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6:57 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Ex-Deputy Facing Sex Charges Faces New Count

Grerald Nuckolls
Credit Tulsa County Sheriff

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy who was charged with sexual battery and other counts in September has been arrested on an additional count of sexual battery.

Online court records show 26-year-old Gerald Nuckolls was charged Tuesday with sexual battery. Nuckolls was initially arrested and charged with sexual battery, indecent exposure and outraging public decency. He resigned as a deputy shortly after his arrest and has pleaded not guilty to the original charges.

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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

In the local news:

  • The candidates for state school superintendent debate in Tulsa.
  • A former Tulsa County Deputy is arrested again for sexual assault.
  • A new program will place the spotlight on women athletics in Tulsa.
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StudioTulsa
2:58 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

A Variety of Exemplary Native American Art Comprises "Impact: The Philbrook Indian Annual"

Aired on Tuesday, October 28th.

From just after WWII until the late 1970s, the Indian Annual exhibition at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art served as a vital outlet -- and a nationally recognized showcase -- for Native American fine art. This juried competition and sale attracted artists, collectors, and curators from across the country for more than three decades. It also helped build the collections of institutions like Philbrook, the Heard Museum (AZ), and the Museum of the American Indian (NY), all of which consistently purchased award-winning pieces at this show.

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Local & Regional
2:06 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Chamber Group Will Focus on Boosting Women's Sports

Bama Companies CEO Paula Marshall speaks Tuesday during the announcement of AWE Tulsa.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

The Tulsa Sports Commission launches an initiative focused on women’s sports.

It’s called AWE Tulsa — Athletic Women Excel. Bama Companies CEO Paula Marshall will chair the effort. She said too many people aren’t aware of events already taking place in Tulsa.

"We have a tennis event coming next year. We just had an NCAA golf event," Marshall said. "These are the nation's top athletes, and we've got to get people to care about women's sports and not think of it as a throw-off."

Marshall also wants AWE to help women learn life lessons from sports.

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Local & Regional
11:48 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Corps of Engineers Waives Some Veterans Day Fees

Corps of Engineers at I-44 and Highway 169
Credit Google Street View

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's waiving day use fees on Veterans Day for military veterans, active and reserve service members and their families at corps-operated recreation areas in the Tulsa District.

The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches on Nov. 11. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. The corps does not charge an entrance fee to its parks.

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Local & Regional
11:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Spartan Bolsters Pilot Training With New Planes

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine sprays champagne on Spartan College's new Cessna Grand Caravan EX Monday at a ceremony to christen three new planes.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

Spartan College adds three new planes to its pilot training program.

Its parent company spent $4 million on two Piper Seminole multiengine planes and a Cessna Grand Caravan EX.

"This program has been very successful, and with the addition of this new aircraft — the only 208 EX used in flight training — expands our capabilities as a college to meet the ever-growing and changing requirements of the United States Air Force," said Spartan College President Ryan Goertzen. 

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Local & Regional
11:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Oklahoma Judge Throws Out Earthquake Lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit over an earthquake that injured a woman, finding that the case should instead be heard by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

In August, Prague resident Sandra Ladra filed a lawsuit against the operators of water disposal wells in Lincoln County. She claimed they caused the 2011 earthquake that caused a rock from her fireplace to land in her lap and injure her knee. She sought more than $75,000 in damages in the suit.

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Local & Regional
11:33 am
Tue October 28, 2014

O-Dot Makes Emergency Bridge Repairs

The hole opened in the bridge deck on Highway 412 over Highway 151.
Credit Google Street View

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is making emergency repairs on a bridge deck near the Keystone Dam.

The giant, 4' X 4'  hole, opened in the U.S. Highway 412 bridge over State Highway 151. Several cars hit the hole before O-Dot got the lane shut down. A few  of the cars blew tires.

O-Dot tells KWGS the bridge is out of date, built in 1963 as work on the dam was finishing.  It is scheduled to be replace later this decade.

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Local & Regional
6:56 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Ex-Tulsa Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Charges

Tyrone Jenkins
Credit Tulsa County Booking Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Tulsa police officer has pleaded guilty to five charges that include receiving bribes, attempting to distribute cocaine and computer crimes.

Online court records show 41-year-old Tyrone Jenkins pleaded guilty to the charges Monday in Tulsa County District Court. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 10.

Jenkins was arrested in March and charged in April after prosecutors alleged he took about $3,100 in bribes during undercover sting operations by Tulsa police.

Jenkins later resigned as a police officer.

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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Oklahoma GOP Incumbents Favored for US House Seats

Credit KWGS News File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Political scientists and even Democrats say Republicans have a good chance to keep control of Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation.

University of Oklahoma political science department chairman Keith Gaddie says the Democrats' chances are slim and none — and that "Slim is packing up and leaving town."

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