Broken Arrow, OK – BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Ezell War and Greg Fall of the Broken Arrow Police Department are delivering an old message with a new beat when they visit schools to talk about staying off drugs and avoiding strangers. They get their message across with a hip-hop rhythm, and the kids eat it up.
Oklahoma City, OK – 4 dead following Oklahoma City fire
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An early morning blaze tore through a home in a middle classs southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood, killing all four people inside.
Battalion Chief Brian Jackson says firefighters responded at 5:20 a.m. Monday and found the one-story brick home engulfed in flames. Jackson says firefighters managed to pull one victim from the home, but the rest "were too far gone."
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Matt Hogan kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired to lift No. 13 Houston to a 46-45 victory against Tulsa on Saturday night, finishing off another thrilling comeback led by quarterback Case Keenum.
After getting sacked on a potential tying 2-point conversion with 21 seconds left, Keenum got the Cougars into field goal range after an onside kick to add to his impressive Heisman resume.
Tulsa, OK – Union creates fund for furloughed officers
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Fraternal Order of Police has established a fund to accept donations to pay the salaries of laid off Tulsa police officers.
The city laid off 21 officers last week due to budget cuts. Eighteen have been rehired using federal stimulus funds.
The FOP says it will make no more concessions about its benefits. But FOP President Phil Evans said Friday police are committed to helping the city seek out more stable funding sources to provide for essential city services.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – This week's Intelligence Squared Oxford-style debate will examine the motion: Good riddance to the mainstream media. Speaking for the motion: John Hockenberry, public radio journalist, Jim VandeHei, executive editor of Politico website, Michael Wolff, columnist for Vanity Fair, and founder of newser.com. Speaking against the motion: Phil Bronstein, former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, David Carr, New York Times columnist, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation.
Tahlequah, OK – Mother of crash victim files lawsuit
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The mother of a woman who died in a helicopter crash last month is suing the pilot, his parents and a California business.
Darci Scraper and Mark Mahaney died when the helicopter went down near Tahlequah on Oct. 14.
Scraper's mother, Juanita Scraper, filed a wrongful death lawsuit recently in Cherokee County District Court against Mahaney; his parents, James Mahaney and Rene Rozell; Mark Mahaney's estate, and Robinson Helicopter Co. in California.