Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa business executive and a vice chancellor at the University of Kansas are the two finalists for the job as the president of Oklahoma State University's Tulsa campus.
A search committee named Howard Barnett and Robert Clark from more than 80 applicants as the finalists on Wednesday. Both men will visit the campus later this month to meet with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Oklahoma City, OK – Physicians register to give swine flu shots
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say dozens of physicians registered to administer swine flu vaccinations when they become available this fall.
The state Health Department says the physicians registered within hours of a request that they help give the shots. The department is hoping hundreds will eventually sign up to provide vaccinations against H1N1 virus.
Tulsa, OK – A guilty plea in Tulsa District Court for 22-year-old Christopher Stefanelli. He is the man accused of making a bomb threat last month to the Tulsa Jewish Retirement Center.
Police says Stefanelli placed the call after becoming upset with his boyfriend who worked at the center. A ticking alarm clock was found a trash can that led to an evacuation of the center, but police say the clock was not placed there by Stefanelli.
Stefanelli got two years in prison, followed by two years on probation.
Tulsa, OK – Dr Keith Ballard, Tulsa Public Schools superintendent talks about the district's new Tulsa Teacher Effectiveness Initiative, a comprehensive and accountable school reform effort, which will measure teacher and administrator effectiveness with performance pay incentives for high performers and a call for the removal of ineffective educators. The district has set ambitious five year goals to raise the four year graduation rate in the district from 70 to 85%, and college readiness from 7% to 32%.
Tulsa, OK – Police raid a methamphetamine lab in a home. The drug makers are busted, and taken to jail. The drug making tools are catalogued and tagged for evidence, and the emergency responders leave. But that's only the tip of the iceberg. The toxins left behind don't just go away. Unless cleaned properly, they could stay for years .creating a potentially deadly hazard for future homeowners or renters.
Tulsa, OK – The former principal at Houston Elementary in Tulsa is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 50-year-old Vicki Smith is accused of orchestrating a fight between two students in the hallway at the north side school.
The police report says Smith pulled one boy out of a classroom to fight another child last April 2nd. The report states Smith did not intervene until she noticed visitors in the school hallway.