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Newscasts from KWGS. Posted Monday through Friday. Recapping the latest news from the Tulsa area and throughout Oklahoma.
  • After months of abuse accusations and noncompliance at Tulsa’s juvenile detention center, county commissioners have taken over the facility. That story and more on Friday's News Roundup.
  • MetroLink is announcing a reduction in evening service and Saturday services. In north Tulsa's Dawson neighborhood, folks have a tough time finding healthy food nearby, but that could be changing. An Oklahoma politician is calling on the director of the Secret Service to resign. Several Tulsa-area students have been added to this year’s list of National Merit Scholars. A Green Country hospital says it’s seeing more snake bites.
  • Debates around the President Biden's fitness and winning odds are happening here in Tulsa. Family members of formerly enslaved people owned by the Muscogee Nation are calling attention to some moves in their case for Native citizenship. An effort to get more money in the pockets of Oklahoma’s lowest paid workers is a step closer to making November’s ballot. A Tulsa park will be featured in a new National Geographic book. A change has come to the price of Oklahoma Hunting and Fishing Licenses for the first time in 20 years. Oklahoma State’s Ollie Gordon made his first public appearance since his DUI arrest.
  • Oklahoma’s longest-serving U.S. Senator has died. The OKPOP Museum is temporarily laying off staff. A proposal from Tulsa Public Schools to get more teachers in the classroom has failed to pass after public opposition.
  • Across the country, there’s talk about President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign; we asked Tulsans what they think of Biden’s decision to charge ahead in the race. A former University of Tulsa basketball player is going to the Olympics. Flood watches are in effect in eastern Oklahoma due to Hurricane Beryl.
  • Tulsa police say enforcement of the city’s new right-of-way ordinance won’t be influenced by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling. A State Senator may appeal his primary loss to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Tulsa’s Ambulance Provider has had an uptick in heat-related calls. Tulsa has legally claimed the term "Capital of Route 66."
  • The Oklahoma Supreme Court says the state’s contract with what would be the first publicly funded religious school is unconstitutional and must be rescinded. That story and more on this edition of the KWGS News Roundup.
  • Tulsa International Airport is working to resolve technical issues that have caused long wait times at security. OSDE has announced a new round of signing bonuses to attract secondary math and science teachers. A train collided with a vehicle in Gage near the panhandle over the weekend. A national study finds Oklahoma falls close to the bottom for child wellbeing. The state AG is asking for no clemency for a death row inmate.
  • Tulsa International Airport gets upgrades to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, the Cherokee Nation recognizes Pride Month, the Oklahoma Legislature is called into special session for the first time since Sine Die, the state attorney general calls for the execution of a convicted murderer and rapist, and Oklahoma once again braces for soaring temperatures this summer.
  • Oklahoma lawmakers return to the state capitol for a special session this week. For the first time in its history, the Cherokee Nation recognizes Pride Month. A group of state corrections officers are facing criminal charges for planning to assault an inmate. Oklahoma’s monthly temperatures have hovered above average. Tulsa International Airport is seeing some improvements.
  • St. John Medical Center's management organization bounces back from a ransomware attack, developers of a multi-billion-dollar amusement park in Vinita reiterate their intent to bring the park to realization, Pittsburgh County's sheriff is suspended following accusations of embezzlement and bribery, a dissolved state agency to address homelessness returns in new form, and health care providers in Oklahoma say the state's transition to managed Medicaid has been disastrous.
  • More charges have been filed against a former Tulsa County juvenile detention officer over alleged abuse at the facility. The Tulsa Police Department may not get a new headquarters this year after all. Oklahoma lawmakers continue to debate using state money to fund private education. Several Tulsa-area students are winners of a National Merit Scholarship. The Oklahoma AARP is advocating against proposed utility rate hikes. A police officer in Broken Arrow is on leave from his department after a contentious arrest.