The ribbon is cut, officially opening a new Women’s Health Clinic in a troubled Tulsa neighborhood. The clinic will serve women in the area of 61st and South Peoria, where it’s been difficult for them to get help without having to travel miles away. Dr. Mitch Dunnick is with ‘In His Image Family Medicine’ which is helping provide services at the new clinic. He says they’re trying to help turn things around for those who live in the community, known as an area with a high poverty and high crime rate.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Oklahoma women earned 83 percent as much as their male counterparts in 2012.
The Oklahoman reports the statistics rank Oklahoma 10th in the country. The state exceeded the national average for the third time since the agency started tracking wage and salary data by gender in 1987.
Nationwide, women earned 80.9 percent as much as men in 2012, based on figures from the Census Bureau's monthly population surveys of about 60,000 households.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The American Red Cross and AAA are offering safety tips ahead of a winter storm that is expected to drop temperatures and bring a wintry mix of snow, ice and sleet.
The Red Cross says people should prepare a storm kit that includes warm clothes, blankets, first-aid kit, canned food and water. Cars should be winterized and gas tanks full. Homes should be insulated and water should run to prevent pipes from freezing.
AAA is urging residents to drive slowly on roads and accelerate and decelerate cautiously.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The 2014 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference is slated to be held this week in Oklahoma City.
The conference, sponsored by Oklahoma State University's Center for Applied Economic Research, will begin Wednesday morning at the Metro Technology Center at Springlake Campus.
Speakers at the event include Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague, Deidre D. Myers, with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and Chad Wilkerson with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, among others.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has posted a WINTER STORM WARNING for all of the KWGS Listening area. The Warning goes into effect at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. Below, you may read the text of the warning as it was transmitted by the NWS:
.WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR A COMBINATION OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...
Shigeko Sasamori (second from left) speaks to a Japanese class Tuesday at Booker T. Washington High School. Sasamori is one of two survivors of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, visiting Tulsa this week.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — It's the end of the road for the Mother Road Marathon.
Citing increased costs and declining participation, the Joplin City Council on Monday night voted to end the marathon, which was tied to historic Route 66.
Only 572 people participated in the event this October, with most running the half-marathon and 5K run. The Joplin Globe reports the number of participants was 200 fewer than last year and 69 fewer than in 2011. The event debuted in 2010 with 1,657 runners.