Home Invasion

Jul 28, 2015
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One person is shot and another is pistol whipped in an east Tulsa home invasion. Tulsa Police officer Leland Ashley says it happened early this morning in a neighborhood near 21st and South Garnett.

Officer Ashley says four people entered the home. One resident was shot in the face with a rifle and another was whipped with the butt of a gun. The residents where then tied up. Two children in the house were not hurt.

Police say the victims did not know the suspects. They got away with cash and cell phones.

REDBIRD, Okla. (AP) — Wagoner County authorities say a woman who was picking up cans has been attacked and killed by a pack of dogs.

 A witness who saw the woman get attacked in the community of Redbird Friday and managed to chase the dogs away and call for help. But the Sheriff's Office says the woman died from her injuries before emergency personnel could arrive.

Deputies say the dogs mauled the woman's face and ripped her clothes apart. Authorities are attempting to identify the victim and additional details were not immediately available.

In the news this morning:

  • Broken Arrow police name one suspect, two victims in family homicide.
  • A new report ranks Tulsa's roads among the worst in the nation.
  • Arkansas River task force members react to a new dam proposal.   
Tulsa County

The state supreme court will not halt a grand jury probe of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. In a unanimous vote, justices deny a request by Sheriff Stanley Glanz to stop the empaneling of a grand jury beginning Monday. Glanz argued signatures were gathered improperly, but judges refused to assume jurisdiction, allowing the grand jury to move forward. Marq Lewis is a spokesman for We the People Oklahoma, a group calling for the investigation of the Sheriff. He says it’s been a struggle to get this before a grand jury, and praises the Supreme Court decision.

Oklahomans who purchase health insurance policies next year from the leading insurer in the Affordable Care Act marketplace could face unsubsidized rate increases averaging 31 percent, Oklahoma Watch data research shows.

President Obama plans to visit Oklahoma to discuss expanding economic opportunities in Indian Country, and make the first visit to a federal prison by a sitting chief executive. White House spokesman Keith Maley said in an email the president will arrive in Oklahoma Wednesday, July 15 and travel to Durant, where he'll visit the Choctaw Nation.

Ken Miller


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's treasurer says low oil and natural gas prices helped push last month's state revenue below levels from a year earlier.

Treasurer Ken Miller said Wednesday the state's gross receipts in June were less than collections from the prior year for the second consecutive month and the fourth time in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Proposed new education standards in math and English that were developed after Oklahoma scrapped Common Core standards last year are being made available to the public.

The standards will be the subject of a town hall meeting Tuesday evening during an education event at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister praised the work of educators from across the state who worked for the last year to develop the standards for Oklahoma students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

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Jun 27, 2015

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Of nearly 8,900 signatures on petitions to investigate the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office, the Election Board has verified more than 6,600. It’s more than enough to call a Grand Jury once they’re certified by a judge.

Patty Bryant is the Tulsa County Election Board Secretary. She says her office just verifies that names on the petitions are of registered county voters, then it’s up to a judge, who has 30 days to certify.

The Sheriff will likely challenge the way signatures were gathered, so it could be weeks or even several months before a grand jury is convened.