April, 2014


Rotary Club in Muskogee hosts annual Party in the Park
In Muskogee County, the Rotary Club held its seventh annual Party in the Park Saturday.

Broken Arrow cross country coach resigns
The head cross-country coach at Broken Arrow High School resigned.

Crews open second lane on Highway 11 Bridge
Crews have opened a second lane on the Highway 11 Bridge at Hominy Creek.

First year dogs not allowed at Cherry Street Farmers Market
Dogs were not allowed at the Cherry Street Farmers Market this weekend for the first time.

Man arrested on complaints of robbing two Quiktrips
Tulsa police arrested a man accused of robbing two QuikTrips in twenty minutes.

Thousands of eggs fall from sky in Owasso
Tens of thousands of eggs fell from the sky Saturday at the Centennial Park in Owasso.

People out celebrating Easter all across Green Country
Many people all across Green Country will be making their way to church this morning to celebrate Easter Sunday.

Two people dead following head-on collision
Okmulgee police told FOX23 that two people have died following a head-on collision Sunday morning.


Victims’ families honor loved ones at bombing memorial
It was 19 years ago Saturday when a bomb ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

One dead in officer-involved shooting after armed robbery attempt
Police are investigating two robberies that ended with an officer and a deputy shooting their guns, killing one of the suspects.

Students lose property in school bus fire
Some students and parents are worried about riding the school bus next week after one Tulsa bus caught fire during an afternoon drop-off Friday.

Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL
The State Department is indefinitely extending the government's review of the contentious oil pipeline and citing ongoing litigation over its route across Nebraska.

Keondre Love taken off life support Saturday, alleged shooter behind bars
Keith Mack turned himself in for the shooting that happened at a north Tulsa apartment complex on Thursday night. Keondre Love was the victim in that shooting and Saturday TPD confirmed he was taken off life support.

Hundreds gather in OKC for bombing memorial
Saturday marked the 19th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in downtown Oklahoma City that killed 168 people.

Okla. budget talks center on cuts, revenue streams
With six weeks left in the 2014 session, behind-the-scenes negotiations among the House, Senate and governor's office are ramping up on how to plug a $188 million hole in the budget and fund programs for education, public safety and child welfare.

Flames flared back up Friday in Kellyville
Flames from a grass fire flared back up in Kellyville Friday.

Construction project expanded Monday
A construction project in south Tulsa expanded Monday.

Non-profit group formed to save mansion
A non-profit group has formed in eastern Oklahoma to save the Kerr Mansion.

Two people in hospital after gunshot fired inside club
Two people are in the hospital this morning after a single shot was fired in a dance club.

Easter events for Saturday
Many fun events will be going on today around Green Country.


Tulsa Tech offers new scholarship
Tulsa Tech has a brand new scholarship for those who would not otherwise have an opportunity to learn a trade.

Coweta bus driver arrest on molestation charges
A Coweta bus driver is in police custody Friday and facing two counts of lewd molestation.

Tulsa school bus catches fire
Some Tulsa Public School students and their bus driver had a scary trip Friday -- their bus caught fire.

Former Bixby police chief arrested on DUI suspicion
A former Bixby police chief spent time behind bars Friday morning.

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

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

Surveillance footage captures Owasso home burglary
An Owasso family said they feel violated after their home was broken into and family heirlooms were stolen.

Coweta man accused of targeting children
Coweta police arrested a man for lewd acts with a child after alert parents called police about messages he sent their daughter.

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

Man arrested for child neglect in Wagoner County
Wagoner County deputies said they responded to a domestic disturbance complaint Friday in the Snug Harbor area of Wagoner County.

Tulsa police find grenade under 71st Street bridge
Tulsa police blocked off the 71st Street bridge at Riverside in both directions while inspecting the device.

Oklahoma City bombing museum sees technology boost
A memorial and museum about the Oklahoma City bombing is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade ahead of the 20-year anniversary of the attack in hopes of better portraying to visitors how different the world was at the time.

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline
The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.

No bomb found after threat at Charles Page High School
Students were sent home after a bomb threat.

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.

Hearing to be set for Oklahoma woman in 1992 case
A preliminary hearing is expected to be set for a woman charged in the 1992 deaths of her grandson's mother, another woman and a 6-year-old girl whose bodies were found last year in a hole dug for a septic tank.

Oklahoma school associations oppose Barresi
The leaders of two groups representing Oklahoma school administrators and suburban school districts are voicing their opposition to Republican state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi.

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

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.


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.

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.

Oklahoma House passes human trafficking measures
Three bills intended to toughen Oklahoma's human trafficking laws have been approved by the state House.

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.

Okla. justices send execution case to lower court
The Oklahoma Supreme Court says it is not the place for death-row inmates to go if they want a stay of execution.

Businesses affected by bridge closure denied loans
Gov. Mary Fallin says she is disappointed the U.S. Small Business Administration denied her request for loans that would help two Oklahoma towns affected by an emergency bridge closure.

3 additional deaths due to flu reported in Okla.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three more deaths due to influenza to raise the total number this flu season to 61.

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.

ConocoPhillips donates $1 million for OSU school
ConocoPhillips has donated $1 million for a new home for Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business.

Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court
Court arguments over Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage will center on whether voters singled out gay people for unfair treatment when they overwhelmingly defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman.


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.

New SAT words
High school freshmen soon won't have to worry about memorizing so many definitions of obscure words for the SAT.

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.

Hearing reset in Tulsa festival shootings case
An arraignment has been rescheduled for two men accused of shooting five people last year at a Hmong New Year's festival in Tulsa.

Bachmann to give commencement speech at ORU
Republican Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is set to give the commencement address at this spring's graduation ceremony at Oral Roberts University.

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.


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.

Officer fired for hitting man could get job back
A judge ruled today in favor of a former Owasso police officer. The judge ordered the city to give him his job back.

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.

Okla. Senate OKs abortion drug restrictions
A bill that would restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma has easily passed the state Senate.

Oklahoma House passes state trooper pay raise bill
The Oklahoma House has given final passage to legislation to raise the salaries of Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers.

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.

Police looking for shooter from east Tulsa gas station
Police need help finding the person who shot a man inside an east Tulsa gas station.

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.

Boston Bombing anniversary
The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the explosions.

Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban in Oklahoma
Cities in Oklahoma are prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill that has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Okla. lawmakers vote to ban sex offenders in parks
The Oklahoma House of Representatives has voted to prohibit habitual or aggravated sex offenders from entering a neighborhood, town, county or state park.

Tulsa-based company pledges $3M for new park
Tulsa-based energy company Unit Corporation has announced it will contribute $3 million for the city's newest park planned along the Arkansas River.

Native American screenwriter showing film in Tulsa
Native American writer Sherman Alexie will be in Tulsa for a screening of his film "Smoke Signals" and to answer questions.


Broken Arrow Police want to hire more officers to keep up with growing city
The police force needs more officers to keep up with the growing population in Broken Arrow

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.

Popular school app now live for Tulsa Public School District
Tulsa Public Schools launched their info on the school connect app.

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.

2 Tulsa women sentenced to life for child's death
Two Tulsa women have been formally sentenced to life in prison for murder and neglect of a 19-month-old boy.

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.

2 Arkansas men injured in Oklahoma plane crash
Authorities have identified the two people injured in a plane crash near Lake Tenkiller in eastern Oklahoma.

Conflict with Nevada rancher continues
After blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.

Oklahoma AG cautions about tax and rebate scams
Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning Oklahomans about tax and rebate scams as the deadline nears to file personal income tax returns.

Meeting in Tulsa to learn residents' health needs
The Oklahoma Health Department will host a community meeting next week to learn what Tulsa residents believe are their most critical health needs.

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.

FOX23 News heading to scene of fatality accident
FOX23 News crews are heading to the scene of a car accident on Highway 48 and Carson Ridge Road, just southwest of Mannford.


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.

Doctor, grandson ID'd as 2 of 3 killed in Kansas
Family members have identified two of the three people killed in attacks at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City as a man and his 14-year-old grandson.

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.

Legislation targeting Okla. judiciary stirs debate
Oklahoma lawmakers are considering tinkering with the way state Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges are selected for the first time since a bribery scandal rocked the state's highest court 50 years ago.


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.

Passengers identified following Saturday plane crash
Oklahoma Highway Patrol told FOX23 News that a plane crashed near Cookson Airfield Saturday morning.

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.

Work continuing on water tank in Dewey
Work continues on a new 750,000 gallon water tank in Dewey.

Museum in Claremore to receive improvements
The world's largest privately held arms museum will get $346,000 for improvements.

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.


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.

Duck sculpture that inspired Norman project stolen
A 200-pound plaster sculpture of a rubber ducky has gone missing in Norman.

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.

President to announce replacement for Sebelius
President Barack Obama says he's nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary.

May bike ride to benefit programs for Tulsa kids
More than 600 cyclists from across Oklahoma and the region are expected in Tulsa next month for a community bike ride benefiting health programs for area kids.


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.

Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post
A White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration.

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.

Okla. appeals court upholds life sentence in death
A man sentenced to life in prison for the death of a 15-month old child has lost an attempt to have his first-degree murder conviction overturned.

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

Earthquake swarm rattles central Oklahoma
No injuries or damage were reported after a series of earthquakes rattled central Oklahoma overnight, including a 4.1-magnitude temblor that woke many residents near Guthrie.

Mom drops lawsuit over Indian girl's adoption
The biological mother of a girl at the center of a South Carolina adoption dispute has dropped a challenge to the law governing placement of Indian children.

Sparks ousted as Oklahoma Senate Democrat leader
Democratic state Sen. Randy Bass of Lawton has been tapped to lead Senate Democrats after the 2014 elections, ousting the caucus' previous selection of a state senator from Norman.

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.


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.

President Obama to speak at Fort Hood memorial
President Barack Obama is returning once again to a grief-stricken corner of America to mourn with families of those killed last week at Fort Hood. He's reprising his role as chief comforter as he offers solace to the nation in the face of another tragedy.

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.

One of last Native American code talkers dies
Edmond Harjo, one of the last remaining Native American code talkers, has died. He was 96.

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.

Okla. state Capitol makes endangered places list
For the second year in a row, the Oklahoma state Capitol has made a list of the most endangered places in the state.

Broncos quarterback Manning to speak at OSU
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will speak at Oklahoma State University next week.

Students stabbed at Pennsylvania school
An official says four students were believed to be seriously injured at a high school near Pittsburgh, where a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20.

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.

President and First Lady to attend Fort Hood memorial service
Today, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the Fort Hood shooting memorial service.

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.


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.

Oklahoma AG seeks denial of execution stays
The state attorney general's office has asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to deny two death row inmates' request to stay their executions.

OKC Zoo giraffe in surgery for terminal defect
Officials from the Oklahoma City Zoo say Kyah, the 6-month-old giraffe with a potentially terminal heart defect, is headed into surgery.

Legislature honors 45th Infantry Brigade soldier
The Oklahoma Legislature has honored a soldier with the 45th Infantry Brigade who was seriously injured while trying to protect others when a massive tornado struck Moore in May.

HUD announces $6.6 million in grants to Oklahoma
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced $6.6 million in grants to renew support for 55 homeless housing and service programs in Oklahoma.

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.

Lawyers: Marriage ban denies history's progress
Lawyers for a lesbian couple suing an Oklahoma court clerk to have their out-of-state marriage recognized in Oklahoma say the defendant is denying the progress of contraception and reproductive technologies.

House approves measure to limit minimum wage
The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 68-22 in favor of a bill to prohibit municipalities in the state from establishing a mandatory minimum wage or number of vacation or sick days.

2 death-row inmates request stay of execution
Lawyers for two Oklahoma death-row inmates have requested their executions be delayed until their lawsuit over the state's execution protocols is settled.

Okla. governor signs 25 bills, issues first veto
Gov. Mary Fallin has signed more than two dozen bills into law and issued her first veto of the session.

Fallin, Bush visit in Okla. could benefit both
Former Florida Gov. and possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush is visiting a charter school in Oklahoma City with Gov. Mary Fallin in a public event that could be mutually beneficial for the two politicians.

Feature film 'Mekko' to start shooting in Tulsa
A feature film about a homeless Native American parolee trying to find his way in Tulsa is set to start shooting later this month.

Okla. National Guard appreciation event scheduled
A ceremony to honor members of the Oklahoma National Guard and of the former 45th Infantry Division is scheduled at the state Legislature.

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


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.

Mickey Rooney dies at 93
Actor Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93.

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.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum opens Discovery Center
The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium has opened the Discovery Center with an MD-80 aircraft donated by American Airlines.

4.4 magnitude quake rocks central Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Geological Survey says a 4.4 magnitude earthquake has rocked central Oklahoma.

FOX23 Severe Weather Special
FOX23 crews took at look at severe weather and coverage across Green Country.

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.

Letterman retiring, The Simpsons pay tribute
David Letterman says he's retiring next year as host of "Late Show."

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.

Board of Commissioners to discuss results of state audit
The Rogers County Board of Commissioners is expected to meet this morning to discuss the results of a state audit.

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


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.

Okla. National Guard to unveil new helicopters
The Oklahoma National Guard is planning to unveil four new UH-72A "Lakota" helicopters that are replacing an aging fleet of choppers that have been in service for more than 30 years.

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.


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.

Officials arrest two suspects in Adair Co. assault
Adair County Sheriff David Harden told FOX23 News that two arrests have been made in an Adair County assault case.

7 now arrested in Norman home invasion slaying
Norman police say a seventh arrest has been made in connection with the shooting death of a man during a home invasion.

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

Heroin deaths in Oklahoma on the rise
Some states are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative, and evidence suggests that's also the case in Oklahoma. A look at what's happening around the state:

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.

Four earthquakes reported in Oklahoma
According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, four earthquakes have been reported in Oklahoma this morning.

OHP: Medication to blame for woman driving into creek
Oklahoma Highway Patrol told FOX23 News that medication is to blame for a woman who drove her minivan into a creek.

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.

OHP: single-vehicle crash results in fatality
Oklahoma Highway Patrol has told FOX23 News that a single-vehicle crash has resulted in a fatality early Saturday morning.


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.

Gov. Fallin fill 3 judicial vacancies
Gov. Mary Fallin has made judicial appointments in three counties in Oklahoma.

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.

Coweta homeowners deal with hail damage
This morning, some families in Coweta are waking up to hail damage.

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.


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.

Okla.'s top prosecutor wants drug source secret
With two executions pending this month, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says his office is willing to provide details about the drugs being used in lethal injections, including dosage protocols and independent test results.

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.

FOX23 Severe Weather team tracking storms, damage
Crews are covering Green Country with reports of storms and damage.

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.

Cherokee Nation offering preservation classes
The Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism department is offering a series of workshops on historic preservation.

Fallin extends $5M Oklahoma film rebate program
A bill to extend a $5 million annual film rebate program through 2024 is among four measures that have been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Cherokee Nation hosting regional job fair
The Cherokee Nation is planning to host a regional job fair featuring nearly a dozen vendors later this month.

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.


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

Official: Fort Hood gunman was assessed for PTSD
A gunman opened fire on Fort Hood. 4 have been reported killed including the gunman.

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.

Lawyers: Marriage is for procreation potential
Lawyers for an Oklahoma clerk who refused to grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple say marriage exists for its procreative potential and that the U.S. Supreme Court agrees.

Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

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.

Cherokee Nation opens new center for veterans
The Cherokee Nation has opened a $2 million center in Tahlequah for military veterans.

Food supplier recalling 8,700 lbs of chicken
A food supplier with operations in Oklahoma is recalling more than 8,700 pounds of frozen chicken products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.

'Merry Christmas' bill languishing in Okla. Senate
Several House members are complaining their bills to outlaw embryonic research and to allow school employees to deliver "Merry Christmas" greetings to one another aren't getting a hearing in the Senate.

8.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Chile
A state of emergency is in effect in Chile where a powerful earthquake struck.

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.


Brothers arrested in uncle's homicide in Wagoner County
Brothers arrested in uncle's homicide.

Sapulpa Fire Department helps create app to help with severe weather
The Sapulpa Fire Marshal helped develop an app being used by departments across the country

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.

Tulsa Police searching for sexual assault suspect
Tulsa Police searching for sexual assault suspect after police say he attacked a woman inside a church.

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.

GRDA Shoreline Clean Up
GRDA schedules shoreline cleanup for early April Langley - The Grand River Dam Authority is announcing it has scheduled special "spring cleaning" shoreline cleanup for April 1 through 5. While the traditional summer cleanup will still take place on June 21, the April cleanup will give lake area stakeholders an opportunity to dispose of old dock foam and shoreline debris at the beginning of the busy boating season. During this cleanup, there will be seven different sites for debris disposal. Beginning Tuesday April 1 and running through Saturday, April 5, shoreline debris (please no household trash or commercial dumping) can be taken to the following locations, between 8AM and 5PM: • Clearwater Bay Marina parking lot - Rapier Hollow - east of Disney • Discount Docks - back end of Duck Creek near Grand Lake RV Resort - Cleora • GRDA Hangar boat ramp parking lot - near Red Arrow Marina - Cleora • Hammerhead West Marina - south of Ketchum • Red 11 Marina parking lot - east of Sailboat Bridge - Grove • Monkey Island boat ramp - west of Shangri-La Marina • City of Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant - North Cherokee Street in Grove

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.

Attorney General reveals drugs to be used
Ten days after increasing the number of ways in which Oklahoma can carry out executions, lawyers for the state say they'll execute two men this month with a combination of drugs never used in the state.

Oklahoma Senate approves Common Core repeal
The Oklahoma Senate has voted to repeal a set of education standards for math and English that more than 40 states have adopted and replace them with new ones that will be developed by the State Board of Education.

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.

Okla. House panel passes morning-after pill limits
An Oklahoma House committee has passed legislation requiring persons under 17 to have a prescription to purchase the so-called morning-after pill.

Same-sex marriage supporters launch campaign
A coalition of same-sex couples and their supporters have launched a statewide public education campaign intended to teach Oklahomans about marriage equality.

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.

Oklahoma prosecutor puts drug abuse video online
A prosecutor in northeastern Oklahoma is making available online a video that highlights trends in student drug and alcohol abuse.

House bill to cut Okla. income tax set for hearing
A plan to cut both Oklahoma's corporate and individual income tax rates once certain revenue triggers are reached is scheduled for a hearing in a Senate committee.

TCC presidential candidates to be in Tulsa
The three candidates to replace retiring Tulsa Community College President Thomas McKeon are scheduled to visit the campus for interviews and meetings.

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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