Early in-person absentee voting for the runoff election begins today. You may cast a ballot at 555 North Denver at the Tulsa County Election Board or at the satellite location at Hardesty Library on 93rd Street, just off Memorial. Hours are from 8am to 6pm Thursday and Friday and 9am to 2pm Saturday.
Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says this is the second time a satellite location…Hardesty Library…is being used for early voting. There is no early voting Monday. Polls will open on Tuesday.
The recent suicide of Robin Williams has people asking questions about depression. In Tulsa tomorrow afternoon, a seminar, free and open to the public, will teach people how to recognize the symptoms and what to do about it. Michael Brose is Director of Mental Health Association Oklahoma. He says it’s important that people be able to ask THE QUESTION…Are you thinking about harming yourself or killing yourself?
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the 20th annual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium celebration.
The Sept. 18 dinner will be at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa.
Kennedy has been an advocate for those affected by depression and bipolar disorder. The former lawmaker authored the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 —requiring health insurance plans to provide equal coverage for mental illness.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal report shows Oklahoma has the second-highest teen birth rate in the nation.
The Oklahoman reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2012 findings on Wednesday. The 2012 rate was about 47 births per 1,000 teenagers ages 15 to 19. Only New Mexico had a higher rate.
Oklahoma's teen birth rate has decreased over the past 20 years, but at a slower pace than in every state except North Dakota and South Dakota.
The CDC says babies of teen mothers are at higher risk of low birth weight and preterm delivery.
Unsealed today in the United States District Court, 52 members and associates of the Hoover Crips Street Gang and the Donald Walter’s Drug Trafficking Organization were charged with 238 criminal offenses. Among the offenses are drug conspiracy, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, weapon offenses, retaliating against a witness, and conspiring to promote dog fighting.
A plane touches down short of the runway at Tulsa International Airport. The incident happened about 3:45 this afternoon near Apache and North Sheridan. It landed on a city street near the general aviation area of the International Airport.
No one was injured. The plane was piloted by a teenager with another teenager on board as a passenger. The teen did have his pilot license.
The plane sit down on a narrow stretch of road along 69th East Avenue, between the airport and the Gilcrease Expressway.
Broken Arrow has been named the Best City for First-Time Home Buyers by personal finance website WalletHub.
To determine which housing markets most favor first-time home buyers, WalletHub assessed the affordability of homes as well as the conditions of the real estate market and community environment in the 300 largest U.S. cities. WalletHub used 17 key metrics, ranging from median house prices and real estate taxes to median home price appreciation and price-to-rent ratios.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa police officer has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the off-duty shooting death of his daughter's boyfriend.
The court entered the plea Tuesday at Shannon Kepler's arraignment and set a preliminary hearing for Oct. 22.
Kepler was charged Monday in the Aug. 5 death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake.
Kepler is a 24-year-veteran police officer who's also charged with one count of shooting with intent to kill because prosecutors say he shot at his daughter during the alleged confrontation in which Lake was killed.