The Tulsa Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male chimpanzee. Jodi, a female chimpanzee at the zoo, gave birth to a baby shortly before 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. A conservation success, this is the thirteenth chimpanzee born at the Tulsa Zoo since the zoo began exhibiting the species in 1950. The most recent chimpanzee birth at the Tulsa Zoo took place in 2007.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gasoline prices are down in Oklahoma — and they keep falling.
AAA Oklahoma said Tuesday that the retail price for regular gasoline in the state has fallen for 27 consecutive days. The average pump price for regular gasoline was about $2.61 on Tuesday, down 41 cents from $3.02 on Oct. 29, the last day Oklahomans saw a day-over-day price increase.
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — A company that stores more than 20 million barrels at the Cushing crude oil hub is considering construction of a rail line from the town.
The Journal Record newspaper of Oklahoma City reported Tuesday that Enbridge Energy Partners is looking to partner with Savage Services to operate a 120,000-barrel-per-day facility. Watco Cos. would provide the rail line.
Enbridge told the newspaper it is checking to see if shippers are interested in using rail service.
Education leaders break ground on a new Collegiate Center for Edison Preparatory School in Tulsa.
The $4.4 million bond-funded facility will include lecture and testing halls, new classrooms, a computer research lab, and a study lounge. It’s designed for students preparing to transition to college. The building will also have two safe rooms built to FEMA standards to provide shelter during severe weather. Construction is scheduled for completion in summer 2015.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say a woman has died after her 3-year-old son accidentally shot her in the head with a semi-automatic handgun.
Sgt. Dave Walker says the 26-year-old woman was taken to an area hospital in critical condition Monday and later died from the injury. Her identity hasn't been released.
The woman had been home with the toddler and her 1-year-old daughter. Police say the woman's mother-in-law found the woman shot and called 911. They say the boy tried to leave the house before his grandmother arrived.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Allegations by three girls at an Oklahoma high school who say they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation and protests by students who say school officials have mishandled the case and subsequent bullying.
Hundreds of students, along with parents and supporters, filled the street Monday in front of Norman High School to protest what they say was bullying.
With Oklahoma’s prison population at 98% and county jails bulging, Governor Mary Fallin’s Office is re-visiting justice reform. She’s talking with a non-profit that helps states implement justice reinvestment programs. Gene Perry, with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, believes some lawmakers are taking a second look at the state’s approach to criminal justice.
Oklahoma locks up more people per capita than any other state.