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Watch:Giant Squid captured on camera by scientists working in the Gulf

Watch:Giant Squid captured on camera by scientists working in the Gulf

There is something lurking in the water! Scientist working on the Journey into Midnight mission funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recorded a giant squid about 100 miles off the coast of New Orleans. A robotic camera located the 10-12 foot long creature at a depth of 759 meters (2,490 feet.) At one point one of its tentacles reaches out and hugs the camera, Yikes! App users click here to see the video.  This is the only the second time a giant squid has been seen and the first time in U.S. waters. The first giant squid was recorded off the coast of Japan in 2012. Scientist Nathan Robinson said seeing something like this makes “You feel very alive!” “It’s not some exotic creature found thousands of miles away in some unknown deep. It’s our animal,” another expedition scientist,  Sonke Johnsen said,  “And I think that’s what we as explorers do — we point a finger down into the deep and say this is here, this is amazing and it’s beautiful and it’s something we should care about.”

Tulsa police respond to accusations of racial profiling

Tulsa police respond to accusations of racial profiling

Tulsa police are taking heat online after a few Facebook posts claim officers in the video below were racially profiling when they made contact with four juvenile females on June 17th. Watch the bodycam footage here The department wants feedback, but asks that comments remain civil.

STUDY: Commonly prescribed meds could almost double dementia risk

STUDY: Commonly prescribed meds could almost double dementia risk

A head injury, stroke or brain tumor could cause dementia. But did you know your prescribed medication could put you at risk, too? >> Read more trending news Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom recently conduced a study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, to explore the link between a certain class of drugs and the memory loss condition.  To do so, they used QResearch, a large database of anonymized health records, to examine nearly 285,000 adults in the U.K., aged 55 and older, between 2004 and 2016.  The team then reviewed each subject’s prescription records to determine their exposure to anticholinergics, which can include antidepressants, bladder antimuscarinics, antipsychotics and antiepileptic drugs.  >> Related: Common painkillers triple side effects of dementia, study says  After analyzing the results, they found those on anticholinergic medications had almost a 50% increased chance of developing dementia, compared to those who didn’t have prescriptions for anticholinergic drugs. The risk was only associated with 1,095 daily doses within a 10-year period, which is equivalent to an older adult taking a strong anticholinergic medication daily for at least three years. “The study is important because it strengthens a growing body of evidence showing that strong anticholinergic drugs have long term associations with dementia risk,” coauthor Carol Coupland told CNN. “It also highlights which types of anticholinergic drugs have the strongest associations. This is important information for physicians to know when considering whether to prescribe these drugs.” Although the authors said “no firm conclusions can be drawn about whether these anticholinergic drugs cause dementia,” they hope their findings can help professionals better understand the disease. They also advised patients to not stop taking their medications until consulting with their doctor. >> Related: Rate of dementia deaths in US has more than doubled, CDC says As for antihistamines, skeletal muscle relaxants, gastrointestinal antispasmodics, antiarrhythmics, or antimuscarinic bronchodilators, the scientists noted there were no significant dementia risks associated with them.

WHAT: Join NEWS102.3 KRMG, FOX23 and the American Red Cross for our annual Red, White and You Blood Drive  WHEN: June 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m  WHY: We invite you to be an all-American hero and roll up your sleeve and help fill the Missing (blood) Types  WHERE: American Red Cross Tulsa Blood Donation Center just west of HWY169 on 11th St. | Woodland Hills Mall, lower level, Sears Court from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m | St. John Broken Arrow, 1000 W Boise Circle (June 27, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) | Nienhuis Community Center, 3201 N. 9th St. (June 28, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) NEWLY ADDED LOCATIONS: For those of you that have requested additional locations, we’ve heard you and two more have been added! St. John Broken Arrow, and the Nienhuis Community Center.  GIFTS: All those coming to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.     The American Red Cross, KRMG and FOX23 invite you to be an all-American hero and roll up your sleeve and help fill the Missing Types at the annual Red, White and You Blood Drive June 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Blood Donation Center, 10151 E. 11th St.  Also, Woodland Hills Mall, lower level, Sears Court from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 27-28.  Additional Red, White and You blood drives:  All those coming to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.   This drive is part of the Missing Types campaign to help raise awareness about the unmet need for blood and how donors can help save lives.   Only three out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood. There simply aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need.   Yet each day, kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms, and new moms with complicated childbirths, need lifesaving blood transfusions.    To ensure that lifesaving blood products are available when and where they are needed, the Red Cross urges more individuals to roll up a sleeve and give.   When you give an hour of your time to donate blood, you can help save more than one life.   Donating blood is a simple process and only takes about an hour from start to finish, but the actual donation itself only takes about 8-10 minutes.   To help reduce fear and prepare for a successful blood donation experience, here are six helpful tips to know before rolling up a sleeve:  You don’t need to know your blood type. According to a survey conducted last year on behalf of the Red Cross, 53 percent of people believe they need to know their blood type to donate blood — this is simply untrue.  Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz of liquid before and after donating.  Enjoy a healthy meal rich in iron and vitamin C before donating – avoid foods high in fat just prior to donation.  Wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.  Complete a RapidPass on the day of donation, prior to arriving, to save time.  Remember to bring an ID!  CAMPAIGN SURVEY RESULTS   A 2019 national survey, conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, revealed a troubling disconnect between the public’s perception of blood donations and the realities of patient transfusion needs. Those results included:   A third (33%) of the public has never considered that blood may not be available when a loved one needs it.* Just last month, the Red Cross only had just six units of type O blood available for every 100,000 people, but more than twice that is needed every day.   According to a 2019 survey conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, clothes (69%), money (63%) and food (53%) are the primary ways that the public has donated to help others in the past year.* Only three percent of people in the U.S. give blood.   Blood transfusion is one of the most common hospital procedures in the U.S. Yet, “Never really thought about it” was cited in a just released 2019 Red Cross survey as the primary reason (26%) that people do not give blood among those who haven’t given recently.*   More than half (54%) the public believes it is necessary to know their blood type in order to donate blood—this is simply not true. Potential blood donors do not need to know their blood type before giving blood. After individuals give blood, the Red Cross provides each donor their blood type.  As the survey shows, we rarely think about blood until someone we love needs it and it’s missing. Through the Missing Types campaign, the Red Cross seeks to raise awareness for the need for new blood donors to ensure patients continue to receive lifesaving blood transfusions.
WHAT: Join NEWS102.3 KRMG, FOX23 and the American Red Cross for our annual Red, White and You Blood Drive  WHEN: June 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m  WHY: We invite you to be an all-American hero and roll up your sleeve and help fill the Missing (blood) Types  WHERE: American Red Cross Tulsa Blood Donation Center just west of HWY169 on 11th St. | Woodland Hills Mall, lower level, Sears Court from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m | St. John Broken Arrow, 1000 W Boise Circle (June 27, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) | Nienhuis Community Center, 3201 N. 9th St. (June 28, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) NEWLY ADDED LOCATIONS: For those of you that have requested additional locations, we’ve heard you and two more have been added! St. John Broken Arrow, and the Nienhuis Community Center.  GIFTS: All those coming to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.     The American Red Cross, KRMG and FOX23 invite you to be an all-American hero and roll up your sleeve and help fill the Missing Types at the annual Red, White and You Blood Drive June 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Blood Donation Center, 10151 E. 11th St.  Also, Woodland Hills Mall, lower level, Sears Court from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 27-28.  Additional Red, White and You blood drives:  All those coming to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.   This drive is part of the Missing Types campaign to help raise awareness about the unmet need for blood and how donors can help save lives.   Only three out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood. There simply aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need.   Yet each day, kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms, and new moms with complicated childbirths, need lifesaving blood transfusions.    To ensure that lifesaving blood products are available when and where they are needed, the Red Cross urges more individuals to roll up a sleeve and give.   When you give an hour of your time to donate blood, you can help save more than one life.   Donating blood is a simple process and only takes about an hour from start to finish, but the actual donation itself only takes about 8-10 minutes.   To help reduce fear and prepare for a successful blood donation experience, here are six helpful tips to know before rolling up a sleeve:  You don’t need to know your blood type. According to a survey conducted last year on behalf of the Red Cross, 53 percent of people believe they need to know their blood type to donate blood — this is simply untrue.  Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz of liquid before and after donating.  Enjoy a healthy meal rich in iron and vitamin C before donating – avoid foods high in fat just prior to donation.  Wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.  Complete a RapidPass on the day of donation, prior to arriving, to save time.  Remember to bring an ID!  CAMPAIGN SURVEY RESULTS   A 2019 national survey, conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, revealed a troubling disconnect between the public’s perception of blood donations and the realities of patient transfusion needs. Those results included:   A third (33%) of the public has never considered that blood may not be available when a loved one needs it.* Just last month, the Red Cross only had just six units of type O blood available for every 100,000 people, but more than twice that is needed every day.   According to a 2019 survey conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, clothes (69%), money (63%) and food (53%) are the primary ways that the public has donated to help others in the past year.* Only three percent of people in the U.S. give blood.   Blood transfusion is one of the most common hospital procedures in the U.S. Yet, “Never really thought about it” was cited in a just released 2019 Red Cross survey as the primary reason (26%) that people do not give blood among those who haven’t given recently.*   More than half (54%) the public believes it is necessary to know their blood type in order to donate blood—this is simply not true. Potential blood donors do not need to know their blood type before giving blood. After individuals give blood, the Red Cross provides each donor their blood type.  As the survey shows, we rarely think about blood until someone we love needs it and it’s missing. Through the Missing Types campaign, the Red Cross seeks to raise awareness for the need for new blood donors to ensure patients continue to receive lifesaving blood transfusions.
WHAT: Join NEWS102.3 KRMG, FOX23 and the American Red Cross for our annual Red, White and You Blood Drive  WHEN: June 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m  WHY: We invite you to be an all-American hero and roll up your sleeve and help fill the Missing (blood) Types  WHERE: American Red Cross Tulsa Blood Donation Center just west of HWY169 on 11th St. | Woodland Hills Mall, lower level, Sears Court from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m | St. John Broken Arrow, 1000 W Boise Circle (June 27, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) | Nienhuis Community Center, 3201 N. 9th St. (June 28, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) NEWLY ADDED LOCATIONS: For those of you that have requested additional locations, we’ve heard you and two more have been added! St. John Broken Arrow, and the Nienhuis Community Center.  GIFTS: All those coming to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.     The American Red Cross, KRMG and FOX23 invite you to be an all-American hero and roll up your sleeve and help fill the Missing Types at the annual Red, White and You Blood Drive June 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Blood Donation Center, 10151 E. 11th St.  Also, Woodland Hills Mall, lower level, Sears Court from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 27-28.  Additional Red, White and You blood drives:  All those coming to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.   This drive is part of the Missing Types campaign to help raise awareness about the unmet need for blood and how donors can help save lives.   Only three out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood. There simply aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need.   Yet each day, kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms, and new moms with complicated childbirths, need lifesaving blood transfusions.    To ensure that lifesaving blood products are available when and where they are needed, the Red Cross urges more individuals to roll up a sleeve and give.   When you give an hour of your time to donate blood, you can help save more than one life.   Donating blood is a simple process and only takes about an hour from start to finish, but the actual donation itself only takes about 8-10 minutes.   To help reduce fear and prepare for a successful blood donation experience, here are six helpful tips to know before rolling up a sleeve:  You don’t need to know your blood type. According to a survey conducted last year on behalf of the Red Cross, 53 percent of people believe they need to know their blood type to donate blood — this is simply untrue.  Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz of liquid before and after donating.  Enjoy a healthy meal rich in iron and vitamin C before donating – avoid foods high in fat just prior to donation.  Wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.  Complete a RapidPass on the day of donation, prior to arriving, to save time.  Remember to bring an ID!  CAMPAIGN SURVEY RESULTS   A 2019 national survey, conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, revealed a troubling disconnect between the public’s perception of blood donations and the realities of patient transfusion needs. Those results included:   A third (33%) of the public has never considered that blood may not be available when a loved one needs it.* Just last month, the Red Cross only had just six units of type O blood available for every 100,000 people, but more than twice that is needed every day.   According to a 2019 survey conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, clothes (69%), money (63%) and food (53%) are the primary ways that the public has donated to help others in the past year.* Only three percent of people in the U.S. give blood.   Blood transfusion is one of the most common hospital procedures in the U.S. Yet, “Never really thought about it” was cited in a just released 2019 Red Cross survey as the primary reason (26%) that people do not give blood among those who haven’t given recently.*   More than half (54%) the public believes it is necessary to know their blood type in order to donate blood—this is simply not true. Potential blood donors do not need to know their blood type before giving blood. After individuals give blood, the Red Cross provides each donor their blood type.  As the survey shows, we rarely think about blood until someone we love needs it and it’s missing. Through the Missing Types campaign, the Red Cross seeks to raise awareness for the need for new blood donors to ensure patients continue to receive lifesaving blood transfusions.
WHAT: Join NEWS102.3 KRMG, FOX23 and the American Red Cross for our annual Red, White and You Blood Drive  WHEN: June 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m  WHY: We invite you to be an all-American hero and roll up your sleeve and help fill the Missing (blood) Types  WHERE: American Red Cross Tulsa Blood Donation Center just west of HWY169 on 11th St. | Woodland Hills Mall, lower level, Sears Court from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m | St. John Broken Arrow, 1000 W Boise Circle (June 27, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) | Nienhuis Community Center, 3201 N. 9th St. (June 28, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) NEWLY ADDED LOCATIONS: For those of you that have requested additional locations, we’ve heard you and two more have been added! St. John Broken Arrow, and the Nienhuis Community Center.  GIFTS: All those coming to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.     The American Red Cross, KRMG and FOX23 invite you to be an all-American hero and roll up your sleeve and help fill the Missing Types at the annual Red, White and You Blood Drive June 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Blood Donation Center, 10151 E. 11th St.  Also, Woodland Hills Mall, lower level, Sears Court from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 27-28.  Additional Red, White and You blood drives:  All those coming to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.   This drive is part of the Missing Types campaign to help raise awareness about the unmet need for blood and how donors can help save lives.   Only three out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood. There simply aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need.   Yet each day, kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms, and new moms with complicated childbirths, need lifesaving blood transfusions.    To ensure that lifesaving blood products are available when and where they are needed, the Red Cross urges more individuals to roll up a sleeve and give.   When you give an hour of your time to donate blood, you can help save more than one life.   Donating blood is a simple process and only takes about an hour from start to finish, but the actual donation itself only takes about 8-10 minutes.   To help reduce fear and prepare for a successful blood donation experience, here are six helpful tips to know before rolling up a sleeve:  You don’t need to know your blood type. According to a survey conducted last year on behalf of the Red Cross, 53 percent of people believe they need to know their blood type to donate blood — this is simply untrue.  Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz of liquid before and after donating.  Enjoy a healthy meal rich in iron and vitamin C before donating – avoid foods high in fat just prior to donation.  Wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.  Complete a RapidPass on the day of donation, prior to arriving, to save time.  Remember to bring an ID!  CAMPAIGN SURVEY RESULTS   A 2019 national survey, conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, revealed a troubling disconnect between the public’s perception of blood donations and the realities of patient transfusion needs. Those results included:   A third (33%) of the public has never considered that blood may not be available when a loved one needs it.* Just last month, the Red Cross only had just six units of type O blood available for every 100,000 people, but more than twice that is needed every day.   According to a 2019 survey conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, clothes (69%), money (63%) and food (53%) are the primary ways that the public has donated to help others in the past year.* Only three percent of people in the U.S. give blood.   Blood transfusion is one of the most common hospital procedures in the U.S. Yet, “Never really thought about it” was cited in a just released 2019 Red Cross survey as the primary reason (26%) that people do not give blood among those who haven’t given recently.*   More than half (54%) the public believes it is necessary to know their blood type in order to donate blood—this is simply not true. Potential blood donors do not need to know their blood type before giving blood. After individuals give blood, the Red Cross provides each donor their blood type.  As the survey shows, we rarely think about blood until someone we love needs it and it’s missing. Through the Missing Types campaign, the Red Cross seeks to raise awareness for the need for new blood donors to ensure patients continue to receive lifesaving blood transfusions.
Warren leads Democrats into first night of 2020 debates On the eve of the first major gathering of Democratic Party candidates in the 2020 race for President, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) drew over a thousand interested Democrats to a town hall gathering at Florida International University on Monday, pressing the case for the federal government to do more to help working Americans find economic security in the future. 'I don't want a government that works for big corporations, I want one that works for families,' Warren said to applause, making the case for a higher minimum wage for workers, major ethics reforms for government officials, voting reforms, major tax changes, and more. 'Let's start with a wealth tax in America,' said Sanders, as she called for 'big structural change in this country,' rattling off a number of her policy ideas, getting big cheers for new limits on lobbying, action on climate change, and better wages for all workers. “A full time minimum wage job in America will not get a momma and a baby out of poverty,” Warren said.  “That is wrong, and that is why I am in this fight.” Of the ten Democrats on the debate stage Wednesday night, Warren is by far the strongest candidate in the first group, as she has been gaining momentum in recent weeks in a variety of polls. The four other top Democrats in the race will be on stage together on Thursday - Biden, Buttigieg, Harris and Sanders. Along with Warren, two other Democrats attracted press attention in south Florida before the Wednesday debate, as Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State talked about his signature issue of climate change, and ex-Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas rallied with teachers in Miami. 'It's a great opportunity for me to listen to you, to have the chance to introduce myself,' said O'Rourke, who is one of the better known names on the first night of the Democratic debate. The first debate night in Miami features three Democratic Senators (Booker, Klobuchar, Warren), two House members (Gabbard, Ryan), two former House members (Delaney, O'Rourke), one current mayor (DeBlasio), one former mayor and Cabinet member (Castro), and one Governor (Inslee). While some like Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) arrived in Florida on Tuesday afternoon - getting unsolicited advice along the way from fellow passengers on her flight to Miami - Inslee was for a second day hammering away at his main issue of climate change. 'Today we're announcing a new freedom in America, and that's freedom from fossil fuels,' Inslee said at an event in the Everglades. Inslee followed up his Everglades visit with a Tuesday evening event where he took shots at Big Oil. For most of the Democrats over the next two nights, there is a simple game plan.  'Our goal,' a memo to reporters from Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said, 'Introduce Cory to Democrats tuning in for the first time,' noting that when you do the math, each candidate is only going to get between seven and eleven minutes of total speaking time. 'I can’t wait to share with you my vision for a more just and fair nation,' Booker said. Meanwhile, Warren was making plans for an impromptu visit on Wednesday to a facility south of Miami, where immigrant children detained by border authorities are being held. “I'm going to Homestead,” Warren said to cheers after being urged to focus on the issue by an activist at a town hall meeting in Miami. “If you can come, come and join us,” Warren urged the crowd, as her campaign set a 10:45 am visit on Wednesday, which seems all but certain to draw extra news media attention, just hours before the first night of the Democratic debates. While Warren was on the move, her colleague Sen. Booker was doing more mundane things at the same time back in Washington, D.C. - helping people put their suitcases in the overhead bin on his flight to Miami.