Local & Regional

In the local news:

  • High winds cause scattered damage across the Tulsa Metro.
  • PSO is making progress in restoring power following last night's storms.
  • The hardest hit area seems to be near 49th and South Boston (I-44 and Riverside area)

A measure stating Oklahoma’s desire for a Constitutional Convention won final approval Tuesday by the state Senate.

House members passed Senate Joint Resolution 4 last week with amendments, meaning it needed another vote by senators.

Sen. Anthony Sykes was among the 16 "No" votes.

"I do not trust the other state legislatures to be of like mind," Sykes said. "Certainly, Oklahoma is one of the more conservative states in America, and I don't think we can do as good a job as our Founding Fathers did."

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It’s mosquito season, and the Tulsa Health Department’s control and surveillance program is already underway.

Trapped mosquitoes are tested weekly for potential illnesses, including West Nile and Zika. The health department will also spray hundreds of square miles for adult mosquitoes. Vector Control Coordinator Scott Meador said there are 64 species of mosquitoes in Oklahoma.

Matt Trotter / KWGS

You’re going to see a lot of cones on 11th Street this week, but it’s not because of construction.

"We are narrowing down 11th Street, which is Route 66 going through Tulsa, and we are showcasing — narrowed down for the bike lanes," Tulsa's Young Professionals urbanist crew leader Nimish Dharmadhikari said. "We are showcasing it as protected bike lanes."


Those seeking to save Helmerich Park at 71st and Riverside ask the Trust for Public Land for help. Ernest Cook is Senior Vice-President of the Trust and oversees the national division. He says he’s here on a fact-finding mission.


HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports three moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central and northwestern Oklahoma.

The USGS says a magnitude 4.0 temblor was recorded at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday near Harrah, about 25 miles east of Oklahoma City.

No injuries or damage are reported.

Also, quakes of magnitude 3.4 and 3.5 were recorded just seconds apart at 1:25 a.m. about 15 miles northwest of Fairview — about 90 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

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   A group that advocates for children says Oklahoma's high incarceration rate has led to one in every 10 children in the state having a parent imprisoned at some point in their lives.

The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy highlighted a national report released Monday that details the toll of parental incarceration on children and families. The report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation indicates more than 96,000 Oklahoma children have a parent who has served time in prison.

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A bill that prohibits most municipal courts from handling drunken driving cases is one of more than two dozen measures signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Fallin signed the Impaired Driving Elimination Act during a ceremony Monday, flanked by members of a commission she created to address drunken driving in the state. Fallin says the bill closes a loophole in existing law that allows drunk drivers to rack up multiple convictions that don't appear on their records.

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 A state senator from Claremore is the latest to seek the top leadership post in the state Senate.

Republican Sen. Marty Quinn said Monday he intends to run for president pro tempore of the Senate when the 39-member GOP caucus holds its election later this week.

Quinn will face Sens. Mike Schulz of Altus and Ralph Shortey of Oklahoma City in the closed-door, secret-ballot election on Wednesday.


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