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3:10 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Grant to Help Fight Crime at 61st and Peoria

A Bryne Crime Innovation Grant is awarded to analyze problems in a South Tulsa neighborhood.
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The city gets a grant to analyze crime and form a plan to reduce it in a troubled South Tulsa neighborhood.The $100,000 Byrne Crime Innovation grant for the 61st and Peoria neighborhood is announced at the South Tulsa Community House. Police Major Jonathon Brooks says some headway’s already been made in reducing crime in the area, but this study will give an in-depth look at underlying problems and what to do about them. After a stragetic plan is developed, Tulsa will apply for an implementation grant which could be up to a million dollars.

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StudioTulsa
2:56 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

"The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere Is Reshaping Human Reality"

Aired on Wednesday, October 1st.

The Internet is changing life itself, and it's doing so rather quickly, and we all know this. But how is it changing...us? We speak with Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and the Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford.

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Local & Regional
11:59 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Funeral Services Set for Oklahoma Beheading Victim

The Vaughn Food Warehouse in Moore
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MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Funeral services have been set for a worker at a food processing plant who was beheaded during an attack last week.

Services for 54-year-old Colleen Hufford will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore.

Hufford's family released a statement Wednesday saying the violence of her killing "adds a depth of grief we are trying to comprehend."

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Local & Regional
11:04 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Drought Intensifies in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A drier than normal September has diminished drought recovery in Oklahoma, and weather experts say the dry pattern will continue through October.

Preliminary figures from the Oklahoma Mesonet show the statewide average rainfall total was 2.6 inches — 1.3 inches below normal and the 46th driest September since record-keeping began in 1895.

August and September combined for a statewide average of 3.9 inches — 2.6 inches below normal and the 22nd driest August-September period on record.

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Local & Regional
7:01 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Summits Set to Aid Medicare Open Enrollees

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Insurance Department's Medicare Assistance Program is hosting free statewide events to assist seniors during the Medicare open enrollment period that runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7.

During open enrollment, Medicare-eligible consumers can sign up for coverage under a Medicare Advantage plan or Part D prescription drug plan, as well as change their options for the coming year.

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Local & Regional
6:58 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Pharmacy Program in Tulsa to be Phased Out

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma has announced plans to phase out its doctor of pharmacy training program in Tulsa and consolidate it at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

College of Pharmacy Dean JoLaine Draugalis said this fall's 22 new OU-Tulsa pharmacy students will continue their courses at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center campus until their spring 2018 graduation. But starting with the fall 2015 semester, all new students will attend the college's Oklahoma City campus.

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Local & Regional
6:56 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Oklahoma Unveils New Execution Protocols

Clayton Lockett
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials are unveiling new execution protocols to replace those used when an inmate took 43 minutes to die last spring.

Under the guidelines released Tuesday, Oklahoma can continue to administer midazolam, a sedative used in flawed executions in other states this year, as part of three-drug and two-drug protocols. Oklahoma would use five times the dose it gave Clayton Lockett in April.

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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS

In the Local News:

  • Charges are filed in the murder of a Moore woman.
  • TU's new residential housing will be named 'Hardesty Hall'.
  • New Oklahoma execution procedures are announced.
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Local & Regional
3:27 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Walmart Foray Into Banking May Help Oklahomans

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Walmart gets into the banking industry, which could help the one in three Oklahoma households that are unbanked or underbanked.

The retailer’s GoBank checking account doesn’t require a credit check, but it does cost $2.95 to open and comes with a monthly fee for some account holders. Inger Giuffrida with Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition said fees are one reason people avoid banks.

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Local & Regional
1:19 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

US Judge Sides with Oklahoma in Health Care Suit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has sided with Oklahoma in its lawsuit challenging some subsidies offered to people who buy insurance under the health care law.

U.S. District Judge Ronald White is the latest to weigh in on regulations that allow health insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act in all 50 states. Earlier this month, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out a decision that had questioned those subsidies.

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