Tulsa, OK – On May 12, 2009, Mayor Kathy Taylor kicked off a brand-new mentoring initiative called, "Mentoring to the Max with Music. This new program came about through the leadership and vision of Dr. Barry Epperley, artistic director and conductor for TCC's Signature Symphony. Dr. Epperley said, "The fact is that music is the universal language because that's how we're built and we can measure it. An individual's brain lights up when music is played during a CAT scan or an MRI -- it's how we're made."
Tulsa, OK – Restoration continues on unearthed 1957 car
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Nearly two years after it was pulled from a concrete vault in Tulsa, a rusted-out 1957 Plymouth Belvedere is still being restored in New Jersey.
The two-door car was buried in the concrete time capsule near the Tulsa County Courthouse in 1957 as part of a contest. The person who most accurately guessed the city's 2007 population would receive the car.
Oklahoma City, OK – Stimulus brings $22M more to Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Another $22 million in economic stimulus money is headed to Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council will receive more than $16 million to fight illegal drug production and trafficking and gang-related crime through funding announced Wednesday by Attorney General Eric Holder.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced $6.4 million for four other areas in Oklahoma.
Tulsa, OK – Expect to pay more at the pump. Gasoline prices in Tulsa took a jump overnight. The cost of regular unleaded fuel reached $2.09 per-gallon. Chuck Mai with the AAA auto club says prices have not been this high since November of last year. He expects prices to continue to climb during the summer months, in part because of signs the recession may be ending.
By John Durkee talks with Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police are seeking your help in finding a missing Tulsa man with medical issues. Police say 53-year-old Jerry Adkins disappeared on May 10th when he left his home in the 1300 block of North 77th East Avenue.
The Police Department says Adkins has health issues and takes medication daily. They are concerned for his well being, especially without his medication. Adkins has not been to work or known to have called anyone.
Catoosa, Oklahoma – It may sound a little silly but the Catoosa Fire Department would like to cut-up your car for practice. Catoosa Fire Chief Dennis Benton says his department is seeking donations of junk cars. The Catoosa Fire Department is a combination department, with eight paid fire fighters and 16 volunteers. Chief Benton they need training.