StudioTulsa
6:17 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Meet Mary Fallin, GOP Candidate for Governor

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of our show, with Oklahoma's primary elections set to happen very soon --- that is, on July 27th --- we offer the third of our in-depth conversations with the state's leading gubernatorial candidates. Our guest today on StudioTulsa is Congresswoman Mary Fallin, who represents the State of Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District. (You can visit her website at www.maryfallin.org.)

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Local & Regional
4:46 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Henry wants More!

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Brad Henry is seeking federal disaster assistance for Oklahoma County residents and businesses affected by flooding earlier this month.

Henry made the request Monday for residents and businesses affected by floods between July 6 and 12.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says 226 homes were damaged by flooding but only about 2 percent of them were insured through the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Local & Regional
11:06 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Abortion Ruling

A pro-life sign across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services
KWGS News photo

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma judge granted an injunction Monday blocking enforcement of a state law that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus.

Oklahoma County District Judge Noma Gurich set a pretrial hearing for Jan. 21 and directed that the state not enforce the law, which was passed by legislators during their 2010 session. A temporary restraining order against the law had been in effect since May.

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Local & Regional
10:36 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Help Keeping Your Cool

Oklahoma City, OK – A limited amount of summer cooling 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.

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Local & Regional
9:48 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Hearing Today: Abortion Law

Oklahoma City, OK – Arguments set on Okla. abortion law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oral arguments are scheduled on a request to block a state law requiring pregnant women to have an ultrasound and hear a description of the fetus before getting an abortion.

The hearing is set Monday before Oklahoma County District Judge Noma Gurich. The law was temporarily blocked in May after the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York sued to have it declared unconstitutional.

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Local & Regional
9:43 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Heat Wave

The sign in front of the National Weather Service Office on 11th Street near Highway 169.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Heat warning extended in parts of Okla., Ark.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service is extending an excessive heat warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

The weather service in Tulsa on Sunday extended the excessive heat advisory until 7 p.m. Tuesday for 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma and three in western Arkansas. A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday in northwestern Arkansas.

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Local & Regional
9:42 am
Sun July 18, 2010

Tulsan Dies at Lake

Skiatook, OK – The Oklahoma Lake Patrol says Skiatook Lake has claimed the life of a 40-year-old Tulsa man. The Patrol says Verdell Schoats was at the Osage Park when he tried to swim across the lake. Officials say he was about 25-yards away from shore when he started to struggle in the water. Family members tried to rescue him, but when the reached him, Schoats went under and did not resurface.

His body was recovered two hours later after the patrol search the lake by the dragging method.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Sun July 18, 2010

The Heat Goes On

Tulsa, OK – angerous heat forecast in parts of Okla., Ark.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Weather Service says dangerous heat is expected in parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The weather service has issued an excessive heat warning through 7 p.m. Sunday for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Washington, Craig, Nowata, Sequoyah, McIntosh, Muskogee, Le Flore, Latimer and Haskell counties in Oklahoma and Crawford, Sebastian and Franklin counties in Arkansas are affected.

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Local & Regional
10:04 am
Sat July 17, 2010

188 Tulsa Teachers: Back to School

Tulsa School Superintendent Keith Ballard.
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, Ok – With better than anticipated budget figures, the Tulsa Public Schools is recalling 188 teachers. The educators were laid-off at the end of the school year in May because of budget shortfalls. The biggest group of teachers, 107, will be returning to the elementary classroom. 29-will be going to the district's middle schools and 52 will be in Tulsa's nine high schools.

The teachers selected for call-back were picked on the TPS service record and classroom effectiveness.

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Local & Regional
9:55 am
Sat July 17, 2010

United Way Goal Set

Tulsa Area United Way annouces its 2010 goal.
United Way

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Area United Way volunteer Board of Directors has approved a goal of $24,067,551 for its 2010 fundraising campaign that officially kicks off Friday, September 10, 2010. Dan Ellinor, Senior Executive Vice President of Bank of Oklahoma, N.A. and 2010 Campaign Chair, announced the goal following a meeting of the Board today.

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