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Past articles by Erin:

Problem Solvers: Use caution when buying a puppy online

If you're thinking of adding a new furry friend to the family this Valentine's Day, then watch out. Buying a new pet online could end up costing you. → Read More

Drop in COVID numbers prompts Investigation into OSDH Computer tracking system

TULSA, OK—A drop in COVID-19 cases across the state prompts the OSDH to investigate a possible glitch in the computer tracking system. State Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye, raising his concerns at a House Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday. “We are using archaic very old systems a lot of it was customized specifically for Oklahoma which is not really the way to go.” Said Frye. After… → Read More

Tulsa Immigration Advocates React to Biden's Immigration proposal

TULSA, OK—President Biden taking on several priorities during his first days in office. One of those initiatives his administration is hitting the ground running with is immigration reform. Advocates in Tulsa are cautiously optimistic as the reform would create an 8-year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. “I just, it's overwhelming.” Said Rosa Hernandez, a… → Read More

OSDH leaders provide COVID-19 vaccine rollout update

The Oklahoma State Department of Health hosted virtual update Tuesday about the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout. → Read More

OSDH Frustrated after told Vaccine "stock-pile" doesn't exist

TULSA, OK-- The vaccine roll-out hitting a snag after doses promised by 'Operation Warp Speed' won't be headed to Oklahoma after all. "After months of communication with 'Operation Warp Speed' about a reserve supply of second doses for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, we learned that no such stockpile exists, and the second doses the federal government had promised our state were merely part of… → Read More

Problem Solvers: Tulsa business owner frustrated by unsightly dumping ground

A trash pile behind Laura Prisienscano's business in Tulsa is growing. Laura said she's been reporting the trash for years to the city but it's still a problem. → Read More

Tribal leaders discuss solutions to sovereignty challenges

Tribal leaders with the Cherokee and Chickasaw Nation are grappling with ways to address the challenges of sovereignty. → Read More

RENTERS RIGHTS: Renewing a lease agreement

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa family is frustrated after they realized their lease wasn’t renewed. The problem, is fairly common and can be prevented if you know how the process works. "They've paid the rent on time, they've been great tenants,” said Kim Widick. Widick’s mom and sister didn’t approach their landlord about renewing their lease and ended up in a bit of pickle. Widick said they thought… → Read More

Oklahoma Hospitals full of COVID-19 patients

TULSA, OK— As COVID-19 cases continue to increase here in the state hospitals are feeling the brunt of the impact. “The entire state is essentially in tier three which means that 20 to 39% of the available staff beds are occupied by a COVID patient.” Said Matt Stacey, OSDH Surge Plan Advisor. Hospital capacity is difficult to nail down because it fluctuates every hour of every day. Matt Stacey… → Read More

Problem Solvers: Christmas presents still sitting at USPS weeks after mailing

Pam Massey is frustrated after she said her Christmas packages still haven’t been shipped from a Tulsa Post Office. → Read More

Check your credit reports to start the New Year

Starting out the new year with peace of mind that your credit is protected can be invaluable. → Read More

Problem Solvers: Disabled veteran goes without hot water for weeks

A local disabled Veteran called the 2 Works for You Problem Solvers after going nearly a month without hot water in her home. → Read More

COVID-19 Numbers impacted by computer backlog

TULSA, OK—A surge in new COVID-19 cases Friday was caused by a technical issue according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The OSDH reporting 4,827 new cases looks like a sharp increase compared to the 3 -thousand daily case average. The computer system tracking the COVID data is to blame for the spike, according to OSDH Deputy Health Commissioner Travis Kirkpatrick. “The data is all… → Read More

REBOUND: How to avoid eviction and when to go to court

Cases are still being brought to court and if you don’t show up for your hearing, you could lose your case and get evicted. → Read More

Problem Solvers: Tenants in limbo after apartments deemed hazardous

A west Tulsa apartment building needs to be condemned, but it’s taking longer than expected. → Read More

Problem Solvers: Do's and don'ts when hiring contractors

Hiring a contractor can be confusing and time consuming, but if you cut corners, you could end up in a tricky situation. → Read More

INVESTIGATES: Former Washington Co. Jail administrator alleges jail unsafe, files suit

A former Washington County Jail assistant administrator filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Scott Owen claiming wrongful termination. → Read More

Men plead guilty in Okla. money laundering conspiracy connected to Nigerian romance scheme

TULSA, Okla. – A Norman man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court for his role as a money launderer in a Nigerian romance scam that defrauded multiple victims, including elder Americans, of millions, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Afeez Olajide Adebara, 35, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering before U.S. District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell. Adebara’s… → Read More

Problem Solvers: How to deal with a sewage line issue

TULSA, Okla. — A pricey plumbing issue can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. When you find yourself in a situation dealing with a sewage backup or broken pipe, you may be confused on who is responsible for the issue. The Problem Solvers have some tips on what to do if you aren’t sure who should pay for the fix. First, find out if the broken pipe or sewage problem is on your property or on the… → Read More

PROBLEM SOLVERS: Oklahomans complain long wait times with OKDHS hotline

TULSA, OK— The first of the month is approaching fast and many Oklahoman’s need to renew things like their SNAP benefits and SoonerCare but some are encountering a problem. Some Oklahoman’s are reporting long hold times to get through to an OKDHS representative and many say they haven’t gotten through at all. Paul Varvel called the Problem Solvers complaining about the issues. “And I kept… → Read More