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KWGS News

  • (Note: the first story mentions sexual violence.) Detainees of Tulsa County’s juvenile justice center are suing the facility for alleged abuse. Deadly severe storms hit northeast Oklahoma this weekend. A new facility for drones is coming to the Tulsa area. Tulsa’s minor league baseball team achieved a sweeping victory this Memorial Day.
  • Rural northeast Oklahoma is getting its first so-called ‘harm reduction vending machine.’ Tulsa city councilor Jayme Fowler has announced he’s dropping out of the race for mayor. Members of Oklahoma’s Department of Education heap praise on Tulsa Public Schools during a board meeting. A Cherokee Nation special election is coming up and voters will decide whether or not to re-frame the Cherokee Constitution.
  • Tulsa’s Global District is experiencing significant growth and city leaders want more. The city is constructing a new $3 million pool in a public park. The identity of a man shot and killed by Tulsa police has been released. Tulsa police say they’ve apprehended a man accused of stealing hundreds of cars. This week, Tulsa city council updated its right-of-way ordinance to penalize people who block sidewalks. Musician Zach Bryan says he wants to help Oklahoma tornado victims. The U.S. Census Bureau has a new breakdown on where populations are growing and shrinking in the country. A project to renovate a dilapidated hospital in North Tulsa has received federal funding.
  • The Department of Justice is looking to join the Muscogee Nation in suing Oklahoma’s second-largest city. A top law enforcement officer in eastern Oklahoma is accused of double dealing. The historic Greenwood neighborhood in north Tulsa could be federally recognized as a monument. Four Oklahoma tribes are working with the National Park Service to preserve their historic sites and resources.
  • A major Tulsa-area hospital system has confirmed it was the target of a cyber attack. Tulsa’s transit system will be increasing fares soon. A new water feature on the Arkansas River is about to open. A contractor has filed a lien on the American heartland property in Craig county. The average minimum winter temperature in Tulsa is now 5.5 degrees warmer than in the past. A new state fund for people impacted by recent tornadoes will soon be available.
  • A body has been found in Osage County. A Sheriff says scams are targeting tornado victims. It’s going to be a stormy week in Green Country. A man who was sentenced to death for the killing of a Tulsa bank security guard is no longer fit to be executed. An iconic bridge along historic Route 66 in Caddo County has reopened to traffic. Latino Oklahomans are raising the volume of their opposition to a recently passed law.
  • The oldest living survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Viola Fletcher, turns 110-years-old today. The University of Tulsa is enjoying a Mayfest with clear weather and a wealth of art and music. A new study has found that medical school graduates were less likely to apply for residency positions in states with abortion bans and restrictions, like Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Thunder suffered their first loss of the NBA Playoffs last night.
  • A bill to up the age of sexual consent to 18 in Oklahoma won’t pass this session. An Oklahoma tribal nation is spreading awareness about missing and murdered indigenous people. The leader of the State Senate is concerned over reports the Oklahoma Department of Education did not submit permission to use data to a national media company that ranks education institutions.
  • A statewide advocacy group is calling for an investigation into the Tulsa County Family Center for Juvenile Justice. A Tulsa church is reacting to the latest news from their governing body regarding LGBTQ rights. Oklahoma’s new system for state vehicle services aims to fill a void in Catoosa. A renowned Chickasaw-Choctaw artist died this week.
  • Tulsa City Councilor Grant Miller entered a not guilty plea in his misdemeanor domestic assault case. Oklahoma joins a handful of states aiming to change the status quo of American immigration enforcement. If you enjoy an extra hour of sunshine in the evenings, Oklahoma’s elected officials have good news. The Satanic Temple is looking to participate in a school chaplain program, should the measure pass the state legislature.