The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $7.8 million in grants to 72 homeless housing and service programs in Oklahoma.
The funding announced Monday is an increase of $356,155 over the previous year. HUD's Continuum of Care grants help agencies provide housing and support services to people and families experiencing homelessness.
Local programs receiving the grants offer a variety of services including street outreach, client assessment, and direct housing assistance. Nationally, HUD awarded $1.8 billion.
It’s been a busy 24 hours for seismic activity in Oklahoma.
There have been 10 earthquakes within or very near the state’s borders — six of them magnitude 3.0 or greater. The closest one to Tulsa is also the most recent. A 3.8 magnitude quake centered about two miles southeast of Perry was felt just after 5:30 a.m.
Yesterday at 1:30 p.m., a 4.3 magnitude earthquake centered three miles northeast of Medford was felt into Wichita.
On this installment of ST, we listen back to a 1999 interview with Marcus Borg, a noted liberal theologian and New Testament scholar who was among the first -- from the 1980s onward -- to analyze Jesus as a historical figure. Borg, who died last week at age 72 of a lung ailment, appeared on StudioTulsa a few times over the years. This discussion marks his first appearance on our program.
Born in Niteroi, Brazil, Sergio Monteiro won first prize in the second Martha Argerich International Piano Competition and was selected to take part in the International Piano Academy in Como, Italy. He received degrees from the National Music School of Rio de Janeiro and has performed in Moscow and across Europe and South America. Awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture to study at the Eastman School of Music, he earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts, studying with Nelita True.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt wants the U.S. Supreme Court to stay three executions until the death row inmates’ lawsuit is resolved.
Richard Glossip, John Grant and Benjamin Cole’s deaths have been scheduled, but Pruitt’s press secretary Will Gattenby said this is a necessary step.
"It is important that the attorney general act in order to best serve the interests of the victims of these horrific crimes and the state's obligation to ensure justice in each and every case," Gattenby said.
The lawsuit centers on Oklahoma’s use of the sedative midazolam.
BLACKWELL, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Blackwell say a gas leak in a school gymnasium has sent 35 students and three faculty members to the hospital.
Officials say the leak occurred in the high school practice gymnasium in the Kay County community about 9 a.m. as the middle school boys basketball team and varsity cheer squad were practicing. Some students began to feel sick and a couple of students passed out in the shower area.
The students and faculty members were taken to Blackwell Regional Hospital and administered oxygen. All are expected to recover.