Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in Congress and several states that would further curtail women's access to the procedure.
On both sides of the debate, activists are highlighting their hopes and concerns in conjunction with Thursday's anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
On this edition of ST, we learn about the new Heller Theatre Company presentation of "Dead Man's Cell Phone," which opens at the Henthorne PAC here in Tulsa (at 4825 So. Quaker) on Friday the 23rd. (It runs through February 1st.) "Dead Man's Cell Phone" -- a celebrated and off-the-wall comedy by Sarah Ruhl, the forty-ish American playwright and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient -- was given the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play after it premiered in 2007.
There’s more time for artists to apply for a new fellowship to work in the Tulsa region.
Stanton Doyle with the George Kaiser Family Foundation said they’re trying to recruit artists to come to or stay in Tulsa.
"And the primary objective is to provide incentives for artists to move to Tulsa, provide them with a stipend and the resources to create their art here, and just contribute to our community," Doyle said. "We feel there's a real value in having artists live and work in our community."
Police are investigating the murder of an elderly man whose body was discovered at a Tulsa motel a day after he went missing.
Evidence indicates 70-year-old Gerald Hail of Inola was murdered. Officer Leland Ashley says Hail’s truck is still missing, and police are asking the public for help. The pickup is described as a white four door Ford F-150 with a camper shell and an Oklahoma license tag number of 683-FJK.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The head of the cash-strapped Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame says arrangements have been made to pay past-due bills for its workers' compensation premium and property insurance.
Executive Director Jason McIntosh says a check for about $11,200 for the workers' compensation premium should be wired Wednesday to State Farm Insurance and that more than $2,900 owed to Tulsa County for property insurance has been sent to the county.