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OKLAHOMA CITY— Oklahoma City Police Department wanted to recognize one of its own for a personal achievement that would make most people tired of thinking.
Master Sgt. Jason Burgess has been running two marathons for only seven days. Police officials said they were running marathons in Kansas City and Chicago.
MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma — The corpse that was discovered in a pond near Midwest City on the weekend was confirmed as a 25-year-old man with Asperger's Syndrome who had been reported missing earlier this month, police officers said.
Around 1:35 p.m. On Sunday, an elderly couple walked along a pond near Southeast 29th Street and Hiwassee Avenue, where they believed they saw a corpse. Firefighters and police officers replied, found a body and dragged it out of the sea.
Originally, the police only said the body was a white male, probably in the 20s. Police said the person was named as Philip Manzi on Tuesday.
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Using Forbes ' Brett Knight data compiled for his NBA list of the most overpaid and underpaid players, I wanted to take a look at Thunder's current roster and their value based on last season's production. Knight has adapted a methodology developed by the Southern Utah University economist David Berri, estimating the value of a win and multiplying that figure by estimating how many regular-season wins a player made to determine what the player's salary should be. To determine the number of wins produced by the game, Knight summed the numbers of each team for Wins Produced, Win Shares and an estimation based on Value Over Replacement Player. Of the 16 players currently under contract in Oklahoma City, just 10 were included in the report last season. Players who have not worked under a full-time NBA deal for the last season have not been evaluated. As a consequence, Andre Roberson, Deonte Burton, Devon Hall, Darius Bazley, Justin Patton, and Luguentz Dort were not included due to insufficient data available.
Holberton School, the coding school that bills itself as an alternative to college for budding software engineers from all of life, keeps growing. After recently opening new schools in Colombia and Tunisia, the organization today announced that it will open a new School campus in Tulsa, Okla. on January 2020. With this, Holberton will soon operate 3 schools in the U.S. (San Francisco, New Haven, and Tulsa), three in Colombia (Bogota, Cali, and Medellin) and one in Tunis, Tunisia.
For the Tulsa campus, Holberton is partnering with the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to offer students need-based living assistance of $1,500 per month to help cover expenses. Once students pass the blind entrance exam and gain admission to its 2-year program, classes at Holberton are free until students get a good job that pays more than $40,000. At this point, they pay Holberton a share of their income for the next forty-two months, capped at $85,000.
"Holberton education will bring Silicon Valley expertise to the heart of America," said Pauline Cohen Forms, Holberton’s director of business development and partnerships. “By training the students in the Tulsa area in high paying, in demanding jobs, we can contribute to both the workforce development and economic growth in Tulsa.”
The school argues that its admissions process has allowed it to recruit one of the most diverse classes in the technology industry and that it has put students in companies such as Apple, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Tesla. Like with some of its other campuses Tulsa brings Holberton's program to communities that are not typically viewed like rivals to Silicon Valley but that definitely have a large pool of engineering talent.
OKLAHOMA COUNTY — Health officials have confirmed that they are investigating active tuberculosis cases in Oklahoma County.
Oklahoma City-County Health Department officials say that they are investigating an active case of tuberculosis in a student in the Western Heights Public School District. They said the student is not in the main student body of the school but attends a small program in the district.
"The administration and staff of the Western Heights School District have taken all necessary precautions to protect their students and staff," said Dr. Dale Claflin, TB Medical Director of OCCHD in the news release. "As the student is not in the main student body of the school, we are confident that only a few students will be affected. OCCHD will continue to update the district as our investigation continues."
According to the news release, the student program is separated from the rest of the Western Heights population. A small number of students and staff members have been informed that they will need to be examined.
"OCCHD officials have initiated an investigation, including the provision of TB testing of household contacts and other close contacts to the student," the news release states.
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Some of the things that Steve Buck said recently about his agency's budget request for next year should be noted by the lawmakers as they consider their appropriations to the Juvenile Affairs Office.
Buck, the Executive Director of OJA, is seeking a 7.6 percent increase in state funding or an additional $7.35 million. Of this total, $1.6 million would go to prison providers, and $359,000 would be used to rebuild a research and data analytics unit that was eliminated several years ago.
The former is needed, Buck said, because providers are "struggling to serve young people who are experiencing very acute mental illness and very high levels of developmental disability."
This isn't supposed to arrive as a shock. High levels of mental illness in Oklahoma have been a long-standing problem. In a recent study, the Oklahoma Policy Institute observed that, according to national research, 92.5 percent of juveniles arrested experienced trauma, and two out of three recorded diagnosable mental health circumstances. Oklahoma has the largest frequency of kids with at least one adverse childhood experience, according to OK Policy.
Buck also said that having solid data is a must for OJA to ' identify hot spots for a specific investment, but then also develop strategies for those hot spots on how we can do things differently. It's a way to help us make use of our time, effort, and energy.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have an outstanding amount of talent on their roster for a team that is projected to be the NBA's seventh-worst in the 2019-20 win for Westgate. ESPN went out with its weekly roster of the best 100 teams in the NBA, and the Thunder had four participants on the roster. Interestingly enough, the three of the four players who made the cut are brand new to the team.
After having one of the worst years of his career in the 2017-18 NBA season, Danilo Gallinari turned it around in the 2018-19 season, averaging a career point high per game at 19.8. He was also the healthiest he had ever played in a few years, having played more than 65 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season at the age of 24.
The Italian was part of the blockbuster deal that had sent Paul George to Los Angeles to play alongside Kawhi Leonard. In the initial year of his present agreement valued approximately $22.6 million, he is the first candidate to be traded as a young asset contender or as a draft selection previous to the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline.
Last summer, Gallinari was unranked on the ESPN list.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn .- After the mid-south storm on Monday morning, workers are restoring at Memphis International Airport.
"We had an A jet bridge that was blown into the building and we had some glass damage here at Mezzanine level," said Glen Thomas, Director of Marketing and Communications at Memphis International Airport.
Airport officials state that the scaffolding caused the glass to crack. No aircraft or travelers were injured, but there were some delays. "This morning, during the tornado warning, we had to move travelers from the contests to the ticketing area where we had wider security zones," Thomas said.
"I am going to make my plane on time and if it was going to be postponed or canceled," said Memphian Dannie Wright. "I was at school, but everybody was worried about hearing the sirens and they won't go outside until they heard the sirens."
Janet Booker, a native of Dallas, was concerned about the storm hitting back home, but little did she know that Memphis was on severe weather radar as well. "We were worried that Dallas might wake up this morning to find out that Memphis was struck, too," Booker said.
Memphis has earned the title of one of the top five cities in the country for real estate investment.
The city landed in fifth place for investment home flipping behind Tampa, Miami, Birmingham and St. Louis, according to a recent report by Realtor.com that ranked U.S. markets. The report referred to both older, lower-priced homes and a strong rental market as beacons for investors.
George Ratiu, a senior economist at Realtor.com, said that investors flocked to the Memphis market for a number of reasons, but mainly because of its nationally low cost of living.
"Investors are attracted to Memphis, largely due to its economy and affordability. Memphis is a major global and domestic hub for transport," he said. "At the housing front, Memphis is an affordable market with a lower cost of living and benefiting from Tennessee's lack of income tax."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A convicted killer in Florida confessed to the murder of a Memphis mother found strangled, beaten and left on the side of the road more than 2 decades ago, along with a 2nd unidentified woman.
Michael Shane Townson is now accepting of killing multiple women in the Mid-South. He agreed to an interview with our investigator Jessica Gertler inside the prison he is currently serving a life sentence in.
9 days before Christmas in 1993, Allan Michelle Branch got off work in downtown Memphis. She was near the Peabody when she met Townson.
She didn't know how bad Townson was.
Townson told WREG that he was staying at a money hotel in Memphis at the time. He said that his memory was a little foggy. He admitted that he was on a lot of drugs.
But he says he remembers Branch agreed to help him locate some drugs.
"We walked around. We ended up getting high and stuff," he said.
Later they headed to a wooded area.
"My intention was not to harm anybody, that's not my intention," Townson said. "He didn't want to kill anybody," he said, "but he couldn't control himself.
"We've just been fooling around. Next thing you know, I have just snapped. I remember a little more. It's not like the first time, I've totally blacked out."
Townson has no idea what triggered him. He only knows what he's done. He said he could hit her once or twice, and then he caught her around his neck
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The authorities from Montreal have decided to change the name of Amherst Street. It will be now officially known as Atateken. The name has started turning on the street signs in the eastern part of Montreal. The old Amherst signs will remain for some time along with Atateken Street to avoid confusion for the commuters. Bus 14, which is named after the Amherst street, will also change its name.
Customer information tools are also in the process of changing. The new name was unveiled back in June and got approved in August by the city council. Former mayor Denis Coderre revealed the reason behind the name change in 2017. The road was named after a British general Jeffrey Amherst. He was a British general who supported the use of biological warfare. The then-mayor Denis had said in 20117 celebrating someone who wanted to kill local people was not the right thing to do and announced the name change.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is back in his hometown of Montreal to cast his vote in Papineau. Trudeau was running a cross-country pre-vote campaign in various key stops in multiple areas such as Southwestern Ontario, Winnipeg and Calgary. He also did a one day tour to British Columbia.
After casting a vote it is expected that Trudeau will join the full contingent of his party members at Palais des Congres to await the results.
The primary challenger of Trudeau, Andrew Scheer of the conservative party, is making last-minute trips in local hustings in Regina. He will be accompanied by his local Conservative hopeful who would look to defeat the Veteran from Liberal party Ralph Goodale. He will go off the radar later in the evening. He is expected to join an election-eve event at Regina convention centre.
A police source has informed that the man who was found dead with a shot wound in the Pierrefonds parking lots in Andrea Scoppa. Andrea Scoppa was found dead on Monday morning. He has alleged ties with Montreal mafia. The police officials from Montreal were called to Place Montico at the corner of St-Jean Boulevard and Harry-Worth Street at around 8 a.m.
On reaching the reported location police saw a pool of blood in which Scoppa was lying. It was confirmed that the blood was of Scoppa and he was pronounced dead on the scene. Andrea Scoppa is the brother of Salvatore Scoppa. Salvatore was the head of a criminal cell and was responsible for four alleged murders in 2016. Police made many arrests last week with the links to those murders. Salvatore was killed in a brazen attack in May inside Sheraton Hotel.