West-Nile-Virus-carrying mosquitoes det Tulsa
West-Nile-Virus-carrying mosquitoes detected in Tulsa
Authorities of the Tulsa Health Department (THD) confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the mosquito samples collected from a trap in Tulsa County. As per WHO and the American Mosquito Control Association, there is no evidence that mosquitoes can transmit COVID-19, a virus that affects the respiratory system and spreads maximally via droplets when an infected person sneezes, coughs or talks. Mosquitoes can transmit viruses like WNV, and hence, people are recommended to use repellents containing DEET.
THD functions on an efficient budget to control mosquito populations by nationally-recognized mosquito surveillance programs which also helps to affirm the presence of mosquito-borne illnesses in the community. The target of the surveillance is to identify the presence of mosquitoes, to know its abundance, species, make a hazard appraisal, and give a premise to control. Control strategies incorporate larviciding and spraying when required. The mosquito surveillance has implemented new testing guidelines and is working to trap potential WNV positive mosquitoes as soon as possible. Every year since 2003, human cases of WNV disease are observed in Tulsa County. The virus infects human via mosquito bites, and the symptoms of this disease include headache, sudden onset of fever, muscle weakness and dizziness. Precautions to be taken are:
- Do not dump waste materials in stagnant water and drain out such items, so that mosquitoes do not get a place to breed.
- Use DEET containing, or CDC approved mosquito repellents.
- Ensure gutters are not clogged.
- Encourage people around you to dump and drain as well as use repellents.
Two missing children’s mother in custody, police are still searching
3-year-old Miracle Lashay Crook and 2-year-old Tony Demone Crook were last seen on May 22 near 21st and Insterstate 44, whose mother is in custody. Tulsa police are in search of the missing children, and they released a picture where the children were last spotted with their mother at a convenience store around 8:15 am.
The dive teams looked for the children in the ponds surrounding the place where the children were last spotted.
Although they have used all that the department has, Chief Franklin says that they are appealing the public to help in bringing the kids home. As per the officers, one of their family members was the last person to see the children.
Shooting in south Tulsa under investigation
Similar to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frier puts out an order that An eighteen-year-old man was shot on his lower back and was taken to the local hospital. Police reached the crime scene on Friday afternoon near 81st and Lewis. Along with the victim, two other youngsters were present in the car. The victim is expected to recover soon. However, police are conflicting stories among the three occupants, and the detectives are investigating the situation.
Golden Driller’s new look revealed, part of campaign promoting Tulsa for Tesla
To promote Tulsa as a capable site to put on Tesla’s U.S. Gigafactory, the Tulsa for Tesla committee came up with a campaign. It revealed the temporary look for the Golden Driller as a part of this campaign. It told the temporary look for the Golden Driller as a part of this campaign. Information about Tulsa, OK and Austin, TX is the finalists in the competition for Tesla’s Gigafactory that will make Cybertrucks and Model Y small SUVs, was already out.
The Golden Driller represents Elon Musk, pioneer that founded Tulsa, temporarily sporting a belt and t-shirt of Tesla-brand.
They state the financial necessities of carrying Tesla to Tulsa would positively affect the city as well as the whole province of Oklahoma. In only 12 short years, the Greater Tulsa area has put more than $3 billion in sports, education, entertainment, arts, downtown lodging, parks, waterway advancement, and a 100-mile trail framework interfacing it all.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum talked about Tulsa and its revered entrepreneurs and said that he could not imagine a better place to carry forward their work than Green Country.
For allegedly robbing two banks, Tulsa fire captain arrested
Skiatook police arrested Captain Jerry Brown of Tulsa Fire Department on alleged charges of robbing two banks. He was taken into custody on Monday and charged for a bank robbery and concealing stolen property knowingly.
His involvement was found in two bank robberies – one that happened on March 12 at the Oklahoma Capitol Bank and the other on May 7 at the Exchange Bank in Sperry.
A similarity was found as per the police records with suspect descriptions. Further, in both the robberies, it was found that the suspect asked the teller to take him to the vault so as to open the ATM. As per the witnesses, the suspect drove a Silver Chevy Equinox and had a dirt coating on the side tire of the rear driver.
Further, it was the teller who contacted the FBI and ruled out Brow as a possible suspect. When investigated, the police got suspicious that Brown has embezzled money from a construction account. Further, the deposited money was identified.
Police took in Brown's mom drove a silver 2012 Chevy Equinox and upon assessment took in the Chevy Equinox had similar earth covering on the back tires.
He is being held in Osage County on a $20,000 bond. He is additionally confronting a $50,000 hold from Tulsa County for the bank burglary in Sperry.
Various organizations are engaged with the examination, including Skiatook police, Sperry police, Tulsa police, and the FBI.