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8:53 am
Sun August 15, 2010

Political Plans Released

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Democrat hopes to pin GOP hopefuls to right

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Democratic Party's nominee for a congressional seat in central Oklahoma hopes the two remaining Republicans remain in a race to the right.

Billy Coyle won the Democratic nomination in Oklahoma's 5th District on July 27 and two independents are also in the race. Former Rep. Kevin Calvey of Oklahoma City and longtime Christian youth camp director James Lankford face each other Aug. 24 to settle a seven-man Republican primary.

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Local & Regional
8:50 am
Sun August 15, 2010

Boil Order for Area Town

Weleetka, OK – Okla environmental officials issue boil advisory

WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a mandatory boil advisory for Weleetka, telling officials to inform residents that the Okfuskee County town's drinking water is unsafe for human consumption.

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Local & Regional
5:20 pm
Sat August 14, 2010

Storm Damage in Tulsa

The Sonic on 71st lost a portion of its sign.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – A collpasing thunderstorm blew itself out over south Tulsa early Saturday morning. The storm hit with 65-to-75 mile per hour winds. As the storm was decaying a downdraft of warm air blew through the area from Memorial to 169 along 71st
Street.

The Sonic Drive-in lost its sign, as did a portion of Ultimate Electronics.
Freckles also reported damage. The wind is also blamed for damage to privacy fences in the residential areas.

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Local & Regional
9:27 am
Sat August 14, 2010

BIA Audit

Tahlequah, OK – Cherokee marshal's evidence room audited by BIA

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A Bureau of Indian Affairs agent says the federal agency is auditing the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service's evidence room at the request of the tribe.

BIA Special Agent Mike McCoy says the audit has been going on for about two weeks. He says the BIA's professional standards division is performing the audit at the request of the Marshal Service but that he does not know how long it will take. He says no exit interview has been conducted.

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Local & Regional
9:24 am
Sat August 14, 2010

Officer Pleads Guilty

Officer Travis Ludwig is booked into the Tulsa County Jail.
Tuksa County Booking photo

Tulsa, OK – Ex-Okla police officer pleads guilty in drug case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A former Tulsa police officer has pleaded guilty to two drug counts.

Thirty-eight-year-old Travis Ludwig entered pleas Friday to possession of a controlled drug, a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Tulsa County District Judge Kurt Glassco made no finding of guilt and will formally sentence Ludwig Nov. 10.

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Local & Regional
9:21 am
Sat August 14, 2010

Bomb Scare

A pro-life sign across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Police say box outside Okla clinic not a bomb

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a suspicious package left at a clinic where abortions are performed has been ruled safe.

Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley said Friday that Reproductive Services was evacuated after an employee noticed a box in a trash can that she didn't recognize to be trash from the clinic. Ashley says the package is still being investigated, but a bomb technician examined it and found there was no explosive device inside the box.

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StudioTulsa
3:46 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Science Week: "E. Coli and the New Science of Life"

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Local & Regional
1:44 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Zoo Transition

Tulsa, OK – The newly formed not-for-profit organization Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. (TZMI) has made headway in recent meetings as they move toward a potential private management structure for the Tulsa Zoo.

The board members nominated and elected officers, voting unanimously on each position. Serving as president will be Phil Lakin; vice president, Robert Thomas; and, secretary/treasurer, Stacy Kymes.

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Local & Regional
1:39 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Fifth District Campaigns

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Federal campaign reports show former state Rep. Kevin Calvey had more than three times as much cash on hand last week as his opponent James Lankford in the race for the open 5th District congressional seat.

Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late Thursday show Calvey had nearly $193,000 cash on hand, compared to about $56,000 for Lankford.

The reports detail expenses and receipts through Aug. 4.

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Local & Regional
1:35 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Reservist Wins Lawsuit

Muskogee, Okla. – MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A U.S. Army reservist from Cushing has won a lawsuit that claimed the company he worked for would not rehire him after he spent a tour of duty in Iraq.

A jury in U.S. District Court in Muskogee on Thursday found Corrections Corporation of America violated federal law by not rehiring 32-year-old Dennis Weems. CCA which operates privately run prisons was ordered to pay Weems $53,754 in back wages and benefits.

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