New Orleans, LA – NEW ORLEANS (AP) G.J. Kinne ran for one touchdown and threw for another in his debut as Tulsa quarterback, and the Golden Hurricane defeated Tulane 37-13 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.
Kinne, who sat out last season after transferring from Texas, passed for 211 yards and rushed for 77.
Oklahoma City, OK – Public Safety Officials urge citizens to drive safely and obey the "Rules of the Road " over the holiday weekend.
"Troopers from across the country will be patrolling roadways targeting speeders, drunk drivers and seat belt violators over the Labor Day holiday weekend", said OHP spokesman Captain Chris West. The effort known as Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a nationwide campaign by state police and highway patrol agencies to reduce fatalities during holiday periods.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lottery winners to start research foundation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Muldrow couple that won millions while playing Powerball two years ago plan to start a charitable foundation and project with the OU Medical Center.
Don and Joyce Harvey will talk about their donation on Friday during an event at the OU Health Sciences Center. Plans call for the establishment of a mobile research unit that will study the root causes of obesity and diabetes in Oklahoma children.
Anadarko, OK – Knife discovered near slain pastor's church
ANADARKO, Okla. (AP) A satellite truck operator for an Oklahoma City television station discovered a large knife at a car wash across the street from an Anadarko church where a pastor was viciously slain.
The KOCO-TV employee discovered the knife on Thursday and notified Anadarko police, who confiscated the weapon and took a statement from the operator.
Jones, OK – Earthquakes in Oklahoma. Last week, central Oklahoma recorded nine quakes in a 24-hour period. Ken Luza with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, tells the OETA, earthquake swams are not unusual.
The strongest quake was near Jones and registered three-point-seven on the Richter scale.
Tulsa, OK – Below is an memo Mayor Taylor sent to City Employees:
I wanted to clarify what is and is not permitted by city employees in political campaigns as outlined by the "Hatch Act" (5 U.S.C 1502). According to information on the U.S. Office of Special Counsel website (www.osc.gov/ha_state.htm), to the extent this Act applies to municipal employees the permissible and prohibited activities as specifically outlined in the act, are as follows:
Tulsa, OK – When an event at the BOK Center cancels (with no postponement date) the following occurs: 1)-Immediate effort is made to notify all media of cancellation with press release and venue website posting. On cancelled event night. Staff is present at venue and box office is open.
2)-All ticket purchasers with contact information are notified by email and if time allows, by phone as well.
Tulsa, OK – An announcement is expected in a few days, but it appears the Tulsa Talons will be staying in Tulsa. The team will not be relocating to Texas and have agreed to play their games at Tulsa's BOK Center.
BOK Center Manager John Bolton says in an email: "The BOK Center is thrilled to learn that the Tulsa Talons have decided to stay in Tulsa. We had positive meetings with Michael Johnson with the Talons yesterday and we look forward to a joint announcement in the next few weeks."