Local & Regional
6:57 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Heavy Rain Pummels Oklahoma

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TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — Heavy rainfall is causing flooding in parts of Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Little River near Tecumseh. The river was at 15.4 feet on Thursday morning — more than 4 feet above flood stage. Forecasters say the river is expected to crest at near 16 feet before dropping below flood stage Thursday afternoon.

The weather service says the flooding will likely damage crops and pastures and affect rural roads along the river.

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Local & Regional
6:49 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Thursday Morning's First News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • The Governor vents on the lack of immigration controls.
  • Tulsa County DA candidates go to a court referee.
  • The OEA wants input in to new education standards.
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StudioTulsa
3:54 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

A Conversation about Freedom to Marry, the Long-Running Campaign to Win Gay Marriage Nationwide

Aired on Wednesday, July 16th.

On this installment of ST, a discussion of the marriage equality movement in our country. Hard to believe, perhaps, but the right for same-sex couples to marry was granted to the people of Massachusetts only ten years ago. A lot has happened in the last decade --- and by now, given that 20 different states have approved same-sex marriage, it's obvious that a lot of Americans have changed their minds and/or embraced gay-marriage tolerance, especially younger Americans.

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Local & Regional
12:21 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Tulsa DA Candidate Urges Court to Decide Dispute

Fred Jordan
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  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A candidate for district attorney in Tulsa County has asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to decide a challenge to his candidacy by his opponent.

Oral presentations were made Wednesday to a Supreme Court referee in the dispute between Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler and state Rep. Fred Jordan.

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Local & Regional
10:57 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Counterfeit Bust in Tulsa County

The fake money and equipment recovered in Tulsa today
Credit KWGS News

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office holds a news conference to show off counterfeit currency recovered this morning. Along with the funny money, the department arrested two people.

The sheriff's office says:

NEWS RELEASE: "These arrests are significant for metropolitan Tulsa, as well Northeast Oklahoma, as it is unknown at this time where these individuals may have passed the counterfeit currency. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s office is working with the Secret Service in conjunction with this investigation." 

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Local & Regional
10:39 am
Wed July 16, 2014

OSBI Looking into Suspicious Death in Wagoner County

  WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it's providing assistance to the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office to look into a suspicious death.

OSBI says a man's body was found Tuesday near Fort Gibson Lake by a small outbuilding. Authorities say the body had likely been outside for several days.

OSBI says its agents don't suspect foul play in the case, but they're helping with investigation at the request of the sheriff's office.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Teacher of the Year Finalists to be Identified

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The 12 finalists for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year are to be introduced in Oklahoma City.

The 12 will be identified Wednesday during the Vision 2020 education conference at the Cox Convention Center.

The finalists include two from each of the six regions of the state. The Teacher of the Year will be announced during the fall.

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Local & Regional
7:48 am
Wed July 16, 2014

New Oklahoma Law May Affect Gun License Applicants

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a new state law could affect people who are applying for gun licenses this year.

The agency said Tuesday that the law going into effect Nov. 1 modifies the state's Self-Defense Act, making certificates expire after three years. Previously, the certificates did not expire.

OSBI says residents who have completed a gun safety training course should begin the application process for a license as soon as possible.

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Local & Regional
7:04 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Oklahoma Referee to Hear Tulsa DA Candidate Dispute

Steve Kunzwieler
Credit Oklahoma District Attorney Council

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A legal dispute between two candidates for district attorney in Tulsa County will be heard by an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee.

Oral presentations are set Wednesday in the dispute between Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler and state Rep. Fred Jordan.

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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Wednesday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the local news:

  • The Supreme Court rules, Common Core is out.
  • The District Attorney Candidate dispute will be debate in court today.
  • An update on A Gathering Place for Tulsa.
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