Local & Regional
6:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Body Found At Catoosa Recycling Plant

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating after a woman's body was found at a recycling center in Catoosa.

The OSBI said Monday that Catoosa police asked for assistance after the body was found in cardboard that had been left for recycling at the National Waste Disposal Facility.

The agency says the body is badly decomposed and had no identification. The body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in Tulsa for identification and to determine the cause and manner of death.

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Local & Regional
6:54 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Oklahoma Governor settles on 'Okie' for new puppy

The first family with the first dogs
Credit Facebook

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the public's help, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and her husband have settled on "Okie" as the name for their new white Labrador retriever puppy.

Fallin announced the puppy's name on her Facebook page Monday after receiving more than 1,000 suggestions. Among the ideas offered on her page were names like Freedom, Reagan, Sooner and Cowboy. Several people suggested names connected to the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team, like Lightning or Rumble.

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Local & Regional
6:45 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Tuesday Morning's Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the local news:

  • A one-stop enrollment center is opened in the Tulsa Public School District.
  • A state trooper is arrested for on-duty DUI.
  • A new roadway is dedicated in Broken Arrow. It is expected to bring economic development.
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StudioTulsa
4:57 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

"ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Monday, July 7th.

On this edition of ST, we listen back to an interview from April of this year. At that time, we spoke with Dr. Stephen P. Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Vice-Chair for Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Hinshaw is also the co-author of "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance," which he discusses with us on today's show.

StudioTulsa
4:48 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

"Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Wednesday, July 2nd.

On this edition of ST, we listen back to an interview from January of this year. At that time, we spoke with David R. Dow, a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and an internationally recognized figure in the fight against the death penalty. Dow discusses his latest book, a memoir entitled "Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life." You can learn more about this interview --- and can hear all of it as a free, on-demand "stream" --- at this link.

Local & Regional
2:48 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

It Is HOT... Heat Advisory Issued

The Time and Temperature sign this afternoon at 2 p.m. at 13th and South Harvard
Credit KWGS News

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a HEAT ADVISORY for the immediate Tulsa area. Below, you will find the text as sent by the Tulsa NWS office:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

* IN OKLAHOMA...WASHINGTON AND TULSA.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL REACH 100 DEGREES AND HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105.

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Local & Regional
2:06 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

New Deputies for Tulsa County

New Deputies join Tulsa Sheriff's force.
Credit Tulsa County Sheriff

Tulsa County gets a bunch of new deputies. More than 40 new deputies are coming on board, and most of them have just completed a four week jail academy. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says that will relieve some of the mandatory overtime seen at the Moss Justice Center recently.

In addition, 12 new deputies are being sworn-in this afternoon and they will begin work in the field immediately.

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Local & Regional
1:23 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

State Trooper Arrested for On Duty DUI

Highway Patrol Headquarters in Tulsa
Credit KWGS News

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol announced well in advance that it would crack down on DUI over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. One of those arrested was an on-duty State Trooper.

OHP Captain George Brown says Trooper Joshua Davies was arrested near Sallisaw after he crashed his 2009 Ford Expedition patrol vehicle. The SUV had minor damage.  He was pulling a boat with the patrol vehicle. The boat was a complete loss.          

Captain Brown says Trooper Davies was on duty at the time. He was arrested by fellow Highway Patrol Troopers and booked into the jail at Sallisaw.

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Local & Regional
11:59 am
Mon July 7, 2014

New TPS Enrollment Center Opens

The Enrollment Center is just north of the Education Service Center
Credit KWGS News

Tulsa Public Schools new Enrollment Center will officially opened today for the start of enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.

The new Enrollment Center offers a one-stop shop for parents to enroll their children in Tulsa Public Schools. The center not only houses student records and enrollment services but also the Accountability Department, testing center, ELL and homeless student services.

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Local & Regional
10:41 am
Mon July 7, 2014

New Roadway Opened in Bass Pro Corridor in Broken Arrow

BA Mayor Craig Thurman takes part in roadway ribbon cutting.
Credit KWGS News

A ribbon cutting ceremony is held for the opening of Hillside Drive  in Broken Arrow. The completion of this key stretch of road will allow traffic to run parallel to the Broken Arrow Expressway from Albany (61st Street) to County Line Road (193rd East Avenue).  It will also increase access to businesses located at Albany and Elm and connect them to the businesses located at Kenosha (71st Street) and 9th Street (Lynn Lane).

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