Today we welcome Sterlin Harjo back to StudioTulsa. The celebrated locally-based filmmaker has a new movie, which he tells us about. It's a documentary short called "Terlton," and it'll have its world premiere this coming Saturday, the 13th, as part of the 2019 Circle Cinema Film Festival. "Terlton" takes us back to the summer of 1985, when a small town in Oklahoma -- incredibly, and so sadly -- lost a full one-fourth of its population when an explosion happened at a local fireworks factory.

After Holiday, Casino Site Okayed for Fireworks

Jul 10, 2012

The 4th of July was last week, but fireworks are still in the news.

The state went to court when a fireworks stand opened in the shell of the Red Clay Casino in Broken Arrow. A federal judge had ordered work on the casino stopped because it was it was not properly sanctioned by the Indian Gaming Commission. The state contented that the fireworks stand violated the judge’s order.

Today, the judge ruled that was not the case and cleared the land-owners and Crazy Debbie Fireworks of any wrong doing.

The company had sold fireworks on the corner for years.

Fireworks Blamed for Numerous Fires

Jul 5, 2012

It has been a busy overnight for Tulsa Fire fighters and dispatchers. They have been working almost non-stop because of fireworks related fires overnight.

Fireworks are illegal inside the Tulsa City limits. That did not stop people from sitting them off last night. One fireworks related blaze left several people without a place to stay, following an apartment fire, near 21st and Southwest Blvd.

A large grass fire north of Sand Springs on Highway 97 is also being blamed on fireworks.