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5:02 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Getting to Know the Recently Formed Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition

Aired on Monday, July 28th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Bill Leighty, a longtime realtor in our community who's also served on the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, the City's Transportation Advisory Board, and its Land Use Task Force. Moreover, Leighty is the executive director of the Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition, which he tells us all about on today's program.

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Local & Regional
3:50 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Attorney Assisting Workers Comp Commission Was at "Arm's Length" From AG's Office

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt provided more details Monday on advice an assistant attorney general gave the Workers Compensation Commission before potential violations of the Open Meeting Act.
Credit file photo

A lack of oversight may have contributed to what’s being called incorrect advice to the state Worker’s Compensation Commission.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said the assistant attorney general working with the commission was embedded there and at “arm’s length” from the attorney general's office.

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Local & Regional
2:04 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Friday is Voter Registration Deadline

Friday is registration deadline.

If you want to cast a ballot in the August 26th run-off election, you have only until Friday to register. Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says you may sign up to be on the voting rolls at tag offices, at the Election Board headquarters on North Denver, or by going on-line to the Election Board website. The forms must be mailed by midnight Friday or in the office by the 5pm closing time Friday.

The Tulsa County District Attorney’s race will be decided in the Republican run-off. It’s Steve Kunzweiler versus Fred Jordan.

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Music
1:28 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

The Music of France, Part Three, on Performance Oklahoma

"The Music of France" • Program Three
from 
the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble!

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Local & Regional
1:14 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Judge Sets Plea Hearing in Grand Lake Boating Deaths Case

John Deselms
Credit Booking Photo-Delaware County

JAY, Okla. (AP) — A plea hearing has been scheduled for next month for a Tulsa man charged with manslaughter in connection with the deaths of two University of Arkansas students in a boating collision last year.

John Deselms is charged with manslaughter in the May 14, 2013, deaths of Rachel Nichole Swetnam of Grove and William "Trey" Varner III of Texarkana, Arkansas. Prosecutors allege that Deselms was operating a boat under the influence of alcohol when it crashed into a houseboat parked on Oklahoma's Grand Lake.

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Local & Regional
12:45 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Fallin Complains About Costs of Immigrant Children: Read The Governor's Letter

File Photo of Governor at the Immigration Facility at Fort Sill
Credit Mary Fallin-Twitter

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is complaining to federal officials about the potential cost to Oklahoma from unaccompanied immigrant minors who are released from a temporary shelter at Fort Sill and placed with sponsors in the state.

In a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, Fallin complained that Oklahoma taxpayers are being forced to subsidize the costs for education and health care for children who are placed with sponsors in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
11:34 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Drowning at Lake Keystone

The entrance to Walnut Creek State Park
Credit File Photo-State of Oklahoma

Fishermen at sunrise this morning make a grim discovery at Lake Keystone. A man's body was found floating, face down near the boat ramp, at the Walnut Creek State Park near Prue.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown tells KWGS, the Patrol's Marine Division arrived on the scene and recovered the body.

Captain Brown says, at this point,  they do not suspect foul play. It is believed to be the body of a man that was reported missing yesterday in Osage County.

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Local & Regional
7:04 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Rain Barrels to be Offered in Altus to Capture Water

File photo of Lake Altus shows the drought's impact.
Credit Flicker

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) — Free rain barrels are to be offered to Jackson County residents at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus.

Altus Emergency Management Director Lloyd Colston says 100 barrels will be available starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the technology center near Western Oklahoma State College. The barrels are being offered at no charge, but the number of barrels is limited.

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Local & Regional
7:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Elderly Man Drowns in Tulsa Pool

File photo
Credit KWGS News Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say an elderly man has drowned in his backyard pool while doing renovation work.

A police spokesman says the man was working on the vacant home Sunday night in hopes of selling it. The spokesman says the pool was in poor condition. The water quality made it difficult for first responders to determine if the man was submerged.

An Emergency Medical Services Authority official says the man was 78-years-old. The man's identity has not been released.

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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Coburn Cancels 1 Planned Town Hall Meeting

Tom Coburn
Credit KWGS News photo

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn had canceled one of several town hall meetings he had planned. Coburn canceled a town hall meeting scheduled for noon on Aug. 12 in Bartlesville after learning of a long-standing community-wide meeting planned for approximately the same time and on the same date in Bartlesville.

Coburn's office said in a news release that the senator is canceling his meeting in Bartlesville so as not to conflict with an important Chamber of Commerce meeting.

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