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  • Watch Now: I-44/U.S. 75 interchange work causing traffic headaches that have only just begun

    02/05/2021 3:23:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | February 3, 2021 | Michael Dekker
    The highway headache in west Tulsa has only just begun. As part of a project to widen Interstate 44 from west of the Arkansas River to Union Avenue, and to improve the I-44/U.S. 75 interchange, significant delays can be expected, especially during peak travel times. “It’s definitely the hard part of the project right now,” Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell said Tuesday. “They’re going to be placing some additional signage further back in the corridor to alert drivers.” Northbound U.S. 75 is narrowed to one lane at the interchange, causing northbound traffic to back up at least two...
  • Is This a Joke? That's Who Biden's State Department Spox Declared Was Our Greatest National Security Threat?

    02/03/2021 8:12:13 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 2/3/2021 0600 hrs est | Matt Vespa
    The Biden administration sure knows how to pick top folks with regards to articulating the foreign policy of this White House. I’m kidding of course. If these are the people getting key communications positions, then we’re in serious trouble. It’s no shocker that Uncle Joe is a hard-core liberal and will govern as such. Look at his legislative action items, his staff, his picks—they’re all the moves of the lefty. We knew this from the get-go. For the suburban voter who was simply too lazy to ready up about this, well—you own it. Take Jalina Porter, who has recently accepted...
  • 'Massive' work on I-44, U.S. 75 in west Tulsa starts today

    01/25/2021 7:13:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | January 25, 2021 | Michael Dekker
    Update (8:45 a.m.): Crews early Monday are working on setting up signs and traffic controls in the corridors leading into the work zone, ODOT says. They will be closing ramps and narrowing lanes later Monday once those are in place, according to spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell. ----- A “massive” $90 million project on Interstate 44 and U.S. 75 in west Tulsa will begin Monday. The project will include: - Widening and reconstructing all pavement on I-44 from four lanes to six between the west side of the Arkansas River bridge and Union Avenue. - Replacing five bridges; one at Union Avenue...
  • Project to widen section of Turner Turnpike to begin in January

    12/16/2020 4:20:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | November 2, 2020 | Curtis Killman
    Motorists will have a little more room to navigate on the Turner Turnpike near Tulsa when a nearly $45 million construction project to widen the highway and make other road improvements is completed. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority approved a contract this week with Sherwood Construction Co. Inc. of Tulsa to fund work on a four-mile stretch of the highway. The project will widen the four-lane turnpike to six lanes beginning near the Creek Turnpike interchange at Sapulpa and extending east nearly to Tulsa. The improvements will be similar to the completed widening of the turnpike to six lanes from four...
  • Watch Now: Gilcrease Expressway extension on track for opening in about 18 months

    12/16/2020 11:27:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | December 4, 2020 | Cutris Killman
    Work on the west leg of the Gilcrease Expressway continues with officials saying Monday that completion is still expected in about 18 months. Joe Echelle, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority assistant executive director of maintenance, engineering and construction, told stakeholders during a virtual meeting that the contractor was slightly ahead of schedule with concrete pouring for the new roadway scheduled to begin in February. As the concrete is poured, first between 41st and 51st Streets, the highway “won’t just look like a dirt road at this point,” Echelle said. State officials in July 2019 awarded a $259.3 million construction contract for the...
  • Staten Island GOP hoodwinks Trump rally saboteurs into donating thousands to Republican Party

    10/12/2020 4:19:48 AM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 11, 2020 | Paul Sacca
    The leadership of the Staten Island GOP definitely subscribes to the age-old adage, "Turnabout is fair play." When thousands of teens on TikTok attempted to sabotage a Trump rally, the organizers turned the tables and tricked them into donating to the Republican Party. POLL: Do you have faith that AG Bill Barr will prosecute the people involved in #Russiagate hoax? The Staten Island Republican Party organized the "TRiUMPh Rally," billed as the "largest pro-Trump, pro-Republican, pro-Law and Order rally in New York City this year." Originally, the event was free to all, as long as they RSVP'd before the Oct....
  • Tulsa bodycam video released — Two officers shot, one dead

    09/15/2020 8:57:43 PM PDT · by rxsid · 75 replies
    Tulsa bodycam video released — Two officers shot, one deadTulsa, Oklahoma — The body camera footage from the murder of Sergeant Craig Johnson and the attempted murder of Officer Aurash Zarkeshan has been released by Tulsa Police Department. At 3:06 am Officer Zarkeshan stopped David Ware after he failed to yield when pulling onto the roadway, made an illegal left turn, and operated a vehicle with expired tags. At 3:23 am, 11 minutes later, suspect Ware fired multiple rounds at the officers. Sergeant Craig Johnson died as result of injuries from the shooting. Officer Zarkeshan was critically wounded and continues...
  • Herman Cain dead after battle with coronavirus.

    07/30/2020 7:49:20 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 196 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7.30.2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate and affable business magnate, died Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus, according to reports. Cain, 74, first went to an Atlanta hospital for treatment on July 1, his staff had said. His death was announced on Herman Cain's website and Facebook page. "Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away," the statement on his website said, noting there were "hopeful indicators" in recent days that he'd recover but adding: "And yet we also felt real concern about the fact that he never...
  • Herman Cain Dies From Coronavirus at 74

    07/30/2020 7:26:13 AM PDT · by thefactor · 107 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/30/2020 | Bill Hoffman
    Herman Cain — the maverick American business czar and Republican presidential candidate who campaigned for a sweeping tax reform plan called 9-9-9 — died Thursday morning after a monthlong battle with the coronavirus. He was 74. Cain, who recently joined Newsmax TV and was set to launch a weekly show, died in an Atlanta-area hospital where he had been critically ill for several weeks.
  • Herman Cain Has Died

    07/30/2020 7:29:18 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 184 replies
    Herman Cain has died from Covid.
  • Herman Cain is hospitalized with coronavirus

    07/02/2020 11:41:11 AM PDT · by Coronal · 94 replies
    ABC 7 WWSB ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ed Payne
    ATLANTA (Gray News) – Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. The 74-year-old found out Monday that he had coronavirus and by Wednesday “had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization,” a statement on his Twitter account said. “Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert.” Cain, a cancer survivor, attended a highly publicized Trump political rally last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In photo posted to his Twitter account, he was shown not wearing a mask and not social distancing in the crowd of thousands.
  • Six campaign staffers working on Tulsa rally test positive for coronavirus

    06/20/2020 11:51:39 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 59 replies
    CNN)The Trump campaign confirmed six staffers working on the Tulsa rally tested positive for coronavirus. "Per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for COVID-19 before events. Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests performed, and quarantine procedures were immediately implemented. No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today's rally or near attendees and elected officials. As previously announced, all rally attendees are given temperature checks before going through security, at which point they are given wristbands, facemasks and hand sanitizer," Tim Murtaugh, Campaign Communications Director, said in a statement.
  • Donald Trump holds 'tele-rally' in campaign first amid coronavirus pandemic

    07/18/2020 5:36:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 7/18/20 | Donald Judd
    President Donald Trump says his reelection campaign will hold telephone town halls to speak to supporters as the coronavirus pandemic has made holding large, in-person campaign rallies more difficult. Trump held what was described as his "first ever TELE-Rally" on Friday, delivering 23 minutes of stream-of-consciousness remarks on a variety of topics, including his administration's Covid-19 response to criticisms of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. "I wanted to be with you, and this is really replacing our rallies that we all love so much," Trump told supporters dialed into a telephone call, noting that, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, "we're...
  • Media Ignore Sharpton Rally, BLM Protests, Blame Trump Rally For Coronavirus Spike

    07/09/2020 1:04:22 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 8 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 7/9/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    News outlets are falsely reporting that health officials blamed President Trump’s in-person rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma last month for a rise in coronavirus cases. The Associated Press posted a story titled, “Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge.” The AP cited Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart, who never directly mentioned the Trump rally and said there were “several large events” that may have contributed to the spike in cases. “Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday,” the report said. “Although the health department’s...
  • Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge, Tulsa health official says

    07/09/2020 7:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    AP Via Fox News ^ | 07/09/2020
    President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests "likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday. Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. By comparison, during the week before the June 20 Trump rally, there were 76 cases on Monday and 96 on Tuesday. Although the health department’s policy is to not publicly identify individual settings where people may have contracted the virus, Dart said those...
  • Tulsa health official says Trump rally "likely contributed" to spike in coronavirus cases

    07/09/2020 5:45:09 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 9, 2020 | Grace Segers, Nicole Sganga
    A top health official in Tulsa said Wednesday that President Trump's campaign rally in the city in late June, as well as the protests that accompanied it, "more than likely contributed" to a spike in coronavirus cases in the area. "In the past few days, we've seen almost 500 new cases, and we had several large events just over two weeks ago, so I guess we just connect the dots," Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart told reporters on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press, Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, and 206 cases on...
  • Tulsa Police Sergeant Killed When Nonlethal Force Returned with Gunfire

    07/05/2020 8:02:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 7/5/2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    A Tulsa police sergeant died Tuesday after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop. Sgt. Craig Johnson, 45, came to provide backup assistance to another officer who pulled over David Anthony Ware, 33, for an expired paper license. The suspect would not get out of the vehicle when officers said it would have to be towed, and that's when things escalated. Despite Johnson trying to use nonlethal force—the suspect pulled a gun on him and another officer.
  • Against the Police: Nets Skip Death of Tulsa Officer Shot in the Head

    07/02/2020 9:36:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 7/1/2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Tuesday, 15-year Tulsa Police Department veteran and Sergeant Craig Johnson died at a hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his head on Monday. Six-week rookie Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was also in critical condition after also being shot in the head during the same struggle with a suspect. Though Monday's CBS Evening News was the only broadcast newscast to report on their hospitalization, neither they nor ABC, or NBC informed their viewers about Sgt. Johnson’s passing. Proving that the shooting warranted national attention, CBS fill-in anchor Major Garrett delivered a meager 16-second news brief on Monday: Two Tulsa, Oklahoma,...
  • Sergeant Craig Johnson: Tulsa Police Officer Dies After Being Shot in Head

    07/01/2020 6:08:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | 06-30-2020 | Staff
    Sgt. Craig Johnson, left, and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan, right. ====================================================================== ergeant Craig Johnson, a Tulsa police officer who was shot in the head, has died, police say. Two officers were initially in critical condition today, June 30, after undergoing surgery, according to official police reports. Sergeant Craig Johnson and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan were shot at around 3:30 am on June 29 at a traffic stop at the intersection of East 21st Street and South Memorial Drive in Tulsa, Oklahoma, police reports said. The police released an update on Sergeant Craig Johnson’s condition on June 30 in a statement which...
  • Two men arrested in connection to shooting two Tulsa police officers(followup)

    06/30/2020 1:22:31 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 25 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | June 29, 2020 - 10:26 PM | News Staff
    TULSA, Okla. — A man is in custody after two police officers were shot during a traffic stop in east Tulsa early Monday morning. Tulsa police say a man shot two of their officers during the stop around 3:30 a.m. near 21st and Memorial. Officer Aurash Zarkeshan pulled David Anthony Ware over after seeing his car with a paper tag that had expired, according to court documents. Tulsa Police Sergeant Craig Johnson stopped to back Zarkeshan up. Zarkeshan told Ware to get out of the car because it was going to be towed, but police say Ware refused. Police say...