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  • Tulsa Teen Stabbed Six Times In Serious Condition - News On 6Tulsa Teen Stabbed Six Times In Serious Condition - News On 6

    News On 6Tulsa Teen Stabbed Six Times In Serious ConditionNews On 6Police said the victim was hosting a party at his home near 11th and Garnett when it happened. The 17-year-old was stabbed six times. Officers said the suspect is older than him and left with someone else who had been at the party. Someone took him to ...and more »

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  • Tulsa Teen Stabbed Six Times In Serious ConditionTulsa Teen Stabbed Six Times In Serious Condition

    Tulsa Police are looking for the person who stabbed a teenager early Tuesday morning.

    News On 6 / 24 min. ago
  • Police Get Similar Suspect Descriptions At Tulsa Armed RobberiesPolice Get Similar Suspect Descriptions At Tulsa Armed Robberies

    Tulsa Police are looking for two men who could be connected to a pair of overnight armed robberies, possibly a third.

    News On 6 / 1 h. 6 min. ago
  • Six Adults, 1 Juvenile Arrested After Wagoner County Drug BustSix Adults, 1 Juvenile Arrested After Wagoner County Drug Bust

    Wagoner County deputies arrest seven people following a drug bust near Broken Arrow.

    News On 6 / 2 h. 1 min. ago
  • Police Rescue Siblings From House Of Horrors In CaliforniaPolice Rescue Siblings From House Of Horrors In California

    Police in California say they rescued 13 siblings, aged 2 to 29, from a home where they were found chained to beds and malnourished, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department announced Monday.

    News On 6 / 2 h. 39 min. ago
  • Bitterly Cold Temperatures For Eastern OK - News On 6Bitterly Cold Temperatures For Eastern OK - News On 6

    Bitterly Cold Temperatures For Eastern OKNews On 6The arctic air has moved southward into the Lone Star state this morning with a very cold air mass firmly entrenched across Oklahoma. Winter precipitation has been ongoing overnight across part of Texas with winter storm warnings extending southward to ...and more »

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  • Northeastern Oklahoma Hit With Snow, Freezing Temperatures ... - News On 6Northeastern Oklahoma Hit With Snow, Freezing Temperatures ... - News On 6

    News On 6Northeastern Oklahoma Hit With Snow, Freezing Temperatures ...News On 6Parts of northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas are seeing the effects of the snow and freezing temperatures first hand.and more »

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  • Road Conditions Worsening In Northern Counties - News On 6Road Conditions Worsening In Northern Counties - News On 6

    Road Conditions Worsening In Northern CountiesNews On 6News On 6 had crews monitoring the deteriorating road conditions in the northern counties all day. Morris Bluejacket with Craig County emergency management stayed busy, coordinating with ODOT as the winter storm rolled in. "He had his trucks out early ...

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  • Woman Critically Hurt In Tulsa Car Crash - News On 6Woman Critically Hurt In Tulsa Car Crash - News On 6

    News On 6Woman Critically Hurt In Tulsa Car CrashNews On 6Police say the woman had stopped at a stop sign on 24th Street at Sheridan. She tried to turn south and a northbound SUV hit her car on the driver's side, according to TPD. The impact pinned the woman inside the car so police called the Tulsa Fire ...Woman fatally shot at Tulsa gas station after argument | KFOR.comkfor.comall 23 news articles »

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  • Viral Video: Oklahoma Special Needs Athlete Sinks JumperViral Video: Oklahoma Special Needs Athlete Sinks Jumper

    HARRAH, Oklahoma - Video of an Oklahoma special needs athlete is warming the hearts of people around the world.Jaden Barnes, 16, is the team manager of the Harrah Panthers basketball team.

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago
  • Fire Destroys Home Of Volunteer FirefighterFire Destroys Home Of Volunteer Firefighter

    MOUNDS, Oklahoma - A Liberty volunteer firefighter says he's heartbroken after a fire destroyed his family's home and nearly everything they own. Robert Campbell says he escaped j

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago
  • Man Recounts Moments After Finding Injured Pilot In Road Near TishomingoMan Recounts Moments After Finding Injured Pilot In Road Near Tishomingo

    TISHOMINGO, Oklahoma - Two brothers rescued an elderly pilot from the wreckage of a plane crash in Tishomingo.Aaron Mclean and Clayton Arles say they were driving through the Wildlife Reser

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago
  • Wyandotte Schools Close Due To WeatherWyandotte Schools Close Due To Weather

    WYANDOTTE, Oklahoma - The Wyandotte Public schools district was scheduled to reopen Tuesday after a fire destroyed most of its schools' buses last week, but now, school officials say t

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago
  • Torchy's Tacos Opens Tulsa RestaurantTorchy's Tacos Opens Tulsa Restaurant

    TULSA, Oklahoma - Torchy's Tacos is finally open here in Tulsa.The new location in Brookside opened its doors Monday for their big opening party.They're serving free tacos, drinks

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago
  • Thousands Mark 39th Year Of Tulsa's MLK Day ParadeThousands Mark 39th Year Of Tulsa's MLK Day Parade

    TULSA, Oklahoma - Thousands of people braved the cold for Tulsa's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. It was the 39th year for the parade in Tulsa, and there were over 140 entries.The t

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago
  • Foyil Mother Arrested After Kids Left Out In ColdFoyil Mother Arrested After Kids Left Out In Cold

    FOYIL, Oklahoma - A Foyil woman is in jail after sheriff's deputies say she was found passed out in her car in a Dollar General parking lot Sunday. Deputies say Roberta Paris's ki

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago
  • OHP Searches For Witnesses Of Tulsa Hit-And-RunOHP Searches For Witnesses Of Tulsa Hit-And-Run

    TULSA, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is looking for anyone who might've witnessed a recent hit-and-run near I-244 and Garnett in Tulsa. Troopers responded to a collision Frida

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago
  • No Injuries When Fire Damages Tulsa BuildingNo Injuries When Fire Damages Tulsa Building

    TULSA, Oklahoma - No one was hurt when a fire damaged a structure near Apache and Peoria Monday afternoon.The building appeared to be an old barn in the 1800 block of East Young Street.Vide

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago
  • Police ID Woman Shot, Killed At Tulsa Convenience StorePolice ID Woman Shot, Killed At Tulsa Convenience Store

    Tulsa police have identified the woman killed in a QuikTrip parking lot as Ashley Tobey.

    News On 6 / 14 h. 55 min. ago
  • Wyandotte Schools Close Due To Weather - News On 6Wyandotte Schools Close Due To Weather - News On 6

    News On 6Wyandotte Schools Close Due To WeatherNews On 6The Wyandotte Public schools district was scheduled to reopen Tuesday after a fire destroyed most of its schools' buses last week, but now, school officials say the weather will keep the school closed for another day. 1/11/2018 Related Story: Most Of ...and more »

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  • Former Tulsa Woman Charged In Second Baby's DeathFormer Tulsa Woman Charged In Second Baby's Death

    A woman convicted of second-degree manslaughter in her baby's death in Tulsa seven years ago is now facing murder charges in another baby's death - this time in Michigan. The Grand Rapids Press reports 32-year-old Lisa Rae Bryan faces charges of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and obstruction of justice.

    Tulsa News / 16 h. 36 min. ago
  • No Injuries When Fire Damages Tulsa Building - News On 6No Injuries When Fire Damages Tulsa Building - News On 6

    News On 6No Injuries When Fire Damages Tulsa BuildingNews On 6No one was hurt when a fire damaged a structure near Apache and Peoria Monday afternoon. The building appeared to be an old barn in the 1800 block of East Young Street. Video from Osage SkyNews 6 HD showed heavy smoke billowing out the building. A ...

    Google News / 17 h. 36 min. ago
  • Man Arrested After Breaking Into Inola SchoolMan Arrested After Breaking Into Inola School

    The suspect is the father of the 7-year-old boy who crashed a stolen car near Inola after driving at a high rate of speed.

    News On 6 / 18 h. 23 min. ago
  • Former Tulsa Woman Charged In Second Baby's Death - News On 6Former Tulsa Woman Charged In Second Baby's Death - News On 6

    News On 6Former Tulsa Woman Charged In Second Baby's DeathNews On 6A woman convicted of second-degree manslaughter in her baby's death in Tulsa seven years ago is now facing murder charges in another baby's death - this time in Michigan. The Grand Rapids Press reports 32-year-old Lisa Rae Bryan faces charges of second ...Emmet County mother charged with murder of infantUpNorthLive.comall 21 news articles »

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  • Former Tulsa Woman Charged In Second Baby's DeathFormer Tulsa Woman Charged In Second Baby's Death

    A woman convicted of second-degree manslaughter in her baby's death in Tulsa seven years ago is now facing murder charges in another baby's death - this time in Michigan.

    News On 6 / 19 h. 11 min. ago
  • 3 Children Found Wandering Tulsa Apartment Complex; Woman Arrested For Neglect3 Children Found Wandering Tulsa Apartment Complex; Woman Arrested For Neglect

    A woman is in jail, suspected of child neglect after police said three children under 10 were wandering around an apartment complex by themselves. According to the arrest report, police tried they tried to get a hold of Michaelle Madrid for hours before she finally arrived at the apartment asking for her children.

    Tulsa News / 21 h. 32 min. ago
  • Tulsa Man Breaks Into Apartment With Two Boys Inside, Police SayTulsa Man Breaks Into Apartment With Two Boys Inside, Police Say

    A Tulsa man cut his mother then forced his way into an apartment with two boys inside while running from police, according to an arrest report.

    News On 6 / 23 h. 26 min. ago
  • Mother Missing For Hours As 3 Children Wander Tulsa Apartment ComplexMother Missing For Hours As 3 Children Wander Tulsa Apartment Complex

    A woman is in jail, suspected of child neglect after police said three children under 10 were wandering around an apartment complex by themselves.

    News On 6 / 23 h. 58 min. ago
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  • MLK Parade Closes Downtown Tulsa Roads - News On 6MLK Parade Closes Downtown Tulsa Roads - News On 6

    News On 6MLK Parade Closes Downtown Tulsa RoadsNews On 6TULSA, Oklahoma -. Several streets will be shut down for part of the day for the Martin Luther King Junior Day Parade in downtown Tulsa. The parade route starts at John Hope Franklin and Detroit, goes through the OSU-Tulsa campus and ends at Archer and ...

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  • 'Not an equal': Tulsa man recounts 'surreal' experience of DUI-drug...'Not an equal': Tulsa man recounts 'surreal' experience of DUI-drug...

    Adam James, who was arrested by a Tulsa County sheriff's deputy for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, poses for a portrait Jan. 10, 2018, at the spot where the arrest happened. James later proved himself innocent and got the case dismissed.

    Tulsa News / 1 d. 2 h. 15 min. ago
  • Frigid Weather & Snow Chances - News On 6Frigid Weather & Snow Chances - News On 6

    News On 6Frigid Weather & Snow ChancesNews On 6Another surge of extremely cold arctic air is moving southward and will reach our area around midday with falling temps from the lower 30s into the lower 20s by afternoon along with gusty north winds and a chance for some snow accumulations across ...and more »

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  • Check Cashing Ring Takes Advantage Of Tulsa Homeless, Police SayCheck Cashing Ring Takes Advantage Of Tulsa Homeless, Police Say

    Police are issuing a warning about a group of thieves in a sophisticated check cashing ring.  

    News On 6 / 1 d. 10 h. 2 min. ago
  • Man Threatens To Shoot Up Tulsa Bar, Police SayMan Threatens To Shoot Up Tulsa Bar, Police Say

    Tulsa Police are looking for a man they say damaged several cars during a hit and run Saturday night.

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  • Tulsa Man Threatens To Shoot Up Bar, Police SayTulsa Man Threatens To Shoot Up Bar, Police Say

    Investigators said a man was making threats to shoot up a bar at West 61st Street and South 33 West Avenue. They said he then jumped in his car and rammed 6 vehicles in the parking lot before taking off on foot.

    Tulsa News / 1 d. 11 h. 2 min. ago
  • Must-see: Passenger jet skids off runway, gets stuck on edge of cliffMust-see: Passenger jet skids off runway, gets stuck on edge of cliff

    A Boeing 737-800 of Turkey's Pegasus Airlines after skidding off the runway downhill towards the sea at the airport in Trabzon, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated and safe early Sunday.

    Tulsa News / 1 d. 15 h. 27 min. ago
  • Trump blasts Democrats over immigration as feds resume DACA renewalsTrump blasts Democrats over immigration as feds resume DACA renewals

    KRMG has new information regarding a false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii on Saturday. Allison Hassler, a Booker T. Washington High School graduate, has been working in the state for the last two months.

    Tulsa News / 1 d. 19 h. 49 min. ago
  • Arctic Air, Chance Of Snow In Store For Green CountryArctic Air, Chance Of Snow In Store For Green Country

    Arctic air has taken firm hold again across Green Country, with a frigid Saturday on the way and an additional surge of Arctic air soon to come! Cloud cover this morning should give way to some periods of afternoon sun, but unfortunately that won't help our temperatures much! We'll struggle to get above freezing in most locations today with highs ranging from the upper 20s north of Tulsa to the mid 30s across southeast Oklahoma. Wind chills will still be in the teens and 20s this afternoon thanks to a brisk north breeze, so bundle up! A quick-moving upper-level disturbance will bring the chance for some brief light snow back into the picture for at least a few of us early Sunday morning.

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  • Man using space heater in SUV dead after vehicle fire eruptsMan using space heater in SUV dead after vehicle fire erupts

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    Tulsa News / 2 d. 4 h. 44 min. ago
  • Monday Morning To Bring MLK Parade, Road Closures To TulsaMonday Morning To Bring MLK Parade, Road Closures To Tulsa

    Monday Morning To Bring MLK Parade, Road Closures To Tulsa - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.

    Tulsa News / 2 d. 9 h. ago
  • Cold Weather Brings More Fires To TulsaCold Weather Brings More Fires To Tulsa

    Thick, heavy smoke filled the air near Pine and Harvard on North Jamestown Avenue as firefighters rushed to the scene. "I saw how a bunch of firefighters came in to help, so I wasn't really that worried," said Neighbor Nayre Albarran.

    Tulsa News / 2 d. 13 h. 22 min. ago
  • Tulsa Elementary Students Build, Test Water RobotsTulsa Elementary Students Build, Test Water Robots

    Gifted and talented students from Peters and Ellen Ochoa Elementary built their own robots and tested them in a swimming pool. The SeaPerch robots, designed to work under water, were taken to the 6th and 7th Grade Center's pool Friday morning where students tested their abilities.

    Tulsa News / 2 d. 17 h. 46 min. ago
  • $10M Dollar Kings Post Bridge Donated To Tulsa's Gathering Place$10M Dollar Kings Post Bridge Donated To Tulsa's Gathering Place

    Construction continues at 35th and Riverside for Tulsa's Gathering Place. The road won't open until the park does this summer, but inside the park, many things are already done, including the Kings Post Bridge over the pond.

    Tulsa News / 2 d. 22 h. 24 min. ago
  • Hit-And-Run Victim Loses Foot, Police SayHit-And-Run Victim Loses Foot, Police Say

    Police are looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian Friday night and fled the scene. 

    News On 6 / 3 d. 10 h. 13 min. ago
  • Ponca City Bank Robbery Suspect SoughtPonca City Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

    Authorities are looking for a suspect who robbed a Ponca City bank Friday afternoon.

    News On 6 / 3 d. 11 h. 33 min. ago
  • Broken Arrow Man In Jail After Raping Woman, Police SayBroken Arrow Man In Jail After Raping Woman, Police Say

    A Broken Arrow man is behind bars after police say he raped a woman. 

    News On 6 / 3 d. 12 h. 1 min. ago
  • Tulsa County expands office/court spaceTulsa County expands office/court space

    County Commissioners voted Monday to purchase the Community Care Building at 218 W. 6th Street. Officials have been in discussions and negotiations with the owner, Ascension, for several months. After due diligence and study, county officials and Ascension agreed to a $11.5 million sale price with a donation of furniture, fixtures and equipment from Ascension.   The 185,000 square-foot building is located just south east of the Tulsa County Courthouse Complex. After some modifications, the building will become the headquarters of Tulsa County Government, opening up needed space at the courthouse. “This purchase will help us solve two major issues. We have a real need for space in the courthouse, for courts, jurors, court services and court holding for the Sheriff’s Office,” said Commissioner Ron Peters. “We also have a lot of parking pressure as we typically have a waiting list for employee parking, and parking for our customers is not user-friendly.” The Community Care Building has a 400-space parking structure and almost 100 surface parking spaces. The building was built in 1958, and was purchased by St. John in 1996 as the headquarters for Community Care. The transaction is set to close before the end of the year. Tulsa County will begin work on the modifications in January. County officials plan to consolidate all county administration offices in the building, including all offices that are currently in the Ray Jordan Administration Building at 6th and Denver, the Crowson Annex at 3rd and Houston, and the Tulsa County Parks office at 2300 Charles Page Blvd. “This is a real game-changer for us. We’ve been battling space and parking problems for years. With this building as our new headquarters, we will be in a better position to serve the citizens of Tulsa County,” said Peters.

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  • Mark Lepak announces re-election bidMark Lepak announces re-election bid

    Rep. Mark Lepak Rep. Mark Lepak announced Monday his re-election bid for the Oklahoma State House of Representatives in District 9, which encompasses Claremore, and parts of central Rogers County. Lepak, a Republican, is completing his second term in office. “Voters need to assess which candidate will bring thoughtful, best judgment to the job, and whether that person can be trusted to exercise that judgment, independent of the pressures of the day, while considering the best long term interests of the district and the state. I know myself, and I fit the bill.”   Rep. Mark Lepak Lepak notes business, civic, and life experience make him uniquely qualified to serve, “Local government experience on the Claremore City Council and the Moore School Board, coupled with 37 years in telecommunications, gives me a balanced perspective on how legislation and regulation impact our jobs, our communities, and our schools.” Lepak is an Assistant Floor Leader and Vice Chair of the Appropriations and Budget Sub-Committee on Public Safety.  He serves on several of the more detailed technical policy committees: Government Modernization, County/Municipal Government, and Public Safety. Lepak carries a lifetime of varied work experiences to the capitol, including cattle and crops on the family farm, electrical work at a potash mine, and work as both a roustabout and a roughneck for offshore drilling operations in the gulf.  After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a BS in Engineering Physics, he joined Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., and saw the company make history through the Bell System divestiture, the creation of SBC, and the eventual acquisition of AT&T, all while simultaneously transforming from telephone monopoly into a competitive, wireless and data centric business. The Oklahoma delegation for the Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention includes (Back Row) Sen. Nathan Dahm, Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, Rep. Mark Lepak, former Rep. Gary Banz (Front Row) Attorney Marc Nuttle, Rep. John Bennett and Sen. Julie Daniels. His career was spent in a constantly changing, complex environment where he performed long range planning economic studies, designed data circuits, did national forum work and analysis related to the FCCs open network architecture docket, served as chief of staff for the president of network services, and led teams of operations and project personnel maintaining, improving, and expanding network infrastructure. At his retirement, he led approximately 800 employees caring for equipment in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, as well as the emergency power operation for those states and Texas. A group of Republican lawmakers huddle near the desk of Rep. Mark Lepak, seated. Photo: NewsOk.com Tornados, ice storms, floods, hurricanes, and wild fires all presented challenges which required planning, preparation and execution, but also adaptation to rapidly changing circumstances. Today, those qualities are needed at the capitol. For more on Rep. Mark Lepak, click here for his Facebook page. Click here for the independent VoteSmart analysis. Click here for the independent Ballotpedia analysis.

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  • City Charter changesCity Charter changes

    Editorial Analysis: Tulsans may vote contrary to law Tuesday and the daily newspaper doesn’t think that is a significant enough issue to call to the public attention in their election summary. They are wrong. David E. O’Meilia, City Attorney in an opinion 2017-03 released August 18, 2017 writes, “The City Attorney is unable to approve the legality of the Council’s Resolution submitting a proposed Charter amendment to the voters changing Charter restrictions on certain employee political activities.”   O’Meilia’s office provided a 44-page issue summary to Tulsa Today documenting his well-reasoned position with legal citations and precedent for refusing to approve this charter change. O’Meilia is a precise legal scholar and citizens are well-advised to heed his professionally considered documented opinion if we want to avoid lengthy and costly court battles for no purpose beyond politics. Further, in Tulsa Today’s opinion, this City of Tulsa Charter Change Proposition No. 6 is virtually guaranteed to bankrupt the city, put control of our annual budget in the hands of union partisans and betray our citizens. It will amend the Charter to “permit municipal employees, including firefighters, to attend public meetings and express their views, and permit political activities by municipal employees, including firefighters, when off duty and not in uniform.” Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a strong supporter of union activity in the private section wrote in 1937, “All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters.” (Click here for more) Further, in Tulsa, we have seen firefighters wear union t-shirts going door-to-door telling elderly citizens they had better vote in support of pay raises or no one will answer their call if a fire breaks out.  Police union activists have asserted the public safety will be at risk if citizens refuse to increase pay. This is evil and untrue. Public workers have civil service – a worker focused set of law that mimic most union rights. Sadly, Democrat President John F. Kennedy felt obligated to pay back unions for their money in his election and, by executive order, allowed public employees to unionize. Thus these civil service employees can now unionize, but why does a union need a union? Public service is managed by temporary elected officials. In cities across the nation, these temp-elected promise long-term benefits governments cannot afford. They pander for money and door-knocking support from local unions. The temp-elected are often long gone when the bills come due and the true owners of the enterprise – citizens – are then screwed to salaries and benefits beyond municipal income – in short, bankrupt. That means streets don’t get fixed. Street lights are dark. Water systems (like in Flint, Michigan) go bad. Get the picture Tulsa? Think we are exaggerating? Have you ever read the details of a union contract with the city? We have. It’s scary how they hide all the goodies. Vote NO on Proposition No. 6 to save the City of Tulsa from financial devastation. We could go into exhaustive detail on the other propositions, but Tulsa Today readers appreciate brevity so here are our summaries of each. Proposition No. 1-3 are basically housekeeping amendments to align with state law.  Tulsa Today recommends: Vote Yes on all. Proposition No. 4 reverses a good government effort to have more participation in elections. By moving the elections to August, elitists like Mayor G.T. Bynum and former-mayor Kathy Taylor hope citizens are all on vacation and not voting. Elections were set for November to align with state and federal elections, thereby, enjoying the most robust voter turnout possible. Tulsa Today recommends: Vote No on Proposition No. 4. Proposition No. 5 is another tool of elitists to disembowel citizens. Political parties are the way average citizens can gather together to make a difference in local government. Parties provide a foundation of principles that allow people to judge and hold accountable their elected party members. Elites want money and perceptions of power (real or not) to rule and that will happen if the powerful elite set our election districts and rules. Tulsa Today recommends: Vote No on Proposition No. 5. Proposition No. 6 we have covered above, but Proposition No. 7 is, in large part, proof of our warning that unions and the wealthy elite want to rule the City of Tulsa. Tulsa already has a long standing law called the “Brown Amendment” that provides a difficult process should money need to be moved from one budget to another. This Charter Change will prohibit union money from “ever” being moved in “any” portion. Things happen. Emergency occurs. Absolutes are dangerous when planning the future. Tulsa Today recommends: Vote No on Proposition No. 7. Regardless of agreement on any particular point, please vote. Participate in your government. In a Republic, we earn the government that rules us by our participation or not at every opportunity to vote.

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  • AG Hunter supports National Takeback DayAG Hunter supports National Takeback Day

    Attorney General Mike Hunter is urging Oklahomans to clear their homes of unused or expired medication by taking them to designated collection sites throughout the state on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 28.  Individuals can access the 30 DEA disposal sites across the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To find a DEA location, click here: https://takebackday.dea.gov/. Oklahomans can also utilize the 177 Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics prescription drug drop boxes, located in all 77 counties, year round. To find an OBN drop box, click here: http://bit.ly/1oxBOpf. OK Attorney General Mike Hunter National Prescription Drug Takeback Day is a national effort that occurs twice a year. The effort aims to provide individuals with a safe and easy way to dispose of unused or expired medicine. Attorney General Hunter, who is leading the state’s battle to combat the opioid epidemic, said getting rid of unused medication prevents others from accessing them, in turn averting potential drug addiction or overdose deaths. “There are horrible unintended consequences associated with keeping unused prescription drugs in the home,” Attorney General Hunter said. “Four out of five new heroin users started with prescription painkillers. Studies have shown a majority of abused prescription drugs start from the user obtaining them from family members, friends or the medicine cabinet. “Takeback Day is a simple, vital step individuals can take on their own to help address this public health crisis. We must do everything we can to protect our families and loved ones.” Yesterday, Attorney General Hunter hosted the third meeting of the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse. At the meeting, DEA Agent John Kushnir and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Director John Scully, presented on the Takeback Day initiative and said the drop off locations are easy, convenient and free. “You drive up, walk to the box, put your medication inside and drive away, no questions asked,” Agent Kushnir advised during his presentation. “There are no forms to fill out, no one will ask for a name or identification.” Created in 2010, the DEA’s National Take Back Day promotes a safe, convenient and responsible means for individuals to dispose of prescription drugs. The day also aims to educate the public about the potential for the abuse of unused or expired drugs. OBN statistics on drop box collections • In 2016, 29,852 pounds (14.93 tons) of drugs were destroyed; • Since January, 21,737 pounds (10.87 tons) of drugs have been destroyed; • Since the program began in 2011, 151,318 pounds (75.66 tons) of drugs have been destroyed.

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  • Talk of Tulsa: Taylor’s ringTalk of Tulsa: Taylor’s ring

    Kathy Taylor’s Blue Diamond Ring Editorial: Of all the sad tales media mines with diligence, some escape to gain free comedic life as illustrated by Curtis Killman’s story of Kathy Taylor’s ring. Mayor G.T. Bynum’s most significant contributor now appointed Chief of Economic Development for the City of Tulsa, Kathy (Taylor-Lobeck or Lobeck-Taylor… let’s use Taylor) a former mayor herself; lost her $4 million ring somewhere between a cooking class and croquet at a Meadowood Napa Valley resort. Cue the joke lines as we can all appreciate misplacing a $4 million anything.  Kathy Taylor, photo from her failed bid to return as mayor Killman writing for the Tulsa World reports, “An insurance dispute involving former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and a $4 million blue diamond ring that she lost while vacationing in California has landed in federal court. Taylor… is seeking an unspecified amount in excess of $75,000 in a breach-of-contract lawsuit against AIG Property Casualty Co. and an insurance broker. “In her lawsuit, Taylor says she lost the ring, a gift from her husband, Bill Lobeck, while vacationing in California around Nov. 4. AIG paid Taylor $4 million in December for the lost ring, but she claims the insurance company won’t fully cover the loss,” Killman writes. Yes, dear reader, it is a dispute in and of excess.  AIG paid Taylor the $4 million policy amount, but she asserts the policy covered appreciation which the company says they only offered as a policy add-on. Taylor specifically declined that additional coverage, but now wants profit from appreciation. Taylor during construction of the BOK Center – no ring. Integro USA the insurance broker, in a motion supporting dismissal of the lawsuit, describes Taylor as a “sophisticated lawyer, business person and politician” who manufactured a negligence claim against Integro that “cherry-picks from and ignores the indisputable documents received or authored by Taylor that thoroughly undercut her claim.” According to Integro, Taylor and her husband “have made crystal clear to Integro” that, since at least 2008, they did not wish to purchase an AIG Private Collections Insurance Policy that provided increased coverage if the market value of the jewelry or other insured items had appreciated by the time of the loss. “Having received that precise amount under the 2016 AIG Private Collections Policy’s Agreed-Value Coverage, the Lobeck Taylors cannot be permitted to now cry foul and seek the windfall of the very Inflation-Guard Coverage that they so consistently rejected (and for which they did not pay),” Integro states in its response. Silly company – Leftist Democrats want their cake with profit regardless of law – that is why they become lawyers and economic development directors. They are self-lathing capitalists who trumpet causes of the masses to benefit themselves. At least when Mayor G.T. Bynum kisses up, his lips land on a ring of value. As they say in Washington, “$4 million here and $4 million there, eventually, you are talking real money” rings true for Taylor don’t ya know. Kathy Taylor The jokes write themselves and Curtis Killman should be congratulated for the story. If the Lorton Family still owned the Tulsa World, it would never have seen the printer. Now, to some degree, the daily newspaper managed by business people is interested in increasing readership – not enough to diversify ideology in their newsroom, but I digress. After one press conference, I accompanied then-mayor Taylor back down the hall towards her office (same office she sits in today thanks to Bynum) and offered that, as an active Republican, I didn’t think a Republican would challenge her if she ran for reelection. “Oh David, why do you think that,” Taylor asked. Once a family jet “Tulsa has never had a mayor from a three-jet family before – who would want to run against that,” I deadpanned. “That’s mean,” Taylor said. “It’s only mean if I write about it before I tell you,” I replied, but I did not write about that exchange then. Taylor didn’t file for reelection, but later attempted to regain the office against Mayor Dewey Bartlett. This writer in 2013 crafted an analysis of that Taylor campaign effort titled, “Totalitarian Taylor stalks Bartlett” that you can read by clicking here. That story won the “Best Earned Media Award” from a national campaign and election magazine. G. T. Bynum The three jet joke (true at the time, don’t know or care how many the family owns now) was published when G.T. Bynum appointed her to her current position as Chief of Economic Development, click here to read that analysis, “Kathy Taylor is back at City Hall.” Taylor/Bynum said at the time they were focusing on “new to market retail establishments” which I ridiculed as ignorant, but dear reader, has their trendy retail focus improved the economy of Tulsa or has it been a rebound of the oil and gas industry?  Just asking. If retail is the answer, then why is Mayor G.T. Bynum, the fifth generation trust fund baby elitist who recently gave a TedX talk in Washington D.C. titled, “Partisan Rhetoric is for Losers” the only visible official engaged in begging for the new Amazon headquarters? Where is Ms. Taylor on the Amazon HQ2 deal? Oh, that’s right, she is lost between cooking class and croquet.

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  • First District Candidate Tim HarrisFirst District Candidate Tim Harris

    Tim Harris Edit Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with candidates for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District now held by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) who is appointed by President Donald J. Trump to head the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) pending confirmation Tim Harris started in the Tulsa District Attorney’s (DA) office right out of law school, eventually working his way up to First Assistant. He served on the first specialized prosecution team fighting child abuse in 1988 and served as the District Attorney’s first Director of Crimes Against Children. Harris was elected DA in 1998, and was the longest serving District Attorney in Tulsa County history. Question: Why, after such a long distinguished career as Tulsa County District Attorney, would you want to run for Congress?   Harris: Public service is in my DNA. After being in the DA’s office for 28 years, 12 years as an assistant and 16 as District Attorney, I felt a nudge that it was time to move on. At the time that I left, I really wasn’t sure what the future held. I was then invited to return to Oral Roberts University (ORU), my legal education Alma mater, to teach in the prelaw program. I’ve also taught in the MBA program at Oklahoma Wesleyan University a course called “The American Framework for Free Enterprise.” It appears the groundwork was being laid for me to run for the First District Congressional seat and it culminated in the opportunity to teach Constitutional Law last semester at ORU. For those that have never been in public service, it’s hard to explain but serving the public and being a voice for our Constitutional Rights is something that is down deep in your soul. It is a drive you must have in your heart to make a difference. A difference that upholds the rights of people and empowers them to seek after the American dream. I am not going to Washington D.C. to be something; I am going there to get something done for the people. Question: What is it that you plan to do for Tulsa in Washington? Harris: Quoting one of my heroes, Justice Antonin Scalia, “The Rule of Law is the cornerstone of Democracy”. My professional legal career has been devoted to supporting the Rule of Law. Honestly, that is one thing that differentiates me from the other candidates. I have fought to uphold laws and had to determine their Constitutionality my entire legal career. While fighting to protect our Constitutional Rights, I have seen our adherence to the Rule of Law under attack and ignored in our society.  The Rule of Law is the documented essence of values and principles of any society. The law reflects those values and principles and yet I see an abandonment of those shared beliefs. Reestablishing adherence to the Rule of Law affects all of society, religion, economy and all of our freedoms and liberties. I will be fighting for the essence of what makes us free people.  Less government intrusion into our lives while securing our safety and more free enterprise is what the founding fathers believed was the foundation of a free America. That is what I will concentrate on when I arrive in Washington. Question: What will be the most pressing priority for you in Congress? Harris: Securing the people’s safety and security is one thing that I believe we must do to allow free enterprise to prosper us all by competition in the marketplace with less government regulation. By regulation, we have established a fourth arm of government with rule-making power unrestrained by elections or, in many cases, proper oversight or legislative control. Congress has abdicated its responsibility to many Federal agencies.  It now feels as if the tail is wagging the dog, threatening the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution. With no checks or balances in place to control the Federal agencies, it’s no wonder we have a $20 Trillion debt and diminished freedoms. Bernie Sanders has all the millennials high-fiving themselves over free college, but the question they never ask is who will pay for that?  As Margaret Thatcher famously said, “The only problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” In a real-time example, Venezuela is a current example of the failure of socialism. Inflation today is over 500 percent, wages are falling and the International Monetary Fund projects Venezuela inflation will reach 2,300 percent in 2018. A review of history has shown socialism has failed repeatedly yet progressives continually dress it up as something new and improved that we as Americans need to adopt.  We must never leave our free enterprise roots that make us the economic envy of the rest of the world. Question: As DA, you have been the boss of the office – an administrative role. In Congress you will have to work with 435 Type-A personalities who may not agree on the time of day in the best of days. Will you flourish in a legislative role? Harris: I love the courtroom and fighting for people’s Constitutional Rights in front of a jury of 12 of your peers, but we filed about 6,000 felonies, an equal number of misdemeanors and 1,700 juvenile cases both deprived and delinquency per year.  We took to the courtroom just over 100 felony cases a year that were tried to a jury, so what happened to the others? I say that to lay the foundation for this: I appreciate statesmanship and I know how to negotiate. I negotiated many more cases than I ever tried. Knowing how to negotiate with the other side to accomplish good-for-all is a very important skillset that I will use to serve the people of the First District in Washington. With every criminal case, when you are trying to deliver true justice to the community; you have the victim’s definition of justice, the defendant’s definition of justice, the community’s definition of justice, with adherence to what they demand for public safety and the law enforcement agency that delivered you the case with a definition of what justice should be on its investigated facts. At a minimum, you must resolve four different perspectives. This is similar to what occurs in Congress on each piece of legislation. They juggle a lot of balls to find what will serve the people most effectively and efficiently. Negotiation is not a dirty word.  Always stand by your principles, but be willing to negotiate your preferences.  That is the attitude that will serve the people we work for. Therefore, the training I have had in 28 years of problem solving, decision making and fighting to protect people’s rights, with 16 years exercising leadership in an organization that answers to the people, living under a state budget where we were forced to raise approximately $4 million yearly just to pay salaries and benefits, and living within our means without allegations of fraud or scandal creates my foundation for success in Congress like none of the other announced candidates. Question: After your long service, you know that half the people in each case may love you and half are likely to hate you so with momentum both ways, how will that work for you in this race? Harris: I rely on my faith in Jesus Christ.  I just finished the 10-month Colson Fellowship by studying with Chuck Colson’s Center for Christian Worldview. Our course of study looks at how we can apply Biblical worldview in the marketplace. It is a foundation for statesmanship I will follow as I seek to serve the people I represent. As a DA, I never looked or cared in which political party someone was registered. Now I think America has morphed to a point at which party affiliation seems more important than supporting the nation’s interests. I’m a conservative Republican, but I am an American Oklahoman first and I will never step away from my principles, but I will be willing to negotiate my preferences. I can and will work with anyone who puts the nations interests first. The fact that there is a Liberal Democrat sitting across the aisle does not make them my enemy. I can build coalitions through treating all people with respect and dignity. This approach to dealing with all human beings is known as the “Imago Dei”, all people representing the image of God. Dialogue and debate of ideas and issues in the marketplace is what makes America the envy of the rest of the world. We must re-establish the process that gets things done for the people. From the Porter Peach Festival to Bartlesville all the way to Copan near the Kansas border, people of the First District are tired of politics as usual. They are sick of self-serving, typical politicians and they understand that Tim Harris has never been a typical politician nor will I ever be. Power elitists and special interests have never been able to buy my influence or allegiance. People want real representation – not wealth, attention or power seekers. I don’t need just any job, but I have a burning heartfelt desire to serve the people in this congressional job. I am going to Congress to be the voice for the people of the First District and I think they trust the fact I have been a fighter for them for over 28 years. I have always fought for people’s rights and that is what I want to do again for the First District of Oklahoma. Question: In Oklahoma’s Conservative history, Senator Coburn fought waste and voted no on almost anything that cost money. Senator Inhofe also fights waste, but, if any dollar comes out of Oklahoma, he wants that dollar to return in some form. Which kind of Conservative are you? Harris: Both Senators seek to improve the lives of Oklahomans using different and distinct approaches. Both goals are important and need to be balanced. I am a conservative that speaks for the people I represent and I will employ a balancing approach to achieve positive results. I will learn from their distinct leadership styles as I remain answerable to the people who hopefully will choose to elect me as their spokesman in Washington. Question: On what committees in Congress do you hope to serve? Harris: The House Judiciary Committee, which has been called the lawyer for the House of Representatives because of its jurisdiction over matters relating to the administration of justice in federal courts, administrative bodies, and law enforcement agencies. I have a keen interest in criminal justice reform at all levels of government. Oklahoma is number one in the number of women we incarcerate and number three in the number of men. We are choking on ideas about criminal justice that do not rehabilitate the perpetrators, help victims or serve the community. I believe my 28 years of experience as a district attorney can help to advance reform and solve some real and pressing issues.  Accountability under the law without breaking the taxpayer’s backs with prison costs is a model we must explore. We must also find a way to welcome people back into our communities after incarceration with some grace and good will. We all benefit if they can become productive, successful members of our community and, thereby, reduce the number of our people engaged in criminal activity as their way of making a living. Click here for more from Tim Harris online. Click here for Time Harris on Facebook.

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