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6:55 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

In the LOCAL News:

  • Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe has harsh words for the President's State of the Union.
  • There could be new problems ahead for Tulsa's cash-strapped Jazz Hall of Fame.
  • Lower energy prices are meaning industry lay-offs.
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StudioTulsa
5:23 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

The Rev. Dr. John M. Buchanan Will Give the 28th Annual Knippa Interfaith / Ecumenical Lecture

Aired on Tuesday, January 20th.

On Sunday the 25th -- at Grace Lutheran Church (2331 East 5th Place) in Tulsa -- the 28th Annual Knippa Interfaith / Ecumenical Lecture will be given. It is free to the public, it starts at 7pm, and it will feature the Rev. Dr. John M. Buchanan, Pastor Emeritus of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago (where he served for more than 25 years). Buchanan is also the editor and publisher of The Christian Century magazine; he has received numerous doctorates and honors for his scholarship, and he's written three books.

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StudioTulsa
5:09 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

John Silva of Morton Comprehensive: His Health Clinics Can No Longer Accept New Uninsured Patients

Aired on Monday, January 19th.

At the end of 2014, a surprising announcement appeared in the Tulsa World. A subsequent news item expanding on this announcement had the following headline: "Morton Clinics Won't Accept New Uninsured Patients, Citing State Cuts to Funding." Morton Comprehensive Health Services -- with clinics in Tulsa, Nowata, and Bartlesville -- is one of Northeastern Oklahoma's leading providers of health care for uninsured patients.

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Local & Regional
3:50 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Two Dozen TPD Officers Honored in Ceremony

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Several Tulsa police officers were honored Tuesday by Chief Chuck Jordan.

"This is a really good day for the police department," Jordan said. "We're celebrating two things. One is years of service for several of our officers. Another is a promotion ceremony where we're promoting everyone from corporals through the rank of deputy chief. I don't remember us doing that for a long, long time."

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Music
1:05 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Performance Oklahoma presents The Miró Quartet and Jon Kimura Parker from OK Mozart

Continuing its mission to offer a high quality music and cultural Festival for Oklahoma audiences, OK Mozart celebrated its 30th anniversary season this past June. Among its offerings, OK Mozart presented a chamber music series featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker, one of America's highest-profile ensembles, the dynamic Miró Quartet and woodwind players from the Amici New York orchestra; the collaborators returning this season having also appeared at the Festival in 2013. Recorded concerts are held at the Bartlesville Community Center and St.

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Local & Regional
11:24 am
Tue January 20, 2015

George Kaiser Family Announces more than $6 Million in Grants

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The George Kaiser Family Foundation has announced more than $6.3 million in grants to benefit nearly 80 area social service agencies.

The Tulsa-based foundation announced the donations on Monday.

The charitable organization says more than $4.2 million was donated to support human service organizations; $1 million supported community health organizations and more than $1.3 million was donated earlier last year to support basic services for various education groups. 

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Local & Regional
11:11 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Woman Charged in 1992 Deaths of 3 pleads No Contest

Beverly Noe
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BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A woman charged with killing two women and a girl in 1992 whose bodies were found in a hole dug for a septic tank has pleaded no contest to reduced charges in the case.

Beverly Noe entered the plea to charges of being an accessory to first-degree murder on Tuesday in Creek County District Court in Bristow. She was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Tue January 20, 2015

State Officials say Man Arrested in Drumright Death

The 'welcome to Drumright' sign
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DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Drumright man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 64-year-old man.

According to bureau officials, the man was an acquaintance of David Hunziker, who was found dead early Friday morning inside his Drumright home by a family member.

The state bureau of investigation says the suspect was arrested Monday on a first-degree murder complaint and is in custody at the Oilton Police Department.

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Tue January 20, 2015

...And Then There Were Two. Search Narrows for New Tulsa Super

Deborah Gist and Millard House II
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The Tulsa School Board has reportedly narrowed the search for a new School Superintendent to two candidates.  Both of the candidates have ties to the Tulsa area.

Deborah Gist is a Tulsa native and attended college at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently the Education Commissioner for the state of Rhode Island. It is similar to Oklahoma’s State School Superintendent. However, in Rhode Island it is an appointed position rather than an elected position.

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Workers Comp Settlement in Workplace Beheading

Vaughn Foods in Moore
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The husband of a woman who was beheaded last year at an Oklahoma food-processing plant has been awarded $100,000 in death benefits plus $418 a week for the rest of his life.

The benefits were approved in December for KC Hufford by an administrative law judge at the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission.

KC Hufford's wife, Colleen Hufford, was killed in the Sept. 25 attack at Vaughan Foods in Moore.

Prosecutors have charged Alton Nolen with first-degree murder in the case and say they will seek the death penalty.

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