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4:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

"Mississippi Eyes: The Story and Photography of the Southern Documentary Project"

Aired on Tuesday, July 22nd.
Photo by Matt Herron

Fifty years ago, in 1964 -- during what would come to be called Freedom Summer in the American South -- a young photographer named Matt Herron, who'd recently relocated to Mississippi from the North (with his wife and kids) in order to work on civil rights issues while also shooting photo-stories for Life, Look, and The Saturday Evening Post, put together a group of talented photographers that was known as the Southern Documentary Project.

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Local & Regional
3:14 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Legislator Doctor Wants Minors Quarantined

Credit State of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state legislator who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature says state officials are ignoring his request that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined.

Republican state Rep. Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow said Tuesday he's received no response from Gov. Mary Fallin, Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Commissioner of Health Terry Cline to a letter Ritze sent them last week requesting the quarantined.

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Local & Regional
3:10 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Tulsa No. 4 in U.S. for Rate of DUI Fatalities

Credit File photo

Tulsa comes in at number four on a list of cities with high rates of fatal DUI accidents.

John Kuo, an analyst for the financial website NerdWallet said Tulsa had 74 deadly crashes from 2010 to 2012 — as many as some much larger cities.

"Tulsa actually has as many alcohol-related fatal crashes as Oklahoma City, which is a city that has almost 200,000 more residents than Tulsa," Kuo said.

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Local & Regional
12:53 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

AG Says Health Care Ruling Bolsters Case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general says a decision by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., against a provision of the federal health care law bolsters the state's lawsuit that challenges a similar provision of the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a 2-1 decision on Tuesday that the law authorizes health care subsidies only for people who buy insurance through markets established by the states — not by the federal government.

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Local & Regional
11:13 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Tulsa Gas War!

The posted sign at the Corner Store near 4th and Utica.
Credit KWGS News

Here's a phrase you haven't heard since probably the early 1970s: "There's a gas war!" For you youngsters, a gas war is when one service station drops its prices to undercut a nearby rival.

For a mile stretch along south Utica, prices are well below what is being charged in the rest of the city. The Conoco station at 15th and Utica is charging $3.06 for cash purchases of gasoline, while a half mile north, the Quik-Trip at 11th and Utica is selling gasoline for $3.06 cash or credit.

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Local & Regional
11:05 am
Tue July 22, 2014

EPA Awards $11M-plus to Oklahoma for Water Quality

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $11 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.

The grant is part of the federal agency's Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a program that provides low-interest, flexible loans to communities to help them improve water quality and infrastructure.

The OWRB will distribute the $11.3 million as low-interest loans to a variety of recipients, including cities and rural water districts.

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Local & Regional
11:04 am
Tue July 22, 2014

UCO Among 'Great' to Work for

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Central Oklahoma as one of the "2014 Great Colleges to Work For."

The Edmond-based school was the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list. This is the sixth time in the past seven years the university has been named to the list.

Central was also among a handful of institutions in the nation given the distinction of being named to the "Honor Roll" for being cited most often among all the recognition categories.         

Local & Regional
9:47 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Sentencing Delayed for Oklahoma Tea Party Leader

Credit File photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Formal sentencing for the co-founder of the Sooner Tea Party on felony blackmail and computer crimes convictions has been delayed.

Al Gerhart was set to be sentenced Tuesday by Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott, but the sentencing date was delayed until Aug. 19.

Gerhart was convicted in May after sending a politically charged email to a state senator who testified he felt threatened by the email's tone.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Man Ordered to Stand Trial in Shooting Death

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A Lawton man accused of a fatal shooting outside a bar has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder.

The Lawton Constitution reports that Special District Judge Ken Harris ruled Monday there was enough evidence for Bryan Dutton to stand trial on the murder count.

Dutton is accused of shooting 35-year-old Sam Ruffin three times outside the Dew Drop Inn on April 19.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Cold Case Reopened in Rogers County

Credit Facebook

TIAWAH, Okla. (AP) — The Rogers County Sheriff's Office has reopened a case involving a woman who disappeared nearly two decades ago.

The Claremore Daily Progress reports that Tiawah-area resident Dione Fox was declared missing when she failed to attend a scheduled court appearance in 1996. Authorities in Noel, Missouri, discovered Fox's abandoned car eight months after she went missing. Fox was 23 when she went missing.

Jerry Smittle with the Rogers County Sheriff's Office says investigators are searching for Fox's remains in the Tiawah area.

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