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1:04 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Federal Agency Investigating OKC School District

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Public Schools officials say the federal education department is investigating the district for three complaints.

Superintendent Rob Neu disclosed the complaints during a school board meeting earlier this month.

The district is accused of failing to provide equal opportunities to male and female high school students, and of discriminating against blacks and disabled students related to alternative education placements. It's also accused of discrimination against Hispanic and black students related to discipline.

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Local & Regional
11:43 am
Tue December 16, 2014

TCC and OSU Make It Easier for Students to Transfer Programs

TCC's downtown campus
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Tulsa Community College and Oklahoma State University are making it easier for students to move an associate degree to a bachelor's degree.

OSU President Burns Hargis and TCC President Leigh B. Goodson will sign an agreement Tuesday in Tulsa that makes it easier for students to complete an associate degree at TCC and move in to a bachelor's degree at OSU.

The transfer agreement involves nearly 20 degree programs including applied sociology, business administration and management, computer science, geology, political science and sociology.

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Local & Regional
10:49 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Tulsa Fire Crews Fight a Stubborn Blaze

Fire trucks clog Admiral east of Harvard as fire crews battle a blaze in a building next to a mostly vacant shopping center.
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There are no reports of injuries associated with a mid-morning business fire in the 3700 block of East Admiral.  Thick smoke was pouring from a small structure, across the street from the long closed Piggy-Wiggly supermarket, when fire fighters arrived.

Fire crews brought in a snorkel truck to help fight the fire from above. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  The fire was just a few blocks away from an overnight blaze that destroyed an auto repair business. There are no known connections between the two fires.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Gas Prices: Christmas Present or Bundle of Switches?

The Quik-Trip sign at Admiral and Harvard.
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What to their wondering eyes did appear but gasoline for $1.99 is here.

The collapsing price of oil has pushed gasoline prices in Tulsa below $2.00 a gallon for the first time since the recession. The price of oil hit a 52-week low at $53. 60 this morning. Back in June,  the price was nearly double at $102 a barrel.

State officials are expressing concern about  oil prices. The drop is beginning to impact state revenue, much of which comes from taxes on oil production revenue. The decline could impact the amount of money lawmakers have to spend.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Tue December 16, 2014

TCC and OSU make it Easier for Students to Transfer Programs

TCC's downtown campus
Credit KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa Community College and Oklahoma State University are making it easier for students to move an associate degree to a bachelor's degree.

OSU President Burns Hargis and TCC President Leigh B. Goodson will sign an agreement Tuesday in Tulsa that makes it easier for students to complete an associate degree at TCC and move in to a bachelor's degree at OSU.

The transfer agreement involves nearly 20 degree programs including applied sociology, business administration and management, computer science, geology, political science and sociology.

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Local & Regional
7:48 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Attorneys Seeking to halt Oklahoma Executions

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for 21 Oklahoma death row inmates head to federal court this week hoping that behind-the-scenes details of an execution gone awry will prevent a "bloody mess" from ever happening again.

Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma say new lethal injection protocols will address the problems encountered during April's bungled execution of 38-year-old Clayton Lockett. But the inmates argue the state is experimenting on them with new drug combinations that amount to cruel and unusual punishment.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Oklahoma Blood Institute Declares Blood Emergency in State

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Blood Institute has declared a blood emergency because of a statewide blood shortage.

The Oklahoman reports that the institute declared the emergency on Monday as the state's supply of donated blood fell below the amount needed for an average day. It is encouraging donors to give blood this month to help reverse the shortage.

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Local & Regional
6:43 am
Tue December 16, 2014

The Top Local News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • The Tulsa School Board votes to put a bond issue on the March ballot.
  • Meet TU's new head football coach.
  • Dropping energy prices could hurt state revenue.
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Local & Regional
5:00 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

State Supreme Court OKs $120M Capitol Bond Issue

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld legislation authorizing a $120 million bond issue to renovate and repair Oklahoma's crumbling State Capitol building.

In a unanimous decision, the nine-member court handed down a decision Monday rejecting allegations that the bond legislation was an unconstitutional special law that should be struck down.

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StudioTulsa
4:45 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

"The Overparenting Epidemic: Why Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for Your Kids...and Dangerous for You"

Aired on Monday, December 15th.

Our guest on ST is Dr. George Glass, a longtime Texas-based physician who's also the co-author of "The Overparenting Epidemic: Why Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for Your Kids...and Dangerous for You, Too!" While the notion of "overparenting" or "helicopter parenting" is not really a new concept, what is rather newly and widely apparent is that our society's first generation of overparented children are now becoming adults in their own right.

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