Why do some societies thrive while others fail? What makes certain societies more vengeful, more violent, or more war-driven than others? And what can we who live in the world's modern societies learn from those who dwell in -- or have dwelled in -- the world's traditional societies? Such are the questions we explore on this edition of StudioTulsa.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state lawmaker says a former University of Oklahoma student caught on video leading a racist chant plans to meet with black civic leaders to personally apologize.
Sen. Anastasia Pittman says the student, Levi Pettit, called her to apologize and asked to meet. The Oklahoma City Democrat, who leads the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus, says she arranged for Pettit to meet Wednesday with leaders from Oklahoma's black community.
WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — A Wagoner woman was killed when the sport utility vehicle she was driving collided with a state of Oklahoma construction vehicle.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 38-year-old Deborah Crider died in the crash on Oklahoma 51 west of Wagoner.
An OHP report says Crider was eastbound when her SUV crashed into the rear of the construction vehicle that was also eastbound while working on the center line of the highway. The driver and a passenger in the state vehicle were not injured.
Tulsa County applies for a grant to help reduce the jail population by developing more community based alternatives. Sheriff’s Governmental Affairs Director Terry Simonson says the MacArthur Foundation will choose 20 semifinalists to come up with a plan.
Applications are due the end of this month. In December, 10 finalists will be chosen to receive at least two million dollars a year for two years to implement the plan.
The chance of severe weather is elevated to high across northeast Oklahoma later today. The National Storm Prediction Center at Norman has place the region in its second (out of 5) highest probability area. Below you will find the text from the SPC. Remember, at KWGS and KWTU we bring you weather bulletins at once from the National Weather Service.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says authorities have dismantled a criminal operation involving three metro stores for allegedly selling and distributing synthetic marijuana, known as K2 or Spice.
Pruitt's office announced the bust-up Tuesday, saying 18 arrest and search warrants had been executed across four Oklahoma counties that netted six arrests.
Authorities say the investigation of the three Mr. Coolz stores followed complaints from citizens about the danger of the narcotics allegedly sold at the stores.