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2:52 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Commissioners Pass Jail Agreement Amendment

Credit Tulsa County

Tulsa County commissioners approve an amendment to their jail agreement with the city.

Commissioner Ron Peters said it’s an extension of the existing agreement, which expired Oct. 31.

"To ensure that the City of Tulsa receives uninterrupted service at the jail and while simultaneously protecting the county, which is currently accepting prisoners without an agreement, we are retroactively extending the agreement to Nov. 1," Peters said.

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StudioTulsa
2:26 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Alexander Graham Bell's Assistant, John Wayne's Stunt Man, and Various Other Remarkable "Sidekicks"

Alexander Graham Bell's Assistant, John Wayne's Stunt Man, and Various Other Remarkable "Sidekicks"

Alfred Hitchcock's longtime collaborator, Alexander Graham Bell's assistant, Vladimir Nabokov's wife, Muhammad Ali's first coach, Ernest Shackleton's right-hand man, John Wayne's stunt man, and the little-known sixth member of The Rolling Stones -- on this installment of ST, we're talking about some of the great "sidekicks" of modern history. Our guest is Julia Rothman, one of the editors of a new book called "The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History," which is just out from Chronicle Books.

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Local & Regional
2:05 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Broken Arrow Chamber Official Killed in Crash

Michaelena Taylor was the Vice President of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce.
Credit Broken Arrow Chamber

Broken Arrow Police have identified the woman killed in an overnight car crash on 81st Street in Wagoner County. The victims has been identified as 43-year-old Michealena Taylor.

Taylor was the Vice President of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce . She was in charge of Governmental Affairs.

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Local & Regional
12:58 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Doctor Says Oklahoma Inmate Suffered in Execution

Clayton Lockett
Credit DOC

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution says he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious.

A pathologist hired by the inmate's lawyer told a federal judge Wednesday that recently released witness statements corroborate his belief that Clayton Lockett was conscious when given drugs to stop his heart and breathing. A witness for the state said it didn't appear Lockett was uncomfortable or suffering.

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Local & Regional
7:05 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Gasoline Prices Continue to Plunge in Oklahoma

Credit KWGS News Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gasoline prices have fallen in Oklahoma — again.

AAA Oklahoma says the state average price for regular gasoline has now dropped for 48 straight days and was $2.27 per gallon on Tuesday. That's the second-lowest state average in the U.S. and the least expensive Oklahoma price since October 2009.

Oklahoma City has a handful of stations with regular gas selling for less than $1.90 per gallon. And Tulsa has seen many stations drop to $1.99 overnight. The national average, now at $2.53, has been plummeting for 82 consecutive days.

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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Court: Governor Can Withhold Details from Public

Mary Fallin
Credit KWGS News File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state's highest court says Oklahoma governors have a privilege to protect confidential advice from top officials while deliberating policy and making executive decisions.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court said in a ruling released Tuesday the governor has a unique executive privilege that can't be encroached by the Legislature.

The decision was handed down Tuesday in a case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma on behalf of the owners of a satirical website that pokes fun at Gov. Mary Fallin and other public officials.

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Local & Regional
6:49 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Tulsa Educare Awarded Almost $3 Million in Grants

Credit file photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa-based early childhood education program is among several groups in Oklahoma that have been awarded federal grants to improve the quality of services to infants, toddlers and their families.

Almost $10 million in grants was awarded to Tulsa Educare, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency and Sunbeam Family Services, which is the grantee for Oklahoma City Educare.

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Local & Regional
6:46 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

In the local news:

  • TCC and OSU work to make transfers seamless.
  • The rebuilt travel plaza at Vinita will reopen next week.
  • A plea is issued for blood donors.
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StudioTulsa
3:21 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

ST on Health: Meet Dr. Donald Berwick, an Internationally Acclaimed Expert on Improving Health Care

Aired on Tuesday, December 16th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Schumann speaks with Dr. Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick is also a former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and he has served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, as well as the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Local & Regional
2:01 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

TPS Bond Proposal Heavy on Capital Funding

Tulsans will vote on a Tulsa Public Schools bond package March 3 after the school board unanimously approved the district’s proposal.

TPS spokesman Chris Payne says it’s heavy on capital funding.

"We do have the district on a 20-year capital improvement plan, and what we do is over time, we are able to address all of the building needs," Payne said. "If you look at this bond, there really is something for every school."

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