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Tulsa city leaders had a long night at a Vision hearing.

"This is good. We don't normally see a crowd like this unless we're doing something you hate," City Councilor Blake Ewing said to a nearly full council chamber before the first speaker came to the podium for what became a nearly four-hour session.

A downtown restaurateur thinks it’s time for a soccer stadium. Elliot Nelson said a Vision renewal could provide $30 to $45 million for an 8,000 seat stadium that could be expanded later.

Big Promotion for Philbrook Director

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Philbrook Director Rand Suffolk has accepted the role as Director of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga. Suffolk, will remain with Philbrook through October 30, 2015.

Bill Thomas/Philbrook Chair:

It speaks well of Philbrook and Tulsa that the High Museum of Art found their next leader from within our community, Rand’s commitment to engaging others to think deeply about how this Museum serves the community challenged perspectives and changed how we all see Philbrook as a community cornerstone.”

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VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma has shut its doors after a mother reported her two sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local splash pad.

Department of Human Services spokeswoman Debra Martin said Tuesday the Happiness is a Learning Center day care in Vinita agreed to cease operations. Martin says the state agency and local police are investigating.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma city says it will release a recording of the 911 call made from a Broken Arrow home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death last week.

In a reversal Tuesday, Broken Arrow City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening says investigators would provide the information to the media next Tuesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she was only trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion.

However, Fallin's office said Tuesday the trailer runs afoul of an obscure state regulation. It says Christina Fallin must move it.

In the local news:

  • The Tulsa Equality Center will host a Cub Scout Pack.
  • Drilling changes are made in an Oklahoma earthquake zone.
  • 'Boomtown' premiers in Tulsa.
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Funding to finish building Tulsa’s fire training center may shift from a public safety tax to a Vision renewal.

The fire department may meet with the city’s Vision task force to talk about the training center. Deputy Fire Chief Andy Teeter said a completed training center will save the city money.

"The savings not only comes through your return on investment, it also comes back through injury reduction, efficiency in your crew, insurance premium reduction," Teeter said. "We're able to show more training and reduce our insurance rates."

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On the heels of the Boy Scouts announcing openly gay adults can serve as scout masters, Oklahomans for Equality decide the Dennis R Neill Equality Center will host a new Cub Scout pack.

Cubmaster Andrew Grimes comes from a scouting family and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He also worked as a district executive with Boy Scouts of America.

"I truly believe in the benefits of the character development, the leadership opportunities and the family time that scouting provides," Grimes said.

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VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma has shut its doors after a mother reported her two sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local splash pad.

Department of Human Services spokeswoman Debra Martin said Tuesday the Happiness is a Learning Center day care in Vinita agreed to cease operations. Martin says the state agency and local police are investigating.

Action Taken Following Monday's Quakes

Jul 28, 2015
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Action is taken following Monday’s earthquakes near the Logan County town of Crescent. Several quakes were reported in the area. Three were stronger than 4.0. The strongest quake, felt in Tulsa was a 4.5.

Three disposal wells, closest to the epicenter are taking action.

Operators of two of the wells are shutting down. A third well, is cutting its injections by 50 percent.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says the actions were voluntary and no directives were necessary.

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