April, 2014

04/18

University of Tulsa announces Frank Haith as new basketball coach
The school announced the new coach in a news conference on Friday.

No bomb found after threat at Booker T. Washington
Students were moved to the field house while police searched the school with bomb sniffing dogs.

Kaiser joins Thunder ownership group
Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has been approved by the NBA Board of Governors as a new partner in The Professional Basketball Club, LLC, which owns the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Wagoner County
Deputies say they pulled John Westley Fox over for speeding on April 15 and found 61 grams of marijuana in the car.

No bomb found after threat at Colcord school
Colcord police said no bombs were found in a search of two buildings.

Eric Church to play BOK Center
Church will play at the BOK Center on December 7th.

Condominium fire injures 2 women, 2 firefighters
A fire at a Tulsa complex injured two women and two firefighters.

TU announcing new basketball coach on Friday
The University of Tulsa is holding a news conference on Friday afternoon to announce a new basketball coach.

04/17

South Tulsa intersection narrowed while police investigate incident
FOX23 will have more information as it becomes available.

Andolini’s announces Broken Arrow location
Andolini’s Pizzeria announced Thursday that it will build a restaurant in Broken Arrow’s Rose District.

Man shot at north Tulsa apartment complex
FOX23 will have more information as it becomes available.

Law enforcement undergoes training on preventing underage drinking
More than 50 law enforcement officials spent time at Tulsa Tech learning how they can best enforce the state’s alcohol laws.

Tulsa County law enforcement training to treat opiate overdoses
Local law enforcement will soon be able to administer a drug to people who have overdosed on prescription drugs.

IN2WORK program celebrates graduation
Four inmates were able to take one major step toward having a stable life once they get out of custody.

Tulsa police investigating stolen Native American art
A homeowner placed an ad in the paper hoping to sell his artwork to the right person. It turned out that he opened his door to a thief and now that artwork is missing.

Homeless people forced out of vacant home after fire
A house fire in east Tulsa forced firefighters and police to kick out nearly a dozen homeless people.

Macy's Fulfillment Center construction ground breaking ceremony
Officials from around the state met in Owasso Thursday for the groundbreaking of the Macy’s Fulfillment Center.

New report ranks Tulsa’s healthiest zip codes
A new report released by Tulsa County health officials highlighted what neighborhoods are the healthiest and what are the unhealthiest.

Tulsa police arrest shooting suspect
Tulsa police arrested a man they say shot another man on April 13.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy
Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died
A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87.

City hall, offices closed for Good Friday; trash, recycling services not affected
City Hall and other city offices will be closed April 18, for Good Friday.

Oklahoma Health Department urges parents not to skip vaccines
The Oklahoma State Department of Health is warning parents that skipping vaccines can put children at risk for diseases.

Fallin, Inhofe help mark near completion of I-44 widening
On Thursday Governor Mary Fallin and Sen. Jim Inhofe celebrated a major Tulsa construction project that’s nearly finished.

Tulsa International Airport reports increase in traffic
Tulsa airport officials released March activity reports that show passenger activity was up 8.3% over March a year ago at Tulsa International Airport.

Tucson street in Broken Arrow to re-open on Friday
Tucson Street will be opened to traffic the afternoon of Friday, April 18, that’s a change from the scheduled opening on April 16.

04/16

3 Tulsa police officers being hailed as heroes after saving clerk's life
Officers Kerns, Lagrone and Weakley used special first aid kits to keep shooting victim alive.

Washington County deputies increase patrols to stop arson
Washington County sheriff’s deputies said they will step up patrols to find who is responsible for setting more than 100 grass fires.

Organizers, city councilor disagree on east Tulsa festival location
FOX23 has learned new developments in a fight over an east Tulsa festival after organizers said the celebration will go forward for this year’s Cinco de Mayo festival despite a vote from the area’s city councilor.

Officials crack down on underage drinking in Tulsa County
The Oklahoma ABLE Commission, the Tulsa County Health Department and local law enforcement officials said they will crack down on underage drinking.

Idol tour comes to Tulsa
The American Idol LIVE! Tour will stop at Tulsa’s Brady Theater on July 30.

Police seek help identifying bank robber
On April 16, a white male robbed the City National Bank located at 5801 E. 41st Street.

TPS to vote on outsourcing bus management
Tulsa Public Schools is just one vote away from outsourcing their school bus management to a Missouri company.

ODOT construction blocking Tulsa family’s driveway
Construction expected to improve the drive for countless Tulsans is causing more problems than its solving for one south Tulsa family.

Good Samaritan allegedly stops alleged child abuse
A case of alleged child abuse at an east Tulsa hotel on Tuesday night led to two babies being taken from their parents.

Truck, equipment stolen from construction site
Workers said they noticed the stolen vehicle at the start of the work shift Wednesday morning.

Police release photos of shooting suspect
Tulsa police are looking for a suspect they think shot a man during a drug deal on April 13th.

Jerry Seinfeld to perform in Tulsa
Jerry Seinfeld, will perform his stand-up routine at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on June 7.

Muskogee police investigate threats against students
Muskogee police are investigating an alleged threat made by a Muskogee Public School student.

Meningitis case in Tulsa County
The Tulsa County Health Department is investigating a case of meningitis.

Downtown power outages
Power in the area of the BOK Center was out for just under an hour this morning.

Broken Arrow restaurant robbed at gunpoint
Police say a KFC in Broken Arrow was robbed at gunpoint just after closing Tuesday night.

04/15

Dog owners at odds over new Cherry Street Farmers Market rule
The Cherry Street Farmers Market will be a little different this weekend. After 16-years of being people and pet friendly, the market is saying no pets allowed.

Broken Arrow woman says medical condition saved her during Boston Marathon bombing
A Broken Arrow woman told FOX23 a medical condition that threatens her life may have saved her during the Boston Marathon bombings.

Armed robbery in South Tulsa

Police say thieves used stolen credit card right in front of victim
Three woman used a woman's stolen credit card to pay for their nails as she waited for hers to be finished.

Tahlequah woman feels guilt for finishing Boston Marathon
A Tahlequah woman is feeling a bit of survivor's guilt or "finisher's guilt," as she called it, for finishing the Boston Marathon knowing the bombings kept thousands of runners from achieving that goal.

Appeals court orders Owasso officer reinstated
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling and ordered the city of Owasso to reinstate police officer Mike Denton.

Tulsa police investigating third assault on women in east Tulsa
Tulsa police are investigating a third attack on a woman in east Tulsa.

Clerk recovering after shooting, police searching for gunman
Tulsa police are trying to get to the bottom of who shot and left a man for dead in east Tulsa Monday night.

Crime near 61st and Peoria showing drop
FOX23 dug through police records that compare crime in January, February and March of last year to those same months this year.

No injuries when school bus hit by car in east Tulsa
No students were injured when a Union school bus was involved in a crash.

Mother upset no one charged in son’s death
A mother told FOX23 she's sick of waiting for answers in her son's murder.

Gilcrease Elementary School lock down lifted
Gilcrease Elementary School was on lock down briefly.

New house helping Tulsa women recovering from addiction
A program that helps women struggling with different kinds of addiction in Tulsa officially opened its doors.

Smoke near Holly Refinery from fire training
Officials with the Holly Refinery told FOX23 smoke seen in the area is from fire training.

Cherry Street Farmer's Market asking people to leave dogs at home
They board voted to ask customers to leave pets at home after a customer was attacked and bitten by a dog on the market’s opening day, April 5.

04/14

Police: Rash of burglaries in Brookside
A Brookside burglar is on the loose. The Tulsa Police Department says the person or people have hit twelve times in as many days, and those are only the ones reported.

Broken Arrow teachers, administrators worried about school testing software
Students across Green Country sat in front of a computer screen for the first day of online state testing Monday.

Cold temps in April could hurt peach crop in Porter
Just a matter of a few degrees can make or break the peach crop in Porter.

Delivery truck crashes into telephone pole
A delivery truck crashed into a telephone pole in Sand Springs.

Cold weather impacts Tulsa businesses
Nurseries and garden centers across Green Country prepped for the bitter temperatures Monday night.

Humane Society of Tulsa closed for emergency repairs
The Humane Society of Tulsa is currently closed for emergency plumbing repairs.

Tulsa announces prescription Drug-Take-Back event April 26
Tulsans can rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medications at an upcoming drug-take-back event.

Crime Victims Day of Remembrance at LaFortune on April 30
Crime victims and survivors will be honored with a Day of Remembrance and flower planting in honor of lost loved ones on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Utah woman accused of killing 6 babies
Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

Phelps coming out of retirement
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

TPS announces new app to keep parents informed
Tulsa Public Schools announced the release of a smartphone and tablet app called School Connect.

Manning's conviction upheld
An Army general is upholding Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Pedestrian hit and killed in Muskogee on Sunday morning
Muskogee police say a pedestrian was hit and killed on Highway 69 around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

First eclipse of the year tonight
North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year.

BOK Center ranks 19th in ticket sales
The BOK Center finished the first quarter of 2014 ranked 19th in the United States and 52nd in the world in Pollstar Magazine’s quarterly Top 100 Arenas.

Storm blows through Owasso, causes damage
Mailboxes flying down the street; fences blowing over, shingles tearing off roofs, and playsets collapsing. Those are all things people in the Lake Valley neighborhood described seeing Sunday evening when a thunderstorm blew through.

04/13

Man shot at east Tulsa Quiktrip
One person was shot in the head at a Quiktrip in East Tulsa Sunday.

Storm response in Broken Arrow
FOX23 cameras rolled as the storm quickly moved over Broken Arrow.

Muskogee residents prepared for Sunday storms
Just a few hours before, people in Muskogee were out and about, even washing their cars on a sunny afternoon.

Storms roll through Green Country
The FOX23 Severe Weather Team tracked storms through Green Country Sunday.

04/12

Lanes of BA Expressway closed due to multiple-car accident
A wreck involving two cars near the Yale exit of the Broken Arrow Expressway had traffic backed up for close to 1.5 miles.

Avant firefighters welcome rain to ease fires
Firefighters in Avant are ready to welcome any rain that could help them fight the wildfires they've battled for nearly a week.

4 rescued from Grand Lake after boat capsizes
Four boaters were pulled out of Grand Lake Saturday afternoon after their boat began to take on water.

One death in Tulsa motorcycle crash
One man is dead following a motorcycle crash Saturday evening.

Grass fire in Avant spreading quickly
Officials said the fire is taking off faster than crews expected.

Tulsa City-County Library to honor "book givers" at reception
The Tulsa City-County Library will participate in World Book Night 2014.

Tulsa Heart Walk raised $900,000 for American Heart Association
The American Heart Association Annual Tulsa Heart Walk saw more than 8,000 people participate at ONEOK Field Saturday morning.

Gas prices holding steady in Tulsa
Gas prices have been holding steady in Tulsa as the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.52.

New road project to start next week
A new road project will start next week, which is expected to cause lane closures.

Police: Attempted traffic stop ends in rollover crash
Tulsa police told FOX23 that an attempted traffic stop ended in a rollover crash just after midnight in midtown Saturday.

Man dies after crashing motorcycle
A man is dead after crashing his motorcycle early Saturday morning.

Largest soccer tournament underway in Green Country
Millions of dollars are pouring into the city this weekend as more than 1,300 people traveling into Tulsa for a soccer tournament.

04/11

State issues health advisory in Osage County due to fires
Beyond the obvious danger of grass fires, FOX23 looked into how they can also be hard on your health.

Tulsa deputies seize 5 pounds of meth from business
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crime Drug Task Force found more than 5 pounds of methamphetamine in Tulsa Friday.

Rough terrain provides challenge for fire crews
Crews are battling a fire in Osage County and attempting to back burn ahead of it, but FOX23 learned that the terrain is creating problems.

Police: Drugs, stolen mail, credit cards found in Tulsa home
Tulsa police found evidence of theft, fraud and drugs in one house and they said it’s all part of a bigger problem.

Tulsa city councilors upset about computer upgrade delay for law enforcement
Some Tulsa city councilors are frustrated that a computer program update that would put the Tulsa Police Department in sync with other area law enforcement agencies could be delayed.

School admin fears computer glitches prior to state computer testing
High-stakes state testing continued Friday with computer testing scheduled to start Monday.

Local bounty hunters approve of proposed reforms
Some local bounty hunters are speaking out in favor of a new proposal moving through the state Legislature that would reform the way they have to perform their job.

Some ranchers billed for controlled burns that run wild
Some of the grassfires that firefighters respond to begin as controlled burns that quickly grow out of control.

Problems with 3rd grade reading law
For the last six months an Inola son has been fighting what she calls a "flawed" law

Free landfill days for City of Tulsa utility users
Free Landfill Days for City of Tulsa utility customers are scheduled April 12-13 at the Quarry Landfill on 46th Street North, approximately 1-1/2 miles east of U.S. 169.

Broken Arrow Fire Department to host graduation ceremony Friday
Broken Arrow Fire Department will hold graduation ceremonies Friday for twelve new firefighters.

04/10

Crews work to clear grassfire near Avant
Fire crews from Avant and Skiatook are working a large fire near Avant Thursday night.

St. John adds new facility; hopes to end doctor shortage
Seventy-two of Oklahoma’s 77 counties have a shortage of primary care doctors. FOX23 learned that a new clinic in Tulsa at 75th and Riverside could help turn that around.

ODOT closed a portion of US169 for emergency repairs Thursday
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation closed the right northbound lane of Highway 169 on Thursday afternoon at 56th Street North.

Attempted copper thief caught on camera
Sand Springs business owners are hoping surveillance video will lead to the capture of a would-be thief.

Few parents opt out of state testing in Skiatook
Students across the state have completed their first day of high stakes testing, but FOX23 discovered some students are sitting out.

Church repeatedly targeted by copper thieves
FOX23 uncovered new details about a house of worship repeatedly targeted by copper thieves.

Claremore WWII veteran earns medals decades after serving
A Claremore veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and D-Day, two major events during World War II, was honored for his service Thursday.

Good Samaritans help save man from business fire
Tulsa fire investigators said they are still working to determine what caused a fire that destroyed an east Tulsa business Wednesday night.

New technology helping treat patients at Bartlesville hospital
A new device is helping hospitals improve workflow and Jane Phillips hospital in Bartlesville is the first to use it.

Broken Arrow police crack down on speeders in construction zones
Officers in Broken Arrow concentrated on work zones like 9th and Albany and dozens of drivers were ticketed as a result.

Road rage incident sparks gunfire near 51st, Harvard
Tulsa police said they are looking for two more people they believe opened fire on another driver during a road rage incident Wednesday night.

Grass fires hurting Washington County Emergency Management budgets
Fires burning across Washington County are beginning to take a toll on fire crew’s budgets.

Clean up, investigation begins after fire in east Tulsa
Clean up efforts and an investigation began Thursday after a massive fire destroyed an east Tulsa business Wednesday night.

Schools lockdown after Owasso pharmacy robbery
An armed robbery at an Owasso pharmacy put schools on lockdown Thursday.

Delaware County makes meth, cockfighting arrests
A three month investigation into drug smuggling ended with two people arrested on charges including meth possession and cockfighting.

US airline delays
The federal government's rankings of how often airline flights arrived within 14 minutes of schedule in February:

Colbert to replace Letterman
Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host.

Miss Helen's celebrates 60 years
Miss Helen's Private School is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Owasso 8th Grade Center lock down lifted after armed robbery in area
Owasso police say the Owasso 8th Grade Center is on lock down while police investigate an armed robbery in the area.

04/09

Grass fires plague Osage County
A large fire burning between Hominy and Fairview in Osage County is providing a challenge for firefighters. Officials tell FOX23 that they fire has already burned tens of thousands of acres.

Arrest made in west Tulsa shooting death
Police have arrested a man for the shooting death of a man near a Walgreens.

Large business fire in Tulsa
Emergency crews are on the scene of a large building fire near 47th and Mingo.

Promenade Mall to offer new recycling options to shoppers
The Promenade Mall announced a new recycling initiative with PepsiCo Recycling and Waste Management.

Two Tulsa schools ranked most challenging in the nation
Two schools in Tulsa have been ranked among the most challenging in the nation.

Truck overturns in Catoosa
A truck driver is in the hospital after his semi overturned on Wednesday morning.

13,000 expected in Tulsa for soccer tournament
More than 13,000 people will be in Tulsa this weekend for what some are saying could be one of the biggest soccer tournaments in Oklahoma history.

Construction impacts neighborhood near Lewis
A major Tulsa construction project is nearing completion, but not before causing more headaches.

Parents, schools preparing for high stakes school testing
Teachers across Green Country are emailing parents Wednesday night to make sure kids get a good night's sleep and a good breakfast in the morning.

Recent grass fires draining fire crews in Washington County
It has been a busy wildfire season in Washington County.

Wrestling could help Owasso student recover from accident
Owasso students gathered Wednesday morning to show their support for classmate Spencer Richmond, who was seriously injured after being involved in an accident.

Budget cuts force changes in Tulsa Transit
More than three million people use the Tulsa Transit System each year and now some changes will go into effect soon.

Police increase patrol in Muskogee neighborhood after car break-ins
Police said they will patrol a Muskogee neighborhood more than usual Wednesday night after a string of car break-ins.

Hundreds attend prayer service for Owasso teen injured in crash
Owasso high school students came together Wednesday morning to pray for their classmate who was seriously injured in a car accident on Saturday.

Downtown Tulsa recycling center opening Thursday
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust will open a new recycling drop-off center in downtown Tulsa.

Inhofe officially declares re-election candidacy
On Tuesday Jim Inhofe filed for reelection as Oklahoma’s United States Senator.

Pig virus leads to higher pork prices
A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

ANG in Fort Smith hosting F-16s based at Tulsa
The 188th Fighter Wing's Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith is currently hosting seven F-16C Falcons and 40 maintenance, operation and support personnel from the Oklahoma Air National Guard's Tulsa-based 138th Fighter Wing.

Police: Five robbed in "crime of opportunity"
Police are investigating what they call a "crime of opportunity" after two men, armed with pistols, entered a home through an unlocked door.

04/08

Grove school board votes against spanking students
GROVE, Okla. -- Grove school board members were tasked with deciding whether the district should reinstate corporal punishment, better known as spanking.

Tulsa Police zero in on child trafficking suspect
Selling children for sex over the internet. Police have stepped up their search to find a fugitive in Tulsa’s latest human trafficking ring.

BA family's home rebuilt to weather the storm after last year's tornado
The Glimp family will move into their newly rebuilt home after a tornado destroyed it last year.

Owasso teen in critical condition after crash
The Owasso community is coming together for a teen seriously injured in a weekend accident.

New law prevents lawsuits for public storm shelters
A new law giving nonprofit and religious organizations immunity for being held liable when they open their doors during severe weather has the governor’s approval.

Victim hopes her story will help catch assault suspect
Two women were attacked at two churches in the same area of east Tulsa and now police are investigating whether the same suspect is responsible.

Families of Best Buy shooting victims glad the trials over
A second man accused of the slayings of two people at a midtown Tulsa Best Buy in 2012 pleaded guilty to lesser charges Tuesday.

Mars orbit in opposition on Tuesday night
The sun, Earth, and Mars will line up Tuesday night.

Tulsa police arrest sexual battery suspect
Tulsa police working with the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force arrested a Tulsa man accused of sexual battery and failure to register as a sex offender.

Wagoner County Sex offender compliance check leads to arrest
Wagoner County Deputies in association with U.S Marshals, Wagoner Police, Broken Arrow Police, OHP, and District 27 DA’s Office conducted sex offender registration checks.

Baby jaguar born at the Tulsa Zoo
The Tulsa Zoo announced the birth of a jaguar cub, marking the third jaguar to be born at the zoo.

Bridenstine to host town hall with Azerbaijan ambassador
In light of the Ukrainian crisis, Ambassador Elin Suleymanov and Bridenstine will highlight the link of energy security to global political stability.

New flood safety signs installed
Okmulgee County placed new flood warning signs out to warn drivers of flooded roadways.

Parking meter rates double in Tulsa
It now costs more to park in downtown Tulsa.

Broken Arrow hiring police officer
The Broken Arrow Police Department is accepting applications for police officers.

Plea deal for 2nd man accused in Best Buy shooting
The second man accused in the Best Buy shooting that killed two people has pleaded guilty to being an accessory to first degree murder for each death.

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP
Microsoft support for Windows XP ends Tuesday.

Anonymous email alleges inappropriate relations with Union school guard and student
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating anonymous allegations a Union Public School security guard had inappropriate relations with a student.

Moody's Jewelry store glass smashed with pickaxe
Officers believe two people broke into a midtown jewelry store.

04/07

Alert neighbor leads police to large meth lab operation
CHOUTEAU, Okla. -- People in one Mayes County town are shocked after police found a large meth lab nearby. Five people are now behind bars, thanks to an alert neighbor.

Sheriff: Monkey bites, other accusations lead to mother's arrest in Delaware Co.
"20 pet monkeys, a raccoon, 15 to 20 birds, goats, a buffalo, dogs, cats, alpacas, and other exotic animals." It's a line verbatim from the affidavit written by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, and a list of the animals at Matthew's' home over the last two years.

People in east Tulsa on high alert after armed robbery
Police say an armed robber wearing a bandana over his face robbed two Applebee's employees and their friend early Monday morning.

Avalon Halfway House reopening after changes
After closing its doors more than two months ago the Avalon Halfway House in downtown Tulsa will now begin taking in inmates again.

Audit raises questions in federal aid spending in Rogers County
More than $5 million in federal aid are unaccounted for in Rogers County.

Best Buy shooter sentenced to life without parole
The man convicted of killing two people by opening fire at an east Tulsa Best Buy has been sentenced to two life sentences.

Tulsa police searching for clues after part of skull found in west Tulsa
FOX23 is continuing to follow the work to identify a skull found this weekend in west Tulsa.

Sapulpa Animal Shelter is short staffed, working to adopt out animals
Some fear labor changes in Sapulpa are putting animals at risk.

Man shooting at squirrel accidentally shoots friend
Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputies told FOX23 the friend was trying to shoot some squirrels he heard, but he missed the squirrel and the shot went through the garage and hit the victim who was working on a gazebo on the homeowner’s property.

State Highway 11 bridge being repaired near Sperry
East and westbound SH-11 is narrowed to one open lane at Hominy Creek until further notice for emergency bridge deck repairs.

Tulsa Public School bus in accident, no injuries
A Tulsa Public School bus was involved in an accident on Monday afternoon, no injuries have been reported.

Tulsa police say another assault victim came forward
Tulsa police say another victim has come forward after an assault at a church was reported on April 1st.

Avalon center re-opening
The Avalon Halfway House reopened on Monday morning.

Chili's cancels fundraiser for anti-vaccination group
Chili's is backing away from plans to donate funds to a group that says autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position that has been widely discredited by the medical community.

Jack White to kick off tour in Tulsa
Cain’s Ballroom announced Jack White will return to Tulsa for a show in May.

MIssing Muskogee teen found
The Muskogee County Sheriff told FOX23 that Dillon Jones has been located.

Stillwater uses goats to remove vegetation
The City of Stillwater Goad Squad has 23 new recruits that started Friday.

Police: Alcohol factor in rollover accident
Police say alcohol was a factor in a rollover accident in west Tulsa.

Police searching for suspect in apparent robbery of restaurant employee
Tulsa police told FOX23 they are searching for man who robbed an Applebee's employee walking to a vehicle.

Lane closure expected on Creek Turnpike
Crews are closing one lane of the creek turnpike between Sheridan Road and Yale Avenue starting Monday morning.

04/06

Family opens up a year after daughter's murder
The family of Mary Escue is breaking their silence more than a year after she was murdered.

Car drives through Tulsa home
One woman was inches away from being hit by a car that plowed into her house.

Prep work for bridge rehabilitation project begins in Sand Springs
A road construction project is underway in the southbound lanes of Highway 97 and westbound Highway 51 in Sand Springs.

Man allegedly impersonates police officer, steals tanning lotion
A man allegedly impersonated a police officer in Jenks to steal tanning lotion.

Behind a Tulsa police chase
FOX23 has released more exclusive video of a high-speed chase recorded when our crews were with police last Tuesday.

Three earthquakes shake Oklahoma ground, Sunday
Sunday morning, the United States Geological Survey recorded three earthquakes in Oklahoma; including one with a magnitude of 4.0, near Langston. Did you feel it?

4 wounded in shooting at Oklahoma City nightclub
Oklahoma City police say four people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub on the city's northwest side.

04/05

Officials: Traces of meth found outside of burning house
Firefighters were called to a structure fire in Bixby on Saturday.

Officials search for clue to identify skull found in Tulsa
Detectives said they are working to find out more about the identity of a person after hikers found part of a skull Friday evening near West Skelly Drive and Lawton Avenue.

Claremore man finds mortar round buried at RSU
A treasure hunt in Claremore turned up a buried military weapon on Saturday.

Children's consignment sale begins in Broken Arrow
Rhea Lana’s of Broken Arrow will host its Spring/Summer sale April 6-13 at 2300 in Broken Arrow

Skull found, police plan to return to scene
Tulsa police officers plan to return to the scene this morning where a human remains were found.

Police searching for suspects in apparent stolen vehicle
Tulsa police are keeping an eye out for a couple who they believe stole a vehicle before crashing it into a light pole on Highway 412.

Dentist office to give free dental care
The Aspen Dental Office in Owasso will give free dental care to those in need Saturday.

Man shot in leg at east Tulsa park
A man is in the hospital after police say he was shot in the leg in an east Tulsa park.

04/04

New technology added to ONEOK Field
Baseball is back in Tulsa with the start of a new Drillers season. Those who make it out to a game at ONEOK Field will notice some new toys that the team hopes will keep fans coming back.

Cash-for-gold store robbed of $20,000
Tulsa police said they are looking for two men who robbed a cash-for-gold store in the Promenade Mall.

Arrest made in Tulsa human trafficking case
Police arrested Sally Denton on a count of human trafficking in connection with a 16-year-old advertised online as an escort.

Police continue search for man accused of attempted abduction
FOX23 first reported in March about a man who approached two girls at a midtown Tulsa lemonade stand. Police said they are now worried the man could become physical.

Rollover accident in Mannford
Two cars were involved in an accident when one rolled several times on Highway 51 and Industrial Road in Mannford Friday afternoon.

Teen pleads guilty in Jenks woman's death
A teen accused of killing a woman in Jenks during a burglary entered a guilty plea on Friday morning.

Funeral services held for man killed by Tulsa police officer
Funeral services were held in north Tulsa Friday for a man shot and killed by a Tulsa police officer.

Manning leaves TU for Wake Forest
Danny Manning left TU to become the new head basketball coach at Wake Forest Friday. Manning

Police look for links between two Bartlesville shootings
Bartlesville police are investigating two shootings that happened early Thursday morning.

CDC issues warning about e-cigarette poisoning
The Centers for Disease Control issued a warning about a spike in a new kind of poisoning.

Jesus Christ Superstar coming to BOK Center June 24
Jesus Christ Superstar, the arena rock musical written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber will be at the BOK Center on Tuesday, June 24.

Pond project to affect traffic on Creek Turnpike and trail
A rehabilitation project for the pond in the Mill Creek Bridge II subdivision will affect traffic on the Creek Turnpike and the Creek Turnpike Trail starting Monday, April 7.

Wagoner deputies arrest two in connection to drug related death
Deputies said they responded to the unattended death of 36-year-old Jimmy Rozell Jr. and his wife 45-year-old Deanna Rozell on January 25. It happened in Taylors Ferry.

Roosters Days announces headliners
The 2014 Rooster Days Festival announced this year’s headlining acts performing May 9-11 at Central Park.

Police identify man killed after police chase
A man is dead after police say he crashed after leading officers on a high speed chase into west Tulsa and sending another woman to the hospital.

Tulsa police need help identifying suspects
Tulsa police say on March 26 two men entered Abby’s Cash for Gold at 4107 S. Yale Ave. and stole $20,000.

Homeowners deal with aftermath after severe weather
FOX23 is tracking the effects of the severe weather that came through green country, raining down hail and knocking out power.

04/03

Storm causes power outages, roof damage in Bixby
Storms on Thursday left more than 100 homes without power in Bixby and ripped apart the roof of at least one.

Fatal collision in Tahlequah
A 35-year-old man died at the scene of an auto accident on US-62 west of Tahlequah in Cherokee County Thursday.

Coweta battered with hail Thursday
Edward Veliz with Play It Again in Coweta said he had a scare on Thursday when he thought a truck was going to drive into his store to avoid the hail storm.

Broken Arrow considers banning tobacco in parks
The Broken Arrow Department of Parks and Recreation held a public meeting Thursday night to discuss tobacco-free parks in the city.

Muskogee emergency management readies for storms
Beepers went off in the Muskogee Emergency Management Office as soon as a severe thunderstorm warning was issued Thursday.

Emergency responders, administrators hold shooting simulation at Jenks High School
A school shooting training scenario was held at Jenks High School to help prepare for the worst.

Sixth hole opens in Sperry bridge since February
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews were back out on State Highway 11 in Sperry filling a hole on a bridge over Hominy Creek.

New developments in Tulsa police officer charged with felonies
Tulsa police officer Tyrone Jenkins was charged with bribery and the delivery of cocaine.

Fatal auto accident in Bixby
FOX23 is gathering information about a fatal auto accident in Bixby.

Broken Arrow considers smoke free parks
The City of Broken Arrow's Department of Recreation, Parks, Cultural Affairs and Tourism will be holding a public meeting for the purpose of providing information regarding tobacco free parks.

Gilbert awarded Councilor of the Year
The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #93 announced that Tulsa City Councilor Karen Gilbert is the recipient of the 2013 FOP Lodge 93 PAC Councilor of the Year award.

Tulsa police officer charged with five felonies
A Tulsa police officer is charged with five felony counts, including two counts for receiving bribes.

Jenks Public Schools prepare for an active shooter situation
A simulation on an active shooter scenario hopes to prepare Jenks students for a possible emergency.

04/02

Skiatook restaurant remembers 2013 storm that destroyed roof
Ron's Hamburger's and Chili employees remember the severe 2013 storm like it was yesterday.

One arrest made after Wednesday standoff in north Tulsa
A standoff in North Tulsa Wednesday began when a woman claimed she was held against her will and sexually assaulted for hours before police arrived.

Broken Arrow readies emergency services for severe weather
Broken Arrow city, fire, police and emergency management officials all said that they are on the same page when it comes to severe weather.

Firefighters hope for rain to ease fire troubles
Crews in Washington County hoped for rain to help them out with wildfires that have plagued the area for days.

Officials: Four dead in Fort Hood shooting
Fort Hood has ordered everyone at the Texas Army base to "shelter in place."

City leaders cut ribbon on new Broken Arrow public safety complex
The new complex cost more than $7 million and brought the police and fire departments under one roof.

Investigators search for potential links in two sexual assaults
Two sexual assaults were reported in Green Country with similar suspect descriptions on the same day. The first at a Sand Springs park and the second at an east Tulsa church.

Reporting storm damage after severe weather
Oklahoma has some of the highest insurances rates in the country and severe weather season is beginning in the state and that could mean damage to your home.

Tulsa prepares for severe weather season
FOX23 spoke with several city of Tulsa agencies and departments about how they prepare for severe weather season.

Senate panel OKs bill for Okla. education funding
A plan to divert hundreds of millions of dollars in state revenue directly to public schools in Oklahoma during the next several years has passed a Senate committee, despite concerns the proposal will tie the hands of future legislators.

Police: Woman walked in on armed robber
A woman came home late Tuesday night to discover a man in her home armed with a gun.

Man found shot in Owasso
Officers say it happened Tuesday night in the Ator Heights neighborhood.

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TPD says chase, carjacking ends in murder-suicide
FOX23 has an exclusive look inside a police chase that ended in a deadly shooting near 31st Street and Utica in midtown Tulsa.

Man suspected of child porn possession says he's extremely sorry
Sean Lemoine spoke to FOX23's Sharon Phillips about his costly decision to download child porn.

Operation Safeguard targets sex offenders in Cherokee County
Law enforcement is going door to door in Cherokee County as part of Operation Safeguard.

Sand Springs police investigate possible rape
Sand Springs Police are investigating a possible rape that happened early Tuesday morning.

Police say murder and attempted suicide followed chase in midtown Tulsa
Tulsa police say one person is dead and another being treated after an attempted murder suicide.

Tulsa police graduating new police officers
The Tulsa Police Department will add 16 police officers to the force Friday.

Tulsa police looking for woman who broke into home with a tire iron
Tulsa police said on March 7 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. a woman burglarized an apartment located near 6100 S. 87th E. Ave.

Two people shot in North Tulsa
Tulsa police are on the scene of a shooting in north Tulsa.

Homicide investigation in Choctaw County
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a homicide in Choctaw County.

Suspicious rental car leads to drug bust worth thousands
A security guard made a citizen's arrest on the suspect until police could arrive.

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