Law enforcement officers from throughout a five-state region are in Tulsa for the 19th Annual Oklahoma Gangs Investigators Association training conference. It is being held at the Southern Hill Marriot in south Tulsa.
Gang officers will train on the latest trends. Plus, they are learning ways to assist in the interdiction and prosecution of criminal gang activity.
OGIA board member Van Ellis says gangs are no longer just urban street gangs. He says there are Asian gangs, Hispanic gangs and, as we saw last month in Waco, motorcycle gangs.
MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — Earthquakes that have shaken parts of Oklahoma and Kansas will be the focus of an event dedicated to raising awareness about earthquakes and their connection to drilling techniques used by the oil and natural gas industry.
The event is scheduled on Saturday in the northern Oklahoma city of Medford, just south of the Kansas border. The free event is sponsored by the Oklahoma Sierra Club and the Kansas Sierra Club.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is planning to visit Oklahoma this weekend for a fundraiser for the Oklahoma Republican Party.
The U.S. senator from Texas will deliver a speech at a luncheon Saturday at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.
Cruz was scheduled to headline a fundraising gala for the state party during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City last month, but was unable to attend because of a key vote that day on a trade bill in Washington.
On this edition of ST, we present a discussion with Steve Grantham, the executive director of Up With Trees. Started in 1976, this local nonprofit, as noted at its website, "has been faithful to its mission to beautify greater Tulsa by planting trees and creating urban forestry awareness through education.... In the last four decades, [Up With Trees has] planted over 30,000 trees at more than 500 sites throughout Tulsa. We plant along streets and trails, in parks, schools, fire stations, neighborhoods, and many other public properties....
Tulsa city councilors will try to figure out this week why the group running a juvenile booking and intervention center has had enough.
The Community Intervention Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to handle bookings and divert juveniles to treatment programs. Councilor Karen Gilbert said the council was surprised when they got letters from Youth Services Tulsa last week saying the organization won’t renew its contract.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator at the center of an embezzlement investigation at the nonprofit agency where he once worked has stepped down from his leadership positions in the Senate.
Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman announced on Monday that Republican Sen. Rick Brinkley of Owasso resigned as assistant majority floor leader, chairman of the Senate Pensions Committee and vice chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.