A new name, with Christmas included, and a new sponsor bring a unified downtown yuletide parade for Tulsa this year. For the past several years, dropping the word Christmas from the downtown event caused a split that resulted in two separate parades, one downtown, one at Tulsa Hills. This year there will be only one parade. Paul Ross is with American Waste Control, the new sponsor. He says this year's parade will officially be known as the 2014 American Waste Control Christmas Parade in Downtown.
Underage teens are walking into liquor stores… and it has law enforcement’s approval. They are working undercover trying to buy alcohol. Compliance checks are being conducted to tackle a leading public health problem- underage drinking. Tulsa Health Department’s Marianne Long, with the Regional Prevention Coordinator program, says underage drinking is a major problem for Tulsa.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Northeastern State University has received a five-year grant of $735,000 aimed at improving child welfare services in the Cherokee Nation.
The university's Department of Social Work will partner with the tribe to enhance and support child welfare services. The funding is from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, which is a service of the U.S. Children's Bureau.
Northeastern State University is one of 11 universities nationwide to receive the funding.
Brookside residents will gather tonight at 6:30 for a neighborhood meeting. Residents in the area are concerned after two, of the recent six, sexual assaults have taken place in Brookside. The meeting will be at the Southminster Presbyterian Church. The church is on the corner of 35th and South Peoria.
Tulsa Police and the Domestic Violence Intervention Service/Call Rape will take part in the gathering and offer tips for staying safe. These attacks have all taken place in the middle of the night, inside a home or apartment.
Tulsa Police are involved in a slow-speed chase overnight. What makes it news-worthy is that it was the wrong way on Interstate 44.
Tulsa Police say the chase lasted ten miles. Officers joined the chase near Lewis. At speeds of 30-to-35 mph, the chase crawled east in the westbound lanes to 145th East Avenue. Police deployed stop-sticks which caused the wrong ways driver's tires to blow. The driver, 46-year-old Lance Newsom, lost control of the car and it crashed into the interstate cable barrier.