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7:49 am
Fri August 29, 2014

TU Wins in Double Overtime

Credit TU Sports Information

Tulsa took its first lead of the game in the second overtime and Dane Evans’ eight-yard pass to Conner Floyd proved to be the winning score, as the Golden Hurricane held off Tulane 38-31 in double overtime in front of 19,032 fans Thursday night at H.A. Chapman Stadium.

Senior safety Demarco Nelson intercepted Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee on second down of the ensuing Green Wave possession to seal the season-opening victory for the Golden Hurricane.

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Local & Regional
7:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Bartlett Announces Details of His Public Safety Proposal

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced details of his public safety proposal during this week's state of the city address.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

A public safety task force is starting to search for dedicated funding to cover the costs of more cops, more firefighters, and street maintenance and safety improvements in Tulsa.

"Public safety always has been on the top of all priority lists for the council, for me and for the citizens who voice their opinions through any form and all forms of communication," said Mayor Dewey Bartlett during his state of the city address. "That’s what they all say: Support public safety."

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Local & Regional
6:57 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Vinita Police Officer Arrested for Molestation

Vinita Police Sgt-Sean Floyd

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Vinita police officer has been arrested on child sex charges.

Online court records show 35-year-old Sean Floyd was charged Thursday with several counts of rape, sodomy and lewd acts with a child younger than 16.

The online records do not list an attorney for Floyd.

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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS for Friday

In the Local News:

  • The state's waiver of No Child Left Behind is yanked by the federal government.
  • Death Row Inmate Clayton Lockett died from state drugs, not a heart attack.
  • City and County leaders tour proposed low water dam sites.
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StudioTulsa
4:36 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

"Rediscover Gilcrease" Will Unveil the New Helmerich Center for American Research to the Public

Aired on Thursday, August 28th.

The "Rediscover Gilcrease" weekend -- a two-day, free-to-the-public gala happening at the museum on September 6th and 7th -- will feature unique attractions, special activities, and lots of family-friendly entertainment. Among the highlights, without question, will be the official opening of the striking new Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease. Several different lectures and presentations will be presented at the Helmerich Center, and one of them will be given by our guest today. Our guest is Brian Hosmer, the H.G.

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StudioTulsa
4:22 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

StudioTulsa on Health: "Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead"

Aired on Wednesday, August 27th.

Dr. David Casarett is a physician, researcher, and tenured associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He's a long-practicing and widely published palliative care expert -- and also the author of an entertaining and well-written new general-audience book, "Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead." As a critic for The New York Times has recently noted, this book is "a comprehensive review of the fascinating science of resuscitation.... A specialist in end-of-life care at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr.

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Local & Regional
3:51 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Lockett Died From Drugs Report Says

Clayton Lockett
Credit DOC

  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him. Prisons Director Robert Patton had said inmate Clayton Lockett died from a heart attack several minutes after he ordered the execution stopped. In a report released Thursday, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said all three execution drugs were found throughout Lockett's system.

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Local & Regional
3:21 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Feds Say No Waiver for Oklahoma Schools

Credit File photo

   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal education officials say Oklahoma's public school standards aren't sufficiently preparing students for college or careers and will pull a waiver that lets the state bypass some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to the state Thursday saying that while Oklahoma had benefited from the flexibility, it couldn't justify an extension. Assistant Education Secretary Deborah Delisle said Oklahoma had promised to carry out plans to improve education for all students.

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Local & Regional
2:20 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Area Leaders Tour Low Water Dam Sites and the Levees

Gates on Zink Lake low water dam.
Credit KWGS News

The river task force takes a bus tour of the sites for proposed low-water dams and the levee system along the Arkansas. Tulsa City Councilor Jeannie Cue’s district includes much of the east and west river bank area. County and city leaders went along on the tour, and Cue says that’s important because all jurisdictions involved have to be on the same page.

A tax is being considered that would impact citizens in communities affected by projects that would help keep water in the river.

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Local & Regional
12:35 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

State Farm Bureau Speaks Out Against Proposed EPA Rule

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin speaks Thursday at an agriculture industry event at the Port of Catoosa. He says a proposed EPA rule is creating uncertainty for the state's farmers.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau expresses concern about a proposed EPA rule some fear would impose regulations on routine farm work.

It’s unclear whether the rule proposed in March would require farmers to get environmental assessments for tilling, spraying pesticides and other tasks near streams that only occasionally carry water. Farm bureau president Tom Buchanan said if that’s the case, EPA regulations extend to rainwater running off a house into a storm drain.

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