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6:57 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Friday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the local news:

  • The state releases its review of the Clayton Lockett execution.
  • Jury trails in Tulsa County are called off because of a flooded courthouse basement.
  • Two ex-cons are arrested on drugs charges across the street from Washington High School.
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StudioTulsa
4:25 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

"Ken Kewley: Collages, Drawings, and Paintings" at TU's Alexandre Hogue Gallery

Aired on Thursday, September 4th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with artist Ken Kewley, who teaches at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has shown his work at many galleries, museums, and schools nationwide. "Ken Kewley: Collages, Drawings, and Paintings" is a new show that will be on display at the Alexandre Hogue Gallery (in Phillips Hall on the TU campus) from today, Thursday the 4th, through the 25th of this month. Indeed, there will be an opening reception for this show today -- from 5pm to 7pm -- at the Hogue Gallery. This reception will begin with an Artist's Talk and is free to the public.

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Local & Regional
2:34 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Group to Study Rising Earthquake Frequency in Oklahoma

The number of 3.0 or higher magnitude earthquakes in Oklahoma has risen from single digits in 2008 to around 150 already this year.
Credit Oklahoma Geological Survey

A new group has been created that will study seismic activity in Oklahoma.

Fallin announced the creation of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity on Thursday at her fourth annual energy conference.

Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague will head the council. It will involve state agencies like the geological survey and the Corporation Commission, OU and OSU researchers, oil and gas groups, and state legislators.

The number of earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater has jumped from single digits in 2008 to around 150 already this year.

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Local & Regional
11:39 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Jury Duty for Next Week Cancelled

Jury duty next week cancelled because of basement flooding.
Credit KWGS News

No jury duty in Tulsa County next week. The flooded basement has caused court officials to cancel the jury call for September 8th through the 12th. Court Clerk Sally Howe Smith says jurors who were summoned for next week should NOT report to the jury assembly room Monday.

The jury assembly room is in the basement which was flooded because of a faulty drainpipe and heavy rains earlier this week. Howe Smith says there is a chance jury duty for other weeks could be cancelled depending on how long clean-up and repair takes.

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Local & Regional
9:16 am
Thu September 4, 2014

State Releases Summary of Lockett Execution Investigation

Credit DOC

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety released today a 29-page report summarizing its investigation of the execution of Clayton Lockett.

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Local & Regional
7:09 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Discussion Set on Future of Tulsa Schools

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Community leaders are set to discuss if current demographic and policy trends in the region are leading to the re-segregation of Tulsa's public school system.

Thursday's panel discussion at the Rudisill Regional Library will feature comments from several community leaders.

Local leaders will discuss whether Tulsa is meeting the spirit of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended racial segregation of public schools. This year marks the ruling's 60th anniversary.

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Local & Regional
6:59 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Agencies to Meet on Cleanup of Tulsa-Area Site

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality will meet next week to discuss cleanup plans for the Tulsa Fuel and Manufacturing Superfund Site in Collinsville.

The September 11th meeting will be held at Collinsville City Hall.

The site is an abandoned 60-acre zinc smelter, and cleanup of the site includes the consolidation and capping of waste, contaminated soil and sediments.

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Local & Regional
6:57 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Cooling Station Set Up for Oklahoma Storm Victims

The Red Cross Shelter in Washington County
Credit American Red Cross-Tulsa

DEWEY, Okla. (AP) — The American Red Cross has set up a cooling station at a local church to aid victims of Monday's severe storms who are without power as temperatures climb back into the 90s this week.

The relief organization says the facility is located at Bluestem Baptist Church in Dewey. It will also provide meals to victims.

On Tuesday, Red Cross volunteers say they provided more than 340 meals and 700 snacks to Bartlesville residents.

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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Thu September 4, 2014

2 Found Dead at Home in Bartlesville, Man arrested

File photo
Credit Bartlesville Police

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed and a 15-year-old girl was injured at a home in Bartlesville.

Police Capt. Jay Hastings says officers responding to a disturbance call late Wednesday discovered a man dead in the front yard of the home. An adult woman was also found inside the home suffering from apparent stab wounds, while a 15-year-old was injured but able to escape the home and call 911.

Hastings says the adult woman was pronounced dead at a Bartlesville hospital, while the teenager was airlifted to a hospital in Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
6:27 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS for Thursday

In the local news:

  • The state releases its report on the execution of Clayton Lockett.
  • St. Francis dedicates its new facilities at 61st and Yale.
  • The clean-up continues from this week's storm at Bartlesville.
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