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The Oklahoma City metropolitan area was rattled by an earthquake early Tuesday morning, but there are no reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.5. It was centered 2.3 miles east of Luther, or about 25 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City. The USGS says it received reports of people feeling the earthquake throughout the Oklahoma City area and as far south as Norman.

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck the same area near Luther last week.

A Quarter Million Dollar Gift for the TPS

Aug 16, 2016
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School bells ring on Monday for students in the Tulsa Public Schools. The new year is expected to be another tight fiscal year for the district.

Yesterday, the school district got a $263,000 check from the Tulsa Teachers Credit Union. The money is part of the Credit Union’s Save Our Schools Campaign.

In the local news:

  • The Gathering Place gets a park manager.
  • Two more Tulsa Quik Trip stores are robbed at knife point.
  • The Tulsa Fire Department looks over a operational review.


Oklahoma law enforcement agencies say funds seized from suspected criminals from asset forfeitures are an important part of their financial support.

The Oklahoman reports that police departments in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area have seized nearly $40 million from suspected criminals since the early 1990s. They've also spent millions in seized cash on anything from Medicare payroll costs to high-dollar patrol bikes to police dogs.

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Mayor Bartlett announced the final Operational and Administrative Analysis of the Tulsa Fire Department has been received. Bartlett said each of the 40 recommendations will be individually examined, but Bartlett praised the department on the report’s focus on 10 best practices that have already been implemented by the Fire Department.

Gathering Place Gets Park Director

Aug 15, 2016
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A Gathering Place for Tulsa announces Tony Moore as park director. He will lead the overall guest experience, which includes all programmatic and operational aspects of the park.

Tony has 30 years of experience leading park operations, environmental, health and safety, culinary operations, and marketing for some of the most respected hospitality and entertainment institutions including SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and most recently as the Chief Operating Officer at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

Back to School Rally Planned at McLain

Aug 15, 2016
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The 12th annual North Tulsa Extravaganza is set for tomorrow afternoon. It is for McLain High School students and parents and any one in the McLain feeder program.

Tulsa School Board President Dr. Lana Turner-Addison says they always have a big crowd.

She says engagement with the North Tulsa Schools seems to be increasing. The event starts at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon at McLain, 4900 North Peoria.

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In response to a Satanic Black Mass tonight in Oklahoma City, multiple Christian denominations are gathering at the Jesus Wept statue near the Oklahoma City Memorial for a Unity Walk and Prayer Service. Timothy Tardibono with the Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma says this isn’t about protesting, but about showing the love and peace of Jesus Christ.

He says he’s hoping for more than a thousand people to take part in the unity walk to the prayer service in Oklahoma City.

Court Hearing set Today in 2012 Mannford Fire

Aug 15, 2016
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He is suspected of starting the worst wildfire in Oklahoma history. Billy Cloud is expected in court in Creek County at Bristow later today for what's listed as a preliminary hearing.

It is believed he started the 2012 wildfire that burned into Mannford. The blaze caused millions of dollars in damages and destroyed homes, out buildings, and vehicles.

The fire burned along Highway 48 from Highway 33 in Creek County to Mannford and Keystone Lake.

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 5-year-old Miami girl has been killed and two other girls were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Craig County.

The girls' names were not released.

The crash occurred just before 10 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of two county roads near Welch.