TIAWAH, Okla. (AP) — The Rogers County Sheriff's Office has reopened a case involving a woman who disappeared nearly two decades ago.
The Claremore Daily Progress reports that Tiawah-area resident Dione Fox was declared missing when she failed to attend a scheduled court appearance in 1996. Authorities in Noel, Missouri, discovered Fox's abandoned car eight months after she went missing. Fox was 23 when she went missing.
Jerry Smittle with the Rogers County Sheriff's Office says investigators are searching for Fox's remains in the Tiawah area.
The Broken Arrow City Council appointed Russell Gale as Acting City Manager, after accepting the resignation of City Manager Thom Moton, effective July 21, 2014.
“After careful consideration, I have decided to resign as City Manager in order that I may pursue other employment opportunities and to spend more time with my family,” said Moton. “I am deeply appreciative of the Mayor and City Council for providing me the privilege and honor of serving the Broken Arrow community. I will take with me many fond memories of our collective successes.”
The Tulsa school board approves reopening the former site of Mayo Demonstration School.
TPS chief of staff Amy Polonchek said population growth in east Tulsa means more classroom space is needed there, and it will be enough to accommodate up to eighth grade.
"We will renovate and expand, and make available to that neighborhood for children K–8," Polonchek said. "With the sixth-graders that we put back into the elementaries, we have seen some great results, so we look forward to a K–8 model in that building."
On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Robert Dudley, who's a Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Prof. Dudley tells us about his interesting "drunken monkey hypothesis," which (per its Wikipedia entry) "proposes that human attraction to ethanol may have a genetic basis due to the high dependence of the primate ancestor of Homo sapiens on fruit as a food source.
The Tulsa Zoo's attendance topped 622,000 guests during its 2013-14 fiscal year, marking a milestone for the zoo. This annual attendance total is the second-highest in the zoo’s 85-year history, just shy of the 669,928 guests who attended the zoo in 1997 after the opening of the Tropical American Rainforest.
This record-breaking year can be attributed to the zoo’s temporary dinosaur exhibit, Zoorassic Park. Significant births and hatchings also drove guests to the zoo, including a snow leopard cub, nine aldabra hatchlings and a Ssamang baby.
Tulsans are being warned about scams surrounding human trafficking, especially in regard to undocumented children being held at Fort Sill. Sheriff’s Major Shannon Clark cautions citizens to be wary of groups claiming to be helping the children or any victims of human trafficking.
Clark says check out any organization soliciting funds to make sure they are legitimate before handing over any money.