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Mingo Road  has reopened after being closed closed for about two hours. The roadway was closed by the Tulsa Police Bomb Squad. The action was taken after motorists reported seeing what appeared to be grenades. It turns out to have been smoke devices used in fireworks displays.

University of Tulsa

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Iowa State and Tulsa don't necessarily think of their Liberty Bowl hoedown as a rematch, even though they already faced each other Sept. 1 in the season opener for both teams.

So much has changed since Iowa State's 38-23 victory over Tulsa that both teams feel as though they'll be facing an entirely new opponent Monday in a game sponsored by AutoZone.

Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score in the regular-season victory over Tulsa. He has since lost his job to redshirt freshman Sam Richardson.

Body Found Believed to be that of Missing Bartlesville Man

Dec 30, 2012
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Officials believe the search for 62-year-old Timothy Hauser is over. A deer hunter found remains in a thicket about a quarter of a mile away from where Hauser was beaten and robber back in early August.

It will be up to the State Medical Examiner’s office to perform DNA tests to make a positive ID. Staff will spend Sunday processing the crime scene.

Hauser was last seen leave a casino on August 9th. Three people are suspected in the crime.

Tulsa Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a late night fire in Brookside. A vacant home near 41st and South Peoria sustained extensive damage.

Fire officials are calling the fire suspicious because the home was vacant. The second story of the home sustained the most damage. The first floor has water and smoke damage.

No one was injured.

A head-on crash late  Saturday night leaves one person dead and two more hospitalized.

Tulsa Police say the wreck happened on a two lane stretch of South Peoria, south of Brookside. Police say a car was attempting to pass another vehicle about 64th Street, when it crossed the center line and plowed head-on into an oncoming SUV.

Tulsa Police say a passenger in the car was dead at the scene. The driver of the car and the SUV were both hospitalized with injuries. The wreck happened about 11:30 Saturday night.

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OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma are trying to figure out what happened to a miniature horse that was found dead with a gunshot wound.

Roger County Sheriff Scott Walton says deputies were called to investigate after a motorist on Thursday reported a small brown horse lying on part of a road west of Oologah. The scene was near the Washington County line.

Investigators say the horse had not been hit by a car, but suffered a gunshot wound.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A political newcomer buoyed by tea party enthusiasm knocked off a five-term incumbent congressman from Tulsa in Oklahoma's top political story of 2012.

In a hard-fought Republican primary, 37-year-old Navy pilot Jim Bridenstine captured 54 percent of the vote over U.S. Representative John Sullivan in the June primary and then coasted to a general election victory in November.

Dowdell Takes Oath

Dec 29, 2012
Kathleen Manning

John Dowdell takes the oath of office as a US District Court Judge in Tulsa. He was sworn in yesterday. Dowdell was nominated to the post by President Obama. He replaced Terence Kern in a seat that has been vacant for nearly three years. His confirmation was approved by the US Senate earlier this month on a 95-0 vote.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The board of directors of SandRidge Energy Inc. is asking shareholders to reject a proposal to oust the board.

The Oklahoma City-based company said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the proposal by TPG-Axon would force SandRidge to offer to buy back all its outstanding at a cost of $4.3 billion. The filing says SandRidge would also lose $775 million in available borrowing.

The board also called TPG-Axon — which owns about 6.7 percent of SandRidge stock — an "opportunistic investor with short-term interests."


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Energy companies behind the oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains increasingly are turning to trains to move their crude across the U.S. The move comes as plans for the Keystone XL pipeline to Texas stall and existing pipelines in hubs like Cushing, Oklahoma can't keep up with demand.