Tulsa Today: Opera in Schools to Businesses Preparing for Black Friday

From opera being performed at a various Tulsa schools to a research team developing a new garment that could detect common cardiac and respiratory diseases, here's a rundown of what's happening around the Tulsa Metropolitan area today.

As always, follow for full-length coverage on larger stories happening in the area, state and nation. The following events are just some of those happening Wednesday with updates posted throughout the morning as we send out crews and reporters.

Tulsa: a research team at Oklahoma State University is working to create wearable a garment that could revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of common cardiac and respiratory diseases. The garment will integrate electrodes to detect abnormalities while a patient is outside of the doctors office. Respiratory diseases also can be tracked with the garment.

Broken Arrow: Police arrested an 19-year-old man after he reportedly kicked in the door of two apartments in an attempted burglary. will have more on this later when we receive an arrest report from police.

Tulsa: Students at the Zarrow International School will have an opportunity to delve into the world of opera during a performance at their school Wednesday. Tulsa Opera will perform Marcus DeLoach's Mooch the Messy as a part of their Opera on Tour! They will be at Sequoyah Elementary Friday.

Owasso: Owasso CARES received an environmental award for their community service. The group, which stands for Community And Residents Encourage Service, volunteers in the area to improve the quality of life, according to their website.

Tulsa: The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will host a conference at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The Reservation Economic Summit is the "premier American Indian economic and business development conference in the nation." Small and large Indian-owned businesses as well as large corporations will be present, according to their release.

Broken Arrow: Safe Kids Tulsa will be hosting a luncheon on holiday/toy safety for kids during this season. The meeting will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of St. Benedicts.

Downto The historic Mayo 420 Building has received a 2012 J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association.

Tulsa: LaFortune Park Tennis Center is making new future plans after Vision2's failure. Now they are asking for help and donations. Check back later tonight on Channel 8 as Caitlin Alexander follows up with this developing story.

Eastern Oklahoma Region Red Cross: A check from the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation to match financial donations to the Eastern Oklahoma Red Cross, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000 during the Creek County wildfires this past summer.

Shopping Woes: With Black Friday creeping up on the Tulsa Area, how are small businesses challenging the big ones? More and more deals are being announced and both sides are battling for your money. Check back tonight as Kimberly Hulsey reports on this.