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3:58 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Truck Runs Off 169

An ODOT traffic camera looks down on the 71st and 169 crash site.
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Tulsa, OK – Emergency officials are investigating a traffic crash on Highway 169 at 71st Street. It appears a truck ran off the north bound bridge and landed near 71st street. There are reports of injuries from motorist on 71st street. No word at this point on the truck driver's condition. The driver was taken to the hospital.

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3:57 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Scare at Sapulpa

Sapulpa, OK – SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Sapulpa school officials say about 2,000 students from elementary, junior and high schools were evacuated after a potential pipe bomb was found inside a room in the junior high school.

Sapulpa police Maj. Mike Haefner says a Tulsa police bomb technician was brought in to evaluate the device, which was found about 9:05 a.m. Friday.

School Superintendent Mary Webb said officials decided to evacuate the schools as a precaution. The buildings are in proximity to each other.

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Local & Regional
9:53 am
Fri September 24, 2010

Mayor Accused

Stillwater, OK – STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates has learned that he's been indicted after a multicounty grand jury investigation into the circumstances surrounding a $5,000 economic development grant he received last year. The grand jury issued two sealed indictments that are to be unsealed Monday in the Payne County courthouse. Bates told The Oklahoman his attorney informed him of the indictment yesterday after speaking with prosecutors.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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Local & Regional
9:50 am
Fri September 24, 2010

New Lottery Winners

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lottery officials looking for winners

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State lottery officials are looking for Oklahoma's newest millionaire.

Oklahoma Lottery officials said Thursday that a Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was purchased at Stripes convenience store in Lawton. The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were 3, 20, 43, 47 and 52, with a Mega Ball of 26.

Officials say by choosing the multiplier, which was 4, the owner's winnings increased from $250,000 to $1 million.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Fri September 24, 2010

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the Top Local Stories from KWGS News.

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StudioTulsa
3:47 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

New Documentary Film Proclaims: "Bob Wills Ain't Dead"

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Local & Regional
1:33 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Dollar Thirfty New Bid

New York City, NY – NEW YORK (AP)-- Avis raised its offer for Dollar Thrifty to $1.52 billion in cash and stock Thursday, one week before a scheduled vote by shareholders on a bid from rival car rental company Hertz.

The latest offer from Avis values Dollar Thrifty at $53 per share, compared with a $50 per-share offer from Hertz.

The rental-car rivals are fighting for control of Dollar Thrifty, a chain known for lower rates that appeal to leisure travelers, to gain access to those customers.

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Local & Regional
1:25 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

New Jobs for Tulsa

Spartan President Wayne Lagorin, Chamber President Mike Neal, PSO's Stuart Solomon and Commerce Secretary Natalie Shirley, take part in the announcement.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa based Spartan Engineering is accepted into the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program and the firm announced today its plans to hire an additional 200-employees over the next five years.

Spartan does energy related engineering. The company says salaries will depend on the position, but generally should be in the 30-to-60-thousand dollar range.

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Local & Regional
1:07 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Recyling Pays---- Cash

Check was presented to Eric Hurd, outside of the 71st and Sheridan Reasor's.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Eric Hurd has an extra $400. He won the cash as the four-millionth recycler at the Pepsi Dream recycling machine at Reasor's. He says he started recycling after his young daughter was born.

The Dream Machine is a reverse vending machine. You put in your empty bottle when you are finished. It is a partnership with PepsiCo and Waste Management. The check was presented at the 71st and Sheridan Reasor's Supermarket.

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Local & Regional
12:49 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Water On in BA

Broken Arrow, OK – The water is flowing again in Broken Arrow. That was not the case 24-hours when a major water line ruptured. Broken Arrow City Spokeswoman Stephanie Higgins says it took several hours to make the repairs. What caused the line to break is still a mystery.

The break left 95,000 people without morning showers and closed the Broken Arrow schools for the day.

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