UPDATE:Orchard owner Kent Livesay says it appears the peach crop escaped any serious damage from the overnight cold.
A helicopter makes lazy circles over the Livesay Orchard at Porter. It is an attempt to force warm air aloft down into the orchard. Owner Kent Livesay says it is an effort to save his peach crop from a late freeze. The temperature dropped to a critical level at the orchard just before 7 a.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House of Representatives has voted to prohibit habitual or aggravated sex offenders from entering a neighborhood, town, county or state park.
The House voted 93-1 Monday for the bill that bans individuals who have committed a crime against a child or individuals who have committed more than one sex crime from entering the parks. Republican Rep. Josh Cockroft of Wanette said the bill stems from uncertainty over whether or not state parks are included in a current ban.
On this edition of our show, we offer an interesting chat with Peter Korn, the founder and executive director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a non-profit school in Rockport, Maine. A furniture-maker since 1974, Korn is also the author of several noted how-to books, yet his latest volume is, so to speak, more of a "why" book. It's a readable and far-reaching memoir called "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" --- and he discusses it with us today.
Candidate filings are in, and more than 60 percent of the candidates for elected offices in Oklahoma will be unopposed this year.
Out of 126 races for state legislature seats, 56 have just one candidate. Brandon Lenoir is a political science professor at Oklahoma State University. He said there are two things to consider about uncontested offices.
"Obviously it doesn't give voters much of a choice, but at the same time, if the voters were upset with the incumbent, odds are there would be a candidate who would step forward," Lenoir said.
A copper theft shuts down much of Tulsa County government operations over the weekend. Thieves ripped out copper tubing from condensers used to cool computers. It caused temperatures inside to soar and forced a partial shutdown, according to Information Technology Director Tom Trimble. He says had it occurred during the week, it could have been devastating. Trimble says they were able to keep systems to the Sheriff’s Office going for emergencies.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa women have been formally sentenced to life in prison for murder and neglect of a 19-month-old boy.
Jazmin Williams and Mica Shoate were sentenced Monday after being convicted in March of child-abuse murder and child-neglect in the March 2012 death of Zamontay Green. Both were sentenced to life without parole for the murder conviction and life with parole for neglect.
Unit Corporation today announced it will contribute $3 million as a partner in the construction of A Gathering Place for Tulsa. Ninety acres of waterfront along Riverside Drive will be transformed into broad and active civic commons. Phase I, totaling 66.5 acres, will be completed for Tulsans to enjoy by late 2017.