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4:33 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

The Recent Documentary Film "Gasland" --- Arguments Pro and Con

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Local & Regional
3:39 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Hearing to Continue

Douglas Polk wants to change his guilty plea.
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Tulsa, OK – A hearing will resume next Thursday as to whether self-confessed rapist Douglas Polk will be allowed to recant his guilty plea to raping young girls.

Among the cases he is accused of involved a five-year-old Broken Arrow girl who sexually assaulted and left abandon along a rural road.

Polk was sentenced to six life terms last month. After the sentence was handed down, he announced he wanted to change his plea.

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Local & Regional
12:46 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Education Conference Underway in Tulsa

A packed ballroom hears from out going State Superintendent Sandy Garrett.
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Tulsa, OK – Borrowing Charles Dickens' famous line to open her 2010 State of Education address today in Tulsa, State School Superintendent Sandy Garrett remarked "it is the best of times, it is the worst of times" to more than 2,500 Oklahoma School leaders in attendance at the Tulsa Convention Center Ballroom.

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Local & Regional
12:42 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Political Forum

Top L-R: Drew Edmondson, Mary Fallin Botton L-R: Jari Askins, Randy Brogdon

Tahlequah, OK – Okla candidates say state must address social ills

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's major candidates for governor say the state must address a number of social ills, but they differ on how to lower high rates of smoking, drug abuse and poor health.

At a candidate forum in Tahlequah, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins said Oklahomans need to learn more about healthy lifestyles and that the state's network of county health departments can help spread the word.

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Local & Regional
9:57 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Tulsa Police Investigation

Tulsa, OK – Okla police chief says internal probe conducted

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa's interim police chief says his department conducted its own investigation of possible theft and lying by police officers.

Chief Chuck Jordan said Wednesday that the department's probe started in May 2009 and involved information developed by the Internal Affairs unit. Jordan says he couldn't name the officers who were investigated.

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Local & Regional
9:49 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Prisons no longer Smoke-Free

Oklahoma City, OK – Some Okla. prisons to again allow tobacco use

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Inmates at minimum security prisons in Oklahoma will soon be allowed to smoke.

Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie says the inmates will be allowed to smoke in designated areas starting Aug. 2. He says cigarettes also will again be sold in the minimum-security prisons.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
3:55 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Women Recover

Tulsa, Okla. – Oklahoma is commonly known for its female incarceration rate of more than twice the national average, but a fledgling program, Women in Recovery, hopes to change that. The first six to complete the program celebrated their graduation today.

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Local & Regional
3:38 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Unemployment Rate

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla unemployment up slightly in June

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials say Oklahoma's unemployment rate increased in June.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Tuesday that the jobless rate last month hit 6.8 percent, an increase from 6.7 percent in May. According to the agency, there were 120,350 people unemployed in June.

The agency says the unemployment rate for June 2009 was 6.7 percent.

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