The University of Tulsa welcomes new head football coach Phillip Montgomery to campus. The former Baylor Offensive Coordinator is ready to start recruiting.
In his first news conference, he said in addition to football, he will stress academics while visiting with recruits and parents. He told reporters he sees similarities between TU and Baylor. He promised a fast, fun and physical football game for TU fans.
The University of Tulsa Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Derrick Gragg introduced Montgomery this morning as the school’s 29th head football coach.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A key deadline has arrived for thousands of uninsured Oklahomans who are seeking coverage under the federal health care law.
Monday marks the last day to purchase insurance plans through the federally operated health marketplace set up under the Affordable Care Act for those who want benefits to begin with the new year. In Oklahoma, 69,221 people selected a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace plan between October 1st, 2013 and the end of a special enrollment period on April 19th.
APACHE, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado developed in eastern Oklahoma County and another was spotted earlier near Apache as strong thunderstorms moved from southwestern through central Oklahoma.
A tornado near Lake Arcadia northeast of Oklahoma City about 5 p.m. Sunday was reported by the weather service in Norman to be weak. There are no reports of injury or damage. A funnel cloud was also seen about 2 p.m. near Apache in southern Caddo County.
It was a shaky morning in Oklahoma. There were three earthquakes before dawn this morning. The largest was near Cherokee in northwest Oklahoma. It came in at 4.3. No damage or injuries were reported from that quake. However, it was felt over a wide area, including Enid, Stillwater and Sand Springs.
Two other quakes followed near Pawnee. One was a 3.1. The other quake was a 2.8. Those quakes were felt in Pawnee and Osage Counties.
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — A suspected killer who escaped a state prison is now back in custody.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie told the Lawton Constitution that 28-year-old Robert Long was recaptured Thursday night after being found on a train in Durant.
Long had disappeared from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester before a 10 p.m. head count on Tuesday. Massie says Long pushed a window screen out and walked away from the minimum-security facility where he was serving time for drug and weapons convictions.