StudioTulsa
3:37 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

TU's Presidential Lecture Series to Feature an Address by the Acclaimed Scientist Jared Diamond

Aired on Wednesday, March 25th.

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.

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Local & Regional
12:15 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Severe Weather Information Clearing House

Here is your one stop location for information you need concerning our severe weather threat in Green Country.

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Local & Regional
12:13 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Oklahoma Student Who Led Racist Chant to Meet Black Leaders

The now closed SAE house in Norman
Credit OU

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.

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Local & Regional
12:10 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Wagoner Woman Dies in Crash with Construction Vehicle

The Navigation Channel on Highway 51 east of Catoosa.
Credit KWGS News

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.

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Local & Regional
11:51 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Grant Sought to Reduce Tulsa Jail Population

Tulsa's jail is frequently crowded.
Credit KWGS News Photo

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.

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Local & Regional
9:06 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Tulsa In Severe Weather Bull's Eye for Later Today/Tonight

Tulsa is in the highest probability area for later today
Credit SPC-Norman

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.

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Local & Regional
7:02 am
Wed March 25, 2015

AG Announces Bust-up of Stores Selling Synthetic Marijuana

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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.

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Local & Regional
6:57 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Average Price for Gasoline in Oklahoma Falls Slightly

A Tulsa gasoline pump
Credit KWGS News File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The average price for gasoline is down slightly in the past week in Oklahoma.

AAA Oklahoma reported Tuesday that the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular is $2.27 per gallon — two-and-a-half cents from last week. The national average price is $2.42 per gallon

Prices in selected cities in Oklahoma range from $2.16 per gallon in Grove to $2.36 per gallon in Guymon.

Motorists in Oklahoma City and Lawton are paying an average of $2.23 per gallon while the average in Tulsa is $2.18 per gallon.

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Local & Regional
6:53 am
Wed March 25, 2015

It is OFFICIAL Tulsa! No School on Monday

Last year's teacher rally.
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The Tulsa School Board votes to call off classes this coming Monday. The district will use its last snow day allow teachers, students and administrators attend a state wide education rally.

This is the second year for the rally in Oklahoma City at the state capitol. It coincides with state lawmakers working on a new state budget for education.

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Local & Regional
6:46 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • Leaders from Tulsa County towns come forward with a new Vision proposal.
  • The Tulsa School Board votes to call off classes Monday for a statewide education rally in OKC.
  • A wounded bald eagle takes flight again and KWGS News is there.
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