Caretakers plead guilty in abuse, assault cases

TulsaJusticeTwo former caretakers pleaded guilty in two separate cases following charges brought by Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Whitney Symone Brown, 28, of Okmulgee, worked as a care aide at a facility which provides care to individuals who have developmental disabilities and mental illness. After employees heard a resident screaming, a staff member found Brown pushing the resident out of a shower room and onto the floor, causing the resident to hit her head. Brown continued to kick the resident as she lay on the floor.

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Veteran Christmas Party announced

veteranbunkerchristmasEvery year Tulsa area Veterans have a Christmas Party December 25 for all those who wish to spend their holiday with their Coffee Bunker family. Offering crafts, gifts, snacks, movies and two wonderful meals at noon and 1700; all Veterans are invited.

Coffee Bunker is a place for veterans, service members, and their family members to find connection, honor, support, resources, and renewal.

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Sen. Lankford: Federal Fumbles 2016

jameslankfordfederalf16bVideo Included: The second edition of Oklahoma Senator James Lankford’s annual report of “Federal Fumbles” released Monday highlights how the Federal Government wastes tax money and the resulting growing deficit. Both sides of that same coin are stunning.

• The federal deficit for Fiscal Year 2016 was $587 billion, and overall debt is now $19.5 Trillion, according to the Treasury Department.
• The total federal debt of $19,573,444,713,936.79 now equals about $165,575 per household in America.

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Senators face off on football championship

footballunionnorman1This coming Friday evening Norman North and Tulsa Union will battle for the state 6A-1 championship, the largest football class in Oklahoma.  The two state senators who represent those schools have made a friendly wager on which team will take the championship.  Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, will be cheering for Norman North, while Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, is betting Tulsa Union comes out on top.  The senator whose school is defeated will donate $100 to the winning school’s education foundation.

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Players Tribute to Leon Russell announced

leonrusselltribute2Exclusive Breaking News: It’s good to know that wisdom, grace and generosity are contagious.

At Leon Russell’s Memorial Service, Jimmy “Junior” Markham and Larry Shaeffer came up with the idea of presenting “Tribute to Leon Russell” as a one night musical event. Strictly not for profit, it is offered as a musical homage to Tulsa’s most prolific musician.

Shaeffer said “With the possible exception of Bob Wills, no one has done more for Tulsa music than Leon. He was our rock star.”

Markham was with Leon in the beginning, playing dives and parties around Tulsa before Oklahoma even had any liquor laws; so it wasn’t illegal for teenagers to be playing in bars.

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