StudioTulsa
3:54 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

A Conversation with Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Today on our program, we offer an extended, wide-ranging, and downright chatty conversation with Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. Yesterday morning, after delivering the opening remarks for a Tulsa Global Alliance seminar here on the University of Tulsa campus, Mayor Bartlett stopped by our studios for a half-hour discussion. KWGS News Director John Durkee serves as our guest host on this edition of StudioTulsa.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Fatal Fire

McAlester, OK – 2 people killed in SE Oklahoma house fire

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two women have been killed in a house fire in McAlester.

McAlester Fire Chief Brett Brewer says firefighters received a call early Tuesday about a fire at a residence and found two people in the front yard of the home. Brewer says crews learned there were two more people inside, but firefighters were unable to get them out because of the intensity of the blaze.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Wed March 30, 2011

EPA Regs will Hurt Says Governor

Mary Fallin
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Norman, OK – Fallin, leaders want EPA to back off regulations

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is concerned about Environmental Protection Agency regulations she says are hurting Oklahoma's oil and natural gas industry.

Fallin spoke to energy producers and students Tuesday during a conference at the University of Oklahoma, promising them she'd do everything she could to fight what many in the industry see as burdensome regulations.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Nursing Home Arbitration

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. panel OKs nursing home binding arbitration

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislation that would authorize nursing home residents to voluntarily agree to binding arbitration when a dispute arises with a facility has been approved by an Oklahoma House committee.

The House Long-Term Care and Senior Services Committee voted 8-0 Tuesday to send the measure to the House floor for a vote. The bill has already been approved by the Senate.

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Local & Regional
7:49 am
Wed March 30, 2011

More Power for Governor

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. gov would appoint ed board members under bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A plan to give the governor more power over the state board of education has cleared a House committee.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from our 6:06 a.m. newscast

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StudioTulsa
3:52 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

"My Year in a Women's Prison"

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Local & Regional
2:59 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Court House Payouts

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House OKs changes to civil lawsuit payouts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A key component of a Republican-sponsored plan to overhaul the state's civil justice system has been passed by the House.

The House voted mostly along party lines Tuesday for a bill to eliminate the concept of "joint and several liability." The proposal prevents defendants in civil cases from having to pay judgments that exceed what they were actually responsible for.

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Local & Regional
2:57 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Shootings in Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla. – Tulsa police investigating 2 shootings

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police in Tulsa are investigating two shootings that occurred just blocks apart on the city's north side one that left a man dead and the second the left a man critically wounded.

Investigators say they don't know if the shootings are related.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Fetal Pain Bill Advances

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers endorse fetal pain abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma after a woman reaches 20 weeks of pregnancy could face felony charges under a bill overwhelmingly approved by a Senate committee.

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 6-1 on Monday for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a measure based on the idea that a fetus can experience pain after 20 weeks. The House-passed bill now heads to the full Senate.

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