The Center of the Universe Festival wraps up its two day run, pumping millions of dollars into the Tulsa economy. An estimated 40,000 people attended this event. That is about half of last year's attendance. However, this year there was an entry fee for the event.
For the most part it was peaceful. One man was arrested for groping an under-aged girl. While several people became ill because of the intense heat.
More than 100 bands played at this year's event in the Brady Arts District.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The FBI is investigating how con artists were able to obtain confidential information about unaccompanied child immigrants being held in Oklahoma and elsewhere as part of a scam netting the swindlers thousands of dollars.
Special agent Michelle Lee tells the San Antonio Express-News that information was obtained for children being held at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas and at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa are investigating the death of a man whose body was found outside a house on the city's north side.
Detective Dave Walker told reporters that a neighbor found the man Saturday morning lying near a pickup truck outside the home. Authorities say the home was the scene of a recent fire and it's believed the man was working at the home and sleeping in the truck.
The man — whose name was not immediately released — was last seen about 5 p.m. Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.
Oklahoma State Department of Health epidemiologist Becky Coffman says public awareness and persuading residents to get a flu shot are vital.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — The Rogers County clerk has sued the The Claremore Daily Progress and the newspaper's government reporter over claims the newspaper painted her in a false light and invaded her privacy.
Clerk Robin Anderson sued the newspaper and reporter Salesha Wilken over the publication of three articles that ran between July 2012 and August 2013.
Anderson says the paper published misleading facts and in some instances implicated her in criminal wrongdoing.
Thousands of people packed into downtown Tulsa for the first night of the two day Center of the Universe Festival in Tulsa. More than 100-bands will play in the Brady Arts District this weekend. The gates opened at 5:30 yesterday afternoon.
The event is named after the popular downtown Tulsa landmark, the Center of the Universe, located on the Boston Avenue pedestrian bridge.
Last year's event drew more than 80,000 fans.
This year the festival will feature more than 100 bands on three outdoor stages and 10 club venues.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin says the governor wants investigators looking into Oklahoma's recent flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states such as Ohio and Arizona.
Spokesman Alex Weintz said Friday that an investigation into Oklahoma's execution should consider what other states have done "both successfully and unsuccessfully."