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3:42 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Ex-Auditor Told No

Jeff McMahan
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Appeals court denies ex-Okla auditor's appeal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal appeals court has denied former State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan's appeal of his convictions and sentence on corruption-related charges.

McMahan was convicted of taking illegal campaign contributions, trips and jewelry and was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison.

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2:32 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Another Drug Store Robbery

The Walgreens at Pine and Sheridan
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police are looking for suspects in the robbery of the Pine and Sheridan Walgreens. It happened this morning as the store was being cleaned. The cleaning crew was tied up then robbed.

Officer Leland Ashley says the crooks then hit the pharmacy. Tulsa has had a rash of drug store robberies this summer.

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1:46 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Vote for The Little Light House

Tulsa, Okla. – Tulsa's special needs school The Little Light House is in the final stretch toward winning a half-million dollar prize, and it needs your help.

If it receives enough votes on Facebook in a Kohls Cares sweepstakes to be in the top 20 of over 60,000 competing schools, it qualifies for the $500,000 donation from Kohls.

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Local & Regional
9:10 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Motions Filed in Execution Case

Jeffrey Matthews
DOC

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG seeks lift of execution stay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has asked a federal judge to lift a stay of execution in the case of convicted killer Jeffrey David Matthews.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot stayed Matthews' Aug. 17 execution after the Department of Corrections altered the drugs used in the execution process due to a nationwide shortage of the anesthetic, sodium thiopental.

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Local & Regional
8:56 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Unemployment Figures

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says three southeast Oklahoma counties had the highest unemployment rates in the state in July.

According to statistics released Wednesday, McCurtain County's jobless rate of 11.2 percent was the highest, followed by 11 percent in Latimer County and 10.6 percent in Hughes County.

The unemployment rates for the state's two largest counties Oklahoma and Tulsa were 6.7 percent and 7.3 percent, respectively.

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8:54 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Audit Delayed

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – State auditor delays release of Broken Arrow audit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage says he is delaying the release of a special audit of Broken Arrow Public Schools.

Burrage had planned to publicly release the audit on Thursday, but said Wednesday he has "serious concerns regarding the independence of the special auditor assigned to the audit."

Burrage says he was particularly concerned that a draft version of the audit was inappropriately released last week.

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Local & Regional
8:49 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Thursday Morning's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a two-minute recap of this morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Lights Back On

Mayor Bartlett with circuit control box for highway lights
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, Okla. – After nearly a year of dark highways, the City of Tulsa has found it in its budget to turn street lights back on.

Mayor Bartlett hosted a ceremonial throwing of the switch at one lighting circuit control location along the Gilcrease Expressway earlier today.

"This is a good day," the Mayor said. "I'm here, along with most of the City Council. We approached this whole thing as a good team effort."

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1:20 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Jones, OK – 2 small earthquakes recorded in central Oklahoma

JONES, Okla. (AP) Two small earthquakes have been recorded between Luther and Jones in central Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.1 magnitude earthquake at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday and the Oklahoma Geological Survey reports a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.9 in the same area at 8:07 p.m.

No damage or injuries are reported.

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