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7:00 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Cherokee Nation Plans to Honor Veterans with Ceremony

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation plans to honor soldiers from the nation and other veterans during a wreath-laying ceremony.

The ceremony Friday in Tahlequah also will honor Native American soldiers who used their native languages to relay coded military messages.

A special Code Talkers exhibit will follow the ceremony with panels of memorabilia from World War I and World War II. It also will feature the 2013 Congressional Gold Medal that was awarded to the tribe to recognize Native American code talkers during World War II.

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Local & Regional
6:56 am
Tue May 19, 2015

3 Shot in North Tulsa

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three people have been hospitalized after being shot at dozens of times while in a parked car in north Tulsa.

Cpl. Dan Miller tells Tulsa World that police received calls Monday night about people transporting bodies from an intersection in the city. Miller said authorities later learned that three people with gunshot wounds had been driven to Hillcrest Medical Center by a Good Samaritan. He said the three male victims are between the ages of 17 and 20.

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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS

Our Top Local Stories:

  • A new Tulsa jail cost plan is being formulated.
  • The OK-Pop Museum comes up one vote short because of a mistake.
  • The petition effort to remove Creek Chief George Tiger comes up short of signatures.
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StudioTulsa
4:09 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

"The Art of the Book" -- An Exhibition Now on View at the Zarrow Center in Downtown Tulsa

Aired on Monday, May 18th.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we're talking about an engaging and multi-faceted little art exhibit on view at TU's Zarrow Center for Art and Education (at 124 East Brady Street, in downtown Tulsa) through June 28th. "The Art of the Book" offers more than 20 works that both explore and encapsulate the book as an art form -- from hand-crafted miniature volumes to book-inspired sculptures to re-purposed "altered book" creations.

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Local & Regional
3:20 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Vandals Strike Tulsa County Courthouse

Vandals broke glass Friday night in three out of four doors and a window at the Tulsa County Courthouse's Denver Avenue entrance.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

Three glass doors and a window at the Tulsa County Courthouse were damaged by vandals over the weekend.

Tulsa County Maintenance Director Dan Belding said it happened to the Denver Avenue entrance around 8 p.m. Friday.

"Luckily, that is strong glass. It's made out of safety glass, and it doesn't break easily," Belding said. They threw a brick or whatever against it quite a bit, and it didn't break all the way through on any of them."

It will take some time to fix. The doors and window must be measured, because the glass will be made to size.

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Local & Regional
3:11 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Tulsa Escapes Weekend Storms With Little Damage

Tornado sirens in Tulsa went off for about 15 minutes Saturday night, but none touched down within the city limits.
Credit KWGS News

State and federal emergency officials are surveying damage after an EF2 tornado hit Broken Arrow Saturday night.

Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Jolliff said the extent of damage within the city limits was downed power lines and felled trees.

"We're very fortunate. The impacts of the storm hit just east of us, though we did have rotating cells in Tulsa. Had to hit our sirens," Jolliff said. "We were fortunate in that the one that was the greatest threat to us did not develop out and cause damage, so very fortunate there."

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Local & Regional
2:51 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

County Official Working on New Jail Rate Formula

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Tulsa County commissioners may change how the jail’s daily rate is calculated.

Commissioner John Smaligo proposes a formula that would use costs at the county’s largest municipal jail to determine what cities should pay for using the county jail.

"It averages ratios between the City of Broken Arrow and the City of Tulsa, based on the total number of bookings and the overall population," Smaligo said. "And the reason why I chose Broken Arrow is because of the fact that they operate the largest municipal jail in Tulsa County."

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Local & Regional
11:45 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Man Arrested After Shooting at Tulsa Vehicles

Willie Henderson
Credit Tulsa Police

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have arrested a man who they say shot at vehicles along an expressway with his son.

The 39-year-old suspect, Willie Henderson, was being held Monday morning at the Tulsa County jail on a $150,000 bond. He faces a charge of shooting with intent to kill.

Police were dispatched to the Gilcrease Expressway Sunday night after a driver reported that a bullet shattered his rear window. The driver was treated for cuts by medics at the scene and released.

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Local & Regional
11:40 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Scaffolding Erected for Oklahoma Capitol Repair Work

Yellow fencing closes off portions of the state capitol.
Credit KGOU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Workers are erecting scaffolding outside the Oklahoma Capitol as they begin trial repairs on the exterior of the nearly 100-year-old building.

The work getting underway on Monday includes grinding out mortar from between stone joints, addressing window repairs, and testing different methods for treating stains on the building's limestone and granite facade.

Meanwhile, teams of architects and engineers are going room by room inside the Capitol and meeting with officials from some of the 20 different state agencies housed inside the building.

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Local & Regional
9:22 am
Mon May 18, 2015

American Indian Museum Plan Is on Track, But OKC Can Derail It

Credit American Indian Museum

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum could soon get the final boost of funding needed to complete a vision that state policymakers first had two decades ago.

The Oklahoma Legislature must approve a $25 million bond plan and obtain and agreement with Oklahoma City before it can wash its hands of a project that has proved to be a thorn in their side.

Oklahoma City would inherit a potential moneymaker in a booming corridor of economic development, but would have to operate and maintain the 173,000-square-foot structure.

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