Tulsa, OK – A new program will teach school kids in Northeastern Oklahoma about healthy living. The goal is to reduce childhood obesity. Too many kids in Tulsa and in Oklahoma are overweight and don't practice good nutrition. A partnership between St. Francis Health System and HealthTeacher is designed to improve that situation. St. Francis C-E-O Jake Henry says HealthTeacher is an online curriculum to educate kids about healthy choices.
Oklahoma City, OK – Funerals set for 3 fallen Oklahoma soldiers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funerals have been scheduled for three Oklahoma National Guard members who died earlier this month in Afghanistan.
The Oklahoma National Guard announced Wednesday that the funeral for 1st Lt. Damon Leehan of Moore will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond. The 30-year-old Moore was killed Aug. 14 when a military vehicle he was riding in struck an IED.
Tulsa, OK – Okla officer convicted, another acquitted in case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal jury has convicted one Tulsa police officer accused of numerous civil rights violations and acquitted another charged with witness tampering.
The panel on Wednesday found Officer Jeff Henderson guilty of six counts of perjury and two counts of violating the civil rights of a citizen. Officer Bill Yelton, who was accused of witness tampering, was found not guilty on all eight counts.
Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe says he will do what he can--- but admits that won't me much. In Tulsa, this morning, he addressed the effort to relocate the downtown post-office and federal court house. The Senator was in Tulsa speaking to the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce.
Inhofe serves on the committee that oversees federal property. He says he can push the proposal up the list, but not ahead of other committee members.