Attention, all who appreciate a good TED Talk.... From noon till 4pm today, Friday the 24th, at the Lorton Performance Center on the TU campus, the University of Tulsa will present its very first TEDx event. As noted at TU's detailed TEDx website: "In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection....
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The NCAA has put Oklahoma State's football program on a year of probation for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies.
The Committee on Infractions also ordered Oklahoma State to suspend its Orange Pride student group after determining its all-female membership violated recruiting rules.
The penalties follow a Sports Illustrated expose in 2013 that included allegations of widespread misconduct. The NCAA and Oklahoma State said last October that the allegations were "fundamentally unfounded."
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms with large hail, strong winds and possibly tornadoes are expected across Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The weather service says baseball-sized hail and winds of up to 80 miles per hour are possible starting Friday afternoon and continuing into the evening hours, with the chance for isolated tornadoes developing before the storms move eastward and out of the region early Saturday morning. The storms could also produce heavy rain, leading to flooding.
As the controversy over Reserve Tulsa Deputy Bob Bates training records continues, there’s a possibility some may never be found. Tulsa County Undersheriff Tim Albin says Bates records aren’t the only ones missing from official office files. He says it’s believed in the transition from paper records to digitized a few years ago, some were never scanned and were consequently lost or destroyed.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma City police say a worker has died at an area commercial printing business after being trapped under a piece of machinery. Police responded Friday morning to QuadGraphics in southeast Oklahoma City. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say his name won't be released until his family is contacted. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police say they haven't found evidence of foul play. The state medical examiner and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration have been notified.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary season this past June, the OK Mozart International Festival presented a semi-staged concert performance of Mozart’s final masterpiece opera, The Magic Flute, a work in which the composer most successfully translated his ideals into music of extraordinary clarity and beauty. Sung in English the performance featured soloists drawn from across Oklahoma and the US, the Amici NY Orchestra, and the Bartlesville Choral Society conducted by the Festival’s artistic director Constantine Kitsopoulos.
WILBURTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a southeastern Oklahoma ex-deputy on accusations that he stole drug evidence while working in the office.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the former Latimer County deputy was booked into jail and released on bail Thursday. Law enforcement officials say he admitted to stealing the drug evidence twice, saying he needed the methamphetamine to help him cope with a post-traumatic stress disorder.
RUFE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man was killed and two law officers were wounded in a shootout in southeast Oklahoma.
The OSBI says 51-year-old Joseph Potts was killed shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday near the town of Rufe. The agency says a Choctaw County deputy and a Hugo police officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds when Potts opened fire on them. The officers' names and conditions were not released.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House's top Democrat says his caucus was disappointed by passage of a Republican-backed bill that prohibits cities and towns from regulating oil and natural gas drilling operations.
House Democrat Leader Scott Inman of Del City said Thursday that members of the House minority caucus believe local communities and their leaders should have authority to regulate the drilling operations in their areas.