Title: NEWS ON 6 - News
To Make Up Snow Days, Broken Arrow Adds 15 Minutes
On Monday, board members voted to add 15 minutes to the school day. The Board decided junior high and high schoolers will go from 8 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. Elementary students will be in class from 8:55 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Taking Pictures Can Help Tulsans Replace Lost Items From Storms
Replacing a home is one thing, but then replacing everything inside is another. Insurance companies don't automatically write you a check for your belongings, you have to have proof.
Bixby Adopts 'Opt Out' Policy For Standardized Tests
A Green Country school district adopted a new policy on Monday, allowing parents to opt their children out of required state testing.
Prague Community Supports Sisters Who Lost Their Parents
Oklahomans are rallying around two girls in Prague going through the most incredibly heartbreaking time of their young lives. The sisters recently lost both parents.
Oklahoma Woman Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty
An Oklahoma woman pleaded guilty in a second case of animal cruelty. Carolyn Vaughn was sentenced to eight years.
Anonymous Donor Says Minco's Band Program Once Saved Their Life
An anonymous donation to the Minco School's band program is now the talk of the entire town.
Tulsa's Food For Kids Receive $10,000 Donation
On Monday, the Homebuilder's Association presented the Food Bank a check for $9,000. Reasor's donated another thousand, bringing the grand total to a $10,000 donation to Food for Kids.
Amnesty Week Begins For Outstanding Tickets In Tulsa, Broken Arrow
The municipal courts in Broken Arrow and here in Tulsa are doing a spring cleaning of sorts, hoping to clear some old tickets off the books and bring in some cash at the same time.
Police Identify Person Of Interest In Midtown Tulsa Homicide
Tulsa Police are trying to figure out how a man died inside a garage apartment in the 4200 block of South Rockford late Sunday.
Tulsa Police: Amber Alert Canceled, Four-Year-Old Girl Found Safe
The Tulsa Police Department has canceled an Amber Alert for a four-year-old girl who they said had been abducted by force at the Bradford Apartments Monday morning.
84 Sand Springs Dogs Find Homes At Home And Garden Show
Thanks to help from the Tulsa Home and Garden Show over the weekend, 84 of those dogs are now adopted.
Tulsa Business Helps Raise Money For Jenks Cheerleader
A fundraiser is happening at the Tulsa Hills Chick-fil-A from 5-8 p.m. to help her family raise money to see a specialist in New Mexico.
Oklahoma Crime Victims And Their Families Benefit From Parole Notifications
The Attorney General's office is encouraging anyone who had previously signed up with VINE to re-register after a glitch at the state pardon and parole board corrupted its crime victim database.
Broken Arrow Road Expansion Shows City's Growth
The City of Broken Arrow is tackling some growing pains. It is expanding Lynn Lane, one of the city's busiest streets.
Victim Of Drumright Triplex Explosion Dies
Sherry Barnes was one of two who were rushed to the hospital's burn unit early Friday morning after suffering severe burns.
No Injuries Reported In Union School Bus Wreck
A Union official said the bus was headed north on Highway 169 toward the 51st Street exit when it was involved in a wreck.
Missouri Man Won't Let Trailer Theft Affect His Opinion Of Tulsa Area
A Missouri man whose horse trailer was stolen Saturday night won't let the experience sour his opinion of the people in the Tulsa area.
Two Earthquakes Recorded in Payne County
A 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Payne County Monday morning. Less than an hour later, a second quake with a 3.0 magnitude shook the same area.
OHP Investigates After Car Hits Beggs School Bus On Highway 75
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two children on a Beggs School bus complained of minor injuries after their bus was struck in the rear by a car Monday morning.
Oklahoma Woman Accused Of Beating Up Elderly Man In NYC
New York City Port Authority Police say a woman with a criminal past in Oklahoma was arrested over the weekend after they say she randomly assaulted an 80-year-old man.
Oklahoma Judge Won't Take Up Execution Challenge
An Oklahoma County district judge says she's not the right judge to hear a challenge to Oklahoma's execution procedures.
Search Continues For Missing Malaysia Airline Plane
It's been two days since a Malaysia Airline plane vanished. More than 200 passengers were on board, including several Americans.
Semi Loaded With Hay Hits Bridge, Rolls Over On Tulsa Highway
Tulsa Police say a semi hauling hay hit a railroad overpass on Highway 169, tipping the trailer onto its side and knocking several bales onto the roadway.
Driver Of Car That Crashed Into OKC Home Says He Fell Asleep
A car comes crashing through a northwest OKC home like a wrecking ball Sunday afternoon. The accident sent one person inside the house, to the hospital.
Sheriff: Roommate Confessed To Killing Chouteau Woman
The Mayes County sheriff says the roommate of a woman found dead in her Chouteau home early Monday has confessed to killing her.
Oklahoma House legislator won't seek re-election
A Republican state representative from Yukon says he will not seek a fifth term in office.
News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press
Oklahomans with a permit to carry a handgun could keep their weapon locked inside their vehicle on public school campuses under a bill approved by the Oklahoma House. The bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Sally Kern,...
Oklahoma House OKs guns in school parking lots
Oklahomans with a permit to carry a handgun could keep their weapon locked inside their vehicle on public school campuses under a bill approved by the Oklahoma House.
Land being put into trust for tribal casino
The Kaw Nation is one step closer to building a small casino in north-central Oklahoma.
Grass fires burn in central Oklahoma
Firefighters in central Oklahoma were battling grass fires in Edmond and just southwest of Oklahoma City.
Filing: No evidence supports warrant in Tulsa case
Attorneys for one of two brothers charged in the shooting deaths of four women last year want evidence obtained through a search warrant tossed because they say an affidavit supporting it was too general and short on...
Judge to hear arguments in death row inmates' case
An Oklahoma County district judge has scheduled a hearing to determine if two death row inmates will get a temporary restraining order halting their executions.
Oklahoma Trans. Comm. to get repair work update
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission plans to review the progress of emergency repair work on a closed bridge that connects Purcell and Lexington.
Governor joins in announcing education initiative
Gov. Mary Fallin joined Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and officials with the National Math and Science Initiative to announce the start of a program intended to prepare teachers in science, technology,...
Oklahoma House redefines abortion inducing drugs
A bill to further restrict the use of abortion inducing drugs in Oklahoma has overwhelmingly cleared the Oklahoma House.
Flooding swells Montana rivers, washes out roads
Swollen rivers and impassable roads left hundreds of people cut off in rural areas of Montana on Monday, while in neighboring Wyoming members of the National Guard joined the fight to protect two towns threatened by high...
'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss dies at age 71
Joe McGinniss, the adventurous and news-making author and reporter who skewered the marketing of Richard Nixon in "The Selling of the President 1968" and tracked his personal journey from sympathizer to scourge of...
'300' follow-up conquers box office with $45M
By The Associated Press With their abs aglow, the fighters of "300: Rise of an Empire" dominated the box office with $45 million in the movie's opening weekend.
Refurbished Pollock masterpiece goes on display
"Mural," the brilliant Jackson Pollock painting that took 20th century American art in a new direction, has re-emerged from seclusion with a stunning face-lift that's given it a brighter look and an even more towering...
Alaska mushers in lead on Iditarod's final stretch
In a year marked by injuries and dangerous conditions, the final stages of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race were coming down to either a record-tying number of wins or the first woman to claim victory in 24 years.
Judge withholds ruling in Arkansas treasurer case
The judge in former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner's corruption trial says he will rule on whether prosecutors proved the elements of their case if the jury finds her guilty.
AP PHOTOS: Iditarod, 'The Last Great Race'
By The Associated Press The world's most famous sled dog race is approaching the finish, with a winner expected as soon as early Tuesday. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race consists of a grueling...
More choices, more rides bring transit renaissance
With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report.
Colorado collects $2M in recreational pot taxes
Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday in the world's first accounting of the recreational pot business.
Shoe-bomb witness testifies from UK at NY trial
Jurors at the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law watched him threaten there would be no end to the "storm of airplanes" on videotapes made in the days after the Sept. 11 attacks Monday just before a...
Tornado-Proof Library New Addition To Tulsa Public Schools
Tulsa Public Schools broke ground Friday on a new school library, with a ground-breaking construction technique: Tornado-proof glass for the windows.
Tulsa Community College Offers Help To Graduating High Schoolers
The Tulsa Achieves program, now in its seventh year, helps Tulsa County High School students obtain an associate's degree from Tulsa Community College.
Green Country Students Put Inventions On Display
Some budding Green Country inventors got a chance to put their ideas to the test at the Tulsa STEM expo. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
TPS Announces Plan To Make Up March Snow Days
Because of two snow days earlier this week, Tulsa Public Schools says it will be adding minutes to each school day in April.
Muskogee Roads Too Icy For Kids To Go Back To School
Muskogee Public School buses carry 25,000 kids over a hundred miles, so when their buses can't travel, school is out.
One Oklahoma School Forced To Use 18th Snow Day
While Tulsa, Broken Arrow and many of the bigger districts are back in class, one town is on its 18th snow day.
Bartlesville Schools Say No Snow Day On Tuesday
Bartlesville was one of the few major Green Country school districts that did not close on Tuesday, even though the area saw heavy snow and ice.
Ice Routes Not The Safest Alternative For Oklahoma School Busses
Many of the Tulsa-metro districts say it is too dangerous for buses to drive in neighborhoods, and sometimes ice routes are not safer.
Tulsa Schools Lose Thousands to Thieves Annually
Tens of thousands of dollars in electronics and other property are stolen from our schools each year.
Railroad Company To Buy Safer Tankers To Transport Oil
A BNSF spokesperson said the company will invest in five thousand next generation tankers with new safety features.
Potentially Explosive Train Cargo Puts Tulsans At Risk
They're a moving threat, crisscrossing Green Country every hour of every day, and there's a warning about the explosive potential of rail cars traveling through Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Woman's Statement On Obama To Bridenstine: Threat Or Free Speech
The Oklahoma Democratic Party said Bridenstine went too far, allowing a woman to call for Obama's execution at a town hall meeting.
What's Next For Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn
Coburn has prostate cancer, but said his early retirement falls in line with his promise to be a citizen legislator rather than a career politician.
Oklahoma Congressman Attempts To End Subsidized Cell Phone Fraud
Six investigates is tracking more progress in the wake of its reports on government subsidized cell phone fraud.
Sand Springs Police Arrest Teens For Pointing BB Gun At Apartment Residents
Two teens reportedly aimed and shot a BB gun at multiple residents at the Gable Hills Apartments in Sand Springs, police say.
Tulsa Man Reportedly Punches Woman After She Refuses Sex
When the victim said no to his advances, he punched her in the head, then hit her with a knife handle, an arrest report says.
Man With Pistol Robs Tulsa Domino's Driver Of Pizza
No money was lost, only the pizza and the bag it was in, TPD Capt. Steve Odom said.
Man Sought In Theft Of Cash From Oklahoma County Jail Phones
A telephone service employee is suspected of stealing more than $40,000 from phone terminals in the Oklahoma County jail.
Jury Finds OKC Metro Pastor Guilty In Son-In-Law's Death
The jury found Michael Scott Elder, 53, guilty of first-degree manslaughter and recommended 15 years in prison.
Tulsa County Jury Finds Best Buy Shooter Guilty
A man accused of shooting and killing two people at a Tulsa Best Buy will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
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.