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11:00 am
Wed February 9, 2011

How Much Snow?

Proof that Oklahomans are up to their \"donkey\" in snow.
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Tulsa, OK – ...PRELIMINARY SNOW ACCUMULATION SUMMARY FEB 09 2011...

...REPORTS SORTED BY AMOUNTS...

IN OKLAHOMA...

21.00 INCHES OF SNOW 3 MILES EAST OF BIG CABIN IN CRAIG COUNTY

20.00 INCHES OF SNOW AT COLCORD IN DELAWARE COUNTY

18.00 INCHES OF SNOW AT PAWHUSKA IN OSAGE COUNTY

17.00 INCHES OF SNOW 2 MILES SOUTH OF PAWHUSKA IN OSAGE COUNTY

16.00 INCHES OF SNOW AT BURBANK IN OSAGE COUNTY

16.00 INCHES OF SNOW AT ADAIR IN MAYES COUNTY

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Local & Regional
10:58 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Beggs Schools Evacuated

Beggs, OK –
BEGGS, Okla. (AP) School officials had to evacuate students from a Beggs Elementary School building because the ceiling began to buckle.

Superintendent Cindy Swearingen told the Tulsa World officials evacuated about 520 students to the high school gym after emergency management officials couldn't guarantee the school in eastern Oklahoma was structurally sound. A structural engineer was trying to determine the cause and extent of the damage.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Wed February 9, 2011

New Tourism Czar

KWGS News/OETA

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin names inaugural chair to Okla tourism post

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has tapped the head of her inaugural committee and a longtime public policy analyst to serve as the director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.

Fallin announced Tuesday that Deby Snodgrass will take over the state agency from Hardy Watkins, who is resigning this month.

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Local & Regional
7:49 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Oh Snow! Not Again!

Tulsa, Ok – Storm brings heavy snow to Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The second winter storm to move across Oklahoma in a week has dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas of the state and the snow continues to fall.

Meteorologist Michael Lacy with the National Weather Service in Tulsa said about one foot of snow has been reported Wednesday morning in Bartlesville about 50 miles north of Tulsa. He said 9 inches had fallen just across the state line in Siloam Springs, Ark.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Union Proposal Approved

Tulsa, Ok – Voter turn-out was above expectation yesterday, despite the weather and changes in polling places.

Union's 21-million dollar proposal for a collegiate academy passed with 87-percent of the vote.

Union consolidated all its polling places to one location at the U-Mac.

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Local & Regional
7:41 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS:

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StudioTulsa
3:32 pm
Tue February 8, 2011

Author Siobhan Fallon Offers "You Know When the Men Are Gone"

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Local & Regional
10:39 am
Tue February 8, 2011

Mobile Home Fire Claims a Life

McLoud, OK – Mobile home fire claims life of 1 near McLoud

Mcloud, Okla. (AP) Authorities are investigating a mobile home fire that has claimed the life of one person near McLoud.

Firefighters say the fire was reported at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday near the town on the eastern edge of Oklahoma City and the home was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

The victim's name has not been released. The state fire marshal has been called to the scene to help determine the cause of the blaze.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
10:35 am
Tue February 8, 2011

Despite Weather, It's Election Day

Oklahoma City, OK – Polls open in most of Oklahoma for elections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Polls are open in 75 of Oklahoma's 77 counties for voters who will decide school board races, school bond issues and some municipal and county races.

Elections are scheduled in all but Marshall and Woods counties.

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Local & Regional
10:21 am
Tue February 8, 2011

More Snow

Sign over Highway 169 warns motorists of snow plows ahead.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Okla. – As Tulsa digs out, another storm expected

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa continued to dig out Tuesday from last week's massive blizzard just as another winter storm was making its way toward the state. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for eastern Oklahoma, forecasting 4 to 10 inches of snow from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday night.

The forecast also calls for wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour, drifting snow and warned that roads could become impassable.

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