Ground was broken on Friday for a new $2.9 million addition to the Mitchell Elementary School. The school's new library will be built as a tornado safe room. The additional construction added $300,000 to the cost of the building.
Mitchell is located in a north side neighborhood, just north of the Admiral Twin Drive In.
School safe rooms became an issue last year after a tornado killed seven students at a Moore, Oklahoma, elementary school.
22-year-old Willie Wise will be headed to prison for the rest of his life. He was convicted of two counts of First Degree Murder yesterday for Tulsa’s Best Buy murders.
Wise was charged with killing Scott Norman, a reputed rival gang member outside of the I-44 and Darlington store. A stray bullet struck and killed 58-year-old Wes Brown who was shopping inside the store with his daughter.
The City of Broken Arrow is offering an amnesty program for those people wit active non-violent warrants.
From March 10th through March 14th 2014, individuals with active warrants through the City of Broken Arrow will have the opportunity to participate in a warrant amnesty program. Anyone interested in participating will need to contact the Broken Arrow Court Clerk’s office between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm during amnesty week. The Court Clerk’s location is 2304 S. 1st Place in Broken Arrow and they can be reached by phone at 918-451-8558 for further information.
On this edition of ST, we welcome Leticia Bajuyo, an Indiana-based artist whose vast, mixed-media, and digital-disc-driven installation/sculpture called "Dual Wielding" is now on view at the Living Arts Gallery in downtown Tulsa; this work is being exhibited in connection with Living Arts New Genre Festival XXI, which runs through Saturday the 8th. Tonight, Friday the 7th --- as part of the Brady Arts District's "First Friday Art Crawl" --- "Dual Wielding" will have its opening reception, which begins at 6pm.
Oklahoma Soccer Association President Tom Wedding (left) announces Tulsa's Mohawk Soccer Complex will host the 2015 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship. Mayor Dewey Bartlett was among the local officials in attendance Friday.
Tulsa will host next year’s U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.
The weeklong, 96-team tournament will be held at Mohawk Soccer Complex.
The Tulsa Sports Commission has worked more than two years to land the event, and Oklahoma Soccer Association President Tom Wedding said local residents played an important part.
"Thank you to the citizens of Tulsa for passing the Vision 2025," Wedding said during the announcement. "Those funds have allowed us to recruit tournaments to this magnitude at a local impact of more than $4 million to the city of Tulsa."
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma man charged as an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder in the 1992 disappearance and deaths of two women and a girl is scheduled for a preliminary hearing.
Grover Prewitt Jr. is slated to appear in court Friday in Bristow. He has pleaded not guilty.
Prewitt was charged after the bodies of Wendy Camp; her 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto; and Camp's sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear, were found buried last April on land that he and his late mother owned at separate times in the early 1990s.
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett will again offer a public safety proposal to help finance the operations of the police and ire departments.
In an interview with KWGS, the mayor says the proposal is still in its early stages, and he is not ready to give specifics. Last year, a similar proposal was derailed by the Tulsa City Council. Bartlett wants this new proposal to be presented to Tulsa voters.
The mayor says last year's proposal would have provided funding for over 40 firefighters and 70 new police officers. The plan would have provided for salaries and benefits.