Local & Regional
12:56 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Tulsa's Library System Gets a Prestigious Award

CEO Gary Schaffer talks about the Oklahoma Quality Award the Tulsa Library System received from the state.
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The Tulsa library system gets a prestigious award from the state. The Tulsa library is the first library system in the state to win an Oklahoma Quality Award for Pursuit of Excellence. It recognizes organizations and businesses for achievement in quality, performance, and best practices. Gary Schaffer is Library CEO. He says libraries are still very popular, and they’re always looking for ways to make each branch helpful and easier for users.

The Quality Award Foundation program helps both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

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Local & Regional
12:40 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

State Help With Winter Heating Bills

A floor vent
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A limited amount of winter heating assistance funds will be made available across the state through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which is administered through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday December 9, and will continue until all allocated funds are depleted. DHS has approximately $8 million in federal funds for this year’s Winter Heating Program in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
8:57 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Meetings Set for School Bonds

Tulsa Public Schools is hosting two public forums to discuss the proposed 2015 bond package. District officials will respond to questions, comments and concerns from the public at the forums. Parents and community members are invited to attend either informational session.

The forums are scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Memorial High School, 5840 S. Hudson Ave.; and 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at East Central High School, 12150 E. 11th St.

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Music
8:51 am
Wed December 3, 2014

The Pacifica Quartet On Performance Oklahoma

The Pacifica Quartet from Chamber Music in Oklahoma!

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Local & Regional
8:50 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Police: Tulsa Girl, 16, Stabs Younger Brother

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say a 16-year-old girl has been arrested after stabbing her 14-year-old brother in the chest with a knife.

The girl was booked into the Tulsa County jail on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon. Officer Jill Roberson says the boy was treated for the stab wound and is expected to survive.

Roberson says officers responded Monday to a report of domestic abuse. She says the girl stabbed her brother during an argument.

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Police: 4 Injured in EMSA Wreck

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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Edmond police say four people have been injured after a truck crashed into an ambulance.

Officers say the pickup truck driver crossed the center lane on Tuesday evening and struck the Emergency Medical Services Authority ambulance, which was attempting to turn.

Two medics and a student were inside the ambulance and were transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries. They weren't transporting a patient.

The truck driver was also taken to an area hospital with unspecified injuries.

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Local & Regional
6:45 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Teen Charged with Rape in Norman High School Case

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Oklahoma man with rape in a case that sparked a protest at Norman High School.

Cleveland County prosecutors filed two counts of first-degree rape Tuesday against Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin. Police say he is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl who was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent.

District Attorney Greg Mashburn confirmed Tuesday that police were investigating rape allegations by at least two other girls and that additional charges are "an open possibility."

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Local & Regional
6:43 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Machinist Shop Adding 175 Jobs at Broken Arrow

Rise Manufacturing is located in Broken Arrow
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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A precision machine and fabricating shop in Broken Arrow plans to add 175 jobs over the next decade under the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.

Rise Manufacturing serves the energy, aerospace and defense industries. It could receive up to $2.8 million under the program.

Company president Matt Torres said the company has already seen rapid growth. He said in May he had 15 employees but that he now has 32. He said he will hire mainly machinists and welders.

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Local & Regional
6:35 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

Our Top Local Stories:

  • The Tulsa Jail is coming up short to make payroll.
  • The Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds a tax cut bill.
  • Gasoline prices tumble. Could hit $2 a gallon by Christmas.
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Local & Regional
5:00 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Jail Operations Fund $1.2M Short for November

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Sales tax collections won’t cover November payroll for Tulsa County jail workers.

The county jail operations fund is more $1.2 million short for November expenditures. Tulsa County Fiscal Officer Tom Gerard told the county budget board today rising costs ate away at a financial cushion over the last four years.

"At this point, we have to look for other sources to either add to the revenue, to bridge the gap, or cut expenditures to be more in line with the revenue," Gerard said.

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