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Local Toy stores being featured in an international TV show
In this new age, the shows are changing the way they show our society and lives.
Now a local toy store is getting international recognition due to a new Television show.
The new show "A Toy Shop Near You" will be featuring around 50 toy stores across the world.
Two local toy store named Fan Fortress at 61st and Sheridan in Tulsa will be featured in this TV show.
The show is being produced by the producer of Netflix documentary "The Toys That Made Us."
The show will demonstrate how these toy shops all around the world coped up with restrictions caused by COVID-19.
Fan Fortress also told us that in the present time, their eBay page and Facebook toy collector groups gave them an outlet so that they can continue their business in these closures and restrictions.
The date of release and the platform on which the show will be premiered is still a secret, and they will announce this on their YouTube Page.
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Tulsa police investigate shooting case
A shooting took place on Thursday evening in 7 West 49th Street North and North Boston Ave,
authorities are currently investigating the case.
Three people were shot and they were admitted in a local hospital and are so far doing well,
said the Tulsa Police Department.
The investigation is going on and no details or information about the suspects is revealed by the
City of Tulsa and bus manufacturer company debates over lease renewal
The city of Tulsa found a 20-year-old tenant IC Bus of Oklahoma in January with a lease default
for its 1 million square feet owned property. The city has thus notified its parent company
Navistar regarding the termination of the lease on Fev 14th but the company expressed their intention
of extending the lease-up until May 29th and both parties agreed to this.
The company is a local school bus manufacturer with 1600 employees, the agreement originally
took place in late 1999 to Navistar for as long as it dutifully maintains the facility well.
The assessment carried out by Cynergy in August reported under maintenance after thoroughly
examining roofing, heating, electrical and plumbing system.
Navistar's president of operations, Phil Christman said “Over the past 20 years, we’ve been
able to create 1,600 good-paying manufacturing jobs, “We spend $750 million each year with
vendors and suppliers, and support more than 100 local businesses. We do not understand why
City officials suddenly want to break the long-term framework and threaten to evict us.”
The lease was originally drafted for a term of 15 years which could be extended by five more
years on renewal of the lease, but in case of violations of terms stated in the agreement the lease can be terminated.
Tulsa Mayor G.T Bynum said “The City of Tulsa is currently negotiating the renewal of a lease on
one million square feet of industrial work space owned by the citizens of Tulsa, The tenant has
leased that space for two decades at a total lease price of one dollar. The only thing required of
the tenant under their contract is that they properly maintain this taxpayer-owned facility so it is
“A public relations campaign launched (Tuesday) grossly mischaracterizes these
negotiations in an obvious attempt to politicize them. My response: the citizens of Tulsa will not
be played for suckers. I remain confident we can identify common ground to secure jobs and
properly maintain this facility. We’ve done so with great success during my time as mayor with
other tenants, and I see no reason why this case would be any different.”
The original lease said Navistar may have 500 employees by the end of 2001 and 1,200 by the
end of 2005, The Tulsa plant now employs 1,600, according to the company.
Plant manager Rodney Tharp said “The lease was built on the ability to provide jobs
and revenue locally, We’ve been able not only to do that, but we’ve exceeded that by about 30
The city demanded Navistar to improve those facilities that are compromised which include
painting, carpeting, extensive LED lighting, parking lot and road resurfacing and the replacement
of freight elevators.
To this Tharp said “I don’t think the value of new carpet is worth putting 1,600 jobs at risk,
putting brand-new elevators in a plant that doesn’t use elevators, I don’t know how that is going
to help John Smith out here who is having to put rivets in a bus do his job better.”
Navistar stressed on how much they have been contributing indirectly to the local workers,
the plant which manufactures 75 buses a day pays $19 per hour as starting wages while
experienced workforce get up to $32 per hour, thus contributing as much as $60 million to local
He urged the local employees to join the "Save Tulsa Jobs" campaign and express their support
to protecting their jobs.
Changes made to emergency proclamation by Stillwater mayor after small businesses faced threats
The Mayor of The Stillwater City made some required changes to the emergency safety proclamation in regards to COVID-19 on Friday after the employees of Walmart were threatened.
The emergency proclamation includes the guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by face covering. It requires businesses to ask their customers to wear face masks as other cities are following. However, Walmart customers became aggressive when asked to do the same and threaten the employees with violence. Police have responded to Walmart over the issue. Capt. Kyle Gibbs said no report was filed but there were similar instances resulted in physical assaults to the employees but now police have advised having face masks signboards posted inside the store.
“Additionally, the police department has also received an anonymous phone call threatening with firearms if they enforce the face-covering orders. The incident is still under investigation.” Gibbs said in an email.
Mayor Joyce too explained the reversal of proclamation on his social media saying that objections from individuals are common but threatening is completely not expected. He also apologized to the employees who faced the abuse. Adding to it he said that residents have to cooperate during such conditions.
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Police investigate shooting in Tulsa, a man dead a woman injured
Tulsa police received a call and responded to a shooting that took place in Addison apartments at 10156 East Admiral around 2 a.m on Sunday. When the police reached the apartment they found a man in his 20's in the breezeway of the
apartment and a woman in her 20's too. The man was dead on the spot while the woman was conscious and talking, she is now receiving treatment for her injuries. No arrests have been made until now and no suspect description too was released as of now, anyone with information is welcomed to help.
Food businesses prepare to open up in Tulsa as the state enters into phase one of reopening businesses
As the businesses are opening up in Tulsa, Patio dining on Brookside a popular place to visit for lunchtime is also preparing to open up for the public. With the state entering into phase one of reopening to businesses public are now allowed to dine in at restaurants. Jaine Cole a customer of Senor Tequila said “It’s thrilling. It’s wonderful, what a gorgeous day to
be outside." “I’ve missed it, the socialization of it. Just being with people and enjoying your life."
Torchy's Tacos another popular and loved the place too has gone a step forward to rearranging their entire dining set up so as to maintain physical distancing between the customers that come in. Manager of Torchy's Tacos, Jay Elliott says he is ecstatic to see people inside again after shutting down their dining room for about a month. “It’s great to see people sitting in our dining room, We’ve been picking up as we’ve gone with to-go order and people coming in and out, but it’s great to see some guests sitting down in the dining room enjoying that.”
Johnny Wallace says he has always enjoyed eating a burger with his friends and family at Freddie’s hamburgers. He said, “Seems pretty alright, I’ve spent the last month or so eating lunch in the truck.” He says he also has a list prepared of all the places he would like to go to and missed visiting during the stay at shelter orders. He also said, “I do have a couple of places I want to go to, I want to go to some Mexican restaurants and I want to go sit down and eat a steak without
having to clean up and cook my own food. That’s relaxing sometimes.”
Tulsa Noise Fest goes virtual for music lover in Tulsa
All the music lovers tune in to the performance series Local Access, featuring experimental artist-musicians in Tulsa, OK every night at 8 pm (CST), May 4–8, 2020, to enjoy the fantastic music by these artists. Tulsa Noise is virtually presenting a series of performances by five experimental artist-musicians who are performing while practicing social distancing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, due to Coronavirus pandemic. Tulsa Noise is an ongoing noise music project created and headed by Nathan Young, an Arts Integration Awardee supported by Tulsa Artist Fellowship. As art place a significant role in enriching the cultural wealth of people, Tulsa Artist Fellowship supports both local and national artists while enriching the Tulsa community. Tulsa Artist Fellowship is an initiative by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Tulsa NoiseFest is an annual fest hosted to showcase noise artists held at Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s Cameron Studios. Until, few weeks, it was scheduled in May, but recently it was postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic. Local Access is providing an excellent opportunity for the viewers to take a glimpse of upcoming Tulsa NoiseFest by digital media and highlight the growing noise music scene happening in Tulsa, OK.
The performance schedule is below:
- I’m Angry About Cities | Monday, May 4
- Lars Gardner | Tuesday, May 5
- Gospel | Wednesday, May 6
- Black Gambit | Thursday, May 7
- DJ Kylie | Friday, May 8
For more details, visit tulsanoise.com.
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Ramen Restaurant collected $2,700 through a pay-what-you-can program for customers in Minneapolis
To keep the demand up and help people from being hungry, a Minneapolis restaurant decided to let customers pay what they can if not all.
This program went on for six weeks and three days, then owners John Ng and Lina Goh had to close the doors at Zen Box Izakaya.
They told that then the staff left work without any clue about when they will return to work.
Goh said: “‘Take the rice, take whatever food we have with you,’ [We packed] meals for them, and they took it home so that they [could] feel like, at least they have something to look forward to.”
This incident inspired them for the pay-what-you-can campaign.
Goh also told: “We had a caller who was in tears telling us that two of her family members tested positive and then lost their jobs, and they can’t feed the family,” Goh said. “We’re like, ‘Yes, we have food for you, and someone else paid for it.”
Ng and Goh got more than $2700 in the form of donations, and they used this amount to keep the campaign running.
They were grateful to the landlord as they gave the April rent for free.
With some extra money collecting from this program, they started delivering free meals to front line medical workers.
They had delivered meals to M Health Fairview past week.
Delta airlines suspend services in Oakland international airport amide reduce passenger count
One of the country’s largest carriers, Delta Air Lines, had announced that they would be suspending service to Oakland International Airport as due to pandemic, the air traffic had reduced to a large extent. All the airlines are suffering losses due to reduced passenger count.
According to Delta airlines, their services will be suspended in Oakland and nine other airports in the U.S. starting from Wednesday that may last till September. Most of the areas which will be affected are metropolitan, and other airlines will still be serving there.
Sandy Gordon, the airline’s senior vice president of domestic airport operations, said: “The safety of our employees and customers remains our primary focus as we navigate these challenges together by consolidating operations while customer traffic is low, we can allow more of our people to stay home following local health guidelines.”
Some of the airports which will be affected by this suspension include Chicago Midway, Burbank, Long Beach, T.F. Green International Airport in Rhode Island, Westchester County, and Stewart International in New York Akron-Canton in Ohio, Manchester in New Hampshire and Newport News/Williamsburg in Virginia.
Delta also told that the customers affected by this decision will be able to change their flight without a fee and can travel anytime till September 2022.
The airline had to reduce its local flight count by 80% and international flight count by 90% at this time.
Suspicious package spotted near Columbus City Hall
A suspicious package was spotted near the Columbus City Hall on Saturday afternoon.
Columbia Police and fire department responded immediately and reached the scene some time
around 3 p.m.
The package was apparently a bag of Miracle-Gro with unrelated notes.
Though the situation is contained and there are not threatening notes obtained the official did
make references to the FBI.
One more note was found down the street near the city hall again and no other details are
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