News http://publicradiotulsa.org en AG Says Health Care Ruling Bolsters Case http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/ag-says-health-care-ruling-bolsters-case <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">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.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:53:40 +0000 Associated Press 63614 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Gas War! http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-gas-war <p></p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:13:58 +0000 KWGS 63607 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Gas War! EPA Awards $11M-plus to Oklahoma for Water Quality http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/epa-awards-11m-plus-oklahoma-water-quality <div><p></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $11 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">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.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:05:59 +0000 Associated Press 63606 at http://publicradiotulsa.org EPA Awards $11M-plus to Oklahoma for Water Quality UCO Among 'Great' to Work for http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/uco-among-great-work <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">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."</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">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.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:04:33 +0000 Associated Press 63605 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sentencing Delayed for Oklahoma Tea Party Leader http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/sentencing-delayed-oklahoma-tea-party-leader <div><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Formal sentencing for the co-founder of the Sooner Tea Party on felony blackmail and computer crimes convictions has been delayed.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Al Gerhart was set to be sentenced Tuesday by Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott, but the sentencing date was delayed until Aug. 19.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:47:42 +0000 Associated Press 63601 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sentencing Delayed for Oklahoma Tea Party Leader Man Ordered to Stand Trial in Shooting Death http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/man-ordered-stand-trial-shooting-death <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">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.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">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.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Dutton is accused of shooting 35-year-old Sam Ruffin three times outside the Dew Drop Inn on April 19.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:44:26 +0000 Associated Press 63600 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Man Ordered to Stand Trial in Shooting Death Cold Case Reopened in Rogers County http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/cold-case-reopened-rogers-county <p></p><div><p>TIAWAH, Okla. (AP) — The Rogers County Sheriff's Office has reopened a case involving a woman who disappeared nearly two decades ago.</p><p>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.</p><p>Jerry Smittle with the Rogers County Sheriff's Office says investigators are searching for Fox's remains in the Tiawah area.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:03:09 +0000 Associated Press 63596 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Cold Case Reopened in Rogers County Broken Arrow Looking for New City Manager http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/broken-arrow-looking-new-city-manager <p></p><p>The Broken Arrow City Council&nbsp; appointed Russell Gale as Acting City Manager, after accepting the resignation of City Manager Thom Moton, effective July 21, 2014.</p><p>“After careful consideration, I have decided to resign as City Manager in order that I may pursue other employment opportunities and to spend more time with my family,” said Moton.&nbsp; “I am deeply appreciative of the Mayor and City Council for providing me the privilege and honor of serving the Broken Arrow community.&nbsp; I will take with me many fond memories of our collective successes.”</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:05:40 +0000 KWGS News 63590 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Broken Arrow Looking for New City Manager Tuesday Morning Local News from KWGS http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tuesday-morning-local-news-kwgs-6 <p></p><p> In the local news:</p><ul><li>An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING is posted today for Tulsa.</li><li>The Broken Arrow City Council accepts the resignation of its City Manager.</li><li>The Tulsa School Board approves a school shuffle.</li></ul> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:50:39 +0000 John Durkee 63589 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tuesday Morning Local News from KWGS School Board Approves Overcrowding, Sixth-Grade Proposals http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/school-board-approves-overcrowding-sixth-grade-proposals <p>The Tulsa school board approves reopening the former site of Mayo Demonstration School.</p><p>TPS chief of staff Amy Polonchek said population growth in east Tulsa means more classroom space is needed there, and it will be enough to accommodate up to eighth grade.</p><p>"We will renovate and expand, and make available to that neighborhood for children K–8," Polonchek said. "With the sixth-graders that we put back into the elementaries, we have seen some great results, so we look forward to a K–8 model in that building."</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:01:26 +0000 Matt Trotter 63563 at http://publicradiotulsa.org School Board Approves Overcrowding, Sixth-Grade Proposals