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12:06 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court to Hear Common Core Lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Supreme Court justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenges the Legislature's repeal of Common Core education standards for English and math.

Arguments are scheduled before the state's highest court on Tuesday, about a month before public school students are scheduled to return to the classroom.

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11:59 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Reports of Minor Damage After 2 Harrah Earthquakes

Credit Kids Space Museum

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — Minor damage has been reported after back-to-back earthquakes hit an Oklahoma City suburb early Tuesday.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit 3 miles north-northeast of Harrah shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. About two hours later, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the same area, awakening many residents in the Oklahoma City area.

Harrah is about 20 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Minor damage, including broken windows, has been reported at businesses along Church Street in downtown Harrah. No injuries have been reported.

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11:49 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Tulsa Police Stop Assault Rifles Getting to Gang Members

Stolen items Gang Unit officers recovered.
Credit Tulsa Police Department

Tulsa Police find nine firearms, ammunition and a ballistic vest within 12 hours of the items being reported as stolen. Officer Leland Ashley says it began with gang unit officers stopping a vehicle, and two assault rifles were found.

"It was connected through the course of interviews. It was determined that the individuals that had stolen the weapons were actually in route to sell these guns to a gang member."

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11:30 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Port Reaches Tonnage Milestone

Port of Catoosa ships 75 million tons of cargo.
Credit Port of Catoosa

Tulsa’s Port of Catoosa reaches a milestone. Since opening more than 40 years ago, the inland waterway has now shipped 75 million tons of cargo. Port Director Bob Portiss says even building the facility showed a lot of faith because many didn’t think an inland waterway would work in Tulsa.

An upgrade to the dock is underway that should double the capacity for dry cargo shipments.

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9:06 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Mayor Bartlett Helps Lead Overseas Aviation Economic Tour

The Farnborough Air and Industry Show is outside of London.
Credit Facebook

It is considered an international “Who’s Who” gathering of the aviation industry and Oklahoma is represented.

Mayor Bartlett is helping lead a delegation to the Farnborough Air and Industry show outside of London. In an interview with KWGS from the  show, the mayor said it is a great chance to make connections and build business relationships important to Tulsa's aviation and aerospace industry.             

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7:59 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Woman Ordered to Trial For 1992 Deaths

Beverly Noe
Credit Booking Photo

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A judge says there's sufficient evidence for a 67-year-old Bristow woman to stand trial on murder charges in the 1992 killings of three people.

Beverly Noe was bound over for trial Monday on three counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors charged Noe earlier this year in the deaths of her 23-year-old former daughter-in-law Wendy Camp; Camp's 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto; and Camp's sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear.

Investigators found the bodies last year, buried in a hole dug for a septic tank.

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7:56 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Democrat Blasts Shutdown of Oklahoma Workers Comp Court

Joe Dorman being interviewed
Credit Facebook

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Dorman is criticizing Republican Gov. Mary Fallin for changes to Oklahoma's workers compensation system that he says has blocked injured workers' access to medical care.

Dorman said Monday that he will work fix the worker compensation system to make it fair for injured workers.

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7:50 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Repair Work Planned on Oklahoma Capitol before Bonds

Portions of the capitol are sealed off because of crumbling facade
Credit KGOU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State officials say they will authorize preliminary design work for repairs to Oklahoma's nearly century-old state Capitol before millions of dollars in bond money authorized by the Legislature becomes available.

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7:45 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Oklahoma Student Says Expulsion Was for Gay Marriage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City woman says she was expelled from a suburban college because she married her same-sex partner.

Christian Minard says she married in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 17 and posted the wedding license on Facebook. She says when she returned home last week from her honeymoon she had a letter from Southwestern Christian University telling her she would not be allowed to return for her final semester.

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6:51 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Hear Tuesday's Top Local News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • Tulsa's BIG chill (at least for July).
  • Chamber leaders detail a new workplace readiness program.
  • Common Core goes before the State Supreme Court.
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