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Francis "Frank" Haven Freeman  Tulsa World

Francis 'Frank' Haven Freeman, 80, of Greensboro, NC, died of natural causes on July 17, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. A native of Tulsa, OK, Dad lived in ...

2018 Week 6 - Tulsa Tech Spirit Stick At Tulsa Nathan Hale High School  News On 6

Its Week 6 of the Tulsa Tech Spirit Stick and Friday, the Tulsa Hale High School Rangers are getting ready for a big homecoming against McAlester High School.

Students from two high schools band together to bring change to community park during second phase of new City Lab program  Tulsa World

The result was the design of a mural representing unity and the creation of hundreds of STEM kits.Webster freshmen design ideas for improving community park ...

Photo gallery: Hale High School's 2018 graduation | News  Tulsa World

Graduation season 2018: See photo galleries from Owasso, Coweta, Collinsville, Jenks, Wagoner, Edison, Skiatook, Rejoice Christian, Central, Memorial, ...

Principal cites teacher shortage as reason for spending thousands on professional trips  KTUL

Tulsa's Nathan Hale High school faces challenges that are common statewide in Oklahoma. A teacher shortage, failing grades in core subjects, a majority of its ...

Tulsa's Hale High School Students Get 'All Clear' After Possible Threat  News On 6

Tulsa Public Schools said Hale High School was evacuated due to a potential threat, but officers have since given the "all clear" for students to return.

Two people wounded in shooting near Hale high school; unrelated to threat that was deemed not credible  Tulsa World

A shooting that left two people wounded Monday afternoon was not related to a potential threat reported moments earlier at the nearby Nathan Hale Junior High ...

Update: Nathan Hale High School students return to building after report of threat  Tulsa World

Campus police were working with local law enforcement to investigate a "potential threat," according to a district spokeswoman.

Tulsa Hale High School Principal Steps Down Before Start Of School  News On 6

Just days before the start of school, the principal at Tulsa's Nathan Hale High School announced his resignation.

Gas Line Rupture Impacts Tulsa Businesses, Neighborhoods  News On 6

A gas line explosion in midtown Tulsa is impacting area businesses and neighborhoods near 21st and Memorial.

Football opened doors for Super Bowl champ and Nathan Hale assistant Tony Peters  Tulsa World

Tony Peters' first experience with football came in the fifth grade.

Beloved TPS coach, teacher, mentor remembered  KTUL

A beloved Tulsa Public Schools coach, teacher and friend passed away over the weekend. Central High School Athletic Director Tammy Altaffer was diagnosed ...

Buildings evacuated after gas line explosion in midtown Tulsa

TULSA — Oklahoma Natural Gas crews have capped a gas line after an explosion in midtown Tulsa on Thursday afternoon. It happened at a 16-inch feeder line ...

Four Tulsa high schools likely will participate in 'Tulsa Beyond' redesign project; unclear what that means  Tulsa World

Four high schools with different and significant challenges could soon participate in Tulsa Beyond, an initiative aimed at re-imagining high school in Tulsa Public ...

Hale High School On Lockdown After Student Hands Out Bullets  News On 6

Hale High School was on lockdown Friday morning after a student was handing out bullets as Christmas gifts.

TPS releases statement on possible sexual assault at Nathan Hale High School  KTUL

TULSA -Nathan Hale High School Principal Caleb Starr sent out a letter to parents Friday afternoon regarding apossible sexual assault at Nathan Hale High ...

Hale High School principal, counselor knock on doors to encourage students to graduate over the summer  Tulsa World

Principal Sheila Riley and counselor Ginger Davis knocked on students' doors to drive home a couple of points: the importance of obtaining a high-school ...

Ryan Phillips  Tulsa World

Funeral *service* for Ryan David Phillips will be 1:30 pm, Friday, April 5, 2019, at First United Methodist Church of Tulsa. Family will receive friends at the church ...

Graduations 2019: See graduation ceremonies from Jenks, Owasso, Collinsville, Glenpool and more  Tulsa World

Congratulations to the Class of 2019. Check out area high school and college graduation ceremony photos here.

Nathan Hale baseball is a catalyst for keeping kids on track to graduate. So why was it at risk of disappearing?  Tulsa World

Hale baseball was originally proposed as a TPS cut, but was saved. Kids will be saved with it.

Students Hold Walkout At Tulsa's Nathan Hale Junior High  News On 6

Students at Tulsa's Nathan Hale Junior High held a walkout Wednesday to protest violence and bullying that they say has impacted their school.

Nathan Hale Junior High ranked as 19th worst school in America; principal disagrees  KTUL

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- An online ranking of America's public schools puts two of Tulsa's among the worst.The first thing I wanted to know was based on what, ...

Six decades after dropping out of Union High School, 77-year-old pastor fulfills lifelong goal of graduating  Tulsa World

Leo Johnson dropped out of school his senior year and spent the next 60 years living with regret. And according to him, it's all because of a misunderstanding.

Given the starring role, Tulsa's Mary Kay Place shines in dark drama 'Diane' opening Friday  Tulsa World

Mary Kay Place's new film, “Diane,” opens at Circle Cinema this Friday, but it was last summer at the theater's inaugural film festival that she came home to Tulsa ...

Timothy Dossey  Tulsa World

The checkered flag was waved on Saturday, April 27, 2019, to bring home Timothy Joe Dossey. Born January 16, 1948, in Tulsa, OK to Harley and Rena Dossey ...

TPS research into high school experience shows inequities, opportunities for improvement  Tulsa World

Tulsa high school students feel unsafe at school and burdened by systemic education inequalities and are worried about the public's perception of their schools, ...

David Alan Wasson  Tulsa World

David Alan Wasson, 65, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tulsa. David was born June 18, 1953 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He was a 1971 graduate of ...

1 Arrested, 2 Sent To Hospital After Incidents At Nathan Hale High, Middle Schools  News On 6

While first responders were treating a student for overdose at Nathan Hale Middle School, a fight broke out at the high school, resulting in one arrest and another ...

Tulsa Public Schools still far from meeting academic goals but on track in improving attendance  Tulsa World

Tulsa Public Schools still has a long way to go to reach its 2018-19 goals for student proficiency in reading and math, but the district is making strides in lowering ...

“He will truly leave a hole in the hearts of all those who knew him,” Tulsa firefighter passes away  KFOR Oklahoma City

TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. According to the department, firefighter Ryan Phillips passed away April 2.

Tammy Ann Altaffer  Tulsa World

Tammy Ann Altaffer Pawhuska native, Tammy Ann Altaffer, 50, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, following her ...

496 Tulsa Public Schools students left for EPIC virtual school since August. TPS to lawmakers: Regulation is needed  Tulsa World

Officials at Tulsa Public Schools decried the loss of nearly 500 students to the state's largest virtual charter school just since school began in August at a ...

Police arrest teen at Nathan Hale High School in connection with homicide  Tulsa World

A third person of five charged in the shooting death of a 44-year-old man during a failed car heist in August was arrested Thursday morning while at school, ...

Nathan's Bistro gives Hale culinary arts students restaurant experience  Tulsa World

The restaurant, which is open to the public on most Wednesdays, is run by students in Hale's culinary arts magnet program.

Graduations 2019: See graduation ceremonies from OSU-Tulsa, Owasso, Collinsville, Glenpool and more  Tulsa World

Congratulations to the Class of 2019. Check out area high school and college graduation ceremony photos here.

New Tulsa Term program lets students spend a semester learning about problem-solving in the real world  Tulsa World

A dozen students will leave their classrooms behind and spend the spring exploring Tulsa as part of a new collaboration between Tulsa Public Schools and ...

Four years ago Crystal Garcia constantly skipped school. Now she's McLain's valedictorian  Tulsa World

From chronically absent to valedictorian of her senior class at McLain High School, Crystal Garcia has come a long way since freshman year.

'If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here': Tulsa seniors thank their teachers who went the extra mile  Tulsa World

A new class of high school seniors has graduated. Before they leave their campuses, Tulsa World asked students from area high schools about the one teacher ...

Tulsa World editorial: Tulsa Beyond first step in transformation  Tulsa World

Tulsa Public Schools is launching a process to re-imagine struggling high schools by asking their communities to think outside the box. In a story reported last ...

Writer's tale: How Tulsan went from writing in spiral notebooks to winning Emmy Awards  Tulsa World

With an assist from "The Waltons creator Earl Hamner, Jr., Paul W. Cooper got his start on "Little House on the Prairie" and wrote for many TV series, including ...

Tulsa State Fair: Where to park, ride the shuttle  KOKI FOX 23

The 2018 Tulsa State Fair kicks off Thursday and many people will wonder how easily they can find a parking spot.

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Warning The Homeless As Water Levels Rise  News On 6

Crews are trying to keep people safe from rising water, and one of those places is the Arkansas River Levee. The Tulsa Fire Department says about 400 people ...

No. 1 Nathan Hale survives scare, Tulsa Union, Greensboro (N.C.) Day make way into Super 25 boys basketball rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Top-ranked Nathan Hale, playing Rainier Beach (Seattle) for the second time this season, barely kept its unbeaten record intact on Saturday as Michael Porter ...

Woman Arrested, Accused of DUI After Tulsa Crash  News On 6

A woman is in jail after being accused of DUI after a crash.

Ginnie Graham: Tulsa Public Schools expands program to support teen parents  Tulsa World

Three years ago, Kasey Hughart was part of the team launching a model program new to Tulsa schools aimed at preventing teenage parents from becoming ...

Susan Lewis Bello Phariss  Tulsa World

Susan is walking through the flowers in the pasture behind her house in Mounds surrounded by all those incredible dogs she trained and loved with Riley glued ...

Michael Hathcoat  Tulsa World

Michael Dean Hathcoat passed away April 6, 2019 from complications of COPD. Michael was born on January 8, 1958.

Tulsa arts community mourns loss of 'TCW' Karen Watts  Tulsa World

Karen Watts wasn't just a spectator of the arts. She was a participant.

Police To Stop Illegal Parking At The Tulsa State Fair  News On 6

The City of Tulsa is warning those attending this year's Tulsa State Fair you could be fined and your vehicle towed for illegally parking in neighborhoods ...

Tulsa Public Schools graduations: watch live  KOKI FOX 23

WATCH the graduations on and FOX23's Facebook page.

Who are all the Tulsa Public Schools named after?  Tulsa World

Here is who each school in the Tulsa Public Schools district is named after from information provided by TPS.

Deaths published Sunday, March 17, 2019 | Death Notices  Tulsa World

TULSA. Acuna, Nelly J., 85, homemaker, died Thursday, March 14. Rosary 5 p.m. Sunday, Stanleys Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. ...

Oklahoma Town Struggles With Lowest Life Expectancy In Nation  News On 6

Can tug-of-war make your dog more aggressive? Do you recommend clicker training? And more pet training questions for Mary Green of K9 Manners & More.

Community members discuss task force's recommendations about Tulsa schools truancy ordinance  Tulsa World

Language and transportation barriers stood out as some of the most pressing concerns discussed during a town hall meeting about a proposed truancy ...

Surveillance Video Shows Fire That Damaged Tulsa Apartments  News On 6

Surveillance video captured a fire that damaged multiple units of an apartment building near 31st & Sheridan.

PolitiFact: Internet prank post falsely says Tulsa high school closed after arson  Tulsa World

A user-generated post on prank site says a Tulsa high school was closed after being set on fire, but the story is fake.

New U.S. secretary of education visits Tulsa school, touts district's rollback of nonmandatory student testing  Tulsa World

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. said Tulsa's example is aligned with President Barack Obama's new Testing Action Plan to eliminate unnecessary ...

David Michael Payne  Tulsa World

David Payne was born on January 26, 1952, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to his parents, Walter and Mary Jo Payne. He had recently been diagnosed with throat cancer, ...

For a Hale Rangers team that rarely savors the satisfaction of victory, a commitment to the game is the grand prize  Tulsa World

Since the start of the 2006-07 season, the Hale boys' basketball teams are 112 games below .500 (45-157), and yet the 2014-15 Rangers seem to sustain a ...

Discover the 32 Oklahomans who have been nominated for Academy Awards  Tulsa World

Two years ago, I researched to determine those people with Oklahoma ties who have won or been nominated by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and ...

High schools: Trey Phipps, BTW defeat Hale and RayQuan Elliott  Tulsa World

Trey Phipps scored 26 to lead Booker T. Washington as the state's leading scorer, RayQuan Elliott had 22 points for Hale.

Robert Wallace Trepp | Local Obituaries  Tulsa World

Born 7-17-1951 Tulsa, OK Died 9-20-2018 Tulsa, OK Preceded in death by parents, John Wallace Trepp, Sr. (11-24-1992) and Monetta Johnson Trepp ...

WEB EXTRA: Video From Scene Of Fatal Tulsa Highway Crash  News On 6

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol working to learn more about a deadly motorcycle crash Sunday on Highway 75 near I-44.

Father, Son Convicted For Killing Hibernating Mother Bear, Newborn Cubs  News On 6

A father and son from Alaska were convicted on a dozen criminal counts after they were caught on tape killing a hibernating mother bear and her two newborn ...

Tulsa Changemakers helps students understand, connect with communities  Tulsa World

Sixth-grader Cairo Pray and his classmates set out to collect 50 items to donate to the city's homeless residents for their Tulsa Changemakers project this year.

WATCH: Rat Fends Off Snake With Mid-Air Kick  News On 6

A kangaroo rat was seen fighting off a rattlesnake with a mid-air kick in a dramatic video posted online. A slow motion video taken by a team of researchers ...

Mary Kay Place: She acts, she sings, she does it all -- and has for almost 50 years  Tulsa World

In 1977, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for her first album. She won an Emmy Award for her acting. She became the first Oklahoman to host "Saturday ...

Schools officially shutting down Monday for walkout; majority of TPS teachers surveyed support multiday walkout  Tulsa World

On the day after the Oklahoma Legislature finalized a revenue deal for teacher raises, plans for a widespread teacher walkout were persisting even as elected ...

Nathan Hale No Longer On Lockdown  KTUL

Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa has been lifted from lockdown after a report of a possible student with a gun on campus Wednesday morning.

Gary Busey the latest guest to attend Circle Cinema's birthday film festival  Tulsa World

As part of a week-long festival of film events, Busey will attend a screening of "The Buddy Holly Story," the 1978 music biopic that earned the actor an Academy ...

Former Tulsan may have dug up the lost city of Apostle Peter's birth  Tulsa World

A former Tulsan was a key player in an archaeological dig that may have found the lost city of Bethsaida, biblical hometown of three of Jesus' 12 apostles.

Everything you need to know about the Tulsa State Fair  Tulsa World

Plan your trip to the Tulsa State Fair with hours, admission, parking and more.

High schools: Chargers promote Brian Worrell to head football coach  Tulsa World

Memorial promoted Brian Worrell to head football coach Monday. Worrell, 41, was the Chargers' special-teams coordinator in 2017 and has been the Chargers' ...

These bigtime stars are funny and they're from Oklahoma  Tulsa World

Photo gallery: Some of the funniest entertainers have Oklahoma ties. Oklahoma has its fair share of funny people. From international humorist Will Rogers to ...

Donna Gradel: I am a teacher... and here's what you need to know about public schools  Tulsa World

I am a teacher. I get to work with some of the most amazing young people and colleagues on earth. I get to instruct, challenge, inspire and encourage every day.

Owasso kindergarten teacher Teressa Blair joins Sen. Dossett’s study on teachers and the classroom  Tulsa World

An interim study conducted by State Sen. J.J. Dossett on teacher shortages in Oklahoma has amplified the voice of a longtime Owasso educator.

Michael (Mike) Boyce Fine  Tulsa World

Michael (Mike) Boyce Fine Michael (Mike) Boyce Fine was born October 18, 1948, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Boyce and Carolyn (Shelton) Fine. He attended ...

East Central High School one of several TPS sites to offer mariachi class  Tulsa World

Some of the students don't know Spanish, and some don't yet know English, but "music transcends language," band director Sara Lambert said.

Check out new food items at the fair; only a few are fried or on a stick  Tulsa World

Look for a diddy called the Dragon's Breath or the sea salt caramel peanut butter bacon pecan pie.

Summer school is still in at the mall  Tulsa World

Since 2011, when TLA became a full-fledged virtual school open to elementary, middle and high school students, nearly 1400 students have been served and ...

Heather Langenkamp comes home to Tulsa to tell of lucky breaks, Freddy Krueger and more  Tulsa World

How her path to Hollywood began in Tulsa is the kind of story that guests can expect to hear if they attend "A Conversation with Heather Langenkamp" on ...

Local students join national walkout to say 'no more gun violence' in schools  Tulsa World

More than 1000 students at Will Rogers were among thousands nationwide to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in response to the Feb.

Tulsa State Fair: Parking information  KOKI FOX 23

The Tulsa State Fair has officially started, and the City of Tulsa has to make sure surrounding areas are not plagued by illegal parking.

Tulsa State Fair Providing Free Shuttle Rides For Fairgoers  News On 6

This year, if you want to park on site you'll need to bring your wallet, but if you don't want to pay, there's an extended shuttle *service*.

Richard Lloyd Romans  Tulsa World

Richard Lloyd Romans passed away, Sunday, November 8, 2015 in Tulsa at the age of 71, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Bill Haisten: By signing another contract, Gil Cloud sustains commitment to TPS athletics  Tulsa World

At 4:45 p.m. last Friday, Gil Cloud remembered one final item on his list of items to address. He signed a contract to remain the TPS athletic director through the.

Mark Cremer  Tulsa World

Mark A. Cremer passed into eternal life with Christ on December 21, 2014. Mark was born on March 31, 1951 in Evanston, Illinois to Stewart and Maxine Cremer ...


Ronald Dean Abrams Services honoring the life of Ronald "Ron" Abrams were at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in ...

Bill Haisten: Tulsa homecoming ‘crazy’ for Thunder rookie Terrance Ferguson  Tulsa World

OKLAHOMA CITY — As a 10-year-old during the summer of 2008, Terrance Ferguson was part of a group that was given a tour of the then-brand-new BOK ...

Street Level: 21st - Avoiding the obvious | Local  Tulsa World

Editor's note: Tulsa World Photographer Mike Simons will walk 14 miles of 21st Street this year and share the stories of the people and places he discovers.

Class 6A/5A boys basketball preview: Broken Arrow, Union, Owasso among teams to watch  Tulsa World

Broken Arrow (6A, 21-2): Coach Beau Wallace's top-ranked Tigers posted their most regular-season wins in school history and won the Frontier Valley ...

Gary Busey listed among performers for Jimmy Markham benefit at Cain's Ballroom  Tulsa World

Gary Busey is listed among performers for Save Jimmy, a Saturday, July 14, benefit concert for Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer Jimmy Markham at Cain's ...

William Laurence "Larry" Mocha  Tulsa World

MOCHA William Laurence "Larry", 68, died June 1, 2015. He was born June 18, 1947 in Tulsa to William J. and Virginia S. (Jones) Mocha.

TPS inducts 12 into athletic hall of fame  Tulsa World

Most of this year's 12 inductees into the Tulsa Public Schools Athletics Hall of Fame were successful in multiple sports during their high school careers.

Barry Knight Beasley  Tulsa World

Barry Knight Beasley, 57, passed away March 1, 2017, in Claremore, Oklahoma. Barry was born on January 13,1960, in Tulsa, to B.R. Beasley, Associate ...

How do you get a full ride to Stanford? This Memorial senior knows the formula  Tulsa World

Correction: An infobox with this story originally contained incorrect dates for some Tulsa Public Schools graduations. The infobox has been corrected.

Too many goodbyes: Beloved and inspirational Tulsa musicians lost in 2016  Tulsa World

They include blues legends and mentors, beloved bassists and screaming guitars. And the Master of Space and Time.

TPD Cracking Down Trespassing And Loitering  News On 6

The department says on Friday they enforced trespassing laws in the area of 51st and Memorial.

Faith and Values Briefs and Calendar  Tulsa World

GoWorkPlan lunch and rally reservations being taken.

Rites held for Jack Griffin, former Tulsa Public Schools associate superintendent  Tulsa World

A *service* for Griffin, who died Tuesday at age 93, was held Friday at Woodland Acres Baptist Church.

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