One person is killed when a Tulsa police officer and a sheriff's deputy shot two people. It took place early this morning. The officers opened fire on a vehicle as it sped toward them. The occupants of the car were apparently fleeing a robbery.
Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley says a Tulsa County sheriff's deputy responded to a reported robbery at the El 7 Marez Mexican Cafe just after 1 a.m. The business is located near 21st and South Garnett.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied the request by two death row inmates to stop their executions, saying it disagrees with a state Supreme Court ruling that the appellate court is the only one that may issue a stay.
In a 3-2 decision Friday, the Criminal Appeals court denied a request from lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner. Lawyers had asked for an emergency stay while other courts sort out the inmates' lawsuit against the state over what they called a "veil of secrecy" surrounding execution protocol.
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been set for a woman charged in the 1992 deaths of her grandson's mother, another woman and a 6-year-old girl whose bodies were found last year in a hole dug for a septic tank.
The May 12th hearing was scheduled Friday for Beverly Noe — who has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 23-year-old Wendy Camp, Camp's 6-year-old daughter Cynthia Britto and Camp's 22-year-old sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.
The recalled item is sold with a Whole Foods market scale label reading "mini butter croissants" in six-pack plastic containers with a "Best by" date of April 21st through April 23rd. It also has a uniform product code of 2 28719-00499-1 on the scale label.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's unemployment rate has fallen to a five-year low, dropping below 5 percent for the first time since 2008.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the state's unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in March, down from 5 percent in February. With the help of a booming oil and natural gas industry, Oklahoma's unemployment rate remains well below the national average of 6.7 percent.
The OESC reports about 89,400 Oklahomans were unemployed in March.
New TU men's basketball coach Frank Haith addresses fans and reporters at a news conference Friday. University athletics director and Vice President Derrick Gragg and President Steadman Upham (right) also spoke.
The Golden Hurricane has its new men’s basketball coach.
The 2012 coach of the year, Frank Haith, comes to Tulsa after three seasons with Missouri. He says TU’s move to the American Athletic Conference was a big factor in his decision.
"UConn, in terms of winning a national championship, Memphis and Cincinnati, all great programs — I think they have a TV contract with ESPN," Haith said. "I think Tulsa has now made a commitment, obviously, in terms of the level, in terms of the league they're joining."
Missouri moved from the Big 12 to the SEC under Haith.
Demolition of the interior of the Central Library in downtown Tulsa is about 25 percent complete. The work is part of a 50-million dollar, two year renovation of the building to modernize it and make it more environmentally friendly. On a tour today, Library CEO Gary Shaffer said it will be a hi-tech facility for the 21st century when finished.
The restoration is scheduled for completion in spring of 2016.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder's ownership team.
Thunder chairman and CEO Clayton I. Bennett made the announcement Friday.
Kaiser is president, CEO and primary owner of GBK Corp., parent of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company, which he has managed for 40 years. He also is chairman of the board and majority shareholder of BOK Financial Corp. and a major shareholder in several energy, oil and gas, mining and technology companies. He is purchasing the ownership interest of Tom L. Ward.