Local & Regional
10:48 am
Wed December 10, 2014

A Man Dies After a Fall from the Top of a Tulsa Hotel

Police investigate after a man's body is found in a downtown street.
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A man is dead after a fall from the top of the Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa. Police Captain Steve Odom says officers responding to calls of a body lying in the middle of Cheyenne Street found the man dead. He had suffered massive trauma. Odom says there’s no evidence of foul play,  and suicide is the most likely scenario, but investigators have to consider all options.

Detectives do apparently have surveillance video of the man on the roof of the hotel before his body was discovered on the street below.

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Local & Regional
7:02 am
Wed December 10, 2014

New Oklahoma Health Laboratory is Board Priority

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Health says a new public health laboratory to replace an aging lab built more than 40 years ago and a vaccine program to assure that all Oklahomans have access to immunization are its top funding priorities for 2015.

Members of the board said Tuesday they will emphasize the programs to state lawmakers when the Oklahoma Legislature convenes in February.

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Local & Regional
6:57 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Judge Orders Execution Documents to Stay Sealed

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered documents related to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett to remain sealed.

Attorneys for death row inmates filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot to unseal thousands of pages connected to the troubled April 29 lethal injection of Lockett.

The Tulsa World reports Friot ordered the Department of Public Safety in September to hand over the records produced during its investigation into Lockett's death but declined Monday to unseal them.

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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Pruitt adds Oklahoma to List of States Suing Obama

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorney General Scott Pruitt is adding Oklahoma to the list of 20 states suing President Barack Obama over his executive action to spare from deportation nearly 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally.

Pruitt announced Tuesday that Oklahoma would join the multistate lawsuit filed in federal district court in Texas.

In a statement, Pruitt said the president's executive actions are "unlawful and unconstitutional."

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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Human Trafficking Seminar Scheduled in Oklahoma

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POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — The growing dangers of human trafficking will be the subject of a seminar next month.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs will host the seminar on Jan. 15 in Poteau.

A spokesman for the agency, Mark Woodward, says human trafficking is a growing concern for communities all across Oklahoma. Woodward says innocent people can easily be lured into human trafficking by strangers, as well as people they know and trust.

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Local & Regional
6:43 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

In the local news:

  • Spirit will transfer wing work and $160-million to Triumph.
  • Sales Tax figures for Tulsa increase, yet again.
  • Gasoline prices continue to decline.
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StudioTulsa
3:40 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

ST Book Critic Nancy Pearl Offers Some of Her Favorites of 2014

Aired on Tuesday, December 9th.

Nancy Pearl, author of the "Book Lust" series of recommended books and our longtime book reviewer here on StudioTulsa, joins us to discuss her favorite reads of 2014. Here's a complete list of the books she discussed with us on today's program:

"2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas" (Crown) by Marie-Helene Bertino -- This novel depicts 24 hours in the lives of nine-year-old aspiring jazz singer Madeleine Altimiri and her circle of acquaintances.

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Local & Regional
12:41 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Sales Tax Totals for Tulsa Up... Again

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The City of Tulsa’s December sales tax check, which covers the period from mid-October 2014 to mid-November 2014, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, totaled $19,742,731, which is up 3.1 percent from the same period a year ago and 5.6 percent above budget estimates.

Tulsa’s sales tax collections since the beginning of the fiscal year in July 2014 total $117,381,233, which is 2.4 percent above one year ago, and 3.4 percent above budget estimates.

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Local & Regional
11:36 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Tulsa Civic Leaders to be Honored as 2015 Icons for OSU

OSU Medical Center in Tulsa
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Four individuals who have had a major impact through service to others will be honored by Oklahoma State University in Tulsa and the OSU Center for Health Sciences.

The 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa are Bryan Close, president of CloseBend, Inc., philanthropist Peggy Helmerich, Bob Jones, former executive director of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, and Bishop Edward J. Slattery of the Catholic Dioceses of Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
11:32 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Pruitt Defends Working with Energy Companies

Scott Pruitt
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general is defending his work with energy companies and denying that he participated in a "secretive alliance" with them.

Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that Attorney General Scott Pruitt was among other attorneys general working with energy producers in pushing back against federal attempts to regulate the oil and gas industry.

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