Local News

Headlines for Friday, August 7, 2015:

  • Broken Arrow releases transcripts of the 911 tape in the mass murder of a family last month. (Tulsa World)

  • A grand jury investigating Tulsa’s sheriff heard from key officials in a 2009 investigation of Reserve Deputy Robert Bates. (Tulsa World)

  • A reform program could help with over-crowded jails. (News9)

Oklahomans can save money this weekend on back to school shopping thanks to no taxes on certain items.

Tammy Fate with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce says the Tax Free Holiday encourages people to shop locally Friday through Sunday.

"It really is just an opportunity to keep shoppers in Oklahoma City versus driving to surrounding states for their tax free weekends. And, it really allows the consumer the opportunity to potentially purchas a few more items before the school year kicks off."

Headlines for Thursday, August 6, 2015:

  • The 911 tape of a Broken Arrow family mass slaying isn’t getting released. (Tulsa World)

  • Churches won’t lose tax-exempt status for refusing same sex marriages. (NewsOK)

  • Grand jury investigating Tulsa Sheriff hear from key figures. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Wednesday, August 5, 2015:

  • Governor Fallin talks earthquakes in Oklahoma. (KFOR)

  • The family of Monroe Bird who was shot by an allegedly intoxicated security guard want justice. (Tulsa World)

  • A former spokesman for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office says he’s “excited” to testify before a grand jury. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Tuesday, August 4, 2015:

Headlines for Monday, August 3, 2015:

  • Records show a Tulsa reserve deputy failed to get adequate training before going out on patrols. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma City Public School recruiters are working to reduce vacancies. (NewsOK)

  • Privatization for the Tulsa County jail gets delayed indefinitely. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Friday, July 31, 2015:

  • The state of Oklahoma is changing its voter registration policies to avoid a lawsuit. (NewsOK)

  • Tulsa officials are considering proposals to privatize the jail. (Tulsa World)

  • State and federal cuts to health agencies are affecting services in northeast Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Thursday, July 30, 2015:

  • Oklahoma is seeing a drop in high school graduation rates statewide. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • Collections to Oklahoma’s general revenue drop again. (Tulsa World)

  • Unemployment in Oklahoma City rises for third straight month. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Wednesday, July 29, 2015:

  • After Monday’s earthquakes, two wastewater disposal wells have shut down. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma City is considering its options in regard to the American Indian Cultural Center. (Journal Record)

  • Broken Arrow quintuple murder suspects face arraignment next Monday. (Tulsa World)


The United Methodist Church, which hosts more Boy Scouts than any other denomination in Oklahoma, have decided how to proceed after the group opened leadership up to gay men.

Spokesman Joseph Harris says the conference is allowing individual churches to make their own decision on affiliation with the Boy Scouts or hiring leaders.