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12:10 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Wagoner Woman Dies in Crash with Construction Vehicle

The Navigation Channel on Highway 51 east of Catoosa.
Credit KWGS News

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — A Wagoner woman was killed when the sport utility vehicle she was driving collided with a state of Oklahoma construction vehicle.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 38-year-old Deborah Crider died in the crash on Oklahoma 51 west of Wagoner.

An OHP report says Crider was eastbound when her SUV crashed into the rear of the construction vehicle that was also eastbound while working on the center line of the highway. The driver and a passenger in the state vehicle were not injured.

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Local & Regional
11:51 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Grant Sought to Reduce Tulsa Jail Population

Tulsa's jail is frequently crowded.
Credit KWGS News Photo

Tulsa County applies for a grant to help reduce the jail population by developing more community based alternatives. Sheriff’s Governmental Affairs Director Terry Simonson says the MacArthur Foundation will choose 20 semifinalists to come up with a plan.

Applications are due the end of this month. In December, 10 finalists will be chosen to receive at least two million dollars a year for two years to implement the plan.

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Local & Regional
9:06 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Tulsa In Severe Weather Bull's Eye for Later Today/Tonight

Tulsa is in the highest probability area for later today
Credit SPC-Norman

The chance of severe weather is elevated to high across northeast Oklahoma later today. The National Storm Prediction Center at Norman has place the region in its second (out of 5)  highest probability area. Below you will find the text from the SPC.  Remember, at KWGS and KWTU we bring you weather bulletins at once from the National Weather Service.

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Local & Regional
7:02 am
Wed March 25, 2015

AG Announces Bust-up of Stores Selling Synthetic Marijuana

Credit file photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says authorities have dismantled a criminal operation involving three metro stores for allegedly selling and distributing synthetic marijuana, known as K2 or Spice.

Pruitt's office announced the bust-up Tuesday, saying 18 arrest and search warrants had been executed across four Oklahoma counties that netted six arrests.

Authorities say the investigation of the three Mr. Coolz stores followed complaints from citizens about the danger of the narcotics allegedly sold at the stores.

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Local & Regional
6:57 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Average Price for Gasoline in Oklahoma Falls Slightly

A Tulsa gasoline pump
Credit KWGS News File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The average price for gasoline is down slightly in the past week in Oklahoma.

AAA Oklahoma reported Tuesday that the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular is $2.27 per gallon — two-and-a-half cents from last week. The national average price is $2.42 per gallon

Prices in selected cities in Oklahoma range from $2.16 per gallon in Grove to $2.36 per gallon in Guymon.

Motorists in Oklahoma City and Lawton are paying an average of $2.23 per gallon while the average in Tulsa is $2.18 per gallon.

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Local & Regional
6:53 am
Wed March 25, 2015

It is OFFICIAL Tulsa! No School on Monday

Last year's teacher rally.
Credit KWGS News File photo

The Tulsa School Board votes to call off classes this coming Monday. The district will use its last snow day allow teachers, students and administrators attend a state wide education rally.

This is the second year for the rally in Oklahoma City at the state capitol. It coincides with state lawmakers working on a new state budget for education.

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Local & Regional
6:46 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • Leaders from Tulsa County towns come forward with a new Vision proposal.
  • The Tulsa School Board votes to call off classes Monday for a statewide education rally in OKC.
  • A wounded bald eagle takes flight again and KWGS News is there.
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Local & Regional
3:04 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

VIDEO: Bald Eagle Released Into Wild After Recovering From Gunshot

Tulsa Zoo veterinary technician Alesha Dodd releases a young bald eagle found in late November with a shotgun wound to her right wing. Zoo staff and Wild Heart Ranch rehabilitated the eagle.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

A young bald eagle hit with a shotgun blast in late November is back in the wild.

The eagle had shot and two fractures in her right wing. Tulsa Zoo staff fixed her up and worked with Wild Heart Ranch to get her ready for life in the wild again.

Veterinary technician Alesha Dodd said letting her go today at Oologah Lake was emotional.

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Local & Regional
1:14 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

New Vision 2025 Tax Extension Proposed

Tulsa and area city leaders gather in Jenks to announce a new Vision Plan.
Credit KWGS News

Leaders of cities in Tulsa County announce a plan for a Vision 2025 tax extension that could finally get water in the river. There is a new approach this time that would allow each community to determine its’ projects and vote on them independently. Tulsa City Councilor G.T. Bynum says it gives hope for low water dams and other river projects that have failed in the past. Other cities may have other priorities, and that would work in this approach to a tax renewal.

Specific projects are yet to be determined, but the vote should be scheduled sometime this fall. 

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StudioTulsa
1:11 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

The War and the Silver Screen -- "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War"

Aired on Tuesday, March 24th.

Our guest is the film historian and journalist Mark Harris, who's written for Entertainment Weekly, Grantland, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.

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