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10:49 am
Wed June 10, 2015

OHP Recruiting for Next Academy

OHP looking for new troopers.
Credit KWGS News Photo

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is seeking recruits for the next Academy class coming up in January. OHP Recruiter Antonio Porter says time is running out to apply. The application period ends at the end of this month.

Porter says you must be a U-S citizen and have the equivalent of 62 college hours to be eligible. He points out the legislature recently passed a pay hike for troopers, so the OHP is among the highest paid law enforcement agencies in the state.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Wed June 10, 2015

North Tulsa Bank Robbed

This is a bank photo of the robber
Credit Tulsa Police

Tulsa Police are searching for a bank robber. It took place yesterday afternoon at the Bank of America location at Pine and Martin Luther King.

No one was injured. After demanding cash from a teller, the bandit made good his escape on foot to the north of the bank.

The Tulsa Police helicopter and dogs were brought in to help search for the suspect. Police did release this information on the suspect:

Suspect Information:

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Local & Regional
7:00 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Oklahoma Arts Council Seeks Nominations for Arts Awards

The Oklahoma Arts Council is seeking nominations for the 40th Annual Governor's Arts Awards.

The governor presents the awards each fall during a special ceremony at the state Capitol that recognizes individuals and organizations whose efforts in the arts have made an impact in communities, schools or across the state. Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 7.

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Local & Regional
6:57 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Oklahoma Revenue Collections Trail Estimate, Prior Year

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State finance officials say revenue collections to Oklahoma's main operating fund for state government trailed projections by nearly 10 percent last month, mostly because of huge decreases from oil and gas production taxes.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services reported Tuesday that collections to the General Revenue Fund totaled nearly $403 million, which is 9.8 percent below the official projection. It was also more than 10 percent below collections from the same month last year.

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Local & Regional
6:54 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Holdout Businessman in Blighted Oklahoma Town Dies at 60

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PICHER, Okla. (AP) — A businessman who refused to leave the Oklahoma ghost town of Picher has died.

The Thomas Funeral Home confirmed Gary Linderman's death. According to an obituary on its website, he died Saturday at age 60 after a sudden illness.

Linderman ran the Ole Miner Pharmacy, the last business in Picher. He was known as the "last man standing" or "Lights out Linderman."

Customers from miles away visited the pharmacy in the once-booming lead- and zinc-mining town about 20 miles southwest of Joplin, Missouri.

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Local & Regional
6:45 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • Demographics are used to help direct Tulsa capital projects.
  • The Governor hosts a job-fair in Tulsa.
  • Organizers say they now have enough signatures to call for a Grand Jury investigation into the Tulsa Sheriff's Office.
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Local & Regional
5:31 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Public Safety Tax May Improve Tulsa Street Striping

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Tulsa’s proposed four-tenths of a cent public safety tax could mean better street striping.

Streets and Stormwater Director Terry Ball said one option would be hiring an entire five-person crew.

"Basically, the crew would perform what we call long-line striping, which is driving down the roads and striping," Ball said. "And then, also what they would do is they would do thermoplastic, which is the more, I guess you'd say hardy striping."

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Local & Regional
5:21 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Demographics Could Play a Role in Next Round of Tulsa Vision Projects

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Tulsa’s Vision task force turns to demographics to get ideas for capital projects.

Dan Arthrell with the Community Service Council said the focus is simple.

"In terms of where to spend time looking for capital improvements, look to where the children are, and where they're going, where they're coming from," Arthrell said.

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3:26 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Portico Dans Theatre to Present "Pagliacci Project" This Weekend at the Tulsa PAC

Aired on Tuesday, June 9th.

On this installment of ST, we speak with Jennifer Alden, the co-founder and co-director of the Tulsa-based dance company, Portico Dans Theatre. Aldren tells us about this company's latest production, which, per the Portico Dans Theatre website, "combines the drama of an opera ('Pagliacci') and the physicality of aerial dance in 'Pagliacci Project.' The production employs youth and adult dancers on aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, and the Spanish web.

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Local & Regional
2:46 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Governor Fallin Hosts a Job Fair in Tulsa

Governor Fallin sponsors a Job Fair at Tulsa Tech.
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The Governor comes to Tulsa as host of a job and resource fair to help people find employment or meet needs while seeking work. Nearly 40 companies and agencies were on site at the Tulsa Tech Lemley campus. Governor Fallin tells KWGS News employers from several different type businesses participated, but there is a focus on the energy industry, which has suffered several job losses due to the recent downturn.

The Tulsa job fair is the third sponsored by the Governor. More are planned in other communities across the state.

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