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9:21 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Fatal Crash Southwest of Mannford

The accident took place at Carson Ridge Road and Highway 48, southwest of Mannford
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One person is dead in a traffic crash in Creek County. It happened during the morning rush on State Highway 48 at Carson Ridge Road. The location is just southwest of Mannford.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol  investigated the crash. It appears a Ford flatbed truck crossed the center line of the two-lane highway and slammed head on into an oncoming pick-up. The driver of that pick-up was dead at the scene.

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7:46 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Legislative Week in Review

Credit State of Oklahoma

Again this week, Tulsa lawmakers Eric Proctor (D) and David Brumbugh (R) join us  in studio to discuss the past week in the legislature. This week's topics include:

  • Education funding.
  • The death of the Minimum Wage Bill.
  • The work ethic of the House Vs. the Senate.
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6:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Brrrr! April Freeze Warning for Tulsa

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Subfreezing temperatures and up to 2 inches of snow are in the forecast for parts of Oklahoma early this week.

Snow began falling early Monday in northwestern Oklahoma. The National Weather Service says visibility will be reduced to less than 1 mile because of blowing snow.

A hard freeze warning is in effect Tuesday morning for the western half of the state, while a freeze warning was issued for the same period in eastern Oklahoma.

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6:52 am
Mon April 14, 2014

2 Small Earthquakes Recorded North of Edmond

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two small earthquakes between Edmond and Guthrie near the Oklahoma-Logan County line.

The USGS says a preliminary 3.8 magnitude quake was recorded at noon Sunday and preliminary 2.9 magnitude quake was recorded in the same area 23 minutes later.

Authorities say no injury or damage was reported.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not likely in earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.

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6:50 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Legislation Targeting Oklahoma Judiciary Stirs Debate

Credit File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering tinkering with the way state Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges are selected for the first time since a bribery scandal rocked the state's highest court 50 years ago.

Legislation in the state House would alter the way some members are chosen for the 15-member Judicial Nominating Commission, which nominates candidates to be selected by the governor to fill judicial vacancies.

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6:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Monday Morning's Local News from 89.5/KWGS

Topping the local news:

  • Cold weather follows Sunday storms in Tulsa.
  • Tulsa's mayor lobbies to finish the Gilcrease Expressway.
  • More Oklahoma earthquakes.
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5:07 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Meeting in Tulsa to Learn Residents' Health Needs

Credit Health

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Health Department will host a community meeting next week to learn what Tulsa residents believe are their most critical health needs.

Wednesday's event at the Community Service Council is part of a series of meetings planned throughout the state through June.

Public feedback will be used to update the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan, which first launched in 2009.

The plan was mandated by state lawmakers in 2008 and directs health officials to prepare a report outlining how to improve the well-being of all Oklahomans.

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2:03 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Severe Weather Information Clearing House

Here is your one stop location for information you need concerning our severe weather threat in Green Country.

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8:07 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Storms Expected Across Green Country Today

The expected timing of today's severe weather event
Credit NWS-graphic

The National Weather Service is expecting a severe weather outbreak across Oklahoma later today, including us in the the Tulsa area late this afternoon and into this evening.

There is a limited chance of tornadoes with this system. However, forecasters say large hail and high winds will be the primary threats as the system sweeps through the region.

After the storms clear, it will turn much colder. In fact, there is a FREEZE WARNING posted for early Tuesday morning the Tulsa Metro.

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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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