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10:52 am
Sat October 16, 2010

Trooper Resentenced

Lawton, OK – Resentencing set for man who killed Okla. trooper

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) A Comanche County judge will hear testimony next week in the resentencing trial of a former firefighter who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2003 death of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Jurors were scheduled to hear the case this week, but the Lawton Constitution says District Judge Gerald Neuwirth informed them they wouldn't hear testimony in the proceeding. Court records show a non-jury trial is set for Monday.

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Local & Regional
10:48 am
Sat October 16, 2010

GOP in roads

Oklahoma City, OK – GOP gains ground in Okla. voter registration

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The number of registered Republicans in Oklahoma continues to increase, closing the gap on the advantage Democrats have enjoyed for years.

The Oklahoma Election Board reported Friday Republicans have seen a net increase of 28,599 registered voters since Jan. 15, compared to a net increase of 313 for Democrats. The number of registered independents increased by more than 11,000.

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StudioTulsa
7:53 pm
Fri October 15, 2010

"Faces of the Frontier" at the Gilcrease Museum

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Local & Regional
1:35 pm
Fri October 15, 2010

Amtrak's Oklahoma Future

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla., Texas, Kan., officials discuss Amtrak route

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Officials looking into extending Amtrak passenger rail service from Oklahoma City to Kansas say money is the biggest obstacle.

Lawmakers and transportation officials from Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas met Thursday in Oklahoma City to discuss the proposal.

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Local & Regional
10:20 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Tulsa Club Fire

Smoke scars the window of the Tulsa Club.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – A fire that raged in the Tulsa Club Building downtown early today was brought under control in little more than an hour. The building is on the corner of 5th and Cincinnati.

The blaze was reported around 2:30 this morning and fire officials declared in a three alarm fire at 2:50. Flames were visible from the windows of the ballroom on the top floor of the long vacant building. There have been several smaller fires at the building in the past.

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Local & Regional
10:19 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Execution Carried Out

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

McAlester, OK – Oklahoma man executed for 1996 killing

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) A Muldrow man has been executed for the 1996 shooting death of a fisherman along the Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma.

Donald Ray Wackerly received a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary and was pronounced dead at 6:12 p.m. Thursday.

Wackerly was convicted in the shooting death of 51-year-old Pan Sayakhoummane (sy-ak-hoo-MAHN'-ee) during a robbery in Sequoyah County.

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Local & Regional
10:16 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Food Stamp Fraud

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State and federal authorities say about 30 people have been arrested in the Oklahoma City metro following a food stamp fraud investigation.

Authorities released few details of the investigation and identified only two of the suspects convenience store owners Muluneh Zeleke (MU'-luhn-eh zeh-LEEK') and Muhammad Zahid (zah-HEED).

Both are accused in federal indictments of defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program of more than $1.8 million.

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Local & Regional
8:32 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Friday Morning's Local News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories This Friday Morning

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StudioTulsa
7:36 pm
Thu October 14, 2010

"The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating"

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Local & Regional
11:39 am
Thu October 14, 2010

KPMG Study Discussed

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett pledges to be inclusive, but affirms the final decisions are his. He was speaking about prioritizing items in the city's new efficiency study. The comments came during the recording of an upcoming broadcast special on the study.

The mayor was also asked about streamlining the city's permit process.
He says Tulsa needs to cut the red tape for business and roll-out the red carpet. After post production, the program will be scheduled on T-GOV, Cox Cable and here on KWGS.

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