Local & Regional
12:50 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Police Investigate Convenience Store Shooting that Left Two Suspects Dead

The store in on 21st, west of Highway 169.
Credit Google Street View

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say two men have died after being shot by a convenience store clerk during an attempted robbery.

Police say 27-year-old Brian Powell was dead at the scene late Tuesday night at Ryan's Convenience and the second man died later at a Tulsa hospital. The name of the second man and that of the store clerk have not been released.

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Local & Regional
12:39 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Tribe Announces Plans for River Walk at Jenks

Chief George Tiger makes River Walk Crossing announcement.
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The Muscogee-Creek Nation says it will spend nearly $22-million on revamping the Riverwalk Crossing at Jenks. The tribe bought the facility in the spring of 2012 out of foreclosure. The Riverwalk is next to the 96th Street Bridge at the Arkansas River.

The plans, announced today in a news conference, include a high-tech virtual golf experience, a sports bar, party rooms and family oriented games. There will also be corporate office space.

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Local & Regional
11:50 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Oklahoma Death Row Inmates Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is asked to weigh in on Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol.

Charles Warner’s execution is scheduled for tomorrow, but his attorneys are asking for a stay. Attorney Dale Baich said the court last approved a lethal injection protocol in 2008.

"And the changes that have been made over the years are significant and create a substantial risk of harm," Baich said.

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Local & Regional
9:16 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Agency Accepting Applications for Grants to Farmers Markets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is accepting applications for grants to assist farmers markets. 

Eligible markets must be registered with the agency as Oklahoma Grown. Markets registered as Oklahoma Grown for the past three consecutive years are eligible for a maximum of $3,500. Markets registered for less than three years are eligible for a maximum of $2,000. 

The 2015 program has $55,000 available.

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Local & Regional
8:08 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Chair of Tulsa Regional Chamber to be Inaugurated Today

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa Regional Chamber is preparing to inaugurate its new chairman and announce its goals for 2015.

The event is Wednesday at the Cox Business Center Ballroom. More than 1,400 area business leaders, elected officials and citizens are expected at the annual meeting.

Alan Armstrong, president and CEO of Williams, will take over as leader from Wade Edmundson and will deliver his inaugural address outlining his objectives for the year

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Local & Regional
7:06 am
Wed January 14, 2015

TU Tops National Champs UConn

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — James Woodard scored 21 points as Tulsa held off a rally by UConn for a 66-58 victory in the first-ever meeting as American Conference foes.

Shaquille Harrison scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half to give Tulsa (11-5, 4-0) its sixth straight win. Rashad Smith added 12.

Harrison's rare 3-pointer pushed Tulsa's lead to 62-49 with 2:58 to play.

Trailing 55-39, UConn rallied behind the shooting of Daniel Hamilton. He made a trio of 3-pointers down the stretch, the last of which pulled the Huskies within 62-55 with 2:08 left.

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Local & Regional
6:59 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Robbery Attempt Becomes Fatal for 2 Suspects

Ryan's is at 21st and 101st East Avenue, just west of Highway 169
Credit Google Street View

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say a second man has died after being shot by a convenience store clerk during an attempted robbery.

Police say one man was dead at the scene late Tuesday night at Ryan's Convenience and the second man died later at a Tulsa hospital.

Police told reporters that the clerk told officers that three masked men entered the store armed with handguns and that the clerk responded by opening fire with his handgun, striking two of the men while the third man escaped.

The names of the clerk and the dead men were not immediately released.

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Local & Regional
6:54 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

In the local news:

  • Oil prices continue to tumble.
  • A Tulsa clerk kills a would-be robber.
  • New air service is announced for Tulsa.
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StudioTulsa
5:06 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

"Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate" -- A New Art Exhibit...and a New Citywide Series of Events

Aired on Tuesday, January 13th.

From now through February 26th, the nonprofit Living Arts of Tulsa (in the downtown Brady Arts District) will present "Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate," a striking and wide-ranging exhibition collecting work by sixty different artists that first went on view in Helena, Montana, in 2008.

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