Flash Flood Warning by NWS
Instruction: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued an extension of the Flash Flood Warning for certain areas in northeastern Oklahoma. This warning now includes East Central Creek County, Northwestern Okmulgee County, and Southwestern Tulsa County until 2:00 AM CDT. Doppler radar has detected thunderstorms generating heavy rainfall, with radar estimates showing between 3 and 4 inches of rain already fallen. Additional rainfall is expected to arrive early Sunday morning, which will prolong any ongoing flash flooding. The hazards associated with this warning include flash flooding caused by thunderstorms, with small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, underpasses, and other poorly drained or low-lying areas being at risk. Some of the locations that will likely experience flash flooding include Bixby, Glenpool, Kiefer, Mounds, Liberty, and Hectorville. This flash flooding is confirmed by radar.
East 76th Street North Road Work (129th to 145th) Tulsa County
Tulsa County has informed the City of Owasso that road repairs on East 76th Street North between North 129th and North 145th East Avenue will begin on September 28th. Work is anticipated to take 3 weeks (weather permitting). This work will NOT include any mill or overlay at this time. It will be scheduled for a future date which is unknown at this time.
Deputies searching for man last seen near Owasso
TULSA COUNTY, Okla. − The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after an 82-year-old Tulsa County man went missing.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Strong thunderstorms are expected to affect several counties in Oklahoma. The impacted areas include west central Rogers, southeastern Osage, southwestern Washington, and northeastern Tulsa counties. Doppler radar has detected these storms moving northeast at a speed of 25 mph. The primary hazard is penny-sized hail, with the possibility of causing minor damage to vegetation. The following locations are in or near the path of the storms: Tulsa, Sand Springs, Owasso, Skiatook, Catoosa, Collinsville, Sperry, Ramona, Ochelata, Avant, Vera, Turley, Tulsa International Airport, Gray, and Wolco. Additionally, Interstate 44 between mile markers 230 and 233, as well as between mile markers 237 and 238, are included in the affected areas. The maximum hail size expected is 0.75 inches, with wind gusts below 30 mph.
Missing man found dead, no foul play suspected
The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says that they found 82-year-old James Morrison dead. Morrison left his home at 11 a.m. Thursday morning near E. 56th St. N and N 145th E. Ave.
Search For Missing Man Ends After Search Crews Find Body
The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office called off its search for 82-year-old James Morrison on Saturday after his body was found near 56th Street North and Bird Creek. Currently, Mr. Morrison's exact cause of death has yet to be determined. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said this in a statement: "The...
Tulsa County Courthouse: To Repair Or Rebuild? New Insights From Consultants
Tulsa County Commissioners have more information now about the possibilities for the Tulsa County Courthouse. The Commissioners hired consultants to study the building as they considered whether to make substantial repairs or build a new building. One firm told commissioners the current courthouse needed $50 million in repairs to meet...
County considering juvenile placement in Tulsa
Sep. 23—A renewed contract with the Tulsa County Juvenile Center could help ensure available bed space for detained Muskogee County juveniles, officials say. Muskogee Board of County Commissioners approved a contract this week to pay Tulsa County $68.25 per person per day. Commission chairman Kenny Payne said the county had contracted with Tulsa County before, but the latest contract apparently had lapsed.
Study: Tulsa County courthouse needs 80,000 additional square feet, renovations to remain useful
TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa County commissioners were presented with the results of a study they commissioned to determine whether or not the current county courthouse can sustain the county’s long-term needs.Leaders from the group Twenty20 Management presented their findings to the commission Wednesday morning after a months-long study looking into the space needs of all the departments that call the courthouse home.It also looked at the feasibility of retrofitting the current 70-year-old courthouse to meet those space needs.“What we’re looking it is, this current facility, where it is downtown, and whether we can make this facility work,” Tulsa County Commission...
Tulsa County Courthouse too small by 83,000 square feet, consultants say
Tulsa County’s courthouse needs to be about 25% larger to accommodate current and future operational needs, consultants told county commissioners on Wednesday. “You have a great building, although there are some needs like any old building. Maybe upgrade certain items, maybe look at certain items, but fundamentally you’ve got to begin to think about these things as it relates to circulation (of people) and how it relates to how judges and staff move through a building,” said Jeff Lane, who specializes in courthouses for national architecture firm Treanor HL.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Target Area: Cherokee; Muskogee; Osage; Rogers; Tulsa; Wagoner. Strong thunderstorms are expected to impact several counties in Oklahoma, including southwestern Rogers, southeastern Osage, Wagoner, southern Cherokee, northern Muskogee, and Tulsa counties. The storms are moving northeast at a speed of 15 mph. Doppler radar indicates wind gusts of up to 40 mph and nickel-sized hail. There is a possibility of gusty winds causing damage to small tree limbs and unsecured objects, as well as minor hail damage to vegetation. Locations along the path of the storms include Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Muskogee, Sand Springs, Wagoner, Owasso, Bixby, Jenks, Coweta, Skiatook, Catoosa, Fort Gibson, Verdigris, Haskell, Inola, Sperry, Okay, Hulbert, Porter, and Taft. The affected area also includes a section of Interstate 44 between mile markers 217 and 242. The maximum hail size expected is 0.88 inches, with a maximum wind gust of 40 mph.
Skiatook man found guilty of 10 felonies; Jury recommending 3 life sentences
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A Tulsa County jury recommended two life without parole sentences and one life sentence, along with more than 100 years in prison, for a Skiatook man found guilty of rape and assault Thursday afternoon. Patrick Medlin, 48, was found guilty of 10 felonies and one...
Psychiatrist warns rising Tulsa County school threats could be linked to neglect
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Tulsa County has seen an increase in threats towards schools with some being made by students. Psychiatrist Dayana Arteaga, owner of Lighthouse Psychiatry, discussed some of the behaviors that influence these acts of violence among adolescents. “Some of the factors that influence this behavior come...
Homeless man charged murder of missing 3, whose bodies were discovered over past 2 years
TULSA COUNTY, Okla. — Sheriff Regalado of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office updated the media Wednesday regarding an arrest and charges for murder of three people who had gone missing in 2021.
Tulsa County resident asks for road work for years
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — There's an old proverb that says patience is a virtue. But residents living off of West 56th Street voice that their patience is worn out. "I’m just fed up," said Becky Meador. "You come through here and you hit these holes and just bottoms...
Video: TCSO considering man charged for Turley triple homicide a serial killer
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, Casey Roebuck tells us they do consider John B. Goode a potential serial killer as he's charged or considered a person of interest in five murders in a nine month time frame.
Oklahoma man charged for triple homicide
TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) announced Wednesday, September 13, 2023, that John Goode is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder from 2021, victims are Jack Grimes, Dewayne Selby and Dewayne's mother, Glenda "Cookie" Parton of Turley, Okla.