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1:11 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

US Running Out of Room to Store Oil; Price Collapse Next?

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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude oil that it's running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

The Energy Department reported last week that for the past seven weeks the United States has produced and imported an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it's using. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the main trading hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, and pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years.

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12:47 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Drought Grants Approved for 3 Rural Oklahoma Communities

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three rural Oklahoma communities have received about $1 million in grants for water system improvements that will save about 16.7 million gallons of water a year.

The grants announced Tuesday by Gov. Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board will come through the state's Water for 2060 Drought program to promote the responsible use of water.

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12:39 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Online Courses Sought for Oklahoma Firearms License

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans who want to carry a firearm will be able to take the required gun safety course online under a bill approved by the House of Representatives.

The House voted 88-7 on Tuesday for the bill by Republican Rep. Casey Murdock of Felt, who says he expects it will lead to an increase in the number of Oklahomans who get a license to carry a gun.

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Local & Regional
12:15 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Nitrogen Gas Executions Approved by Oklahoma House

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives.

The House voted 85-10 on Tuesday for the bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Mike Christian, who described the method as humane, painless and easy to administer. There was no debate against the bill, which now heads to the Senate.

Christian says the nitrogen would be administered to the inmate either by a "tent or some kind of secure mask."

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Oklahoma House Clears Bill to Scale Back Wind Tax Credits

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that would reduce the amount of tax subsidies paid to wind producers in Oklahoma has been unanimously approved by the House of Representatives.

The House voted 89-0 on Monday for the bill by Bartlesville Republican Rep. Earl Sears. It now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

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Local & Regional
6:59 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Fatal Crash on Highway 75

One person is dead following an overnight car crash in southwest Tulsa. Tulsa Police say it happened near 10:15 last night.

Two cars collided on Highway 75 near I-44.  Getting out of one of the  wrecked cars, a driver was stuck  by a third car and was dead at the scene.

Tulsa Police have identified the victim as 33-year-old Obrey Burk of Okay, Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
6:45 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News for Tuesday

In the local news:

  • Voters head to the polls today to decide the fate of a Tulsa school bond proposal and several other items.
  • A new development is planned for Berryhill.
  • A man is killed in an overnight Tulsa car crash on Highway 75.
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StudioTulsa
5:31 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

"What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs"

Aired on Monday, March 2nd.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Cat Warren, a university professor and former journalist who for several years had an admittedly strange hobby -- that is, she and her German shepherd, Solo, would often go searching for the dead. Solo, now retired, was a cadaver dog -- and what began as an effort to make the best of Solo's unruly energy and boundless enthusiasm eventually became, for our guest today, a quest to learn all she could about so-called "working" dogs, their handlers, and their trainers.

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Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Presley Family Ministries Plans Unique Berryhill Development

Dr. Richard Presley of Presley Family Ministries.
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Presley Family Ministries gets approval for a unique, mixed-use development in West Tulsa County where not much has been built for decades. Dr. Richard Presley says plans for the nearly 22 acres at West 41st and the Gilcrease Expressway include homes, green space, two lakes, a community meeting area, and even a chapel.

He sees it as kind of a mini-gathering place for the Berryhill area. The development would take place in phases and isn’t scheduled for completion until 2020.

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Local & Regional
1:08 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Sapulpa, Owasso Voters Among Those Visiting the Polls Tomorrow

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A Tulsa Public Schools bond issue isn’t the only matter Tulsa-area voters will consider tomorrow.

Money is at stake for the city of Sapulpa. Voters will consider bonds totaling $6.6 million spread among four propositions. Economic Development Director Ted Fisher says just over half will go toward mandated repairs to Sahoma Lake Dam and the city’s sewer system.

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