Supporters of passenger rail service connecting Oklahoma City and Tulsa say they want the service and want it soon — even if it's not high speed.
They spoke at a meeting in Tulsa hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation as part of an environmental study to determine the viability of passenger rail service connecting the state's two largest cities — be it high-speed rail or slower, traditional train service.
It’s the time of the year when kids begin returning to school, and various activities inevitably fill their afternoons. This week’s OneSix8 provides you with a few things to do before school is in full swing.
Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 4:46 pm
Update at 5:33 p.m. ET. 'I'm Sorry':
Delivering an unsworn statement before a military judge in Fort Meade, Md., Pfc. Bradley Manning apologized for perpetrating the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history.
"I'm sorry I hurt people," he said according to Reuters. "I'm sorry that I hurt the United States. I'm apologizing for the unexpected results of my actions. The last three years have been a learning experience for me."
A family court judge is holding another hearing concerning a South Carolina couple's adoption of a Cherokee child.
Attorneys for the girl's biological father requested the Wednesday hearing in the dispute over Matt and Melanie Capobianco's adoption of 3-year-old girl Veronica.
Last month, a judge finalized the couple's adoption. The girl has been living with her biological father in Oklahoma for more than a year. South Carolina authorities charged him with custodial interference after he failed to show up with the child at a scheduled meeting.
Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 6:43 am
In April of 1963, a Baltimore mailman set off to deliver the most important letter in his life — one he wrote himself. William Lewis Moore decided to walk along Highway 11 from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., hoping to hand-deliver his letter to Gov. Ross Barnett. Moore wanted Barnett to fundamentally change Mississippi's racial hierarchy — something unthinkable for a Southern politician at the time.
Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris says hasn't decided whether to bring convicted Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger to Oklahoma to stand trial on a Tulsa murder charge.
The daughter of the victim says she hopes Bulger is not brought back.
Bulger was convicted Monday in federal court in Boston of taking part in 11 murders — including the 1981 shooting death of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler. First-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges were filed against Bulger in the case in 2001.