The Tulsa Zoo plans to host its annual HallowZOOeen from October 27th through the 31st! With family fun games, costumes, trick-or-treating, and more there is a lot for kids and parents of all ages to discover. Some of the features events will include the Burger King Royal Castle, American Airlines Pirate Island, and sponsored Goblin Stops. At the Goblin Stops, kids can load their Halloween bags with some of the three tons of candy that the zoo has collected.
Spare tires, tree and yard debris, and other items can be disposed of for free this upcoming weekend. The City of Tulsa's Free Landfill Days are open October 25th and the 26th, this upcoming weekend, for all City of Tulsa utility customers. All green country citizens must do in order to dump on these days is bring a recent City of Tulsa utility bill or a valid driver's license with an address in the Tulsa city limits.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The director of the Pride of Oklahoma band at the University of Oklahoma is leaving after full page advertisements in three newspapers criticized his leadership.
Justin Stolarik said in a news release Thursday that he's stepping down immediately after two years as band director. OU President David Boren said former band director Brian Britt will return as director and as associate dean of the College of Fine Arts.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The departments of education and corrections — two of Oklahoma's largest state agencies — will be working on budgets seeking tens of millions of dollars in new government spending that likely won't be approved by the Legislature.
The governing boards of both agencies are meeting separately Thursday in Oklahoma City to consider budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say an Illinois man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a computer hacking conspiracy that hit the U.S. Navy, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and dozens of public and private computer systems.
U.S. Attorney Danny Williams says 20-year-old Daniel Trenton Krueger of Dix, Illinois was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy.
Krueger's attorney, Stephen Greubel, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says it has identified all six sets of remains that were in two cars found submerged in a western Oklahoma lake last year.
The office said in a news release Wednesday that DNA tests were used to identify the remains.
The bodies recovered from a 1952 Chevrolet were identified as 69-year-old John Alva Porter of Elk City; 42-year-old Cleburn Hammack of Sayre, and 58-year-old Nora Duncan of Canute. The three disappeared in 1969.