TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy who was charged with sexual battery and other counts in September has been arrested on an additional count of sexual battery.
Online court records show 26-year-old Gerald Nuckolls was charged Tuesday with sexual battery. Nuckolls was initially arrested and charged with sexual battery, indecent exposure and outraging public decency. He resigned as a deputy shortly after his arrest and has pleaded not guilty to the original charges.
From just after WWII until the late 1970s, the Indian Annual exhibition at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art served as a vital outlet -- and a nationally recognized showcase -- for Native American fine art. This juried competition and sale attracted artists, collectors, and curators from across the country for more than three decades. It also helped build the collections of institutions like Philbrook, the Heard Museum (AZ), and the Museum of the American Indian (NY), all of which consistently purchased award-winning pieces at this show.
The Tulsa Sports Commission launches an initiative focused on women’s sports.
It’s called AWE Tulsa — Athletic Women Excel. Bama Companies CEO Paula Marshall will chair the effort. She said too many people aren’t aware of events already taking place in Tulsa.
"We have a tennis event coming next year. We just had an NCAA golf event," Marshall said. "These are the nation's top athletes, and we've got to get people to care about women's sports and not think of it as a throw-off."
Marshall also wants AWE to help women learn life lessons from sports.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's waiving day use fees on Veterans Day for military veterans, active and reserve service members and their families at corps-operated recreation areas in the Tulsa District.
The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches on Nov. 11. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. The corps does not charge an entrance fee to its parks.
Spartan College adds three new planes to its pilot training program.
Its parent company spent $4 million on two Piper Seminole multiengine planes and a Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
"This program has been very successful, and with the addition of this new aircraft — the only 208 EX used in flight training — expands our capabilities as a college to meet the ever-growing and changing requirements of the United States Air Force," said Spartan College President Ryan Goertzen.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit over an earthquake that injured a woman, finding that the case should instead be heard by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
In August, Prague resident Sandra Ladra filed a lawsuit against the operators of water disposal wells in Lincoln County. She claimed they caused the 2011 earthquake that caused a rock from her fireplace to land in her lap and injure her knee. She sought more than $75,000 in damages in the suit.