Cherokee Nation leaders hosted a topping out ceremony Monday for a new hotel and casino complex.
"It's a ritual that we do. We put a cedar tree and the flags and the last piece of steel that goes to the highest point of the building," Principal Chief Bill John Baker said. "We have a ceremony and sign the beam and set that last beam in place."
"They're almost to the point where most of their work's going to be indoors, and a couple more months and ought to have that think whipped out and ready to put 100 more full-time people to work."
Several thousand line the route for Tulsa’s annual Martin Luther King Day Parade. On a beautiful sunny day, people turn out for the largest parade in Oklahoma honoring the civil rights leader. The grand marshal this year is Pastor G. Calvin McCutcheon, who marched with Dr. King in 1963. He was there for the historic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
With more than 240 entries, the Tulsa parade is billed as the second largest in the region.
The Sand Springs Police and Fire Departments are conducting an investigation into a possible 1st Degree Arson fire. It occurred Sunday evening at 3305 South Bahama Drive.
Sand Springs Police got the first call of a domestic disturbance at that address. Officers report the occupants were arguing, but no physical assault had taken place. Both parties refused a police request that one side leave the home.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Muskogee in which a 21-year-old man was killed.
Muskogee Police Department Sergeant Michael Mahan says officers responded to a call around 4 p.m. Saturday about an apparent domestic disturbance involving a man and woman near a church. The woman had entered the church to attend a wedding but the man, identified as Terence Walker, was outside with a gun and asked her to come out.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The secretary of the state Election Board says candidate filing for a special election in state Senate District 11 is set to begin.
Filing begins Monday for the election to fill the unexpired term of Democratic former state Sen. Jabar Shumate of Tulsa. He resigned earlier this month to become state director of The American Federation for Children.