Title: NEWS ON 6 - News
Powerful Republicans Show Support For T.W. Shannon
Political power players drew more than a thousand people to East Tulsa and brought attention to an Oklahoma Senate race Thursday night.
Records Show Trends And 'Hot Spots' For Tulsa Burglars
Nearly 500 times a month in the city of Tulsa, a thief breaks into someone's home. We wanted to know which neighborhoods get hit the most and how thieves pick the houses they hit.
Flames Go Up At Abandoned Tulsa Church
Firefighters originally got the call just after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday about a fire at an abandoned church near Oklahoma Street and Utica Avenue.
Tulsa Sixth-Grade Teacher Arrested For Attempted Lewd Molestation
Brian Drabek, a sixth-grade teacher at Thoreau Demonstration Academy, was arrested by child crisis detectives Thursday afternoon.
Authorities Still Searching For Haskell County Escapee
When he escaped, Branch was jailed awaiting trial for accusations he robbed an elderly woman and held a knife to her throat.
Tulsa Seniors Compete In Wii Bowling League
It's all part of an inter-senior community Wii bowling league; five teams, they play each other twice.
Man Says Tulsa Roads, Not Speed Responsible For Brother's Wreck
Police originally thought speed was to blame, but now they're looking at road conditions. The man's brother believes Tulsa's hazardous highways are to blame.
Tulsa Police: Fight Over Counterfeit Money Leads To Shooting
Police said the shooting occurred at the corner of North Lewis Place and East Woodrow just before 11:30 a.m.
Envoy Partners With TCC With Pilot Shortage Looming
With this pipeline program, Envoy is trying to make up for a shortage of pilots. Thousands of pilots are hitting the mandatory pilot retirement age of 65.
Strong Winds Cause Damage, Power Outages In Tulsa County
Strong winds caused minor damage in parts of northeastern Oklahoma early Thursday, knocking out electric service to several hundred Tulsa County customers.
Muskogee County Sheriff: Jailer Arrested, Another Fired For Allowing Drugs Into Jail
The Muskogee County sheriff says jail surveillance cameras showed a jailer allowing drugs into the county jail Wednesday.
Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Former Tulsa Police Officer
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Tulsa police officer who was found guilty of perjury and civil rights violations in a corruption scandal that shook the Tulsa Police Department.
Sarah Palin Among T.W. Shannon Supporters To Speak At Tulsa Rally
The "Liberty Rally" also will feature U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee at 6 p.m. at the Green Country Event Center on Thursday.
Storms Producing Heavy Rain, Lightning And Gusty Winds Move Into Eastern Oklahoma
A line of thunderstorms moved out of central Oklahoma into eastern Oklahoma Thursday afternoon.
Catoosa Woman Charged With Embezzling $200K From Tulsa Hospital
A former employee of St. John Medical Center in Tulsa has been charged with embezzling more than $200,000 over 20 years.
Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill For Capitol Repairs
The Oklahoma Senate has resurrected a plan to spend up to $160 million to repair the nearly 100-year-old state Capitol.
U.S. Attorney General Cancels Speech In OKC
Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon says Holder will still be traveling to Oklahoma City on Thursday -- but because of a late departure from Washington D.C., he is unable to make the speech.
Tulsa Adoption Agency Hopes To Be Chosen For Vietnam Program
The United States suspended adoptions from that country in 2008, but now two U.S. adoption agencies will be allowed to adopt from Vietnam.
Court Tosses Former OSU Player's Rape Conviction
Oklahoma's criminal appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Oklahoma State basketball player accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in 2010.
Hepatitis C Victim In Tulsa Dental Scare Writes Of Fears
A patient whose hepatitis C diagnosis focused attention on allegedly filthy conditions inside two Tulsa-area dental clinics says his body has been ravaged by the disease.
Lawyer For Oklahoma Inmates Criticizes Ruling In Execution Drug Case
An attorney for two Oklahoma death row inmates set for execution says the state's secrecy about lethal injection "undermines our courts and democracy."
FDA: Ban Sales Of Electronic Cigarettes To Minors
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require health warning labels and approval for new products under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Tulsa Police Investigate Armed Robbery
Tulsa police are looking for two men who robbed a man outside an apartment complex late Wednesday.
Creek County Commissioner Faces 6 Counts Of Embezzlement
A sitting county commissioner in Creek County is charged with six counts of felony embezzlement. The court papers were filed on Wednesday.
Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers
As the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma posed by man's best friends.
Okla. House passes bill for students to say pledge
The Oklahoma House has passed legislation requiring Oklahoma schoolchildren to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Shannon gets tea party support at Oklahoma rally
Hundreds turned out for a rally in Tulsa featuring three tea party favorites who support Republican Oklahoma state Rep. T.W. Shannon in his race for the U.S. Senate.
Okla. House speaker: Impeachment 'serious charge'
Oklahoma House Speaker Jeff Hickman says one member's effort to impeach five of the state Supreme Court's nine justices is a serious charge and won't be taken lightly.
News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has canceled plans to deliver a speech to a group of Oklahoma City police cadets amid a planned protest by conservatives. Republican Representative Paul Wesselhoft of Moore called...
Oklahoma House defeats judicial commission changes
The Oklahoma House has overwhelmingly defeated a measure that would change how attorneys are appointed to a commission that nominates members of the state Supreme Court and appellate courts.
Severe storms loom across central US this weekend
A large section of the Midwest and South are at risk for strong tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding this weekend.
Major oil & gas firm to list drilling chemicals
A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a...
Red Cross gives $48,000 for storm shelters
The American Red Cross of Oklahoma is giving $48,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to install storm shelters in the homes it builds.
Okla. House passes abortion clinic standards bill
The Oklahoma House has passed legislation to require the state Board of Health to establish standards for abortion providers and clinics, including standards for equipment and supplies that might be needed in a medical...
Yurok Tribe to release condors in California
By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Yurok tribal tradition holds the California condor as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best messengers to carry prayers.
Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters
By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has...
Cover Oregon board to decide exchange's future
Oregon is set to make a final decision on whether to become the first state in the nation to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and link up with the federal website.
Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers
Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the...
South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit
President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.
11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash
Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.
Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters
A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it...
Company stopped from accepting abortion waste
County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.
Ex-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death
A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty.
Postal workers' unions protest Staples program
Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.
Moyers Students Exempt From State Testing After Parents Die
It was the Facebook post read around the state. Moyers Public Schools superintendent shared her concerns online and created a social media uproar.
Bill To Dedicate $600M For Oklahoma Schools Passes
A plan to eventually boost public school funding in Oklahoma by $600 million each year has cleared the Oklahoma Senate, although the final details of the proposal still need to be negotiated.
Tulsa School Celebrates Earth Day With Trashless Picnic
Undercroft has 200 students of varying ages, and they have all been talking about ways to be better stewards of the planet; cleaner water, cleaner air and things we can do to help.
Testing Back On Track At Tulsa Schools After Computer Problems
State testing is back on track Tuesday at TPS, but it may take some time to figure out if student performance was hurt by Monday's computer glitch.
Jenks To Resume State Testing After Computer Glitch
There were 8,100 students were kicked off their computers over and over on Monday. Some finished, but many did not, before the state suspended testing until the glitch was figured out.
Broken Arrow Officials Blame Superintendent, Vendor For Testing Failure
After months of rigorous preparation, Broken Arrow students were among the thousands of Oklahoma kids to sit down for tests. Eight minutes into the exam students saw an error message.
After Computer Glitch, Tulsa Schools Unsure When Testing Will Resume
Monday was a frustrating day for students and teachers trying to complete state testing in public schools. A problem at the testing company essentially shut down testing across the state, again.
State Testing Suspended In Oklahoma Schools Due To Computer Glitch
The problems are on a state-wide level after problems at CTB McGraw-Hill, the testing vendor.
Charles Page High School Students Sent Home After Bomb Threat
Sand Springs Superintendent of Schools Lloyd Snow said bomb threat incidents are so disruptive to the school day, even if they are proved false.
Oklahoma College Student Pays Tuition In Pennies
Andrew Magbee is paying his last tuition bill in pennies.
Shipments Of Hazardous Material On Rails Up 440 Percent
On Tuesday, the chair of the National Transportation Safety Board said the increase of that crude oil, plus ethanol and other hazardous chemicals, currently shipped on rail lines is alarming.
Tulsa Memory Care Facility Failed To Report Sexual Assault Claims To Police
In December, an 84-year-old Alzheimer' patient reported a disturbing incident at Autumn Leaves Memory Care Center in south Tulsa. She told her sister a male nurse sexually assaulted her.
Oklahoma Cell Phone Company Owner Arrested On Fraud Charges
The Department of Justice charged three men in an alleged scheme to defraud the government-subsidized cell phone program called Lifeline of millions of dollars.
Company With Oklahoma Roots To Pay $5 Billion For Polluting
A company with deep Oklahoma roots will pay a $5 billion for polluting America, including three toxic sites in Oklahoma.
Three OK Teachers Share One Voice To Defend Teachers' Rally
Three generations of Tulsa teachers, believe the rally will ultimately benefit Oklahoma children and the state of education.
Assisted Living Center Cited For Not Proving Caregivers Pass Background Checks
Autumn Leaves, an assisted living center where police say an 80-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a caregiver, was cited by the state in 2013 for failing to get background information.
Oklahoma Close To Fixing Fraud In Subsidized Cell Phone Program
In the summer of 2012, tents started popping up all over Oklahoma offering free cell phones for the poor. But as we exposed over and over, cell phone companies were breaking the rules.
Tulsa Schools Lose Thousands to Thieves Annually
Tens of thousands of dollars in electronics and other property are stolen from our schools each year.
Grove Realtor Charged With Child Molestation
A Grove realtor has been charged with child molestation after a teenage boy came forward. The Delaware County sheriff told us the boy is not the only victim.
Murder Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing 2 At Tulsa QuikTrip
Several loved ones cried when the court showed QuikTrip surveillance video of one of the victims just before he was killed.
Tulsa Police Looking For Family Dollar Purse Thief
Police say a woman at the Family Dollar at 305 East Pine Place was paying for items at the counter when surveillance video shows she took a purse that had been mistakenly left by a customer.
Former Western Heights Coach Accused Of Rape Considered Filing An Appeal
A former Western Heights coach accused of raping a 16-year-old considered offering a plea deal to the state.
Lawmakers Say Selling Rail Line Hurts Oklahoma
Oklahoma lawmakers are getting behind a plan to stop the sale of a rail line from Tulsa and OKC.
Nichols Hills Plaza, Other Properties Officially Sold
Glimcher Realty and Blanton Properties bought the area previously under contract with Chesapeake Energy.
Kinderhook Industries Acquires GlobalHealth, Inc.
Kinderhook Industries, LLC announced Monday the acquisition of GlobalHealth, Inc., a leading HMO in the state of Oklahoma.
American Airlines Posts $2B Loss In Fourth Quarter
American Airlines reported a $2 billion loss for the fourth quarter because of $2.4 billion in special charges, mostly related to its bankruptcy reorganization and merger with US Airways.
Port Of Catoosa Facility Buys Owasso's Hammco Corporation
A Pennsylvania company which has four plants in the Tulsa area announced Monday it has purchased Hammco Corporation of Owasso.
American Airlines Employees Favor The Tail Flag Design
After a company-wide vote with 60,148 votes cast, the airline announced Thursday, the majority are in favor of keeping the redesigned tail flag.
Macy's To Build Order Fulfillment Center In Owasso
Macy's will build a massive order fulfillment center on the west side of Owasso, bringing 1,500 full and part-time jobs to the area.
New Downtown OKC Tower To Serve As Headquarters For OGE
Energy company OGE will house its new headquarters in a 14-to-16 story tower that will be built where the Stage Center currently stands in downtown Oklahoma City.
Fracking Protestors Arrested At Devon Tower In Downtown OKC
As many as 10 protestors have been arrested Friday morning outside Devon Tower. The protestors say they are fighting the company's involvement in toxic tar sands extraction and fracking.
Small Businesses Booming In OKC
Business is booming in the metro with more than 100 new small startups opening every month.