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  • Sheriff Defends Department On Immigration Enforcement

    Sheriff Defends Department On Immigration Enforcement

    Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz responds to a comment that his office is guilty of so-called ethnic cleansing.More >>
    Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz responds to a comment that his office is guilty of so-called ethnic cleansing. The term was used on Monday by Miguel Rivera with the National Coalition of Latino Clergy. The group was in Tulsa to spearhead a lawsuit against Oklahoma's Immigration Reform Bill. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says his office is only interested in deporting illegal immigrants who commit crimes.More >>
  • Group Uses Billboards To Protest Immigration Legislation

    Group Uses Billboards To Protest Immigration Legislation

    Billboards challenging the state legislature are going up across Green Country. Two billboards on eastbound Interstate 44 accuse legislators of promoting hate and discrimination. More >>
    Billboards challenging the state legislature are going up across Green Country. Two billboards on eastbound Interstate 44 accuse legislators of promoting hate and discrimination. The billboard was put up in protest of House Bill 1804, Oklahoma's immigration reform bill. News On 6 anchor Terry Hood reports the billboards, located at I-44 and 21st Street and I-44 and Sheridan, are just two in a series of billboards meant to spark opposition to the new law.More >>
  • Local Business Could See A Boost Thanks To A New Immigration Law

    Local Business Could See A Boost Thanks To A New Immigration Law

    Now that House Bill 1804 is law, Oklahoma businesses will have some extra checking to do before they hire new employees.More >>
    Now that House Bill 1804 is law, Oklahoma businesses will have some extra checking to do before they hire new employees. The owner of one Tulsa company says immigration legislation will change her industry entirely. News On 6 anchor Scott Thompson reports it may also boost her bottom line. More >>
  • Immigration Law Creates New Rules For Oklahoma Employers

    Immigration Law Creates New Rules For Oklahoma Employers

    Oklahoma employers have homework to do now that a controversial immigration bill is on the books. That's because the bill affects the way they do business.More >>
    Oklahoma employers have homework to do now that a controversial immigration bill is on the books. That's because the bill affects the way they do business. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports employers who break the law, could find themselves in a lot of trouble.More >>
  • Home Builders Say Immigration Reform Could Cause Delays

    Home Builders Say Immigration Reform Could Cause Delays

    Some Tulsa homebuilders say they're hurting for labor. It's been a problem for years, but now, The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports, some believe that immigration enforcement is going to make the shortage even worse.More >>
    Some Tulsa homebuilders say they're hurting for labor. It's been a problem for years, but now, The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports, some believe that immigration enforcement is going to make the shortage even worse. Tulsa's home building industry remains strong, but some homebuilders say they're losing their immigrant workers, who are afraid of being deported.

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  • New DVD Chronicles Hispanic History In Oklahoma

    New DVD Chronicles Hispanic History In Oklahoma

    The Hispanic community is contributing to Oklahoma's Centennial birthday with a new book and DVD. More >>
    The Hispanic community is contributing to Oklahoma's Centennial birthday with a new book and DVD. The families who shared their stories for the project celebrated its completion Sunday at the Martin Regional Library.More >>
  • Undocumented Immigrants And Health Services

    Undocumented Immigrants And Health Services

    Oklahoma's new immigration law will prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving public benefits and jobs.More >>
    Oklahoma's new immigration law will prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving public benefits and jobs. House Bill 1804 goes into effect on November 1st. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports that could affect county health departments.More >>
  • Immigration Bill Fears Not Affecting Attendance Of Hispanic Students

    Immigration Bill Fears Not Affecting Attendance Of Hispanic Students

    Tuesday, January 22 2008 4:56 PM EST2008-01-22 21:56:25 GMT
    Wednesday was the third day of the school year, and Tulsa Public Schools feared some of its Hispanic students wouldn't show.More >>
    Wednesday was the third day of the school year, and Tulsa Public Schools feared some of its Hispanic students wouldn't show. But one administrator says despite widespread fear over a newly passed immigration bill the numbers are good. More >>
  • House Bill 1804 Injunction Tossed

    House Bill 1804 Injunction Tossed

    Tuesday, January 22 2008 4:51 PM EST2008-01-22 21:51:15 GMT
    Tulsa Hispanic groups challenging Oklahoma's new immigration law suffer a setback.More >>
    Tulsa Hispanic groups challenging Oklahoma's new immigration law suffer a setback. A judge has shut down their attempt to stop the law before it takes effect. A federal court has thrown out a lawsuit, aimed at proving House Bill 1804 is unconstitutional.More >>
  • Challenge Filed To House Bill 1804

    Challenge Filed To House Bill 1804

    Tuesday, January 22 2008 4:50 PM EST2008-01-22 21:50:49 GMT
    There are developments in the fight to stop Oklahoma's new immigration law. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy filed a federal lawsuit on Monday to stop House Bill 1804 from going into effect next month. More >>
    There are developments in the fight to stop Oklahoma's new immigration law. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy filed a federal lawsuit on Monday to stop House Bill 1804 from going into effect next month. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the new immigration law. That new law makes it illegal to transport or house illegal immigrants. It also blocks illegal immigrants from getting jobs and public benefits.More >>
  • Hispanic Leaders Announce Lawsuit

    Hispanic Leaders Announce Lawsuit

    House Bill 1804 makes it illegal to harbor or transport undocumented aliens and makes it illegal for businesses to hire them, or for them to receive government benefits.More >>
    Oklahoma's Immigration Reform is in the spotlight again. Among other things, House Bill 1804 makes it illegal to harbor or transport undocumented aliens and makes it illegal for businesses to hire them, or for them to receive government benefits. HB 1804 takes effect November 1, 2007, but as The News On 6's Steve Berg reports, Hispanic leaders are vowing to stop it before it starts.More >>
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    City Offers Tree Debris Disposal Options

    City Offers Tree Debris Disposal Options

    Tuesday, January 22 2008 4:42 PM EST2008-01-22 21:42:10 GMT
    The storm debris is a mess that could take months to clean up. The whole city is littered with limbs.More >>
    The storm debris is a mess that could take months to clean up. The whole city is littered with limbs. The News On 6's Steve Berg reports people have a lot of questions about cleaning up the mess and getting those limbs hauled away.More >>
  • Religious Leader Calls Immigration Forum

    Religious Leader Calls Immigration Forum

    House Bill 1804, Oklahoma's immigration reform law, goes into effect a little over a month from now, but Hispanic leaders in eastern Oklahoma say the bill has already had a devastating effect on their community.More >>
    House Bill 1804, Oklahoma's immigration reform law, goes into effect a little over a month from now, but Hispanic leaders in eastern Oklahoma say the bill has already had a devastating effect on their community. Some still hope to keep H.B. 1804 from becoming law. The News On 6's Chris Wright reports those leaders say H.B. 1804 continues to polarize the entire Tulsa community, and they want to bring everyone together to discuss the issue this weekend.More >>
  • Green Country Hispanics Fight New Immigration Bill

    Green Country Hispanics Fight New Immigration Bill

    Tuesday, January 22 2008 4:34 PM EST2008-01-22 21:34:57 GMT
    Hispanic groups hope to speak with one voice against a crackdown on illegal immigration. More >>
    Hispanic groups hope to speak with one voice against a crackdown on illegal immigration. A bill in the State Legislature could create penalties for companies that hire illegals, and eliminate a college tuition subsidy for young people who can't prove their citizenship. Lawmakers are working under the belief that illegal immigrants are costing the state money and jobs, and Hispanics say that's just not true. More >>
  • Controversial Immigration Bill Closer To Becoming Law

    Controversial Immigration Bill Closer To Becoming Law

    The Oklahoma Legislature moves closer to approving a controversial immigration reform bill. More >>
    The Oklahoma Legislature moves closer to approving a controversial immigration reform bill. State lawmakers took it on after deciding the U.S. Congress wasn't moving fast enough. The proposed law has already passed the House and it passed a State Senate Committee on Tuesday. More >>
  • Hispanics Speak Out Against Immigration Legislation

    Hispanics Speak Out Against Immigration Legislation

    Members of Tulsa's Hispanic community speak out against a controversial immigration reform bill. Members of the State House tell The News On 6 it's just a matter of time before the bill makes it to the governor's desk. But News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports before it does, some members of the Hispanic community plan to give Governor Brad Henry an ear full.More >>
  • Hispanic Leaders Say State Immigration Bill Will Not Work

    Hispanic Leaders Say State Immigration Bill Will Not Work

    Tuesday, January 22 2008 4:31 PM EST2008-01-22 21:31:34 GMT
    The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed what some lawmakers are calling a 'breakthrough' in immigration reform. More >>
    The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed what some lawmakers are calling a 'breakthrough' in immigration reform. The controversial House Bill 1804 is now on Governor Brad Henry's desk. The News On 6's Chris Wright reports on how the Hispanic community is reacting to its passage.More >>
  • Governor Henry Still Undecided On Immigration Reform Bill

    Governor Henry Still Undecided On Immigration Reform Bill

    Tuesday, January 22 2008 4:30 PM EST2008-01-22 21:30:37 GMT
    Now that an immigration reform bill is on Governor Henry's desk, some say it's very confusing. More >>
    Now that an immigration reform bill is on Governor Henry's desk, some say it's very confusing. It's no wonder the bill is confusing to some. It's very long. There are more than two dozen pages of amendments. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports it's up to Henry to decide if House Bill 1804 and Citizen Protection Act of 2007 will become a law.More >>
  • Controversial Immigration Bill Signed Into Law

    Controversial Immigration Bill Signed Into Law

    He waited until the deadline, but Governor Brad Henry signed an immigration bill into law Tuesday afternoon. More >>
    He waited until the deadline, but Governor Brad Henry signed an immigration bill into law Tuesday afternoon. Critics of the bill say it's mean spirited. But News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports supporters of the legislation say it will shut off access to jobs and benefits for illegal aliens, saving state taxpayers millions of dollars.More >>
  • Forum On Immigration Reform Held

    Forum On Immigration Reform Held

    Friday, January 18 2008 5:18 PM EST2008-01-18 22:18:37 GMT
    City leaders and members of the community attended a forum on House Bill 1804 on Sunday at the Green Country Event Center, located at 12000 E. 31st Street.More >>
    Immigration reform in Oklahoma is the focus of a forum in Tulsa on Sunday. City leaders and members of the community attended a forum on House Bill 1804 on Sunday at the Green Country Event Center, located at 12000 E. 31st Street. More >>
  • City Council Passes New Immigration Ordinance

    City Council Passes New Immigration Ordinance

    Monday, January 14 2008 12:13 PM EST2008-01-14 17:13:35 GMT
    Tulsa's mayor is considering a strict new immigration ordinance Friday. The city council passed a resolution, requiring police to check the immigration status of anyone under arrest.More >>
    Tulsa's mayor is considering a strict new immigration ordinance Friday. The city council passed a resolution, requiring police to check the immigration status of anyone under arrest. News On 6 anchor Terry Hood reports officers say it will change the way they do their job.More >>
  • Tulsa City Council Mulls Immigration Plan

    Tulsa City Council Mulls Immigration Plan

    Monday, January 14 2008 12:11 PM EST2008-01-14 17:11:51 GMT
    The Tulsa City Council debates a plan that would have police checking citizenship. The new policy would only apply when police arrest someone on a felony complaint, such as murder or rape.More >>
    The Tulsa City Council debates a plan that would have police checking citizenship. The new policy would only apply when police arrest someone on a felony complaint, such as murder or rape. It would not give police the authority to ask everyone about their citizenship, but The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports, some believe that would be the result.More >>
  • Still No Decision In Tulsa Immigration Plan

    Still No Decision In Tulsa Immigration Plan

    Monday, January 14 2008 12:09 PM EST2008-01-14 17:09:56 GMT
    Tulsa's City Council weighs in on the immigration debate. They held a meeting Thursday night to decide whether to order Tulsa Police to ask the immigration status of anyone arrested for a felony.More >>
    Tulsa's City Council weighs in on the immigration debate. They held a meeting Thursday night to decide whether to order Tulsa Police to ask the immigration status of anyone arrested for a felony. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca was at the meeting. He reports as of 10 p.m. Thursday the council still had not come to a decision. More >>
  • Key Officials Meet To Discuss The City's Immigration Policy

    Key Officials Meet To Discuss The City's Immigration Policy

    Monday, January 14 2008 12:09 PM EST2008-01-14 17:09:07 GMT
    It was the first meeting between the key officials who determine what happens when an illegal alien is arrested.More >>
    Tulsa's mayor attempts to clarify city policy on dealing with illegal immigrants in a high level meeting with federal officials. It was the first meeting between the key officials who determine what happens when an illegal alien is arrested. The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports politicians, police and immigration were all in one room, and out of that meeting, the mayor says, came at least one breakthrough on how they can all work together.More >>
  • Power Crews Facing Elements And Sometimes Harassment

    Power Crews Facing Elements And Sometimes Harassment

    Monday, December 31 2007 12:25 PM EST2007-12-31 17:25:49 GMT
    The ice storm has taken a toll on those Verdigris Valley customers still without power.  It has also taken a toll on the crews working to restore electricity.  More >>
  • KOTV - 12/19/2007 6:12 AM - Updated 12/19/2007 6:29 AM

    Power Still Out For Some

    Power Still Out For Some

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:51 AM EST2007-12-29 16:51:20 GMT
    Power has been restored to all but about 6,000 customers in the Tulsa metro area. The bad news is that those 6,000 are going on their 11th day without power. It is estimated that half of them will need some kind of repair to their home. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/19/2007 6:47 AM - Updated 12/19/2007 7:03 AM

    Mayor Thanks Power Utility Crews

    Mayor Thanks Power Utility Crews

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:51 AM EST2007-12-29 16:51:20 GMT
    Many people now have their lights back on, thanks to the thousands of utility crews who have been working around the clock over the past week and a half restoring power to the Tulsa metro area. The majority of those linemen and tree trimmers are from outside the state. Wednesday morning, Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor took time to thank the workers for all their hard work. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 9:20 PM - Updated 12/19/2007 6:04 AM

    Developing A Plan To Clear The Mess

    Developing A Plan To Clear The Mess

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:51 AM EST2007-12-29 16:51:20 GMT
    Oklahoma communities hit hard by the ice storm are working to help their citizens clean up the damage. The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports most people have their power on and with the comforts of home restored, they're ready to deal with all the trees and limbs that are littering their yards.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 9:26 PM - Updated 12/19/2007 6:04 AM

    Man Deals With Nature's Wrath Twice In One Year

    Man Deals With Nature's Wrath Twice In One Year

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:51 AM EST2007-12-29 16:51:20 GMT
    This is the second ice storm to hit Green Country within the past year. Fortunately, most of the areas affected by January's storm were spared from this month's. But, as The News On 6's Chris Wright reports some people have been in the wrong place at the wrong time during both.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 9:11 PM - Updated 12/19/2007 6:03 AM

    More Counties Could Be Added To Disaster Declaration

    More Counties Could Be Added To Disaster Declaration

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:51 AM EST2007-12-29 16:51:20 GMT
    President Bush has issued a federal disaster declaration for some Oklahoma counties. Now the question becomes what does it mean for those on the list and those other harmed counties not included within the declaration. News On 6 anchor Jennifer Loren reports Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry is praising the president for his quick response to declare seven counties disaster areas.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 8:57 PM - Updated 12/19/2007 8:19 AM

    Those Not Working Might Be Eligible For Unemployment

    Those Not Working Might Be Eligible For Unemployment

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:51 AM EST2007-12-29 16:51:20 GMT
    There are still some businesses without power, which means there are many people who are unable to work. The News On 6's Ashli Sims reports trying to recover those lost wages can be a frustrating and confusing process. The News On 6 has received a string of phone calls and emails on the topic. What has reported so far is accurate, but the system is extremely complicated. And, whether you can get unemployment benefits really depends on your unique set of circumstances.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 8:48 PM - Updated 12/19/2007 6:22 AM

    Power-Up Program Going Statewide

    Power-Up Program Going Statewide

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:51 AM EST2007-12-29 16:51:19 GMT
    People all over Oklahoma will be eligible for a program started by Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor. She announced the program Operation Power-Up earlier this week. It allows people with damaged weather heads or meter boxes on their property to call a hotline. The city will send out an electrician and will then pay them a flat rate to fix the damaged equipment.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 5:30 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 6:42 PM

    Salvation Army Still Seeking Donations

    Salvation Army Still Seeking Donations

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:51 AM EST2007-12-29 16:51:19 GMT
    Distribution begins this week for the angels of the Salvation Army Angel Tree. This year more than 25,000 toys and over 4,500 food baskets will be given away to families who registered at the Salvation Army Christmas Joy Center.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 5:15 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 7:25 PM

    Many Cable Customers Still Without Service

    Many Cable Customers Still Without Service

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:49 GMT
    Hand in hand with electricity are telephone, cable TV and the Internet. For Cox Cable customers in Tulsa, when the lights went out, so did everything else. The News On 6's Rick Wells reports there is a Cox Cable crew from New Orleans restoring service in north Tulsa. They are returning a favor that dates back to Hurricane Katrina.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 3:30 PM - Updated 12/19/2007 6:04 AM

    Volunteers Giving A Gift Of Compassion

    Volunteers Giving A Gift Of Compassion

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:49 GMT
    In addition to utility crews, there are also volunteers from all over the country helping us recover from the ice storm. Their hard work is being welcomed here with open arms, especially as we get closer to Christmas. News On 6 anchor Craig Day caught up with a team from Tennessee as they were working near Skiatook.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 8:51 AM - Updated 12/18/2007 9:02 AM

    County Still Awaiting Payment From January Storm

    County Still Awaiting Payment From January Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:49 GMT
    Washington County Emergency Management officials are still waiting for payment from the federal government for damage caused by a January ice storm even as they deal with damage from this month's ice storm.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/18/2007 6:37 AM - Updated 12/18/2007 6:44 PM

    Thousands Still Trying To Power Up

    Thousands Still Trying To Power Up

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:49 GMT
    Tuesday became Day 10 without power for thousands around Tulsa. PSO says they have restored electrical service all but about 20,000 customers. And of those, it's estimated 10,000 have some kind of damage to their homes. The News On 6's Steve Berg report that damage will be the responsibility of the homeowners before service can be restored.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 10:15 AM - Updated 12/18/2007 10:03 AM

    Tyson Foods Makes Donation

    Tyson Foods Makes Donation

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:49 GMT
    A large load of chicken made its way to those in need. Tyson Foods filled some of its trucks with about 40,000 pounds of chicken breasts and sent them to Tulsa. Monday's donation will go to Green Country's hungry and also those dealing with power outages.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 4:14 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 10:19 AM

    Insight Into PSO's Power Grid

    Insight Into PSO's Power Grid

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:49 GMT
    Power is on for many more residents, but thousands still remain in the dark. Some may be wondering why does everyone else in my neighborhood have power. News On 6 anchor Jennifer Loren reports it's a simple question, but the answer is a little more complicated.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 5:10 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 8:59 AM

    Operation Power Up! Hotline Established

    Operation Power Up! Hotline Established

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:49 GMT
    PSO crews have been scrambling for days to repair power lines, but homeowners might have to hire an electrician to get them the rest of the way. PSO is only responsible for the wires up to your weather head. The News On 6's Steve Berg reports a lot of people don't know what a weather head is.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 8:40 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 11:15 AM

    Storm Causing More Than Power Loss For Some Residents

    Storm Causing More Than Power Loss For Some Residents

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:49 GMT
    The power outage not only cost thousands of residents their lights, it also may cost some a paycheck. Many are wondering how they're going to make it through the holidays without a week's worth of pay. The News On 6's Ashli Sims reports there is a way to recover lost wages. Viewers have flooded The News On 6 with emails and all of those emails have one thing in common, is there help for those who couldn't work because of the ice storm?More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 8:51 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 6:05 AM

    Power Crews Facing Elements And Sometimes Harassment

    Power Crews Facing Elements And Sometimes Harassment

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:49 GMT
    The ice storm has taken a toll on those Verdigris Valley customers still without power. It has also taken a toll on the crews working to restore electricity. The News On 6's Chris Wright reports those crews have been enduring long days out in the elements and away from their families. Some say they've also had to deal with harassment from frustrated ratepayers.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 8:16 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 6:05 AM

    Storm Has One Business Buzzing

    Storm Has One Business Buzzing

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    Power crews aren't the only ones staying busy because of the ice storm. Business is booming at repair shops specializing in chainsaws. The sound of a chainsaw is music to Robert Christie's ears. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports his business is buzzing since the storm knocked down thousands of trees.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 7:49 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 6:04 AM

    Electric Co-op Working To Restore Power

    Electric Co-op Working To Restore Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    It may be several more days, possibly into the weekend, before Verdigris Valley Electric has power restored to all of its customers. About 3,500 of the co-op's homes and businesses don't have electric service as of Monday night. That's down from about 12,000. News On 6 anchor Craig Day reports the crews face several challenges as they hit the home stretch.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 5:00 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 7:47 AM

    All Classes Resume Today

    All Classes Resume Today

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    It was back to school on Monday for most students in Tulsa Public Schools. A few buildings remained closed, but the power should be back on for all of them on Tuesday. The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports that means back to class for all students. The lesson Monday at Eisenhower was in French and the bottom line was to get caught up after an unexpected week-long break.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 3:45 PM - Updated 12/18/2007 6:59 AM

    Helping Those Impacted By The Ice

    Helping Those Impacted By The Ice

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    The ice storm has left many in need. That's why the News On 6 has teamed up with the Tulsa Community Foundation. Together we've set up the News on 6 Neighbors In Need Ice Storm Relief Fund. To donate, make your checks payable to "News on 6 Neighbors in Need."More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 10:15 AM - Updated 12/17/2007 4:02 PM

    Many Traffic Signals Still Dark

    Many Traffic Signals Still Dark

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    The lack of electricity means many stop lights are still dark and that's slowing traffic.  The City of Tulsa says most of the traffic signals are fed off street lights, which are down because of fallen trees. That also explains why traffic signals are still not working, even though electricity has been restored to adjacent neighborhoods.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 2:30 PM - Updated 12/17/2007 2:54 PM

    Crews Working To Pick Up Debris

    Crews Working To Pick Up Debris

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    City of Tulsa Public Works crews are pro-actively working to pick up tree limbs and debris on every street in Tulsa. Because of the extent of tree debris throughout the city, this process is expected to take weeks. Contractors are being called in to supplement city crew efforts in order to expedite tree branch collection and disposal.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/17/2007 6:21 AM - Updated 12/17/2007 12:41 PM

    Power Outage Numbers Drop

    Power Outage Numbers Drop

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    The number of people without power across northeastern Oklahoma continues to drop Monday morning. PSO estimates fewer than 29,000 people are in the dark in the Tulsa metro area. Specifically, some of the worst hit areas are midtown Tulsa and Brookside. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/16/2007 9:09 PM - Updated 12/17/2007 6:39 PM

    Utility May Make Customers Pay Small Increase For Losses

    Utility May Make Customers Pay Small Increase For Losses

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    Thousands have endured the inconvenience of having no electricity. Now many are wondering if they will also share the financial burden the storm has left on the utility companies. OG&E says last week's ice storm is the worst in the company's 105 year history. Damages are hard to calculate right now, but the utility company believes it is losing at least $3 million per day. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/16/2007 8:50 PM - Updated 12/17/2007 8:13 AM

    Almost All Area Schools Reopen Today

    Almost All Area Schools Reopen Today

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    The lights are back on at many Green Country schools. That means it's time for kids to hit the books again. Broken Arrow, Union and Jenks all say they're back in business. Tulsa Public Schools announced its plan for class on Monday. Tulsa Public Schools says the power is back at most of its schools, but not all of them.More >>
  • AP/KOTV - 12/16/2007 9:04 AM - Updated 12/16/2007 3:14 PM

    Power Progress: Crews Make Headway Restoring Electricity

    Power Progress: Crews Make Headway Restoring Electricity

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    Crews working to restore power are making significant progress this weekend in the Tulsa area. Ed Bettinger, a spokesman for Public Service Company of Oklahoma, said about 48,000 PSO customers remained without power in the Tulsa metropolitan area Sunday morning. About 50,000 PSO customers regained power on Friday. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/16/2007 4:16 PM - Updated 12/17/2007 6:33 AM

    Power Picture Clearing Up Very Slowly

    Power Picture Clearing Up Very Slowly

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    PSO hopes to put a big dent in the power problem Sunday night. The News On 6's Dan Bewley reports the area around 33rd & Peoria is one of the worst hit and could be one of the last to get power restored. As PSO focuses Sunday on the eastern part of the Tulsa area, several utility crews were found setting up shop in midtown.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/16/2007 4:30 PM - Updated 12/17/2007 12:39 PM

    Deadly Accident Involving Power Crew

    Deadly Accident Involving Power Crew

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    An out of town crew working to restore power to a West Tulsa neighborhood was involved in a deadly accident on Sunday morning. Police say a utility truck accidentally hit and killed 79-year-old Floyd Crabtree. The accident happened in the 4300 block of West Easton. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/16/2007 4:36 PM - Updated 12/17/2007 10:55 AM

    Mayor Assesses Damage From The Air

    Mayor Assesses Damage From The Air

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor took to the sky on Sunday afternoon to assess the damage across the hardest hit areas of Kendall Wittier, Florence Park and north Tulsa areas. Mayor Taylor says she could really see how difficult it would be for power crews to reach areas around 56th Street North in Tulsa where power poles were snapped in two.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/16/2007 4:48 PM - Updated 12/17/2007 10:55 AM

    Volunteers Offer Help To Restore Power

    Volunteers Offer Help To Restore Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    A new effort to turn the lights back on for thousands got underway on Sunday afternoon. An estimated 500 volunteers are on a mission to help neighbors Power Up. The News On 6's Chris Wright reports Operation Power Up is focused on finding damaged weather heads, that's the entry point where electrical lines come into your home.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/15/2007 5:15 PM - Updated 12/17/2007 6:36 AM

    City Offering Tree Disposal For Not Very Much Green

    City Offering Tree Disposal For Not Very Much Green

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    Many people are tired of looking at all the trees torn up in their yards. Trailers full of broken branches have been pulling into the Tulsa's two Greenwaste sites. The folks there have some tips to make it easier for both them and you.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/15/2007 9:00 PM - Updated 12/16/2007 9:36 AM

    Snow Slows Power Restoration

    Snow Slows Power Restoration

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    Most of Green Country is breathing a sigh of relief after bracing for another blast of winter weather. Skiatook was hit hard by the ice storm and on Saturday it saw more snow than Tulsa. The News On 6's Chris Wright took a closer look at the situation in Skiatook.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/15/2007 4:58 PM - Updated 12/16/2007 9:38 AM

    Power Outages Leaving Residents With Power Envy

    Power Outages Leaving Residents With Power Envy

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:48 GMT
    PSO is reporting some places may not have power restored until Tuesday. Six-thousand workers from 14 states are in town trying to restore power. PSO has been updating customers online. Its goal is to complete restoration to 95% of its customers by midnight Tuesday. The News On 6's Dan Bewley found that restoration is hit and miss, some have power while their neighbors are still in the dark.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/15/2007 4:44 PM - Updated 12/16/2007 9:35 AM

    Tough Task For Thousands Of Electric Linemen

    Tough Task For Thousands Of Electric Linemen

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    Thousands of electric linemen from across the country are still camping out at the Expo Center. Their easiest jobs are done. Now, they'll have to tackle the hardest hit neighborhoods. News On 6 reporter Joshua Brakhage takes a look at the tough task ahead.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/15/2007 8:51 AM - Updated 12/15/2007 12:07 PM

    Red Cross Holding Emergency Blood Drives

    Red Cross Holding Emergency Blood Drives

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    The American Red Cross is trying to recoup units of blood lost because of the winter storm. Because of the widespread power outages, many drives were canceled and many donors were not able to make their appointments.More >>
  • AP - 12/15/2007 7:14 AM - Updated 12/15/2007 8:40 PM

    Governor Seeking Major Disaster Declaration

    Governor Seeking Major Disaster Declaration

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry is asking President Bush to declare a major disaster in seven Oklahoma counties. The counties that have been the most affected are Tulsa, Mayes, Wagoner, Pottawatomie, Lincoln, Oklahoma and Cleveland.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/14/2007 9:14 PM - Updated 12/14/2007 10:40 PM

    Kindness Comes From The Storm

    Kindness Comes From The Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    Day 6 of the ice storm's aftermath wasn't any easier for some people in north Tulsa. Power is still out, but one man is stepping in to help. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports despite the devastation, a Tulsa man has stepped up to assume the role of Santa.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/14/2007 9:23 PM - Updated 12/15/2007 7:34 AM

    Shelters Are Open And Hotels Still Full

    Shelters Are Open And Hotels Still Full

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    With more people getting power back, area shelters are starting to thin out. But, the American Red Cross says it's not closing any shelters and is prepared for another round. The News On 6's Dan Bewley reports the Red Cross reported a 16% drop from lunch on Thursday to lunch on Friday at shelters across northeast Oklahoma. However, it is a different story at hotels. Most are still full. The Red Cross shelters, though, are ready for the next winter blast.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/14/2007 9:39 PM - Updated 12/14/2007 10:36 PM

    FEMA Starts Review Of Damage

    FEMA Starts Review Of Damage

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    As the clean-up continues and the costs mount, some storm victims are wondering if help from the federal government is on the way. The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA has arrived in Tulsa. The News On 6's Ashli Sims reports a spokesperson from FEMA says they've got teams assessing damage in all 77 Oklahoma counties. And, that's the first step to get disaster assistance.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/14/2007 4:06 PM - Updated 12/17/2007 10:41 AM

    Dealing With Tax And Insurance Issues After The Storm

    Dealing With Tax And Insurance Issues After The Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    With thousands of people dealing with storm damage, it can be confusing trying to figure out what is and isn't covered by insurance. The News On 6's Margaret Stokes reports help is on the way to help get those insurance claims handled as quickly as possible.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/14/2007 9:42 AM - Updated 12/14/2007 6:47 PM

    Midtown Neighborhood Still Waiting For Power

    Midtown Neighborhood Still Waiting For Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    A lot of Tulsa neighborhoods remain in the dark and, for some, the power can't be turned on until homes are repaired. The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports a lot of Tulsans have started living on a daylight to dark cycle as they try to stay warm, while waiting for the power to come back on. In a Tulsa neighborhood near 22nd and Florence, the damage is so severe; many homes won't be able to get electricity even when the power lines are repaired.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/14/2007 9:42 AM - Updated 12/17/2007 3:06 PM

    Power Or Not Charity Work Goes On

    Power Or Not Charity Work Goes On

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    There are dozens of agencies helping thousands of people during the ice storm disaster. Those who feed the homeless are pressing on with or without lights. The News On 6's Rick Wells reports a group of volunteers set out to cook a noon meal at a midtown church by using headlamps.More >>
  • AP - 12/14/2007 8:21 AM - Updated 12/14/2007 9:41 AM

    Approaching Storm Could Hamper Power Restoration Process

    Approaching Storm Could Hamper Power Restoration Process

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:44 AM EST2007-12-29 16:44:47 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Joyce Williams was determined to stay at her house after an ice storm left her and thousands of other Oklahomans without power, turning to candles for light and gas stove burners for heat. But after a day or so of roughing it, Williams, who already is disabled, began getting sick.More >>
  • AP - 12/14/2007 6:45 AM - Updated 12/14/2007 7:26 AM

    Governor Estimates Storm Damage At $200 Million

    Governor Estimates Storm Damage At $200 Million

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:38 AM EST2007-12-29 16:38:00 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Governor Brad Henry is estimating the damage from this week's ice storm at more than $200 million. Meanwhile, State Farm Insurance says it has already taken nearly 6,000 claims and spokesperson John Wiscaver says about 10,000 claims are expected. Farmers Insurance spokesperson Michelle Levy says they have already had more than 5,500 claims.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/14/2007 6:09 AM - Updated 12/15/2007 7:32 AM

    Power Coming Back For More Residents

    Power Coming Back For More Residents

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:38 AM EST2007-12-29 16:38:00 GMT
    On Day 6 of the ice storm aftermath, PSO reported tremendous progress in its massive effort to restore electricity to all its customers in Tulsa. News On 6 anchor Jennifer Loren has again been at PSO's temporary base of operations at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds. She reports for the first time since the storm hit, the number of Tulsans without power has dropped below 100,000.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 9:59 PM - Updated 12/14/2007 6:38 AM

    Con Artists Are Already At Work

    Con Artists Are Already At Work

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:38 AM EST2007-12-29 16:38:00 GMT
    This is the type of natural disaster that brings out the scam artists. News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports one has already struck, taking a woman's $400 check, without doing any work. The trees and branches littering people's yards and rooftops are a problem. But, homeowners should be wary of anyone who knocks on the door, offering to help, but wanting to be paid first.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 9:31 PM - Updated 12/14/2007 6:28 AM

    Lack Of Power Tough On Horses

    Lack Of Power Tough On Horses

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:38 AM EST2007-12-29 16:38:00 GMT
    For some, this is the second time an icy blast of winter weather has knocked out the electricity. It was earlier this year, in January, that residents in Inola were left in the dark for ten days. The News On 6's Ashli Sims reports some of those same people are again without electricity.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 9:00 PM - Updated 12/14/2007 6:34 AM

    Some Neighborhoods Still Waiting For Power

    Some Neighborhoods Still Waiting For Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:38 AM EST2007-12-29 16:38:00 GMT
    A number of neighborhoods in north Tulsa were the first to lose power and they're still in the dark. One of the hardest hit areas is near 56th Street North. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports many utility poles and power lines lie in a tangled and mangled mess. Indications are it could be another two weeks before crews are able to sort everything out.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 6:03 PM - Updated 12/14/2007 6:34 AM

    Property Owners Urged To Call Electrician If Needed

    Property Owners Urged To Call Electrician If Needed

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:38 AM EST2007-12-29 16:38:00 GMT
    The City of Tulsa's Development Services Division, which licenses contractors and tradesmen and inspects electrical, plumbing and mechanical work, has helpful advice for property owners who may have damage to the electrical connections, meter boxes or weather heads that supply electricity.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 10:27 AM - Updated 12/13/2007 7:08 PM

    Council Oak Survives The Storm

    Council Oak Survives The Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:37 AM EST2007-12-29 16:37:59 GMT
    A lot of beautiful old trees have been lost to the ice storm. But, one tree in which Tulsa has its roots has survived the storm. The Council Oak Tree is located at 18th and Cheyenne.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 4:31 PM - Updated 12/14/2007 7:57 AM

    Caution Urged For Those Still Seeking Heat And Lights

    Caution Urged For Those Still Seeking Heat And Lights

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:37 AM EST2007-12-29 16:37:59 GMT
    As darkness fell Thursday night, people light candles to see, Officials say candles have been the cause of several house fires, including one that killed a man on Wednesday. The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports that's just one of the dangers of trying to come up with heat and light during a power outage. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 10:27 AM - Updated 12/13/2007 10:27 PM

    Salvation Army Kettles On Back Burner

    Salvation Army Kettles On Back Burner

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:37 AM EST2007-12-29 16:37:59 GMT
    It's traditionally the busiest time of year for the Salvation Army. Now in the wake of the ice storm, volunteers are giving even more. The group has opened up its mobile kitchen to provide meals for Tulsa's emergency responders. They're feeding about 1,000 people a day.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 11:54 AM - Updated 12/13/2007 12:11 PM

    City Officials Concerned Over Number Of Storm-Related Deaths

    City Officials Concerned Over Number Of Storm-Related Deaths

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:37 AM EST2007-12-29 16:37:59 GMT
    Tulsa city leaders say the deaths overnight demonstrate how dangerous it can be staying in a home with no power. PSO says more than 2,500 workers from across the country are making good progress in getting the power turned back on, but they hope to do even better Thursday and Friday. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 10:46 AM - Updated 12/13/2007 12:56 PM

    Shots Fired Over Stolen Gasoline Can

    Shots Fired Over Stolen Gasoline Can

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:37 AM EST2007-12-29 16:37:59 GMT
    A Tulsa man opens fire on thieves stealing a gasoline can from the bed of his pickup truck. It happened at a Shell station at 3100 East Skelly Drive Thursday morning. A Tulsa Police officer on the scene told the News On 6, the thieves shot at the man while making their get-away. The man shot back. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 7:43 AM - Updated 12/14/2007 7:53 AM

    Governor Tours Ice Storm Damage

    Governor Tours Ice Storm Damage

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:37 AM EST2007-12-29 16:37:59 GMT
    Governor Brad Henry toured ice storm damage in Tulsa Thursday afternoon. Henry conducted a similar tour in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. On Thursday's tour in Tulsa, a number of state and local officials joined the Governor as he walked through a Tulsa neighborhood devastated by this week's ice storm.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 6:44 AM - Updated 12/13/2007 8:24 PM

    Overnight House Fire Claims Man's Life

    Overnight House Fire Claims Man's Life

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:37 AM EST2007-12-29 16:37:59 GMT
    A man is dead after a fire started in the living room of his Broken Arrow home. Firefighters say the house was without power and the man had been staying with friends, but The News On 6's Carina Sonn reports he decided to return home on Wednesday night. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 9:24 PM - Updated 12/13/2007 7:05 AM

    House Fire Kills One And Sends Another Person To The Hospital

    House Fire Kills One And Sends Another Person To The Hospital

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:17 GMT
    A house fire in Tulsa has killed one person and a second person is in the hospital in critical condition. The fire broke out at 9 pm Wednesday in a home at 28th and Utica. A passerby saw smoke and when Tulsa firefighters arrived, they found the den of the home in the flames. The fire was quickly put out. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 9:10 PM - Updated 12/12/2007 9:54 PM

    Radio Station Gives Families Warmth For One Night

    Radio Station Gives Families Warmth For One Night

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:17 GMT
    While there are plenty of loose limbs around, dry wood is in short supply. The News On 6's Joshua Brakhage reports those outside the path of the storm are helping Tulsans keep warm tonight. When the power's out, a radio can be your only lifeline. On Wednesday, a radio station was more than that.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 8:57 PM - Updated 12/12/2007 9:55 PM

    Power Outages Tough On The Elderly

    Power Outages Tough On The Elderly

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:17 GMT
    The power outage can be miserably frustrating for anyone, but just imagine if you're elderly or disabled. It's reality for many in nursing homes and assisted living centers who remain in the dark despite their priority status. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports with a limited number of generators, it's still lights out for many of them. That has some very angry.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 12:00 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 12:05 PM

    One Person Dies In Traffic Accident

    One Person Dies In Traffic Accident

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:17 GMT
    A downed power line is being blamed for a deadly accident in Tulsa early Monday morning. The accident happened at 46th Street North near Mingo. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 11:44 AM - Updated 12/10/2007 6:56 PM

    Downed Power Lines Closing Roads

    Downed Power Lines Closing Roads

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:17 GMT
    Ice on roadways continues to snarl traffic across much of northeastern Oklahoma. Many bridges and overpasses remain slick and hazardous. Inside the city of Tulsa, road conditions are improving. Outside the Tulsa area, roads and highways are a mess because of the ice. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 6:26 AM - Updated 12/13/2007 8:14 PM

    Thousands At Work To Restore Electricity

    Thousands At Work To Restore Electricity

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:17 GMT
    The massive effort continues to turn the lights back on across Green Country. News On 6 anchor Jennifer Loren reports almost 3,000 utility workers from across the country are on the job now in Oklahoma. The operation is centered at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds. That's where the crews load up on supplies and get their assignments.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 6:19 AM - Updated 12/13/2007 7:02 AM

    Generator Suspected As Cause Of Overnight Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Generator Suspected As Cause Of Overnight Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:17 GMT
    Two people had to be hospitalized in Tulsa overnight because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Tulsa emergency crews were called out around 2:30 am to a home in the 10700 block of East 17th St. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 5:00 PM - Updated 12/12/2007 7:09 PM

    Tulsa Police Dealing With More Break-Ins

    Tulsa Police Dealing With More Break-Ins

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    The ice storm has brought out the worst in some people. Tulsa police say while calls for service are down dramatically, the number of break-ins is up. The News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports extra officers are on patrol, looking for burglars who are taking advantage of empty homes and stores without alarm systems.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 2:43 PM - Updated 12/12/2007 2:47 PM

    Tulsa Schools Closed For Rest Of Week

    Tulsa Schools Closed For Rest Of Week

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    Tulsa Public Schools officials have announced that classes have been canceled for the remainder of the week. Officials say 66 of the school district's 89 sites were without power on Wednesday. Tulsa Public School Chief General Operations Officer Jim Spear says while the number is down from 70 sites on Tuesday, there is no way to know for sure when enough schools in the district would be back online to resume classes. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/13/2007 6:16 AM - Updated 12/13/2007 6:50 AM

    Overnight Fire Destroys A Home

    Overnight Fire Destroys A Home

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    A house fire destroys a home in Sand Springs overnight. Sand Springs Fire crews were called to the scene of a fire at 34th Street and 177th West Avenue around 4 am Wednesday. Officials say the fire had been burning for about an hour before they even got there. More >>
  • AP/KOTV - 12/12/2007 1:02 PM - Updated 12/12/2007 6:17 PM

    Food Safety During Power Outages

    Food Safety During Power Outages

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    TULSA, OK - Many Oklahomans are facing the aftermath of the ice storm without electricity. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 12:31 PM - Updated 12/13/2007 6:35 PM

    Shelters Remain Open Across Northeast Oklahoma

    Shelters Remain Open Across Northeast Oklahoma

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    The Red Cross and a number of northeastern Oklahoma communities have shelters open for those who need a place to go. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 12:00 PM - Updated 12/12/2007 12:18 PM

    Police Cracking Down Hard On Crime During Outage

    Police Cracking Down Hard On Crime During Outage

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    Emergency leaders in Tulsa held a briefing Wednesday morning to update their response to the ice storm. The big focus Wednesday, other than getting power back on, is fighting crime and fires. Tulsa firefighters have responded to more than 120 fires in the past 48 hours. Many of them are being caused by people trying unconventional ways to heat their homes, like candles, charcoal grills and generators inside their homes or apartments. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 10:33 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 6:21 PM

    Tree Situation Can Be Testy

    Tree Situation Can Be Testy

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    After getting power on and keeping people safe, the next big issue is all the storm debris. There's not just a ton of damage to trees, but damage from them as well. The News On 6's Steve Berg reports a lot of people have a love-hate relationship with their trees this week. They don't want to lose their trees, but the trees cause a lot of problems.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 10:32 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 7:14 PM

    Zoo Damage A Whole Different Animal

    Zoo Damage A Whole Different Animal

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    As in many Tulsa yards, the Tulsa Zoo has lots of firewood all over the place. It just hasn't been cut and stacked. And like most Tulsans, the zoo has no power. The News On 6's Rick Wells reports a dedicated staff of zoo keepers is doing its best to keep the animals safe and warm.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 10:32 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 6:18 PM

    Family Feels A Major Loss From Storm

    Family Feels A Major Loss From Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    Because of the widespread loss of electricity, More than 1,500 people spent Tuesday night in shelters across Green Country. The News On 6's Carina Sonn reports one family lost more than just their electricity. Their apartment caught on fire.More >>
  • AP - 12/12/2007 9:02 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 9:04 AM

    Much Of Oklahoma Remains In Dark After Ice Storm

    Much Of Oklahoma Remains In Dark After Ice Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Utility companies made some progress in restoring power across Oklahoma as forecasters said a brief break from the freezing rain and sleet likely would be followed by another round of winter weather.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 6:16 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 7:15 AM

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Continues To Be A Problem

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Continues To Be A Problem

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    Emergency crews were called out overnight for carbon monoxide poisoning in Tulsa. Two adults and 3 children were overcome because of a generator running in a home's garage in the 12100 block of East 21st Court. EMSA treated the victim's at the scene and no one had to be hospitalized. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 8:12 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 6:22 PM

    Candle Blamed For Fatal Fire

    Candle Blamed For Fatal Fire

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    A man died on Wednesday in Tulsa's second fatal fire linked to the ice storm. This one started from a candle left burning in a unit at the Saddlebrook Apartments. The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports the fire department is responding to far more calls than usual, and many of them are because of people trying to light and heat their homes.More >>
  • AP - 12/12/2007 8:04 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 8:12 AM

    Three Die In House Fire

    Three Die In House Fire

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A house fire has left three people dead in northwest Oklahoma City. The fire was reported by passers-by about 1:30 Wednesday morning near the State Fairgrounds and Battalion Chief Cecil Clay says firefighters later found two men and a woman dead inside the home. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 7:21 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 9:34 AM

    Tree Trimming Tips

    Tree Trimming Tips

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    One of the biggest problems from this week's ice storm is tree damage. Tree trimming companies in Tulsa say they have never seen something like this before in Oklahoma. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 6:26 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 10:14 AM

    Thieves Take Advantage Of Power Outage

    Thieves Take Advantage Of Power Outage

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    Power outages caused several problems for Tulsa Police overnight. Just before midnight, someone smashed the front window of the Moody's Jewelry store at 11th and Harvard. The suspect stole some crystal pieces. A Tulsa Police officer assigned to check on the stores found what happened. No one has been arrested. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 6:16 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 7:15 AM

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Continues To Be A Problem

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Continues To Be A Problem

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    Emergency crews were called out overnight for carbon monoxide poisoning in Tulsa. Two adults and 3 children were overcome because of a generator running in a home's garage in the 12100 block of East 21st Court. EMSA treated the victim's at the scene and no one had to be hospitalized. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/12/2007 6:00 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 8:42 PM

    Utility Crews Making A Dent In Power Outage Numbers

    Utility Crews Making A Dent In Power Outage Numbers

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:16 GMT
    The worst power outage in state history is in its fourth day, and thousands of Oklahomans are asking when the power will be back on. PSO says more than 2,000 out-of-state workers have joined at least 500 of its own employees, to repair the damage and turn the power back on. PSO gave News On 6 anchor Jennifer Loren a sneak peek at how it's coordinating the job.More >>
  • AP - 12/12/2007 9:57 AM - Updated 12/12/2007 9:58 AM

    Light Rain, Then Sun Possible In Oklahoma

    Light Rain, Then Sun Possible In Oklahoma

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    Light rain is to be followed by some sunshine in Oklahoma, then another winter storm is expected in the state. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 8:41 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 9:10 PM

    Rogers County Residents Still Struggling

    Rogers County Residents Still Struggling

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    Rogers County residents are looking for ways to stay warm tonight. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports roughly 700 Claremore customers still don't have electricity. In the town of Chelsea, the icy conditions turned the city into a winter wasteland.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 8:39 PM - Updated 12/12/2007 9:12 AM

    Questions And Concerns About The Ice

    Questions And Concerns About The Ice

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    As the time without electricity, for some, turns from hours into days, many are wondering when the lights will be back on. The News On 6's Ashli Sims reports the Red Cross opened a third shelter in Tulsa after two others filled up.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 5:15 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 7:48 PM

    Hospitals On The Mend

    Hospitals On The Mend

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    Local hospitals are on the mend after some lost power during the ice storm. The News On 6's Steve Berg went to Saint John Medical Center to check up on their status. Nurse Susan Delleger has a brighter outlook now than she did during the power outage.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 5:07 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 8:02 PM

    Scam Artists At Work After The Storm

    Scam Artists At Work After The Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    With so many people dealing with so much in the aftermath, it's easy to see how a quick-fix could be appealing. Over a half-million addresses are still without power, and many homes have severe damage. It is easy to see how an offer to help clear away the debris could seem like a tempting offer, but The News On 6's Margaret Stokes reports scam artists are at work.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 5:00 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 7:46 PM

    Supplies In High Demand

    Supplies In High Demand

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    Many people are stocking up on storm supplies to get them through until power is restored. News On 6 anchor Craig Day reports whether it's groceries, batteries, heaters or generators, many items are in big demand right now. To people coping with the cold, the workers at Sooner Emergency Services are like the cavalry coming to the rescue. They just brought in a load of hundreds of generators, for a long line of waiting customers at American Bank in Collinsville.More >>
  • AP/KOTV - 12/11/2007 4:02 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 4:20 PM

    Phone Company Offering Lifeline

    Phone Company Offering Lifeline

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    No power means no way to charge cell phones and with a lot of people who no longer have landlines, they have no lifeline to the world.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 4:00 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:49 PM

    Working To Save A Special Tree

    Working To Save A Special Tree

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    We've lost a lot of big trees in this storm, but there is one tree Oklahomans just aren't willing to let go. Volunteers are braving the ice to save the Survivor's Tree.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 3:44 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:46 PM

    Cleaning Up Tree Debris

    Cleaning Up Tree Debris

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    A huge concern for people right now is getting downed trees off their homes, away from power lines and out of drive-ways. One tree company has had 1,600 calls since Monday morning. They have five crews working in Tulsa and many more on the way. The News On 6's Lori Fullbright reports whether you're hiring someone or doing it yourself, there are some things you need to know about removing the debris.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 12:12 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:45 PM

    Police Stepping Up Patrols Because Of Power Outage

    Police Stepping Up Patrols Because Of Power Outage

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    Tulsa police are trying to be pro-active to stop looters and burglars. They had academy recruits and detectives assisting the patrol officers, to canvass businesses on Tuesday. They were making a list of who has power and if not, who has access to additional security. The department also asked officers to volunteer to patrol in pairs of two Tuesday night, to prevent smash and grabs.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 10:51 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:44 PM

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Sickens Nearly A Dozen People

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Sickens Nearly A Dozen People

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    Tulsa's emergency responders are reporting many calls of carbon monoxide poisonings. The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports many of those calls are coming from people using generators indoors. While the breaking limbs and the downed power lines might seem like the most imminent threat, the Tulsa Fire Department says it's most worried about the abrupt rise in carbon monoxide poisonings since the power went out.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 10:49 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 7:50 PM

    Ice Grinch Arrives In T-Ville

    Ice Grinch Arrives In T-Ville

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    'Tis the season for twinkling lights, and beautiful holiday displays, at least it was until last weekend. The ice storm damaged or destroyed many residential and commercial displays. What the ice storm didn't get, the power outages did. The News On 6's Rick Wells reports some, rather than cursing the darkness, are blaming the Grinch.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 8:40 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 1:24 PM

    Water Service Restored

    Water Service Restored

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:32 AM EST2007-12-29 16:32:15 GMT
    The water treatment plant in Sand Springs has power and is back on line, but officials are still urging caution. Emergency officials say power was restored to the treatment plant early Tuesday morning. On Monday, Sand Springs officials asked residents and businesses in their community to conserve water until the power problem was fixed. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 7:08 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:42 PM

    Half A Million Still Without Power

    Half A Million Still Without Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    Three-thousand crews are in Tulsa helping PSO restore power. News On 6 anchor Terry Hood reports the power company says its goal is to restore the largest amount of customers in the shortest period of time. First on the list are hospitals, police and fire departments. After that, their focus goes to the neighborhoods.More >>
  • AP - 12/11/2007 6:52 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 10:06 AM

    Icy Storm Now Blamed For 15 Deaths

    Icy Storm Now Blamed For 15 Deaths

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ President Bush declared a state of emergency in Oklahoma and ordered federal aid to help the state recover from an ice storm that has blacked out 600,000 homes and businesses and contributed to 16 deaths. Auto accidents on slick roadways killed 14 people, the latest on Monday night. A transient man died of hypothermia and a woman died of smoke inhalation in one of dozens of fires started when ice and falling limbs caused short circuits. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 6:42 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 8:46 AM

    Winter Storm Leaves Much Of Tulsa Without Power

    Winter Storm Leaves Much Of Tulsa Without Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    Just how long will the power be out for thousands of northeast Oklahoma residents? PSO and OG&E, as well as several rural electric cooperatives, have crews working around the clock to restore power. Officials with the utilities say additional crews are headed to Oklahoma to help get power back on. More >>
  • AP - 12/11/2007 6:11 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 10:51 AM

    Health Officials Issue Warning About Using Alternative Power

    Health Officials Issue Warning About Using Alternative Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Health officials are warning Oklahomans about the use of alternatives fuels for heating or cooking during the power outages resulting from a winter ice storm. Oklahoma City-County Health Department spokesman H.R. Holman says grills, camp stoves and other devices that use propane, gas, natural gas or charcoal should never be used inside a home, garage or camper.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 6:09 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 8:30 AM

    President Bush Declares Emergency Disaster For Oklahoma

    President Bush Declares Emergency Disaster For Oklahoma

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced late Monday night that President George W. Bush had approved Oklahoma's request for a Federal emergency declaration covering all 77 counties. The emergency declaration authorizes federal resources to assist state and local governments as they continue to respond to the ice storm. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/11/2007 5:53 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:28 AM

    Overnight Mobile Home Fire Sends Three To The Hospital

    Overnight Mobile Home Fire Sends Three To The Hospital

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    Three people are sent to a Tulsa hospital after a fire destroys their home overnight. The fire started around 2:30 am Tuesday in Wagoner County at 289th E. Ave and 34th Street. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 6:46 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 10:17 PM

    Tulsa's Mayor Urges Caution & Patience

    Tulsa's Mayor Urges Caution & Patience

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    Just as the weather conditions change, so does the state of the city of Tulsa. News On 6 anchor Jennifer Loren reports city leaders have been briefing the media every few hours on emergency services. The main problem the city of Tulsa is dealing with is of course, power outages. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 6:45 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 10:02 PM

    Neighborhoods Struggling To Cope With Weather

    Neighborhoods Struggling To Cope With Weather

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    Most neighborhoods in Tulsa are dealing with the same things right now, downed trees and tree limbs, power outages and ice. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 6:28 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 5:59 AM

    Explosion Leads Hospital To Generator Power

    Explosion Leads Hospital To Generator Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    An explosion at a PSO substation forced staff at St. John Medical Center to work off of generator power. The power blew just before noon on Monday. Hospital officials released a statement saying St. John is not accepting any new patients, only those already there. All elective surgeries are cancelled.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 6:25 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 9:57 PM

    Claremore Faring A Little Better Than Surrounding Cities

    Claremore Faring A Little Better Than Surrounding Cities

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    Residents in Claremore were more fortunate than others on Monday night. Like most Green Country neighborhoods, there were still tree limbs everywhere. The News On 6's Chris Wright reports, unlike many other cities though, the lights are on in most Claremore homes.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 5:20 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:02 AM

    Reinforcements Lending A Hand To Utility Workers

    Reinforcements Lending A Hand To Utility Workers

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    Nearly 500,000 people are without power in Oklahoma. In the Tulsa metro area there are 230,000 and 220,000 around Oklahoma City. News On 6 anchor Craig Day reports many people say the widespread outages are the worst they've ever seen. Just to put it in perspective, roughly one out of every three Oklahomans doesn't have power.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 5:03 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 9:16 PM

    Saint Francis Hospital Calls Employees Into Action

    Saint Francis Hospital Calls Employees Into Action

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    The City of Tulsa Medical Emergency Response Corp declared an external disaster Monday and set up a command post in downtown Tulsa, according to a news release by Saint Francis Hospital.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 4:44 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 5:53 PM

    Ice Storm Impacts Green Country Elections

    Ice Storm Impacts Green Country Elections

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    Tuesday, December 11, 2007 is an election day in some Green Country counties, but because of the weather, the Northeast Area Tech Center Election in Mayes, Ottawa and Delaware counties has been postponed.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 3:52 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 7:20 PM

    City Of Tulsa Response To Ice Storm

    City Of Tulsa Response To Ice Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    The ice storm that hit Tulsa Sunday caused widespread damage throughout the city and neighboring communities on Monday. The following information was provided to The News On 6 by the city of Tulsa regarding its response to the ongoing weather event.More >>
  • AP - 12/10/2007 3:15 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 3:19 PM

    Icy Storm Blamed For 14 Deaths, Massive Power Outages

    Icy Storm Blamed For 14 Deaths, Massive Power Outages

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:15 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The first winter storm of the season that's dropped freezing drizzle across Oklahoma on Tuesday is now blamed for 14 deaths and the biggest power outage in state history. More >>
  • AP - 12/10/2007 12:55 PM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:55 AM

    Road Condition Update From ODOT

    Road Condition Update From ODOT

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    The Oklahoma Department of Transportation once again on Tuesday discouraged traveling because of patches of ice, falling tree branches, and power lines.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 12:16 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 6:20 PM

    Weather Keeping Emergency Officials Busy

    Weather Keeping Emergency Officials Busy

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    The icy weather has kept city safety crew members working extra shifts. News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports the big problem is power lines are still down, which means electricity is out and streets are closed.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 12:13 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 6:21 PM

    Power Outage Shuts Off Water

    Power Outage Shuts Off Water

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    In Sand Springs, the ice brought down limbs and lines, but it is power at the water treatment plant that has officials worried. Officials are urging people to conserve water until further notice and use water only for drinking. The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports the ice seems a little thicker in West Tulsa than it does inside Tulsa. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 12:00 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 12:05 PM

    One Person Dies In Traffic Accident

    One Person Dies In Traffic Accident

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    A downed power line is being blamed for a deadly accident in Tulsa early Monday morning. The accident happened at 46th Street North near Mingo. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 11:44 AM - Updated 12/10/2007 6:56 PM

    Downed Power Lines Closing Roads

    Downed Power Lines Closing Roads

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    Ice on roadways continues to snarl traffic across much of northeastern Oklahoma. Many bridges and overpasses remain slick and hazardous. Inside the city of Tulsa, road conditions are improving. Outside the Tulsa area, roads and highways are a mess because of the ice. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 10:34 AM - Updated 12/10/2007 11:18 AM

    Power Outages Put Food At Risk

    Power Outages Put Food At Risk

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    For those without power, the Tulsa City-County Health Department cautions residents to keep freezers and refrigerators closed. Without electricity, food can spoil within 4 to 6 hours.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 10:30 AM - Updated 12/10/2007 6:22 PM

    Air Travel At Airport Hopes To Resume On Wednesday

    Air Travel At Airport Hopes To Resume On Wednesday

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    Icy conditions have grounded all flights coming in and out of Tulsa International Airport. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports airport officials hope to have some flights on Wednesday. All flights were cancelled on Tuesday because the airport lost power in the morning. Without power they couldn't screen passengers and baggage which the federal government requires.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 9:35 AM - Updated 12/10/2007 9:34 PM

    Sapulpa Brings Out Heavy Equipment To Clear Roads

    Sapulpa Brings Out Heavy Equipment To Clear Roads

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    Fallen tree limbs blocked dozens of roads and created travel problems in Sapulpa. Many had trouble just getting out of their neighborhoods. The News On 6's Ashli Sims reports Sapulpa city workers from all departments were deployed to help get all of this out of the streets.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 9:30 AM - Updated 12/10/2007 9:13 PM

    Nowata Residents Cope With Ice & Outages

    Nowata Residents Cope With Ice & Outages

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    From chainsaws to hand saws, The News On 6's Dan Bewley reports the city of Nowata is a mess. Dana Sanders lives in Nowata. Sanders says it's unreal that no one was in her car when a tree fell on it Monday.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 8:49 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:37 AM

    City Kicks To Emergency Mode To Fight Ice Storm

    City Kicks To Emergency Mode To Fight Ice Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    City of Tulsa's emergency management operations are in full swing and have been for since Sunday. Tulsa's mayor and every department head affected by this ice storm, are working together to make sure citizens have as many services as possible. News On 6 anchor Lori Fullbright reports the big threat right now concerns city streets closed because of downed power lines. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 6:57 AM - Updated 12/10/2007 11:02 AM

    Fire Damages Three Houses Overnight

    Fire Damages Three Houses Overnight

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    The weather may have played a role in a couple of fires that destroyed two homes overnight in Tulsa. A home at 13th and Atlanta was destroyed by fire early Monday. People walking the neighborhood looking at tree damage discovered the fire. When firefighters arrived, it was fully involved. More >>
  • AP - 12/10/2007 6:34 AM - Updated 12/10/2007 12:57 PM

    11 Traffic Fatalities As Ice Storm Blasts Oklahoma

    11 Traffic Fatalities As Ice Storm Blasts Oklahoma

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A winter storm coated much of Oklahoma in ice Monday, knocking out power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses, disrupting flight operations and leading to traffic accidents that killed 12 people. Freezing conditions also led to the hypothermia death of a 46-year-old Oklahoma City transient, the state medical examiner's office said.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/10/2007 6:18 AM - Updated 12/11/2007 6:00 AM

    Power Outage Numbers Growing

    Power Outage Numbers Growing

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    An ice storm warning continues for most of northeastern Oklahoma for Monday. Freezing drizzle continues to fall across much of the region. The storm is causing a number of power outages across northeastern Oklahoma. Electric utilities say over 400,000 customers across Oklahoma are without power Monday morning. Hundreds of utility crews have been working since Sunday to restore power, but as more ice continues to accumulate on power lines, the number of outages continues to grow. More >>
  • AP - 12/10/2007 9:34 AM - Updated 12/10/2007 9:34 AM

    Ice Storm Warning Continues In Parts Of Oklahoma

    Ice Storm Warning Continues In Parts Of Oklahoma

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    An ice storm warning will remain in effect for north-central and northwestern Oklahoma through Tuesday morning while warnings for south-central, northeast and east-central expire Monday evening. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/9/2007 8:39 PM - Updated 12/9/2007 8:54 PM

    Icy Weather Leaves Thousands Without Power

    Icy Weather Leaves Thousands Without Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    Communities in Tulsa are cleaning up after ice knocked down trees, and knocked out power, to thousands of homes. PSO reports that more than 25,000 customers in the Tulsa metro area were without electricity on Sunday. The News On 6's Chris Wright reports most areas survived the first round of this storm without any major damage, but residents hope things don't get worse during tonight's second round.More >>
  • AP - 12/9/2007 8:07 PM - Updated 12/9/2007 8:09 PM

    About 67,000 Customers Without Power

    About 67,000 Customers Without Power

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Electric companies are reporting that more than 67,000 customers have lost power in Oklahoma as a result of an ice storm that moved across the state today.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/9/2007 7:38 PM - Updated 12/13/2007 4:47 PM

    Shelters Open For Those In Need

    Shelters Open For Those In Need

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    The Red Cross and number of northeastern Oklahoma communities have set up shelters for those who need a place to go during this ice storm:More >>
  • KOTV - 12/9/2007 5:39 PM - Updated 12/9/2007 8:44 PM

    Ice Storm Not Killing Some Residents' Spirit

    Ice Storm Not Killing Some Residents' Spirit

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:14 GMT
    Collinsville has taken the brunt of the icy blast. News On 6's Ashli Sims reports many trees are reaching their breaking point in Collinsville. The sound of tree branches cracking and snapping filled the neighborhood.More >>
  • AP - 12/9/2007 2:48 PM - Updated 12/9/2007 9:08 PM

    Winter Storm Leaves Oklahoma Glazed With Ice; More To Come

    Winter Storm Leaves Oklahoma Glazed With Ice; More To Come

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:13 GMT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm moved across Oklahoma on Sunday, leaving a thin layer of ice on the ground and creating power outages for thousands as a prelude to even worse conditions expected to develop overnight. More >>
  • Chipotle Beef and Peppers

    Chipotle Beef and Peppers

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 12 servings, 2/3 cup meat mixture each Ingredients: 1 3-3 1/2 lb. beef eye of round, trimmed of all visible fat2 cans (14.5More >>
  • AP/KOTV - 12/9/2007 1:53 PM - Updated 12/10/2007 6:39 AM

    BBB Issues Warning For Dealing With Aftermath Of Ice Storm

    BBB Issues Warning For Dealing With Aftermath Of Ice Storm

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:13 GMT
    Tulsa, OK - The aftermath of the recent storm has created problems for many metro area residents, and opened the door of opportunity for potential scam artists. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers the following tips for storm victims. More >>
  • KOTV - 12/9/2007 12:22 PM - Updated 12/9/2007 2:34 PM

    Crews Work To Restore Power To Thousands Affected By Icy Weather

    Crews Work To Restore Power To Thousands Affected By Icy Weather

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:13 GMT
    The icy weather that moved through Northeast Oklahoma Sunday morning left thousands of people without power. PSO reports 10,226 customers without power in the Tulsa metropolitan area. A PSO spokesperson tells The News On 6 that 1,700 Vinita customers and 4,700 Bartlesville customers are also without electricity.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/9/2007 11:23 AM - Updated 12/9/2007 1:10 PM

    A Warning For Drivers: Slow Down!

    A Warning For Drivers: Slow Down!

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:13 GMT
    Many Green Country drivers are adding up the damage to their vehicles on Sunday. Icy roads left many drivers either upside down or in the ditch. At last check, there were no reports of serious injuries, but emergency crews were responding to several accidents in and around the Tulsa metropolitan area.More >>
  • KOTV - 12/9/2007 8:21 AM - Updated 12/9/2007 5:35 PM

    Ice Alert: Slippery Roads, Power Outages, & Church Closings

    Ice Alert: Slippery Roads, Power Outages, & Church Closings

    Saturday, December 29 2007 11:23 AM EST2007-12-29 16:23:13 GMT
    Some Green Country residents woke up to a wintery blast on Sunday morning. Ice coated everything from trees to power lines to cars and roads. More >>
  • Southwest Pepper and Bacon Burgers

    Southwest Pepper and Bacon Burgers

    Print Wednesday, September 08, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1/3 cup egg substitute10 slices ready to serve bacon, crisp 4 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped 1/4More >>
  • Southwest Chicken Enchiladas

    Southwest Chicken Enchiladas

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 10 servings, 1 enchilada per serving Ingredients: Vegetable oil cooking spray 1 box (9 ounces) southwest chicken breastMore >>
  • South of the Border Casserole

    South of the Border Casserole

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 9 servings Ingredients: Vegetable oil cooking spray1 pound ground skinless turkey breast 1 packet (1.25ounces) reducedMore >>
  • Slow-Cooker Southwestern Chicken & Beans

    Slow-Cooker Southwestern Chicken & Beans

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 8 servings, approximately 1 ¼ cup each Ingredients: 1 ½ C. dried pinto beans, rinsed and soaked 1 lb. boneless chickenMore >>
  • Slow-Cooker Fajitas

    Slow-Cooker Fajitas

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 6 servings 1 fajita plus toppings Ingredients: 1 lb. beef flank steak, trimmed of all visible fat, cut into approximatelyMore >>
  • Six Layer Tex Mex Dip

    Six Layer Tex Mex Dip

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: Serves 12 Ingredients: 1 (16 oz) can fat-free refried beans 1/2 cup salsa 1 cup fat-free sour cream 1 cupMore >>
  • Simple Salsa

    Simple Salsa

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: Ingredients: 15 oz can tomato sauce 3 medium tomatoes 1 small jalepeño 1/2 white onion 1/3 c fresh cilantro 1More >>
  • Shrimp Ceviche Salad

    Shrimp Ceviche Salad

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 6 -8 servings Ingredients: 2 lbs. shrimp, shelled, de-veined, and cooked or steamed 3 celery stalks, thinlyMore >>
  • Serrano Pepper Chili

    Serrano Pepper Chili

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 10 servings, approximately 1 1/3 cup each Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 1 1/2 pounds venison steak, cut into biteMore >>
  • Sassy Salsa

    Sassy Salsa

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: Ingredients: 2 small yellow tomatoes, diced1 c. grape tomatoes, quartered 1 c. yellow or red onion, diced 1More >>
  • Santa Fe Green Salad

    Santa Fe Green Salad

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 6 T. chopped fresh cilantro 2 C. torn fresh spinach 2 T. lime juice 2 C. tornMore >>
  • Santa Fe Bean Salad

    Santa Fe Bean Salad

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish/Vegetarian Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed1 can (15 ounces)More >>
  • Salsa Fresca

    Salsa Fresca

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish/Vegetarian Yield: 10 to 12 servings of about 1/2 cup each Ingredients: 12 ounces of firm, ripe tomatoes, rinsed andMore >>
  • Roasted Corn Salsa

    Roasted Corn Salsa

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 5 servings,1/2 cup each Ingredients: 2 large ears of corn in husk2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2More >>
  • Quick Enchilada Casserole

    Quick Enchilada Casserole

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: Vegetable oil cooking spray 1 can (10 ¾ oz.) 98% fat-free condensed cream of chicken soup 1 canMore >>
  • Potato Nacho Soup

    Potato Nacho Soup

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 6 servings, 1 cup each Ingredients: 1 package (5.25 oz.) au gratin potato mix 1 can (10 oz.) diced tomatoes and green chilies 1More >>
  • Portobella Mushroom Fajitas

    Portobella Mushroom Fajitas

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray¾ lb. portabella or crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 green bell pepper,More >>
  • Pizza Quesadillas

    Pizza Quesadillas

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 3 servings, 2 wedges each Ingredients: 2 98% fat-free tortillas (10 inches each) 1/2 cup pizza sauce 30 pieces pizza-styleMore >>
  • Pita Mexican Supremes

    Pita Mexican Supremes

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: Ingredients: 1 package whole wheat pocket bread 1/2 cup salsa 1 can fat free bean dip 1 cup mozzarella cheese, gratedMore >>
  • Picadillo Cauthron

    Picadillo Cauthron

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 1 lb ground pork 2 medium onions, chopped 1 large bell pepper, chopped 3 large tomatoes,More >>
  • Pepper-Jack Chicken

    Pepper-Jack Chicken

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: Butter-flavored cooking spray 1 cup frozen seasoning vegetables (onion, peppers, celery and parsley) 1More >>
  • Ott's Famous Salsa Dip

    Ott's Famous Salsa Dip

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: Ingredients: ½ C. Ott's Famous dressing1 each tomato, diced ¼ C. onion, diced 1 each green onion, diced 1More >>
  • Ooo-La-La! Casserole

    Ooo-La-La! Casserole

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: Ingredients: 2 C. cooked chicken, chopped 1 lb. ground turkey, cooked and drained 1 bag (12 oz.) corn chips 1 can refriedMore >>
  • New Mexico Nachos Grande

    New Mexico Nachos Grande

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizer-Side Dish Yield: 10 servings Ingredients: 8 ounces 93% fat-free ground beef 1 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon water 2 cansMore >>
  • Mica's Mexican Lasagna

    Mica's Mexican Lasagna

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 12 Corn tortilla shells1 pound ground beef 1 15 ounce can Hormel Chili (no beans) 1 8 ounce containerMore >>
  • Mexicotti

    Mexicotti

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 7 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds 96% fat-free ground beef1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded andMore >>
  • Mexican Turkey Soup

    Mexican Turkey Soup

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 6 servings, 1 ½ cups each Ingredients: 1 ½ cups chunky salsa 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 ½ cupsMore >>
  • Mexican Layered Dip

    Mexican Layered Dip

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 20 servings, approximately ½ cup each Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) fat-free refried beans1 can (15 ounces)More >>
  • Mexican Lasagna

    Mexican Lasagna

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) reduced-sodium taco seasoning 1More >>
  • Mexican Chili-Cheese Burgers

    Mexican Chili-Cheese Burgers

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex Entree Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1lb ground round1 c chopped seeded plum tomato 1/4 c minced fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp. chili powder 2More >>
  • Mexican Cheese Sticks

    Mexican Cheese Sticks

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: Ingredients: 1 Puff Pastry1 Egg Chili powder Toasted Cumin seeds Shredded Jack and Cheddar Cheese Salt FlourMore >>
  • Margaret's Roasted Corn & Avocado Dip

    Margaret's Roasted Corn & Avocado Dip

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 3 cups Ingredients: 1 C frozen white kernel corn, thawed 2 tsp vegetable oil 2 large avocados, peeled 1More >>
  • Lite Guacamole

    Lite Guacamole

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 16 servings, approximately 2 heaping tablespoons e Ingredients: 1 Slim Cado* avocado (35% fewer calories andMore >>
  • Light Guacamole

    Light Guacamole

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 8 servings, ½ cup each Ingredients: 1 pkg. (12 oz.) frozen green peas¼ C. lime juice 1 C. chopped avocado 2More >>
  • Jalapeno Corn

    Jalapeno Corn

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: 1 (8 oz.) package light cream cheese 1/2 cup skim milk 2 (16 oz.) cans white sweetMore >>
  • HeartSmart Tofu Chili

    HeartSmart Tofu Chili

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 Cup Firm Tofu 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin, divided 1 1/2 Tbs low-sodium Soy Sauce 2 tsp vegetableMore >>
  • Ham Quesadillas

    Ham Quesadillas

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: 4 servings, which is 2 quesadilla quarters each Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil1/2 cup yellow (or red) onion, chopped 1/2More >>
  • Green Chile Stew

    Green Chile Stew

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Entree Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: 8 medium-hot fresh green chiles, such as Anaheim or New Mexico2 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 16. bonelessMore >>
  • Game Day Dip

    Game Day Dip

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: Ingredients: 1 (15 oz.) can Hormel Hot ‘N Spicy Beef Tamales, drained1 (16 oz.) can Taco Bell Home OriginalsMore >>
  • Fiesta Pinwheels

    Fiesta Pinwheels

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 14 servings 8 slices each Ingredients: 1 can (16 oz.) fat-free refried beans¼ C. salsa 1 tsp. Mexican seasoning 1More >>
  • Fiesta Cornbread Muffins

    Fiesta Cornbread Muffins

    Print Thursday, January 01, 2004 Categories: Tex-Mex/Appetizers-Side Dish Yield: 12 servings, 1 muffin each Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray1 tablespoon light margarine 1/4-1/2 cup choppedMore >>
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