What's New?
5:18 pm
Thu October 8, 2009

What's Next for the EPA?

Read more
Local & Regional
3:58 pm
Thu October 8, 2009

Limestone Flu Vaccinations

Tulsa, OK – The first H-1-N-1 vaccinations in Tulsa County took place today at the Limestone school at Sand Springs.
Principal Kristin Arnold says the students were relieved that they got the nasal spray version of the vaccine and NOT a shot.

About 120-students and staff took part. Some parents opted their children out of the program.

Read more
Local & Regional
3:31 pm
Thu October 8, 2009

Domestic Violence and Insurance

State Senator Jim Wilson of Tahlequah.
Oklahoma Senate

Tulsa, Ok – Sen. Jim Wilson said he will introduce legislation for the upcoming session to prohibit health insurance companies from classifying domestic violence as a pre-existing condition. Wilson, a Democrat from Tahlequah, began working on the measure after recent reports stating Oklahoma was one of only eight states that allowed insurance companies to deny claims based on the pre-existing condition of domestic violence.

Read more
Local & Regional
2:16 pm
Thu October 8, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Eleven Arkansas poultry companies are accusing Oklahoma of foul play, saying the state is trying to introduce new research done by one of its expert witnesses.

The companies said Thursday that expert scientist J. Berton Fisher had a May 2008 deadline to submit a report of his findings, but went back months after to reevaluate some sampling locations to come up with a "new analysis."

Read more
Local & Regional
1:48 pm
Thu October 8, 2009

City Furloughs

City Hall will be closed Monday as a furlough day for city workers.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – City of Tulsa offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 12, for a furlough day due to budget reductions in Fiscal Year 2010, which began in July 2009. Public safety and mission critical operations, however, will operate as normal.

Trash and curbside recycling services will operate as usual on Monday. The City of Tulsa greenwaste site, 10401 East 56th Street North, also will be open as usual on Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Read more
Local & Regional
1:41 pm
Thu October 8, 2009

KISS coming to BOK

Tulsa's BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – Further bolstering their status as rock legends, KISS announced today that, due to overwhelming demand, they have added five additional dates to their current North American KISS ALIVE 35 TOUR.

On the ALIVE 35 TOUR, KISS has an astounding 40-city lineup in place, but felt it necessary to add the five additional dates so that fans in all parts of the country could have a chance to see the rock legends in concert on what many are calling the "biggest and best KISS show ever."

Read more
Local & Regional
10:00 am
Thu October 8, 2009

Execution Date

Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester.
File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Execution date sought for Young

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to set an execution date for Tulsa County death row inmate Julius Recardo Young.

Young was sentenced to death for the October 1993 murders of 20-year-old Joyland Evette Morgan and her son, 6-year-old Kewan Dontae Morgan. Joyland Morgan was the daughter of Young's girlfriend.

The Morgans were found beaten to death in their Tulsa apartment.

Read more
Local & Regional
9:54 am
Thu October 8, 2009

Text Messaging

Oklahoma City, OK – Panel to study texting and driving rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A legislative panel plans to investigate the potentially dangerous practice of texting while driving.

The House Public Safety Committee will convene a hearing on Thursday to take testimony from law enforcement and public safety advocates on the seriousness of the problem in the state.

Read more
Local & Regional
9:41 am
Thu October 8, 2009

Another Flu Death

Lawton, OK – Comanche Co. man's death likely swine flu related

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) Health officials in Comanche County say swine flu complications likely led to the death of a Comanche County man.

The man's name and age were not released.

The county's health department says the man died Wednesday and that he had other medical conditions that put him at increased risk of complications from swine flu.

The death would be at least the fifth in Oklahoma related to swine flu also known as the H1N1 virus.

Read more

Pages