City of Glenpool seeks to capture expiring Vision 2025 with pair of resolutions

Glenpool would like to capture expiring Vision 2025 funds to pay for street, water and sewer projects, economic development and police and fire department equipment. GLENPOOL — City councilors have voted to place two propositions to capture a portion of the expiring Vision 2025 tax on the April 5 ballot. Councilors also moved Monday to…

[VIDEO] World War II veterans remember: Paul Beck was an Army Air Corps firefighter in the Pacific

[VIDEO] World War II veterans remember: Paul Beck was an Army Air Corps firefighter in the Pacific

Beck, 97, talked to the Tulsa World recently about his service as an Army Air Corps firefighter in WWII, helping put out fires and rescue airmen from crashed B-29s. Now that he was all cleaned and wrapped, Paul Beck couldn’t decide what he was more worried about. His burned body or his wounded dignity.

‘The communication failed’: Why the Eufaula killer was wrongfully freed from prison twice
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‘The communication failed’: Why the Eufaula killer was wrongfully freed from prison twice

We previously shared with you that the Eufaula killer in an awful bank robbery last month had actually been convicted in Sapulpa back in 2006. Turns out, there’s a lot more to that story about how he was wrongfully freed from prison. Twice. Officials from Creek and Tulsa counties, as well as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice,…

Federal inmate pleads guilty to 2013 rape of 12-year-old Glenpool girl

Police were unable to identify Kevin Leroy Smith as a suspect until DNA evidence recovered through a sexual assault exam matched a sample he provided when he was indicted in July 2014 in a federal child pornography case. A Sapulpa man convicted of federal child pornography charges pleaded guilty Monday to Tulsa County charges stemming from the 2013 rape…

Former Creek County Residents Part of New “Kitchen 66” Food Startups

Russell Wagner, who along with wife Meagan Wagner is participating in the launch program, said that not having access to a commercial kitchen was the biggest obstacle they faced while trying to start their business Mr. Salsa. The Wagners’ company will provide fresh, cold, ready-to-eat salsas that Wagner said he envisions being sold in refrigerated…

Former NFL cheerleader from Glenpool graduates to Miss Oklahoma USA
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Former NFL cheerleader from Glenpool graduates to Miss Oklahoma USA

In winning the title of Miss Oklahoma USA, Taylor Gorton earned a crown, a sash and a platform that allows her to reach many people — maybe even the Hanson brothers? In 2010, when Gorton was a National American Miss Teen, she told an interviewer her favorite childhood memory was attending a Hanson concert in…