News

Pages

Local & Regional
2:51 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Trash Board Proposes to Keep Burning Green Waste

If a TARE board proposal is approved, Tulsa will hire a company to haul green waste from residents' curbs to the incinerator.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

A new plan would take Tulsans’ green waste to the incinerator.

The TARE board will vote Aug. 5 to solicit bids for curbside pickup and hauling to the incinerator. Vice Chairman Paul White said the new plan meets all the board’s criteria.

"We have to implement a plan that is cost-effective, operationally feasible, customer-friendly and environmentally responsible," White said.

If the plan goes forward, White said as few changes will be made as possible, so customers would likely continue putting green waste in clear plastic bags next to their trash carts.

Read more
StudioTulsa
2:47 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

"The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Wednesday, July 23rd.

On this edition of ST, we listen back to a fine interview that first aired in March of this year with H. Alan Day, who's the younger brother of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Day tells us about his then-recent memoir, "The Horse Lover," which is a moving and perceptive account of how he established a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. Mustang Meadows Ranch, as the facility was called, began in the late 1980s; it was the first-ever government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States.

Read more
Local & Regional
1:52 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Tulsans to Celebrate the Center of the Universe

Second Center of the Universe Festival set Friday and Saturday.
Credit Center of the Universe Festival-Facebook

A big music and arts festival will be held in downtown Tulsa this weekend. Thousands are expected to attend the second annual Center of the Universe Festival which features more than a hundred bands over two days in the Brady Arts District. Co-Founder Phil Kaiser says a portion of the proceeds will go back into the community. Also some of the proceeds will go to the Red Dirt Relief Fund, a non-profit that benefits Oklahoma music artists in times of need.                                 

Read more
Local & Regional
11:56 am
Wed July 23, 2014

National Night Out at Hicks Park

Credit Citizens Crime Commission-Tulsa

The 31st National Night Out, celebrated across the nation, will be held at Hicks Park this year in Tulsa. The national movement is way for the community to gather in an area and discuss crime and other issues. The police and fire departments, EMSA, and other first responders will be there to chat with people as well.

Program Coordinator, Bart Dean, says there will also be non-profit organizations there to talk with the community.

Read more
Local & Regional
10:14 am
Wed July 23, 2014

New Homes from the Charred Ruins of a Tulsa Church

Crews clear away debris to make way for new homes in the blighted Crutchfield neighborhood.
Credit KWGS News

Since February there has been a pile of charred rubble where the 75 year-old Bowen Church once stood in north Tulsa.  Arsonists torched the building, but that property will soon bear fruit.

The land has been donated to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat’s Jane Dunbar says it is large enough for at least a half-dozen homes. Site work is now underway with large trucks hauling away the debris.

The lots are in the Crutchfield Neighborhood. That is near Independence and North Peoria.

Read more
Local & Regional
8:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Riverside Traffic to Be Impacted by 'Gathering Place' Construction

A rendering of the Gathering Place for Tulsa
Credit A Gathering Place for Tulsa

Tulsa's next traffic bottleneck will be Riverside Drive. The City held a meeting last night to detail how the construction of 'A Gathering Place for Tulsa' will impact Riverside Drive.

There will be lane shifts and closures, and this time next year the entire roadway will be closed near the Pedestrian Bridge. That means drivers will have to find new routes into and out of downtown Tulsa.

Read more
Local & Regional
7:02 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Fire Damages Apartments Near TU

Restoration crews are on the scene of this morning's apartment fire
Credit KWGS News

Tulsa fire fighters spent the night battling an apartment blaze near the University of Tulsa campus. The fire was reported in a small complex, west of TU, on 7th street near Lewis.

Three units at the complex sustain damage from smoke, flames and water. The Red Cross will assist those people displaced. There were no injuries.

Read more
Local & Regional
6:58 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Mother and Son Dead in Midtown Tulsa Home

Tulsa Police investigate a grim discovery in a midtown Tulsa home. Two people are found dead inside a fashionable home near 22nd and South Delaware.

Police say a mother and her son were found dead inside the home. Homicide detectives speculate that the 17-year-old son killed his mother and then himself in a murder-suicide.

Read more
Local & Regional
6:50 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Wednesday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the Local News:

  • Tulsa ranks high when it comes to fatal DUI crashes.
  • Plans for Riverside Drive are discussed at a city gathering.
  • A mother and son are found dead in a Tulsa home.
Read more
StudioTulsa
4:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

"Mississippi Eyes: The Story and Photography of the Southern Documentary Project"

Aired on Tuesday, July 22nd.
Photo by Matt Herron

Fifty years ago, in 1964 -- during what would come to be called Freedom Summer in the American South -- a young photographer named Matt Herron, who'd recently relocated to Mississippi from the North (with his wife and kids) in order to work on civil rights issues while also shooting photo-stories for Life, Look, and The Saturday Evening Post, put together a group of talented photographers that was known as the Southern Documentary Project.

Read more

Pages