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Tulsa’s Great Raft Race 2017

Tulsa’s Great Raft Race 2017

3rd Annual Great Graft Race Labor Day, Monday September 4th 2017 Early Bird Registration Ends Wednesday 5/31 (Register here). Get ready for the 3rd year of the Great Raft Race's revival on the Arkansas River. Register now to participate in this classic Tulsa event on Labor Day Monday September 4th 2016. Register yourself or your team of participants for a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, inflatable raft, or the crowd favorite creative homemade rafts.   Registration Info You won’t want to miss our early bird price that is significantly cheaper than the 2016 cost.  Registration prices: 5/1/17 - 5/31/17 Early bird pricing = $45 per participant  6/1/17 - 7/15/17 = $55 per participant 7/16/17 - 8/15/17 = $70 per participant Race Categories Participants will be able to compete in the recreational category  “Pokey Okie” and leisurely float down the AR River while enjoying the views and soaking up the sun. Speed Demons participate in the “Race Category” and see who’s rowing muscle can take them the fastest down the river! We will be giving awards for top 3 times in the 2 race categories; Canoe/Kayak/Sup & Homemade Raft. OR Compete directly against other local businesses for bragging rights in this year’s “Corporate Challenge”. Corporate Challenge participants receive VIP tent access at the Bud Light Boatyard Bash where free food, drink, and adult beverages catered by Elote will be provided.  Raft Race Design Challenge Ready to showcase your design and construction skills?? Or will you have the the most creative kookiest raft on the river, and just hope it floats?? Good news is we are rewarding both! The Raft Race Design Challenge will give out awards for the following  Categories:  Best of Show- The best overall design of the Great Race, blending construction, creativity, sea-worthiness, style, and fun!! Best Engineered Raft - The best engineered, constructed, and most intricate functioning raft. Most Creative - The most creative, artistic, funny raft. Costumes encouraged! All homemade raft participants are automatically entered to compete in these categories.  Bud Light Boatyard Bash  You don’t want to miss the official Great Raft Race finish line party! Come out and enjoy the end of summer with us on Labor Day and cheer your favorite rafts to the finish line! The Bud Light Boatyard Bash is located at River West Festival Park on the Arkansas River. Admission is FREE! Bring lawn chairs and a blanket and find your perfect spot of grass on the riverbank to enjoy the party! Festivities Include: Live Local Music Food Trucks Inflatable Kids Zone Yard Games - new for ‘17 Retail Vendors

Police chase ends in deadly head-on crash on Highway 75

Police chase ends in deadly head-on crash on Highway 75

A police chase that started in Sapulpa early Wednesday morning ended in a crash on Highway 75 in Tulsa. We’re told a suspect crashed into a driver in the northbound lanes, the suspect was said to be driving southbound. The driver hit by that suspect on the highway was killed. The suspect was able to escape on foot. This is a developing story, stay with KRMG for updates.

NFL relaxes celebration rules

NFL relaxes celebration rules

 Today, the NFL took a giant leap forward. Roger Goodell announced that the NFL has officially relaxed some of its rules regarding touchdown celebrations. According to Goodell, the following three types of celebrations that were once penalized are now acceptable:   Using the football as a prop  Celebrating on the ground... Yes, that means snow angels are allowed!  Group demonstrations    The goal of this change, according to him, is to allow the players to have the “freedom to be able to express themselves and celebrate their athletic achievements.” Further, he states this is why “offensive demonstrations, celebrations that are prolonged and delay the game, and those directed at an opponent, will still be penalized.” Sorry, Antonio!       What do you think? Will this make the NFL more fun to watch? Also, how long until somebody takes advantage of the relaxed rules just like Terrell Owens did with his famous “Sharpie” celebration?       I don’t know about you, but this makes me incredibly happy. I can’t honestly wait for the next snow game!      The #NFL got much better today: Group celebrations, ball props, and snow angels are now officially allowed! HIZZAH!https://t.co/2hCWoPbbBT pic.twitter.com/YbpjI0nRDI — Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) May 23, 2017   

3rd Annual Great Graft Race Labor Day, Monday September 4th 2017 Early Bird Registration Ends Wednesday 5/31 (Register here). Get ready for the 3rd year of the Great Raft Race's revival on the Arkansas River. Register now to participate in this classic Tulsa event on Labor Day Monday September 4th 2016. Register yourself or your team of participants for a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, inflatable raft, or the crowd favorite creative homemade rafts.   Registration Info You won’t want to miss our early bird price that is significantly cheaper than the 2016 cost.  Registration prices: 5/1/17 - 5/31/17 Early bird pricing = $45 per participant  6/1/17 - 7/15/17 = $55 per participant 7/16/17 - 8/15/17 = $70 per participant Race Categories Participants will be able to compete in the recreational category  “Pokey Okie” and leisurely float down the AR River while enjoying the views and soaking up the sun. Speed Demons participate in the “Race Category” and see who’s rowing muscle can take them the fastest down the river! We will be giving awards for top 3 times in the 2 race categories; Canoe/Kayak/Sup & Homemade Raft. OR Compete directly against other local businesses for bragging rights in this year’s “Corporate Challenge”. Corporate Challenge participants receive VIP tent access at the Bud Light Boatyard Bash where free food, drink, and adult beverages catered by Elote will be provided.  Raft Race Design Challenge Ready to showcase your design and construction skills?? Or will you have the the most creative kookiest raft on the river, and just hope it floats?? Good news is we are rewarding both! The Raft Race Design Challenge will give out awards for the following  Categories:  Best of Show- The best overall design of the Great Race, blending construction, creativity, sea-worthiness, style, and fun!! Best Engineered Raft - The best engineered, constructed, and most intricate functioning raft. Most Creative - The most creative, artistic, funny raft. Costumes encouraged! All homemade raft participants are automatically entered to compete in these categories.  Bud Light Boatyard Bash  You don’t want to miss the official Great Raft Race finish line party! Come out and enjoy the end of summer with us on Labor Day and cheer your favorite rafts to the finish line! The Bud Light Boatyard Bash is located at River West Festival Park on the Arkansas River. Admission is FREE! Bring lawn chairs and a blanket and find your perfect spot of grass on the riverbank to enjoy the party! Festivities Include: Live Local Music Food Trucks Inflatable Kids Zone Yard Games - new for ‘17 Retail Vendors
A police chase that started in Sapulpa early Wednesday morning ended in a crash on Highway 75 in Tulsa. We’re told a suspect crashed into a driver in the northbound lanes, the suspect was said to be driving southbound. The driver hit by that suspect on the highway was killed. The suspect was able to escape on foot. This is a developing story, stay with KRMG for updates.
Authorities are investigating after two explosive devices are found in a car parked near the Creek County court house.   Jolen Osson found the devices inside her car yesterday. The Tulsa police bomb squad was called out, along with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms investigators and the devices were disarmed. Sapulpa police located a blue Chevrolet pickup with front end damage near 1500 North Main Street in Sapulpa. Officers reviewed surveillance footage of the parking lot. Officers arrested 53-year old Berry Albert Nicholas and 53-year old Christopher Dean Nichols around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Sapulpa police say both men have made various admissions to participating in this incident with the intent of scaring or intimidating her.  We’re told Osson had been the victim in another incident related to Nicholas where he was previously charged with shooting with intent to kill.
Struggling to meet a massive budget gap and running out of time, Oklahoma Republicans have settled on a plan that includes a fee on cigarettes, which they say will raise $215 million next year. They couldn’t pass a tax hike on cigarettes, because Democrats balked at what they see as a regressive tax; they were willing to do it, but wanted the gross production tax on new oil and gas wells raised to 5 percent. Tax increases require a 75 percent super majority to pass in Oklahoma, so despite the fact that they’re heavily outnumbered in both houses, Democrats were able to block the tax. So GOP leaders decided to push a fee on cigarettes, instead. A difference without a distinction, according to people KRMG spoke with at LaFortune Park Tuesday. “I don’t see any difference between fees and taxes. There’s just absolutely no difference, it’s just semantics,” one man said. And, he points out, it can raise money or encourage people to quit - but not both. “It costs more money to smoke, more people quit, which I guess is good for the health situation, but it doesn’t do anything for the budget,” he said. One woman thought getting people to quit is in itself a major benefit. “I’m all for that, just because I think cigarette smoking is horrible,” she told KRMG. But others told us they’re not sure even another dollar-fifty a pack would get them to quit. “I wanted to quit since the last time they raised the tax,” one man said. “It’s a little bit tougher than I thought.”
A 24-year-old man was arrested this week in Tulsa, for reportedly being indecent in front of two children. The incident happened at the Comanche Park apartments, on North Quaker Avenue.  'They told officers that they witnessed Bryson Stancle expose his genitals to them,” police said.  “They stated he pulled his pants down and pulled his shirt up and exposed his genitals in plain view.” When officers arrived at the scene, apartment security had already taken Stancle into custody. He has been booked into the Tulsa County Jail on two counts of indecent exposure.  [Information from arrest and booking report]
A 34-year-old Tulsa man reportedly admits to physically abusing two relatives. KRMG's told Anthony Hanson is accused of hitting a 6-year-old girl with a belt, which caused an injury on her thigh.  The girl's brother also showed signs of physical abuse.  The charges don't end there.  “She disclosed (Hanson) had showed her adult and child pornography, so she would know how to perform sex acts,” police said.  He then allegedly sexually assaulted the girl.  Henson was interviewed and booked into the Tulsa County Jail.  Police say he admitted to the physical abuse.  [Information from arrest and booking report]
Deep in the details of the Trump 2018 budget plan

While some of the plans proposed in President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 seem unlikely to be approved by the Congress, the document sets out a unique road map of how the Trump Administration views a variety of functions within the federal government, and what items the White House would like to get rid of – big and small.

Here are eight things you might have missed in the fine print of the 2018 Trump budget:

1. An effort to close down excess military bases. The Trump budget includes a provision to start a round of military base closures in [More]

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