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6:50 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Thursday

In the local news:

  • The Tulsa Public Schools gets 49 Fs in the latest school report cards.
  • Ground is broken for a new OU-Tulsa medical facility.
  • Sheriff's officials fear more victims of a deputy's confessed sexual abuse.
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StudioTulsa
7:07 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

A Pair of Events to Be Presented by TU's Univerity School: "Love and Logic" at Home and at School

Aired on Wednesday, September 17th.

On Thursday and Friday of this week, the 18th and 19th, TU's University School will present a pair of free-to-the-public presentations by Dr. Charles Fay. Dr. Fay is a parent, consultant, bestselling author, and president of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., which he co-founded in 1977 with his father, the noted child-rearing expert Jim Fay.

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Local & Regional
4:44 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

New Hiking Trail Coming to Sand Springs

Lions, tigers, and bears are definitely not things you will see coming to Sand Springs Park but an addition of a one mile hiking trail just might be.  The Wilson Trail will be the first trail with a difficulty rating that allows for a more physically challenging route for experienced hikers. Including this new addition the park now has 4.4 miles of trails with a variety of difficulty levels so outdoor enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy nature.

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Local & Regional
4:01 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

OU, TU Officials, Faculty and Students Break Ground on Medical Training Center

Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

Construction officially starts on a training center at the Tulsa School of Community Medicine.

The Tandy Education Center will feature the latest in medical simulation, allowing medical students to gain realistic experience. School of Community Medicine Dean Ondria Gleason said this is the direction med school is going.

"As those in the field of medical education and the public have turned more attention to patient safety, medical simulation helps learners deal with anticipated medical events and work as a team in a safe, risk-free environment," Gleason said.

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Local & Regional
3:00 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Grades for Tulsa Public Schools are Out, and There are Too Many F's

State grades are in for TPS.
Credit KWGS Photo

The new district report cards are out, and Tulsa Public Schools didn’t do well. TPS has a total of 49 schools with failing grades, up from 36 last year. But District Spokesman Chris Payne says it’s not an apples to apples comparison because special ed and English language students weren’t given modified versions of achievement tests as in the past. He says it makes comparisons meaningless.

Payne calls the school grading system ‘deeply flawed’. Five schools received A’s, four got B’s, and seven C’s.

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Local & Regional
11:59 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Deputy Accused of Sexual Assault Resigns

Undersheriff Tim Albin discusses the case with reporters.
Credit KWGS News

A Tulsa  Sheriff's Deputy is accused of sexually assaulting two women at a Tulsa County home.

Tulsa County Maj. Shannon Clark says the 26-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday night. He was being held on $65,000 bond for sexual assault and battery complaints.

Tulsa County Under Sheriff Tim Albin says 26-year-old Gerald Nuckolls submitted his resignation. In a statement, Deputy Nuckolls said he had exposed himself to other women and has a problem being around pretty women.  Under Sheriff Albin asked for any other victims to please come forward.

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Local & Regional
10:55 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Duncan Notifies Residents of Water Quality Issue

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DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Duncan has notified residents that the city's water supply has exceeded the maximum contaminant level of a chemical that's used to disinfect the water.

Public Works Director Scott Vaughn says the levels of trihalomethanes, or THMs, slightly exceed federal standards. THMs are a byproduct of the chlorine used to treat the water.

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Local & Regional
8:58 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Seismic Wednesday? Several Quakes Shake Oklahoma

More Oklahoma earthquakes shake the north central portion of the state. Four quakes took place between midnight and 8:30 this morning. Each quake was a little stronger than the previous one. All of the quakes were above 3.0.

The strongest quake hit about 8:20 this morning and came in at 3.5 near Perry in Noble County. It was felt in a wide area, including parts of Tulsa County.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Wed September 17, 2014

TRAFFIC: Cherry Street Water Line Break

Credit Google Street View

Tulsa Public Works crews are making repairs to a water line break in mid-town.  The line is near 15th and South St-Louis, just east of Peoria.

Yesterday, a 24" line snapped and was repaired. This morning a nearby six inch line gave way. Crews are working this morning to repair the damage.

You are being advised to avoid the area.

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Local & Regional
7:04 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Attorney Challenges Capitol Overhaul Bond Plan

Yellow fence blocks off portions of the capitol because it is deemed unsafe.
Credit KGOU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City attorney is challenging the Legislature's plan for a $120 million bond issue to pay for improvements to the state Capitol.

Attorney Jerry Fent filed a notice Tuesday with the governor and attorney general indicating his opposition to the plan. Fent claims the bill authorizing the bond issue was an unconstitutional special law because it addressed only one state building.

Fent's formal opposition to the plan is expected to delay the issuing of the bonds to pay for the renovations to the nearly 100-year-old building.

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