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3:57 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

State Lawmakers Get to Work on Volunteer Officer Training Bill

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In the aftermath of a 73-year-old Tulsa reserve deputy shooting an unarmed suspect, state lawmakers introduce a bill to require more training for volunteer lawmen.

The bill would basically require volunteer officers to receive 50 percent of the training of full-time ones. That would mean 60 more hours in academy and 15 hours of annual continuing education.

Rep. Johnny Tadlock said they know there are just a few weeks left in the session.

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Local & Regional
3:45 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Utility Rate Increases Part of Tulsa Mayor's Proposed Budget

Water and sewer rate increases of 7 and 9 percent are proposed in next year's budget. The additional revenue would go toward infrastructure upgrades and repairs.
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Tulsa utility customers could see water and sewer rates go up 7 and 9 percent next year.

Water and Sewer Director Clayton Edwards said the increases will cost the average customer in a single-family home $5.20 a month. He told city councilors the city needs to invest heavily in its aging utility infrastructure, and it has fewer funding sources for that now.

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StudioTulsa
11:56 am
Fri May 1, 2015

A New Exhibition at Gilcrease -- "California Impressionism: Selections from The Irvine Museum"

Aired on Friday, May 1st.

On this installment of ST, we learn about a gorgeous new show at the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa; "California Impressionism: Selections from The Irvine Museum" opens on Sunday (the 3rd) and runs through September 6th. Our guest is the curator for this traveling exhibition, Jean Stern, who is the founding executive director of The Irvine Museum (in Irvine, CA).

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Local & Regional
9:19 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Oklahoma Governor Signs Legislation for Cannabis Oil Trials

Senator Brian Crain
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 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Legislation authorizing medical trials for children with severe forms of epilepsy by using an oil derived from the marijuana plant has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.  

The program will allow the medically supervised use of cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating derivative of marijuana. Research indicates it effectively treats children who suffer from epileptic seizures by reducing the number and intensity of seizures.  

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Local & Regional
9:15 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Tiger Escapes Enclosure at Oklahoma City Zoo; No One Injured

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma City Zoo officials say a Sumatran tiger escaped its pen, but remained in an enclosed area before being tranquilized with no injuries and no danger to the public.  

 The zoo said in a news release that the 4-year-old female tiger was spotted shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday in an enclosed space between two cat exhibits. A ``Code Red'' alert was issued, moving the public and staff out of the exhibits.  

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Local & Regional
9:13 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Oklahoma Awarded $1.3 million for Family Violence Victims

 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A federal grant of more than $1.3 million has been awarded to Oklahoma to support domestic violence victims in the state and the organizations that support them.  

 The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration through the Children and Families Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.  

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Local & Regional
7:01 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Mayor Proposes New Budget

File photo of Dewey Bartlett.
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Tulsa's Mayor releases his proposed budget for the City Council. Dewey Bartlett presented the budget last night to members of the Tulsa City Council last night.

The Mayor's plan calls for a budget of $758-million. That is a 6.7% increase over last year's spending plan.

It does include increases for city rank and file workers. Water and Sewer rates will go up 7 and 9%. It includes funding for police and fire training programs.

The council will have two months to tweak the budget. It must be in place by July 1st, when the new fiscal year begins.

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Local & Regional
6:52 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Tulsa's Friday Morning News from KWGS

In the Local News:

  • Mayor Bartlett releases his proposed $758-million budget for Tulsa.
  • Police are investigating a drive-by shooting downtown. It has left a 19-year-old  woman dead.
  • The flu takes another Tulsa life.
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StudioTulsa
11:34 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

ST on Health: Concerning the Newly Created (and Excellent) Future of You Website from KQED

Aired on Thursday, April 30th.

On this edition StudioTulsa on Health, we learn about a newly launched website -- both clear and striking in its design, both interactive and up-to-the-minute in its content -- called Future of You. It takes a decidedly people-focused and tech-savvy approach to health and medical issues, and it was launched back in March by the good folks at KQED (which is a public radio and TV affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area).

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Local & Regional
4:14 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Governor Signs Legislation for Cannabis Oil Trials

Credit File Photo-NGA

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation authorizing medical trials for children with severe forms of epilepsy by using an oil derived from the marijuana plant has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

The program will allow the medically supervised use of cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating derivative of marijuana. Research indicates it effectively treats children who suffer from epileptic seizures by reducing the number and intensity of seizures.

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