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Latest from Skyler Cooper

    A 22-year-old Tecumseh police officer has died after being shot. The department confirmed Officer Justin Terney died from his injuries at the hospital. It was Officer Terney’s first year on the job. We’re told Officer Terney tried to subdue the suspect with a Taser. Gunfire was then exchanged. Officer Terney and the suspect were hit. The condition of the suspect is unknown.
  • A City of Tulsa study of the streets is focusing on 11th Street between Lewis and Harvard. The study is looking into speed, traffic lights and accidents in the area. A frequent complaint about that stretch of roadway is the danger posed to pedestrians and cyclists. Once the study is complete, engineers will propose changes. One change being considered is the addition of protected bike lanes. Before anything is decided, the city will ask for public input. More here
  • A body was found inside a burned RV in north Tulsa Tuesday morning. Police were called to the scene near Independence and St. Louis around 4:30 a.m. Tulsa police said the body is that of a female. No word on what started the fire or how the person died. Check back for updates.
  • The FBI has become a part of the investigation of Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey, who is facing prostitution charges. Agents were seen carrying boxes from Shortey’s home over the weekend. Shortey has been charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church and transporting a minor for prostitution. Shortey later turned himself and bonded out. The senator’s colleagues quickly passed a resolution to remove him from all committees and to strip his name from legislation.
  • Today marks the first day of spring, but it will feel more like summer in Green Country. Temperatures today are expected to reach the low 90s. In addition to much warmer temperatures, there is a chance of rain every day for the rest of this week. Severe weather is also a possibility later this week. FOX23 Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott is watching Friday’s severe weather potential. KRMG is Tulsa’s Severe Weather Station, stay connected throughout the week for the very latest on the severe weather threat. Text WEATHER to 95920 to receive severe weather alerts on your phone. Download the KRMG app for additional severe weather alerts, information and live radar.
  • The search for a suspect in gun-related incidents, including two shootings, has died after a confrontation with officers in south Tulsa. TPD confirms that Madison Dickson was killed by officers near 91st and Harvard Saturday afternoon. Police had been hunting Dickson after several incidents in which she fired a gun either in the general direction of, or directly at, people beginning a week before Saturday’s incident. The latest shooting left a man critically injured Thursday night. Police have said they believed her alleged assaults were random in nature, and that she wasn’t targeting anyone in particular. They thought they were close to catching her on Friday, but she eluded them.  Tulsa police said Dickson shot at officers and they shot back. It is believed Dickson was not hit by gunfire, nor were any officers. We’re told Dickson died after being hit by a patrol car.
  • Update: Police say Madison Dickson is responsible for shooting a man in the head Thursday night.  The victim drove off, but ended up crashing into another vehicle near 18th and Peoria around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Dickson is considered to be armed and dangerous. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The investigation started Saturday when police responded to a larceny and shots fired call at the Best Buy near 71st and Mingo.  Witnesses were able to get a good look at the woman and the vehicle she was driving.  On Sunday, police were called out to the Walgreen’s at 71st and Lewis for a shooting.  Again, witnesses were able to give a description of the woman with the gun.   The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound in the arm.  Not long after that incident, police were called to the AMC Theatre near 41st and Yale.  Officers say an employee caught some females stealing a license plate from a vehicle and one suspect pointed a gun at the employee.  Witnesses gave a description that matched the previous crimes.  Police are now asking for the public’s help to track down 21-year-old Madison Dickson.  Detectives say Dickson should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stopper at 918-596-COPS.  
  • Sears announced a few months ago that the store at 21st and Yale will close. The liquidation sale continues there as the store is expected to close in April. Gordman’s has now announced it is closing all of its stores nationwide. No word on when the Tulsa location will close. The absence of the two retailers will leave a large section of the Centennial Plaza shopping center empty. Other large retailers have also announced closures. Macy’s plans to close the store at Tulsa’s Promenade Mall. JC Penny and Staples plan to close stores as well, but the companies haven’t released a list of locations.
  • Today marks G.T. Bynum’s 100th day as Tulsa mayor. “The opportunity to serve in that job for the next four years… That’s a dream come true.” Bynum told KRMG the night he was elected. Bynum spent the first 100 days working on issues like community policing and the Tulsa parks system. Since Bynum was inaugurated, the Tulsa Police Department has placed an officer in one of the city’s highest crime areas, 61st and Peoria. Just a few weeks ago, Bynum proposed a solution to the dispute at Helmerich Park, where REI Sporting Goods wants to build its first Tulsa store. Many don’t want to see the park developed. Bynum’s next big project will be the next budget for the City of Tulsa. Mayor Bynum’s family has a rich history in the City of Tulsa. His great-great grandfather was Tulsa’s second mayor, serving from 1899-1900 and his maternal grandfather, Robert LaFortune was Tulsa’s mayor from 1970-1978.
  • The 2017 Hop Jam Festival will be Sunday, May 21st.   The festival in the Brady Arts District will include more than 200 craft beers, and music headlined by festival co-founders Hanson.  Drivers should plan to encounter some road closures that weekend in downtown Tulsa. Hop Jam falls on the same weekend as the Blue Dome Arts Festival. Hanson’s performance in Tulsa will kick off their 25th Anniversary World Tour.  'We're thrilled to announce the incredible lineup of brewers and artists taking part in this year's Hop Jam, and excited to return to the stage to kick off our 25th year together', said festival co-founder Taylor Hanson. 'We got our start 25 years ago right here in The Brady District.'  More here
  • Skyler Cooper

    Skyler started his radio career at KRMG in 2012. He started as a board operator on Sunday mornings and was quickly moved into the producer role for the KRMG Morning News with Dan Potter.

    Skyler became a reporter in 2014 and now works as KRMG Morning News Producer and Reporter.

    With both of his parents and a grandmother having all worked in the business, Skyler was hooked on radio from an early age.

    In his free time, Skyler enjoys playing guitar and spending time outdoors.

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  • A bill that would require insurance carriers to consider the use of FORTIFIED construction techniques when determining premiums is moving forward in the Oklahoma legislature. The standards are set by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. House Bill 1720 does not mandate lower premiums - but Insurance Commissioner John Doak is confident the increased use of the stronger building techniques will drive down the cost of insurance for homeowners. Basically, FORTIFIED construction involves strongly connecting the roof to the walls and the walls to the foundation, greatly increasing the structure’s resistance to high winds. The bottom line, proponents say, is that Oklahomans will suffer storm damage every year, no matter what. But, “there’s going to be less damage for those consumers that embrace this program,” Doak told KRMG Tuesday. He hopes someday to possibly mandate lower premiums, but starting with a voluntary program is the best way to encourage wider use of FORTIFIED construction, he said. It’s not only for new homes, he added. “You can retrofit an older home,” Doak said, and the process doesn’t take very long. Habitat for Humanity has committed to building dozens of homes in Oklahoma using the new techniques. While such a home won’t withstand an EF-5 tornado, the great majority of damage in Oklahoma comes from straight-line winds and smaller tornadoes in the EF-1 to EF-2 range. HB 1720 passed unanimously in the Oklahoma House, by a vote of 93-0, and now goes to the Senate. Here is a video demonstrating the advantages of FORTIFIED construction:
  • At the request of four Democrats in the Congress, the Government Accountability Office has agreed to formally review how much money the feds spend, and what security precautions are taken, when President Donald Trump takes a weekend away at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida. The request for a GAO review came from three Democratic Senators and one House member – the GAO says it will “review security and site-related travel expenses related to the President’s stays outside the White House at Mar-a-Lago. The lawmakers who made the request were Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). On 2/16, @RepCummings @SenWarren @SenWhitehouse & I wrote @USGAO & asked they review Mar-a-Lago security procedures & taxpayer funded travel — Tom Udall (@SenatorTomUdall) March 28, 2017 This is not new territory for the GAO, which from time to time is asked by one party or the other to review the costs of travel. When the White House was under the control of Democrats, Republicans a few years ago were the ones asking about costs – as they had the GAO look at a February 15-18, 2013 trip made by President Barack Obama. In that review, the GAO estimated that an official speech in Illinois, followed by a golf weekend in Florida, cost about $3.6 million. This GAO report will look at more than just the cost of the weekend trips to Trump’s resort in Mar-a-Lago, as it will also review security matters there. (CBSMiami/AP) — A government watchdog will investigate the taxpayer-funded travel costs of President Donald Trump’s trips to Mar-a-lago. — Liz Quirantes (@lizquirantes) March 28, 2017 Democrats raised those concerns during a trip that Mr. Trump took with the Japanese Prime Minister, when the two men were seen with aides in a public dining area, speaking about a developing national security issue with regards to North Korea. One question from the four Democrats centers on whether those who are at the Trump club have gone through normal security and clearance procedures, including any foreign nationals who might be there. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has downplayed the costs of the Mar-a-Lago visits, saying that’s ‘part of being President.’ “That is a vast reach,” Spicer told one reporter, who cast the question of the cost of the Mar-a-Lago visits, versus proposed cuts in the federal budget. Before he became President, Mr. Trump often criticized his predecessor for taking weekend golf trips to Florida and other parts of the country. While our wonderful president was out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart, just like our government! Airports a total disaster! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2016 The GAO will now be in charge of determining how much Mr. Trump’s own weekend getaways are costing taxpayers.
  • J is not OK, as a name according to a Swiss court. The Zurich administrative court said in a ruling released Tuesday it had upheld a local registry's office decision to reject the letter as a given name in the best interests of the child, Switzerland's 20 Minuten news website reported. The court rejected the parents' argument they wanted to honor their daughter's great-grandparents Johanna and Josef with the initial as one of her middle names, saying they could have chosen the already-accepted Jo instead.  Though the parents wanted to pronounce the name 'Jay,' the court noted the letter is pronounced 'Yott' in German, creating confusion. The court also said people would be inclined to put a period after the J, though it wasn't an abbreviation.
  • A new study by the Mayo Clinic found that certain workouts can reverse the aging process. The study found that a high-intensity interval training workout, combined with resistance training, can turn back time. >> Read more trending news 'You're essentially slowing down that aging process, (which) I think is amazing, because we didn't have those things before,' said Dr. Vandana Bhide, of the Mayo Clinic. The study was conducted by researchers in Rochester, Minnesota, and targeted two age groups -- 18 to 30-year-olds and 65 to 85-year-olds. As we age, we lose muscle mass. Researchers found that a combined workout increases muscle mass, and on the cellular level, reverses some of the adverse effects of aging. 'For older people, it allows them to be more functional, to be able to do as much as they can at whatever age,” Bhide said. Researchers tracked data over 12 weeks. 'It's not overnight, but we think of it taking years,' Bhide said. Florida-based fitness franchise Orange Theory Fitness focuses on these types of workouts. 'It kind of just reaffirms what we already believe here,' head coach Justin Hoffman said. 'We've seen tremendous strength gain, even (at) 70 years plus, with just 3 to 4 days of interval training.” Bhide said older people who are interested in these workouts should check with their doctor before starting. And as with any exercise program, everybody is different and may not get the same results.
  • The American Geosciences Institute will host a free webinar, “State Responses to Induced Earthquakes,” on Friday 14 April at 1:00 PM CT. The surge in recent years of earthquakes associated with some oil and gas operations, especially the deep underground injection of wastewater, has spurred a range of actions and responses from geoscientists, regulators, and operators. This webinar will explore state-level activities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Ohio to monitor and reduce induced earthquakes. SEG is a co-sponsor of the webinar. The webinar will feature Jeremy Boak (Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey), Michael Young (Associate Director for Environment at the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology), and Steven Dade (Geologist 2 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources), focusing on several key topics: Improved monitoring networks for detecting small earthquakes Regulations and their effects Collaborations between government, industry, and other groups to reduce induced earthquakes Outreach and education to improve public awareness Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of the speakers in a live question and answer session during the webinar. For more information and to register for the webinar, visit http://bit.ly/induced-eq-webinar. This webinar is co-sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Energy Society, the American Geophysical Union, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Association of American State Geologists, the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the U.S. Geological Survey.