AAA Oklahoma spokesman Danial Karnes talks Wednesday about the dangers of leaving kids in a car. Background from left: Tulsa Police Officer Craig Murray, Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler, Dr. Roopa Thukaram, Tulsa Area Safe Kids Director Beth Washington, veterinarian Paul Welch and Tulsa Fire Department Public Information Officer Stan May
Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr., joined by District 4 City Councilor Blake Ewing and Downtown Coordinating Council Chairman George Shahadi, held a dedication today for the new Bartlett Square Fountain at Fifth Street and Main Street in downtown Tulsa.
The new fountain in the middle of the traffic roundabout features nine water jets springing from openings in the round structure. LED lights illuminate the fountain at night.
A new report shows an increase in the number of Hispanic numbers in various school districts. Sherri Fair is in charge of student data and assessment in the Union district. She says the growth is not just with Spanish speaking students.
"People automatically think ELL equates with Hispanic, and it doesn't. We have many, many, different languages spoken in the district. Our Hispanic population is our largest for our ELL."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill to allow some aging prisoners to be released from prison early has been shot down in the Oklahoma Senate.
The Senate voted 29-14 on Wednesday against the Parole of Aging Prisoners Act. The bill would have allowed the state Pardon and Parole Board to parole prisoners who are 65-years-old or older if they have served 10 years in prison or at least one-third of their sentence.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some conservative politicians and activists are planning to protest U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's speech to a group of graduating Oklahoma City Police Department cadets.
Holder is scheduled to address the class of 42 police recruits during their swearing-in ceremony Thursday afternoon at First Church in downtown Oklahoma City. The 35 men and seven women were among 52 recruits who started the 30-week physical and academic training academy.
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say no injuries have been reported after a large fire broke out at an industrial facility in Woodward.
Oklahoma City television station KWTV reports that three workers were on site at Basic Sediments and Waste Solutions when several tanks exploded early Wednesday. Authorities say all three workers escaped without injury.
Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says it appears a mechanical device malfunctioned and started the fire.
Traffic is moving again on Highway 169. That was not the case during the morning rush. The roadway, northbound, was closed because of a pick-up/motorcycle wreck at the Broken Arrow Expressway. The motorcycle rider was injured and rushed to the hospital by EMSA.
The roadway was closed while police investigated the crash. Traffic was taken off the expressway at 51st Street. That caused a huge back-up on Mingo and Garnett Roads. The 169 Northbound entrance ramps were closed at 71st, 61st and 51st to keep traffic off the roadway.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has granted an Oklahoma death-row inmate a one-week stay of execution, saying the Oklahoma Supreme Court overstepped its authority when it issued a separate stay of execution on Monday.
Fallin issued an executive order on Tuesday delaying the execution of Clayton Lockett until April 29. In her order, Fallin claims the stay ordered by the state's high court is "outside the constitutional authority of that body."