Tulsa, OK – A lone bandit enters a south Tulsa bank at lunch time and demands cash. Police say the bandit passed the teller a threatening note, warning she would be killed if she did not hand over money. While a weapon was implied, none was displayed.
The robbery happened at the 71st and Memorial branch of the IBC Bank. The robber made good his escape.
Tulsa, OK – Uncle Sam will help pay for this week's fire-fighting efforts in Osage County. Wildfires burned thousands of acres and led to evacuations. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management's Michaelann Ooten says the money will go to the fire departments.
Ooten says they applied for the grant Wednesday night while the fires were still raging and got word this morning they were approved.
Oklahoma City, OK – Senate panel OKs $350K limit on civil damages
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Republican-backed plan to limit the amount of damages injured Oklahomans could receive for pain and suffering in civil lawsuits to no more than $350,000 has cleared a Senate panel.
The Senate Rules Committee approved the so-called "hard cap" on damages Wednesday over the objection of some senators who say the plan is unconstitutional and takes away the power of jurors to determine fairness in a case.
Tulsa, Ok – Homes evacuated because of wildfire in NE Oklahoma
HOMINY, Okla. (AP) Authorities have evacuated several residences in Osage County, where one of four wildfires were burning.
Deputy Emergency Management Director Adrian Horn said 30 people were asked to leave their homes near the town of Prue. Horn says there have been no reports of injuries or property damage. A shelter has been set up for evacuees at the Assembly of God Church in Prue.
Tulsa, OK – Protesters picket Okla governor's Tulsa appearance
TULSA, Okla. (AP) About a dozen people opposed to Gov. Mary Fallin's decision to accept a $54 million federal grant to implement a state health insurance exchange protested during her appearance in Tulsa.
Demonstrators held signs and American flags as Fallin addressed the Tulsa Health Underwriters Association at the Tulsa Country Club Thursday.
Tulsa, Ok – A new entry way is dedicated at Tulsa's Port of Catoosa. A new guard house, railroad crossing and four-lane divided highway are now in place. Rather than cut a ribbon, a tractor trailer rig slams into a barricade. It was part of the dedication of a $3.3 million entryway improvement project at the Port of Catoosa.
There is now a 4-lane divide highway from port entrance to the waterway.