An Oklahoma County judge denies a request by an Oklahoma City school to have part or all of a high school football playoff game replayed.
Judge Bernard Jones issued the ruling this morning.
It all started during a state quarterfinal on Nov. 28, when an improperly enforced penalty erased a touchdown that would have put Douglass ahead of Locust Grove with 64 seconds left. Locust Grove held on to win 20-19, and Douglass appealed to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.
Officials from Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses present a $20,000 check to coordinators for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project. The annual campaign ensures Cherokee children in need receive clothing and other gifts at Christmas.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Cherokee Nation Businesses has contributed $20,000 to the Cherokee Nation Angel Project to help make Christmas dreams come true for thousands of Cherokee children. Along with the money, employees from the tribe, its business arm and entertainment properties have adopted more than 650 angels. This is the ninth consecutive year that Cherokee Nation Businesses and its employees have participated in adopting angels for the annual program.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two tribal special prosecutors have joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tulsa to prosecute crimes in Indian Country.
U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. says Jeff Jones, attorney general of the Osage Nation, and Sarah Hill, deputy attorney general of the Cherokee Nation, will work alongside other prosecutors in the office's Indian Country Prosecution Unit to improve public safety in tribal communities.
The Sand Springs Police Department says it has located a missing teenager. Investigators found Kylie ReAnn Jones, a 14 years of age female from Ponca City, last night in north Tulsa. Kylie had been last seen at the 8th grade girls basketball game held at Clyde Boyd Middle School in South Sand Springs Tuesday night. Kylie traveled to Sand Springs with the Ponca City basketball team. After the girls game was over, video indicates that Kylie met a man in the lobby.
On this edition of ST, we learn all about the bART Center for Music (formerly known as the Barthelmes Conservatory). This nonprofit organization, per its website, was "founded in 2001.... Its sole purpose is to provide music education for the larger Tulsa community... The Center offers superior private music lessons for piano, cello, violin, viola, bass, flute, African drums, voice, and guitar for all ages and abilities." Our guests are Bill Andoe, the newly named Executive Director of the bART Center, and John Rush, its Artistic Director.
Oklahoma exceeds the national average in a set of health rankings.
Scott Sproat is the state’s director of emergency preparedness and response. He said these rankings are different from overall health rankings.
"It really looks at a very wide range of different factors or indicators, all of which may have some bearing on the state's ability to respond to an emergency situation impacting the public's health," Sproat said.
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A suspected killer from Lawton has escaped a state prison in McAlester.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie says 28-year-old Robert Long was missing at the 10 p.m. Tuesday inmate count at the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center. Massie said Wednesday that Long was still at large.
Long was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the March shooting death of Johnny Allen at a motel in Lawton. Long was later convicted, in October, on drug and weapons charged and sentenced to 10 years in prison.