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In the local news:

  • New parking meters go online in the Brady Arts District.
  • Blue Bell restarts its Broken Arrow plant.
  • The county commission backs new fighter jet for the Tulsa Air Guard.

Reveal for August 2015

Aug 25, 2015

An investigation into the culture of secrecy within the Jehovah’s Witnesses leads us to the story of one woman who was ostracized after she accused an elder of abusing her.  Thursday, August 27th at 12Noon and Friday, August 28th at 8pm on KWGS 89-5.

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The latest stats show no cases of West Nile virus in the Tulsa area. The County Health Department’s Kaitlin Snider says traps have turned up nearly three dozen mosquitoes infected with the virus, but no people here yet. Still citizens are being urged to take precautions since August is a month for high mosquito activity.

There have been nearly a dozen cases of West Nile in humans in the state this year, but none so far in Tulsa County. No deaths have occurred.


CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) — Three volunteer firefighters were transported to a hospital with heat exhaustion after fire broke out on a tanker truck delivering fuel to a grocery store.

Checotah's emergency manager, Leslie Phillips, says the fire started about 1 p.m. Wednesday outside a grocery store between Chocotah and Eufaula in McIntosh County. The tanker was carrying about 4.500 gallons of fuel and was attempting to offload it when the fire started.

Two Hurt in Tulsa Home Invasion

Jul 28, 2015
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One person is shot and another is pistol whipped in an east Tulsa home invasion. Tulsa Police officer Leland Ashley says it happened early this morning in a neighborhood near 21st and South Garnett.

Officer Ashley says four people entered the home. One resident was shot in the face with a rifle and another was whipped with the butt of a gun. The residents where then tied up. Two children in the house were not hurt.

Police say the victims did not know the suspects. They got away with cash and cell phones.

REDBIRD, Okla. (AP) — Wagoner County authorities say a woman who was picking up cans has been attacked and killed by a pack of dogs.

 A witness who saw the woman get attacked in the community of Redbird Friday and managed to chase the dogs away and call for help. But the Sheriff's Office says the woman died from her injuries before emergency personnel could arrive.

Deputies say the dogs mauled the woman's face and ripped her clothes apart. Authorities are attempting to identify the victim and additional details were not immediately available.

In the news this morning:

  • Broken Arrow police name one suspect, two victims in family homicide.
  • A new report ranks Tulsa's roads among the worst in the nation.
  • Arkansas River task force members react to a new dam proposal.   
Tulsa County

The state supreme court will not halt a grand jury probe of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. In a unanimous vote, justices deny a request by Sheriff Stanley Glanz to stop the empaneling of a grand jury beginning Monday. Glanz argued signatures were gathered improperly, but judges refused to assume jurisdiction, allowing the grand jury to move forward. Marq Lewis is a spokesman for We the People Oklahoma, a group calling for the investigation of the Sheriff. He says it’s been a struggle to get this before a grand jury, and praises the Supreme Court decision.

Oklahomans who purchase health insurance policies next year from the leading insurer in the Affordable Care Act marketplace could face unsubsidized rate increases averaging 31 percent, Oklahoma Watch data research shows.