Before you get on the Will Rogers Turnpike, be sure your gas tank and tummy are full.
With the Mid-way McDonald’s and service facility still closed at Vinita, there are no food or service station facilities along the pike.
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s Jack Damrill says that means you must exit for gas or food. Renovation and expansion is underway on the iconic structure that spans the turnpike. It could reopen later this year.
BURNS FLAT, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was disciplined following a highly publicized altercation with a paramedic in 2009 is now under investigation for allegedly showing an inappropriate photo to another trooper during a recent Cadet Lawman academy in Burns Flat.
The OHP said Sunday that Trooper Daniel Martin allegedly showed "an inappropriate adult photo" to another trooper during the academy that is for high school students to learn more about the OHP.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has released her initiative's final report as chair of the National Governors Association.
Fallin released the report, titled An Action Guide for Governors, on Saturday during the special session of NGA's 2014 Summer Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
The yearlong initiative, called America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow's Jobs, has focused on making significant improvements to education systems and workforce training programs and aligning those systems with the needs of business and labor markets.
Tulsa Police continue the investigation into another homicide. This latest incident took place at the Tonight Inn in the 8800 block of East Admiral Place.
Officers found a man and a woman shot inside an SUV at the motel's courtyard. A man in the driver's seat was dead and a woman passenger was rushed to the hospital. Police do not know what sparked the Saturday afternoon shooting.
Officers do have description of the suspect. Police say the motel is well known to vice officers.
FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) — As hundreds of immigrant children stay at a temporary shelter at the Fort Sill Army Post near Lawton, some Oklahoma leaders say they are concerned a broad agreement on the nation's immigration policy won't be reached this year.
Oklahoma has become a temporary home for unaccompanied Central American children flowing into the country. The immediate crisis is prompting President Barack Obama to push for $3.7 billion in emergency funding, a request that has gotten a cool reception from Oklahoma's all-Republican delegation.
FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) — A Republican congresswoman from Tennessee says the U.S. should cut aid to countries that are home to thousands of children who have crossed the border illegally to pay for the cost of caring for them.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn made the comments Saturday after touring a temporary shelter at the Fort Sill Army Post near Lawton where more than 1,100 of the children are housed. Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma also toured the facility.
LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says at least four earthquakes have rattled central Oklahoma, including a 4.3-magnitude temblor near Langston. The earthquake struck shortly after noon Saturday about five miles southwest of Langston. Earlier, a 3.2-magnitude quake was recorded about 6:30 a.m. in about the same area near Langston. No damage or injuries were reported following either quake. The USGS says two other quakes were recorded Saturday near Guthrie. The first, a 2.9-magnitude quake, struck shortly before noon about five miles east of Guthrie.
Intercontinental passengers got an unexpected lay- 0ver in Tulsa during their non-stop flight from Great Britain. to Texas.
An American Airlines jet, nearing the end of its 12-hour flight, makes an emergency landing in Tulsa. The London to Dallas flight diverted to Tulsa because of a port side engine problem. The Boeing 777 landed in Tulsa without incident.