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4:19 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

"Suggestion Box" Bill Goes to Governor's Desk

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State representatives send an employee incentive program to the governor’s desk.

Rep. Ken Walker says it would let state employees collect financial awards for finding ways to save their agencies money.

"Somebody can only receive one award per year based off an idea that they have," Walker said before a House vote on the measure. "I would imagine that [the Office of Management and Enterprise Services] would come up with the rules for when it would be given."

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StudioTulsa
4:16 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

"It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War"

Aired on Monday, May 4th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Lynsey Addario, an award-winning American photojournalist whose work appears regularly in The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time magazine. Having covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, the Congo, Haiti, and elsewhere, Addario is also the author of a well-regarded new autobiography, "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War," which Publishers Weekly has called "a highly readable and thoroughly engaging memoir....

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Local & Regional
4:10 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Public Forum Will Cover East Tulsa Outlet Mall

The Outlet Shoppes at Tulsa are planned for an area near where I-44 and I-244 meet. There's a public forum about the proposed development tomorrow night.
Credit Horizon Group Properties

Tulsans can find out more tomorrow evening about a proposed east Tulsa outlet mall.

There will be a public forum at 7 p.m. at East Central High School, 12150 E 11th St., to discuss the Outlet Shoppes at Tulsa development.

"This one was the first one proposed in Tulsa, after which Simon came in behind discussing their mall, and then the Cherokee casino came in discussing theirs," said City Councilor Connie Dodson, who represents the district the mall is slated for. "Both of those seem to be kind of pulling back a little bit, but we're still moving forward and have been."

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Local & Regional
11:40 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Tulsa Sheriff's Office to Undergo Outside Review

Sheriff's Office to get outside look.
Credit Tulsa County Sheriff

An outside consultant will look into the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office, including the embattled reserve deputy program. County Commissioners today okay going out for proposals to conduct an in-depth look into everything from reserve deputy officer training to use of force. Even before the shooting of an unarmed suspect by a reserve deputy that focused criticism on the department, Sheriff Stanley Glanz says he was already planning for a review by law enforcement consultants.

Bids are due by the 22nd of this month, and a contract is scheduled to be awarded on the 26th.

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Local & Regional
7:05 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Tulsa Public Schools Coach Arrested for Domestic Assault

Timothy Littrell
Credit Tulsa County Booking Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa Public Schools assistant wrestling coach has been arrested on a complaint of domestic assault and battery by strangulation.

The Tulsa World reports the 36-year-old coach. Timothy Littrell, was arrested early Sunday after police received a domestic disturbance report from a woman. She says the man attempted to push her out of a vehicle while they were traveling on the Broken Arrow Expressway.

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Local & Regional
7:00 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Tulsa Fire Authorities Rule Blaze at Islamic Center as Arson

The Tulsa Islamic Center is near I-44 and Yale.
Credit Islamic Center

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa Fire Department says a fire at an Islamic center school was intentionally set.

Spokesman Stan May said in a statement that the Sunday morning blaze was ruled arson but declined to release other details. He said information about how the fire started and potential suspects wouldn't be released because the investigation is underway.

The damage to the building is unclear. No injuries were reported.

Video shows young kids in the building prior to the fire. .

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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS

In the local news:

  • The Oklahoma economy remains stable.
  • A fire at the Islamic School in Tulsa was the work of young vandals.
  • The head of law enforcement certification in Oklahoma applauds efforts to increase training hours for reserve deputies and officers.
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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Oklahoma Lawmakers Focus on Budget as Legislature Nears End

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second straight year, Oklahoma's budget writers are scrambling to fill a significant shortfall in the state budget for the upcoming year as lawmakers enter the final month of the 2015 legislative session.

Budget negotiators face a $611 million budget hole and are expected to rely on a combination of one-time revenue sources, an appropriation from the state's constitutional Rainy Day Reserve Fund and targeted budget cuts to state agencies to balance the budget.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Man Killed When Struck by Off-Duty Tribal Officer's Vehicle

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police say a man was killed in Tulsa when he was struck by a vehicle driven by an off-duty tribal police officer.

Tulsa police Corporal Mark Shelton says a Tulsa officer discovered the victim about 9:45 p.m. Friday and the man died later at a hospital. His name was not released.

Shelton says police were investigating the scene when another man approached and said he was driving the vehicle that struck the victim and that he returned because he wasn't sure whether he hit something in the road.

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Local & Regional
9:36 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Tulsa Police Arrests Suspects in Separate Slaying Cases

Heller Park
Credit Tulsa Parks Dept

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have arrested three people in connection with two separate slayings.

Sergeant Dave Walker says two women were arrested for Monday's death of 27-year-old Shamara Girod. The victim died after being struck by a car following a fight at a city park. Walker says one woman was arrested for manslaughter and kidnapping and the second for kidnapping.

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