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7:17 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Homeless Programs Get $7.8M Federal Grant

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $7.8 million in grants to 72 homeless housing and service programs in Oklahoma.

The funding announced Monday is an increase of $356,155 over the previous year. HUD's Continuum of Care grants help agencies provide housing and support services to people and families experiencing homelessness.

Local programs receiving the grants offer a variety of services including street outreach, client assessment, and direct housing assistance. Nationally, HUD awarded $1.8 billion.

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Local & Regional
7:10 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Missing: One T-Rex. If Found, Call Pet Store.

Credit Bartlesville Police

The owner of a northeastern Oklahoma pet store is asking for the return of a nearly 9-foot-tall dinosaur statue.

The Tyrannosaurus statue has been outside Classic Pets in Bartlesville for almost a decade and is usually tied down with cables. Owner Kathy Keim says she discovered it was missing Sunday.

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Several Earthquakes Shake Oklahoma

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It’s been a busy 24 hours for seismic activity in Oklahoma.

There have been 10 earthquakes within or very near the state’s borders — six of them magnitude 3.0 or greater. The closest one to Tulsa is also the most recent. A 3.8 magnitude quake centered about two miles southeast of Perry was felt just after 5:30 a.m.

Yesterday at 1:30 p.m., a 4.3 magnitude earthquake centered three miles northeast of Medford was felt into Wichita.

No injuries or damage have been reported.

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Local & Regional
6:49 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Tulsa's Tuesday Morning News

 In the news this morning:

  • The search for a new Tulsa Public Schools superintendent continues.
  • New state superintendent Joy Hofmeister proposes raising teacher salaries.
  • Attorney General Scott Pruitt requests stays of execution for three inmates.   
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StudioTulsa
5:05 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Remembering Marcus Borg, a Well-Respected and Prolific Theologian and Historical Jesus Expert

Aired on Monday, January 26th.

On this installment of ST, we listen back to a 1999 interview with Marcus Borg, a noted liberal theologian and New Testament scholar who was among the first -- from the 1980s onward -- to analyze Jesus as a historical figure. Borg, who died last week at age 72 of a lung ailment, appeared on StudioTulsa a few times over the years. This discussion marks his first appearance on our program.

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Music
3:34 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Sergio Monteiro from Armstrong Auditorium on Performance Oklahoma

Born in Niteroi, Brazil, Sergio Monteiro won first prize in the second Martha Argerich International Piano Competition and was selected to take part in the International Piano Academy in Como, Italy. He received degrees from the National Music School of Rio de Janeiro and has performed in Moscow and across Europe and South America. Awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture to study at the Eastman School of Music, he earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts, studying with Nelita True. 

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Local & Regional
2:28 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

National School Choice Week is Underway

National School Choice Week is underway for the fifth year running.

Shelby Tankersley with the National School Choice Week organization says their mission is to help parents choose the best option for their children from an array of choices.

"Those education options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, home schools and private schools," Tankersley said.

It’s not, however, about pushing one type of school over others.

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Local & Regional
1:43 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

AG Asks Supreme Court to Stay Three Executions

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Attorney General Scott Pruitt wants the U.S. Supreme Court to stay three executions until the death row inmates’ lawsuit is resolved.

Richard Glossip, John Grant and Benjamin Cole’s deaths have been scheduled, but Pruitt’s press secretary Will Gattenby said this is a necessary step.

"It is important that the attorney general act in order to best serve the interests of the victims of these horrific crimes and the state's obligation to ensure justice in each and every case," Gattenby said.

The lawsuit centers on Oklahoma’s use of the sedative midazolam.

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Local & Regional
12:34 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Gas Leak Sends Blackwell Students to Hospital

The Blackwell High School in Kay County
Credit Blackwell Schools

BLACKWELL, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Blackwell say a gas leak in a school gymnasium has sent 35 students and three faculty members to the hospital.

Officials say the leak occurred in the high school practice gymnasium in the Kay County community about 9 a.m. as the middle school boys basketball team and varsity cheer squad were practicing. Some students began to feel sick and a couple of students passed out in the shower area.

The students and faculty members were taken to Blackwell Regional Hospital and administered oxygen. All are expected to recover.

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Local & Regional
10:54 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Oklahoma Could Halt Executions for Supreme Court Drug Review

The Oklahoma death chamber
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious.

Rather than stop the executions itself, Oklahoma took the unusual step Monday of asking justices for a stay. Oklahoma wants the right to resume executions if it finds a different suitable drug.

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