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1:22 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Tulsa Hosts Gang Conference

Speakers discuss the latest gang trends at Tulsa conference
Credit KWGS News

Law enforcement officers from throughout a five-state region are in Tulsa for the 19th Annual Oklahoma Gangs Investigators Association training conference. It is being held at the Southern Hill Marriot in south Tulsa.

Gang officers will train on the latest trends. Plus, they are learning ways to assist in the interdiction and prosecution of criminal gang activity.

OGIA board member Van Ellis says gangs are no longer just urban street gangs. He says there are Asian gangs, Hispanic gangs and, as we saw last month in Waco, motorcycle gangs.

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Local & Regional
9:10 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Catholics Leave OCCJ

The OCCJ entry in this year's parade.
Credit OCCJ Facebook

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Tulsa has left the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice over the organization's involvement in the Tulsa Pride parade.

Saturday's parade was the first since same-sex marriage became legal in Oklahoma. Tulsa Bishop Edward Slattery says the organization's involvement in the parade left him and the diocese little choice.

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Earthquake Awareness to be Highlighted at Event in Medford

 

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — Earthquakes that have shaken parts of Oklahoma and Kansas will be the focus of an event dedicated to raising awareness about earthquakes and their connection to drilling techniques used by the oil and natural gas industry.

The event is scheduled on Saturday in the northern Oklahoma city of Medford, just south of the Kansas border. The free event is sponsored by the Oklahoma Sierra Club and the Kansas Sierra Club.

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Local & Regional
7:00 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Cruz to Speak at Fundraiser for Oklahoma GOP

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is planning to visit Oklahoma this weekend for a fundraiser for the Oklahoma Republican Party.

The U.S. senator from Texas will deliver a speech at a luncheon Saturday at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

Cruz was scheduled to headline a fundraising gala for the state party during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City last month, but was unable to attend because of a key vote that day on a trade bill in Washington.

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Local & Regional
6:57 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Gov. Fallin, Other Agencies to Host Job Fair in Tulsa

File photo
Credit KWGS News File Photo

 

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin, state agencies and local faith-based and community groups are hosting the Oklahoma Job and Resource Fair.

The event begins Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the Tulsa Technology Center Lemley campus.

The event looks to connect job seekers with employment opportunities and resources. At least 30 companies from the region will be recruiting candidates.

The job fair's partners include the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma State Department of Health and the State Chamber of Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS

In the Local News:

  • A Dallas Firm is hired to review the Tulsa Sheriff's Office.
  • An Owasso State Senator steps down from leadership positions.
  • The investigation continues into the deaths of two men, missing from Rocklahoma.
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StudioTulsa
3:52 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Up With Trees and Its Efforts to Both Beautify Greater Tulsa and Create Urban Forestry Awareness

Aired on Monday, June 8th.

On this edition of ST, we present a discussion with Steve Grantham, the executive director of Up With Trees. Started in 1976, this local nonprofit, as noted at its website, "has been faithful to its mission to beautify greater Tulsa by planting trees and creating urban forestry awareness through education.... In the last four decades, [Up With Trees has] planted over 30,000 trees at more than 500 sites throughout Tulsa. We plant along streets and trails, in parks, schools, fire stations, neighborhoods, and many other public properties....

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Local & Regional
3:26 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

City Councilors Want Meeting With Juvenile Booking Center Contractor

Credit Youth Services of Tulsa

Tulsa city councilors will try to figure out this week why the group running a juvenile booking and intervention center has had enough.

The Community Intervention Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to handle bookings and divert juveniles to treatment programs. Councilor Karen Gilbert said the council was surprised when they got letters from Youth Services Tulsa last week saying the organization won’t renew its contract.

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What's New?
1:50 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Public Radio Tulsa Public File

Public Radio Tulsa lobby
KWGS

We have an opening for a Membership Director! Here is the online job application.

Public Radio Tulsa Governing Board

The PRT Governing Board meets in Collins Hall on The University of Tulsa Campus.

Public Radio Tulsa Community Advisory Board

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Local & Regional
1:46 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Owasso Senator Resigns Leadership Roles in Oklahoma Senate

Rick Brinkley in a file photo at the state capitol
Credit KWGS News/State of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator at the center of an embezzlement investigation at the nonprofit agency where he once worked has stepped down from his leadership positions in the Senate.

Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman announced on Monday that Republican Sen. Rick Brinkley of Owasso resigned as assistant majority floor leader, chairman of the Senate Pensions Committee and vice chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

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