Tulsa, OK – Students at several of TPS' highest-need schools will be spending significantly more time in the classroom, thanks to millions of dollars in support from the federal government.
"This announcement could not have come at a better time," said Dr. Keith Ballard, the superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools. "After months of cuts to our budget, we now have significant funding to implement innovative programs that ensure our mission of providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception."
Tulsa, OK – All nine Tulsa City Councilors are named in a lawsuit filed by a trio of Tulsans. The group claims the council violated the Oklahoma Open Meetings Law when it went into a June 17th executive session to review an investigation of the Mayor's Chief of Staff. In that session, the council voted to exclude the Mayor from the meeting, if so, such a vote could be a violation.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council takes up several ordinances tomorrow night dealing with blighted vacant property. Mayor Bartlett held a news conference this afternoon in waist high-weeds to urge the council to pass the rules.
The regulations would tighten controls on owners and stiffen fines.
Tulsa, OK – A man is shot and killed in a North Tulsa Home Invasion. Police say 30-year-old Cory Johnson was shielding his infant daughter when he was shot by a trio of mask men who broke into the home early this morning.
Johnson's girl friend, the baby's mother, was also in the house at the time. Police are looking for three men.
The incident happened at 628 E. 27th Pl. North, just before 3AM this morning.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of StudioTulsa, with Oklahoma's primary elections set to happen very soon --- that is, on July 27th --- we offer the first of our in-depth conversations with the state's leading gubernatorial candidates. Our guest today is Democratic candidate Jari Askins, who is currently the Lt. Governor of the State of Oklahoma. (You can visit her website at http://www.jariaskins.com.)
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A man who was paroled in 2009 after being convicted of second-degree murder has been charged with a deadly truck stop shooting in Oklahoma City.
Thirty-six-year-old Richard McFall was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the June 22 shooting death of 31-year-old Billy Gene Cooks Jr. of Moore at JRS Truck Center. No motive for the shooting was released.
July 14, 2010 – Today will be a scorcher, the high will be near 100-degrees with only a few clouds expected.The excessive heat warning has been extended until Friday night. Today, the heat index is expected to be near 115 degrees yes that's correct 115. It's best to stay indoors, drink plenty of fluids and check on your neighbors.