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7:55 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Oklahoma 11-Year-Old Arrested After Taking Real Gun to School

Coolidge Elementary School in Oklahoma City
Credit OCPS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A fourth-grade student at an Oklahoma City elementary school has been arrested after teachers found an unloaded handgun in his backpack.

The Oklahoman reports that the 11-year-old Coolidge Elementary School student was arrested Friday on complaints of possession of a firearm on school campus, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and possession of a knife on school campus.

Police say the backpack was searched after another student caught with a knife said he got the knife from the 11-year-old boy.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Sun April 13, 2014

FOP and City of Tulsa at Odds, Again

The sign in front of Tulsa Police Headquarters
Credit KWGS News Photo

The Tulsa Police Union  and the City of Tulsa are swapping legal papers as ongoing contract negotiations intensify. Mayor Bartlett told KWGS that he fully expects the contract talks to head to arbitration because the two side are not close to any type of agreement.

Police leaders filed a complaint accusing a city official of violating the law. The city followed with a complaint of its own against the union.

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Local & Regional
7:38 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in West Tulsa

Credit KWGS News File Photo

One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in west Tulsa.  The accident happened yesterday about 5:30 Saturday afternoon near Red Fork.

Police say the cyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed on a residential street when he lost control. The cycle crashed into a parked SUV in front of a home.

The cyclist was dead at the scene.

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Local & Regional
5:02 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Plane Crashes Near Tenkiller

 COOKSON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an airplane has gone down near the Cookson Airport in eastern Oklahoma. The Saturday's crash occurred about a mile north of the Cookson Airport. The incident occurred on the east side of Lake Tenkiller in Cherokee County. Troopers say the single-engine plane took off from the airfield with two people aboard at about 11:45 a.m. Saturday, circled the area and crashed near the airport. Both occupants were taken by air ambulance to hospitals in Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Tulsa Drug Bust Is First of Its Kind

A photo of the operation with cash on the table
Credit Tulsa County Sheriff

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Drug Task Force seizes over five pounds of crystalized methamphetamine in Tulsa on Friday.. The crystal meth was seized from a special conversion lab; the type of which has been unseen in Oklahoma until this time.

Officers served search warrants at a house near Latimer and North Sheridan Road and at a car lot known as Mikey's Auto Sales. It is located south of 15th and Sheridan.. 

According to a news release, 39-year-old Miguel Valdiva was arrested. The news release indicated more arrests could follow.

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Local & Regional
9:28 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Bridenstine and Others Get Free Election Pass; Inhofe Not So Lucky

Jim Bridenstine
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — First term Congressman Jim Bridenstine is among dozens of Oklahoma politicians who won't have to worry too much about launching a political campaign this season.

At the end of the three-day filing period on Friday, the 38-year-old Republican from Tulsa was among several candidates who did not draw an opponent in their race. As a result, they will automatically take office after the November elections.

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Local & Regional
9:24 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Governor Fallin Faces Opposition from With-in Own Party

Mary Fallin
Credit NGA

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican from Guthrie and an independent from Oklahoma City have joined the race for Oklahoma governor.

Kimberly Willis of Oklahoma City filed candidacy papers to run as an independent. Willis is a former educator and current small business owner who said her life experiences as an educator and cancer survivor have prepared her to serve the state.

Dax Ewbank of Guthrie also joined the Republican primary race.

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Local & Regional
9:22 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Backers Seek Public Vote

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An initiative petition that would permit the sale and cultivation of medical marijuana has been filed with the Oklahoma secretary of state's office.

A Tulsa-based group known as Oklahomans for Health filed the petition Friday for a statewide vote. Supporters will have 90 days from the petition's filing or after the petition is deemed sufficient by the state Supreme Court, whichever is later, to collect 155,216 voter signatures needed to get it on the ballot.

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Local & Regional
9:19 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Death Row Inmates Ask for Stop to Executions

The Oklahoma prison death chamber
Credit Department of Corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two death row inmates scheduled to die this month have filed an emergency request to stay their executions with the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner filed on Friday a request to stay the inmates' executions until the state complies with a March Oklahoma District Court ruling requiring them to disclose the origins of the drugs to be used in their executions.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:22 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

It Might as Well Be Swing: It's Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II on the Next All This Jazz

Here's hoping you can catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 12th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 13th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel --- and please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always access the latest playlist information, at this link.)

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