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Tulsa sailor on warship at Pearl Harbor

Jack Todd

PEARL HARBOR – A Tulsa, Oklahoma, native and 2010 Union High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer, USS Halsey. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jack Todd is an aegis fire controlman aboard the guided-missile destroyer operating out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

A Navy aegis fire controlman is responsible for managing and maintaining the air defense radar for the Aegis Weapon System.  Continue reading

Walkaway captured in Tulsa

Assisted by Tulsa Police, agents with Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations arrested Troy Peiffer Monday night in Tulsa.

Peiffer, who walked away Dec. 16, 2017, from Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen, was arrested at the 21st Street and Memorial Road area. He had been living homeless and begging for money from drivers in Tulsa.     Continue reading

OK is the 10th most gambling-addicted

With Americans losing over $100 billion through gambling each year, personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most Gambling-Addicted States.

To find where gambling addiction is most prevalent, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 19 key metrics. Oklahoma is first in the nation in casinos per capita.   Continue reading

World moves reader comments to Facebook

Tulsa World headquarters in downtown Tulsa.

Analysis: While Tulsa Today has long had a Facebook page for extended conversations with readers, apparently, The Tulsa World is now moving exclusively to the social media platform for reader comments.

“Online comments will no longer” be allowed, according to a post seen this morning on the primary news web site.

In many ways, we are going to miss that feature.    Continue reading

Iconic Meadow Gold clocks are back

Meadow Gold sign, photo by David Arnett, Tulsa Today

The National Park Service (NPS) granted $15,000 of the $322,273 necessary to move and restore the Meadow Gold sign in Tulsa. The final piece of that work is complete as modern clocks are now installed on the structure.

NPS notes that neon signs are among the most evocative of Route 66 icons, but for decades many have been threatened by neglect or demolition. Tulsa commemorates Route 66 and those neon signs in a special plaza at 11th Street and Quaker Avenue, just a mile west of the sign’s original location. Continue reading