Local News

8:13 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Headlines: Texting/Driving Ban, Tax Cuts & Artists at the Capitol

Headlines for Wednesday, May 6, 2015:

  • Oklahoma officially bans texting and driving ,effective November 1. (Tulsa World)

  • Governor Fallin is signing a bill banning the use of tobacco products in public schools. (AP)

  • Budget negotiators are hoping to have an agreement by the end of the week. (Oklahoma Watch)

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8:13 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Headlines: Tulsa Sheriff, Texting/Driving & Colorado Pot

Headlines for Tuesday, May 5, 2015:

  • Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz says he won’t resign, but also won’t seek reelection in 2016. (Tulsa World)

  • Governor Fallin signs a bill allowing for shorter sentences in non-violent crimes. (NewsOK)

  • Governor Fallin plans to sign legislation making it illegal to text and drive. (News9)

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8:24 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Headlines: Session Ending, Hospital Closures and Norman Credit Card Charges

Headlines for Monday, May 4, 2015:

  • State lawmakers are getting closer to the end of the legislative session. (Tulsa World)

  • An Oklahoma Senator is raising concerns over a bond proposal to finish the Native American Cultural Center in Oklahoma City. (NewsOK)

  • As the legislative session nears its end a pay raise for teachers appears unlikely. (Journal Record)

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8:10 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Headlines: Midazolam Recall, Hopital Internet Bills and New Thunder Coach

Headlines for Friday, May 1, 2015:

  • A company providing a controversial execution drug wants Oklahoma to return it for a refund. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • A bill heading to the governor puts new pressures on women seeking an abortion. (Tulsa World)

  • Governor Fallin signs a bill allowing for the use of cannabis oil to treat children with epilepsy. (News9)

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7:36 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Headlines: Execution Drug, Right-To-Farm & Texting/Driving Ban

Headlines for Thursday, April 30, 2015:

  • The US High Court scrutinizes Oklahoma's execution protocol. (NewsOK)
  • Tulsa’s Sheriff shuts down part of the Reserve Deputy program during an investigation. (Tulsa World)

  • Controversy over a Tulsa reserve deputy shooting prompts action from lawmakers. (NewsOK)

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8:12 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Headlines: Same Sex Marriage, Execution Drug & High-Tech Trash

Headlines for Wednesday, April 29, 2105:

  • The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same sex marriage. (NewsOK)

  • The fate of Oklahoma’s execution drug protocol goes before the high court today. (Tulsa World)

  • A bill designed to reduce prison overcrowding awaits a signature from the Governor. (NewsOK)

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8:36 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Headlines: Undersheriff Resigns, New Mascot & Texting/Driving Ban

Headlines for Tuesday, April 28, 2015:

  • More fallout over the shooting death of an unarmed suspect by a reserve deputy: the Tulsa County Undersheriff resigns. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma City’s Capitol Hill High School students are voting this week on a new mascot. (NewsOK)

  • House Democrats hold a 25th birthday party for a major education reform measure passed in 1990. (Oklahoma Watch)

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8:19 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Headlines: Budget Shortfall, Teacher Shortage & Tornado Predictions

Headlines for Monday, April 27, 2015:

  • Facing a $611 million shortfall, state lawmakers are eyeing “off-the-top” funds in the budget. (NewsOK)

  • The case of an unarmed black man shot by a Tulsa reserve deputy shines a light on the program. (Tulsa World)

  • The teacher shortage in Oklahoma is getting worse. (Tulsa World)

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8:03 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Headlines: Reserve Deputy, Man-Made Earthquakes & Norman Guns

Headlines for Friday, April 24, 2015:

  • The family of a man slain by a reserve deputy is demanding records of a prior investigation (Tulsa World)

  • Norman attorneys plan to continue legal inquiry in guns at the Norman Music Festival. (NewsOK)

  • A national report shines the light on Oklahoma’s risk of man-made earthquakes. (Tulsa World)

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8:25 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Headlines: Same Sex Bill, Nursing Home Lawsuits & Coach Brooks Gone

Headlines for Thursday, April 23, 2015:

  • A Tulsa judge considers his own recusal in the case against a Sheriff’s reserve deputy. (Tulsa World)

  • A couple of bill targeting same sex marriage cases heads to the Governor. (Tulsa World)

  • The State House moves forward with a bill to ban local governments from ordinances on drilling. (NewsOK)

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