Local & Regional
10:38 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Dramatic Jump In Tulsa County Flu Deaths

The number of Tulsa County influenza deaths more than doubled last week. The State Health Department confirms there were 16 flu deaths in the past week and almost half of those were in Tulsa County.

The Tulsa City County Health Department's Leanne Stephens says Tulsa County recorded seven deaths in the past week.  That brings Tulsa County's death toll to 11. 

So far this season, 47 people have died from the flu in Oklahoma. 23% of those deaths have been in Tulsa County.

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Local & Regional
9:08 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Fire Destroys Creek County Home

Seven people are left homeless following an overnight fire near Kellyville. The mobile home was destroyed by the blaze.

The people in the home all managed to get out of the house. However, a pregnant woman and a child were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Abortion Foes Push New Bills in Congress and the States.

Credit State of Oklahoma

Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in Congress and several states that would further curtail women's access to the procedure.

On both sides of the debate, activists are highlighting their hopes and concerns in conjunction with Thursday's anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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Local & Regional
7:32 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Creek Nation to Present Early Map of Tulsa to City Leaders

File photo of Chief George Tiger
Credit KWGS News photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Creek Nation is planning to present a rare, early map of the city of Tulsa to leaders later this week.

The map reflecting the early land ownership of the city will be presented Friday by Creek Nation Principal Chief George Tiger to Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett at the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum.

Tiger says Creek citizens were each allotted 160 acres of land, and those allotments covered the entire area of the city.

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Arrest Made in 'Silver Alert Murder'

Mathew Hannah
Credit Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa Police Homicide Detectives quickly arrest 26-year-old Mathew Hannah. He is accused of the murder of 70-year-old Gerald Hail of Inola.

Hail was the subject of a 'Silver Alert' from Rogers County. His body was found by a made inside a Tulsa motel late yesterday morning. Hail's pick-up truck was missing.

Detectives used motel video to spot Hail and Hannah at the complex. The pick-up was recovered near Latimer and Sheridan behind a church. Police found Hannah in north Tulsa late yesterday afternoon.

He is being held in the Tulsa jail.

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Local & Regional
6:54 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS

In Our Local News:

  • Rain and snow stays south of Tulsa.
  • The DHS offers programs to help foster parents.
  • A Tulsa arrest is made in the murder of an Inola man
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StudioTulsa
3:56 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Heller Theatre Company Presents "Dead Man's Cell Phone" at the Henthorne PAC in Tulsa

Aired on Wednesday, January 21st.

On this edition of ST, we learn about the new Heller Theatre Company presentation of "Dead Man's Cell Phone," which opens at the Henthorne PAC here in Tulsa (at 4825 So. Quaker) on Friday the 23rd. (It runs through February 1st.) "Dead Man's Cell Phone" -- a celebrated and off-the-wall comedy by Sarah Ruhl, the forty-ish American playwright and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient -- was given the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play after it premiered in 2007.

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Local & Regional
2:38 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Deadline Extended for Artist Fellowship Program

There’s more time for artists to apply for a new fellowship to work in the Tulsa region.

Stanton Doyle with the George Kaiser Family Foundation said they’re trying to recruit artists to come to or stay in Tulsa.

"And the primary objective is to provide incentives for artists to move to Tulsa, provide them with a stipend and the resources to create their art here, and just contribute to our community," Doyle said. "We feel there's a real value in having artists live and work in our community."

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Local & Regional
2:20 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Missing Inola Man Found Murdered at a Tulsa Motel

Gerald Hail
Credit Rogers County Sheriff

Police are investigating the murder of an elderly man whose body was discovered at a Tulsa motel a day after he went missing.

Evidence indicates 70-year-old Gerald Hail of Inola was murdered. Officer Leland Ashley says Hail’s truck is still missing, and police are asking the public for help. The pickup is described as a white four door Ford F-150 with a camper shell and an Oklahoma license tag number of 683-FJK.

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Local & Regional
11:58 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Jazz Hall Says It Has Made Arrangements to Pay Back Debts

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Credit File photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The head of the cash-strapped Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame says arrangements have been made to pay past-due bills for its workers' compensation premium and property insurance.

Executive Director Jason McIntosh says a check for about $11,200 for the workers' compensation premium should be wired Wednesday to State Farm Insurance and that more than $2,900 owed to Tulsa County for property insurance has been sent to the county.

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