Local & Regional
12:09 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Oklahoma Senate Panel Approves Nitrogen Gas Executions

The death chamber is at the state prison in McAlester
Credit File photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that authorizes the use of nitrogen gas to execute Oklahoma death row inmates has been approved by a state Senate committee.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-0 Tuesday for the House-passed measure and sent it to the full Senate for a vote.

Under the bill, lethal injection would remain the primary method of execution, but nitrogen gas would be an alternative if lethal injection is declared unconstitutional or if the drugs are unavailable.

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Local & Regional
11:50 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Development Authority Wants Input in to Micro Plans

Whittier Square
Credit Kendall-Whittier Main Street

Revitalization is the goal for North Tulsa and the Kendall Whittier area. Meetings are being scheduled for public input into “sector plans”. The Tulsa Development Authority’s O.C. Walker says these plans will enhance what has already been adopted under the Plan-it-Tulsa Comprehensive plan.

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Local & Regional
10:26 am
Tue March 24, 2015

B.A Plant Linked to New Blue Bell Recall

The cartons look like this one. The products are NOT sold in stories.
Credit Blue Bell

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups- chocolate, strawberry and vanilla with tab lids because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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Local & Regional
9:47 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Edmond Man Denied Car Tag Supporting Gay Community

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Edmond man says the Oklahoma Tax Commission denied a vanity license plate that supported the LGBT community.

John Patrick Keefe II says he wanted a personalized license plate that read "LGBTALY," which is an abbreviated version of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ally.

Keefe said he received a letter from the commission in December rejecting his request. He said he was told the phrase was sexual in nature when he asked why his plate was denied.

Local & Regional
7:00 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Oklahoma Chief Investigator Allegedly a Fake Police Officer

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chief investigator for the Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department has been fired and is facing prosecution after authorities said that they found that he is an ex-convict and not a state-certified law enforcement officer.

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Local & Regional
6:54 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Cherokees to Give $4 Million from Car Tag Sales to School Districts

Cherokee Car tag
Credit Cherokee Nation/File Photo

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is distributing checks totaling $4 million from tribal car tag sales to 106 school districts later this week.

The checks will be handed out Friday at the Tahlequah-based tribe's annual Public School Appreciation Day at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Each year, the tribe allocates 38 percent of tax revenue from the sale of the tags to help school districts fund teacher staffing, buy new technology or other needs. School districts have total discretion on how to spend the funds.

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Local & Regional
6:49 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill Passes Oklahoma Committee

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prescription drug monitoring legislation that is one of Gov. Mary Fallin's top priorities for the 2015 Legislature has been sent to the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services voted 8-1 for the measure Monday and sent it to the full Senate for a vote. The bill was previously approved by the Oklahoma House.

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Local & Regional
6:45 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News for Tuesday from KWGS

In the local news:

  • Both sides squabble over a Tulsa Jail agreement.
  • A new Vision Project for Tulsa County will be announced later today.
  • Organizers predict a bigger and better teachers' rally at the state capitol next Monday.
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StudioTulsa
5:25 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

A Free Lecture at TU -- "Public Selves/Private Selves: From James Joyce to David Foster Wallace"

Aired on Monday, March 23rd.

Our guest today on StudioTulsa is D.T. Max, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine who's also the author of "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace," a highly regarded literary biography which first appeared a few years ago.

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StudioTulsa
5:09 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

A Chat with Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University, Winner of the 2015 Brock Prize in Education

Aired on Friday, March 20th.

On this installment of ST, we speak with Dr. Howard Gardner, a Professor of Education at Harvard University, who is the 2015 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate. Well-regarded worldwide for his groundbreaking work in psychology, Gardner is best known for his theory of "multiple intelligences," which basically sees intelligence as multi-dimensional rather than as a singular trait or quality.

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