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8:06 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Water Boil Order Issued for Delaware County System

JAY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is advising users of a Delaware County water system to boil water before consuming it after E. coil was found in the water system.

DEQ said Wednesday it is notifying users of the Red Dirt Public Water Supply to inform residents that they should boil water for at least one minute or use bottled water for consumption, food preparation, brushing teeth and washing dishes.

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7:54 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Oklahoma Health Officials Establish Ebola Protocol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say persons at high risk of exposure to the Ebola virus will be subject to a 21-day, in-home quarantine, but that no quarantine will be required for others at lower risk.

The state Department of Health has adopted guidelines for monitoring health care workers and others who provided care to Ebola patients in West Africa. The guidelines mirror federal rules that set four categories of Ebola contact.

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Local & Regional
7:06 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS

In the morning news:

  • A FREEZE WARNING is issued for the Tulsa Metro.
  • A high speed chase ends with the recovery of 20-pounds of pot.
  • Tulsa County will pay the tab for the same-sex challenge.
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Local & Regional
4:09 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

City Announces Partnership With Social Network Nextdoor

Credit Nextdoor

Tulsa partners with a free and private social network to help get the word out on neighborhood safety issues.

Jen Burke with Nextdoor said the site has caught on in about 100 Tulsa neighborhoods already.

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Local & Regional
3:55 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Parks Department Hosts Grand Opening for Zeigler Playground

J.D. Smith shakes hands with Mark Twain Elementary students Wednesday at the grand opening of Fort J.D. Smith, a new themed playground at Zeigler Park.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

Tulsa Parks officially opens a new fort-themed playground at Zeigler Park.

The city closed the park’s rec center and pool more than a decade ago. Parks Director Lucy Dolman says the new three-story playground is the result of asking community residents what they wanted last year.

"They really wanted to see a playground, so we wanted this to be as special as it could be," Dolman said. "We had the students pick what theme they wanted to do. This is really our first major, themed playground, and we're really excited about it. And it looks like it's a big success."

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Local & Regional
3:45 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

City Touts Winter Weather Preparations

The City of Tulsa has 46 truck-mounted snow plows at its disposal this winter, along with seven pickup trucks with snow plows and three motor graders that can be used as plows.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

Tulsa hasn’t had a frost yet, but the city is already looking ahead to winter.

"We're in the process of getting ready. We have enough salt for what we expect to have for a normal winter here in Tulsa, and the crews are working every day getting ready," said Streets and Stormwater Director Roy Teeters. "EMD's supporting us by getting all of our equipment ready, and we'll be ready to go by the time the snow hits."

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2:54 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

The Tulsa Area Human Resources Association Presents a Return on Inclusion Summit

Aired on Wednesday, October 29th.

Tomorrow (Thursday the 30th) at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Tulsa, The Tulsa Area Human Resources Association will present its Return on Inclusion (or ROI) Summit. It's the largest professional diversity and inclusion conference held in this state, and it happens from 9am to 2pm. Our guest on ST today is an expert on the "the business imperative for inclusion in today's workplace" -- and she's also scheduled to be the keynote speaker at tomorrow's conference: Lenora Billings-Harris.

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Local & Regional
12:32 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Candidates Push for Donations as Election Day Nears

Joe Dorman talks to supporters at Tally's Restaurant in Tulsa.
Credit KWGS News

The candidates for Governor are busy with last minute fundraising with next week’s general election only days away.

Democrat Joe Dorman comes to Tulsa to meet with supporters less than a week before the polls open. He is well behind incumbent Republican Governor Mary Fallin, with a total of nearly one and a half million raised compared to her four and a half million. He says he’s not phased though, he believes Oklahomans are tired of business as usual at the capitol.

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Local & Regional
11:30 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Transportation Officials Warn Candidates of Signs

File photo of campaign signs in south Tulsa.
Credit KWGS News File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Oklahoma's general election is less than a week away, Department of Transportation officials are reminding candidates of state law against placing campaign signs along state highways or on bridges.

Transportation officials say campaign signs placed in state rights of way are a distraction and safety hazard to drivers. In addition, volunteers put themselves in harm's way by standing near highways or on bridges to display signs.

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Local & Regional
10:58 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Early In-Person Absentee Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting begins Thursday.
Credit KWGS News

In-person absentee voting starts tomorrow in Tulsa County. Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says there are now two locations where early ballots may be cast, the Election Board on North Denver Avenue and Hardesty Library near 93rd and South Memorial.

Hours are Thursday and Friday from 8am until 6pm and Saturday from 9am until 2pm. In-person absentee voting is no longer allowed on Monday.

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