The Tulsa Zoo announced Sunday the death of its 21-year-old male giraffe. Below is the text of a news release issued by the Zoo staff on the death of Samburu:
We are sad to share that Samburu, our beloved giraffe, passed away yesterday. Known by most as Sam, his health has been slowly declining due to degenerative osteoarthritis over the last several months, but he has been under the close supervision of animal care and veterinary staff.
Note: Among his suspected crimes, Bulger is accused of orchestrating the 1981 murder of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler.
BOSTON (AP) — One of the FBI's Most Wanted for more than a decade, James "Whitey" Bulger went on trial this week. Here's a look back at the first week of the racketeering trial of a man who prosecutors say participated in 19 killings.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two teenagers from Tahlequah were killed and another was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash in Cherokee County.
Troopers say 14-year-old Michael Rogers and 19-year-old Paul Blevins died Saturday when the pickup truck they were riding in went off the roadway and struck a tree about 3:45 a.m. Investigators say Rogers and Blevins were both in the back of the truck and were thrown from the vehicle when it crashed.
OWASSO, Okla. (AP) — A memo shows that the suspended Owasso city manager ordered the deletion of police videos of a field sobriety test in which the city's vice mayor was initially told by police that he was being arrested for driving under the influence — but eventually was driven home by an officer.
The memo from City Manager Rodney Ray dated April 25th and obtained by the Tulsa World tells information technology Director Teresa Wilson to "purge" the files of Vice Mayor Chris Kelley's traffic stop.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Oklahoma looked to redesign its license plate five years ago, the iconic image of a young Apache warrior shooting an arrow skyward was a clear choice of a public that looked at more than 40 design proposals featuring Native American art, cowboy images and western and wildlife themes.
And the image was chosen the best license plate in the nation in 2009 by the American License Plate Collectors Association.