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3:41 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

Cemetery Vandalism

Wagoner County is red.
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Wagoner, OK – Headstones smashed, damaged at Wagoner cemetery

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) Authorities say vandals turned over and smashed 40 to 50 headstones in the Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner.

Ron Ross, the Wagoner city cemetery sexton, says the damage happened sometime over the weekend. He says it'll take three to four days to repair the headstones.

Ross says it will be difficult to fix everything, because some of the damaged headstones are very old.

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Local & Regional
3:40 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

Tar Creek Violation?

Tar Creek pollution site
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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Court: Trust violated Open Meeting Act

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a trust overseeing a voluntary buyout program for residents of the Tar Creek Superfund site has violated the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.

The state's highest court made the ruling in an 8-1 decision handed down Tuesday.

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Local & Regional
3:37 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

Possible Plane Crash

Tecumseh, OK – Okla. authorities looking for possible plane crash

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) Authorities are looking for a small airplane that may have crashed in Pottawatomie County.

Tecumseh Emergency Manager Melvin Potter said 36 square miles had been searched but crews hadn't found any wreckage Tuesday morning.

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What's New?
2:18 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

Starlight Band's Free Concerts at the River

Public Radio Tulsa – A Tulsa Summertime Tradition!

Ever since 1947, concerts performed by the Starlight Band have provided great live music to Tulsa-area audiences each and every summer. Usually held at the River West Festival Amphitheater, these free concerts offer big-band and orchestral music in a relaxed outdoor setting that's informal, family-oriented, and accessible to those with disabilities.

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2:04 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

New York Philharmonic This Week

Classical 88.7 HD1 – Sunday's New York Philharmonic This Week celebrates conductor Alan Gilbert's first season as Music Director. Maestro Gilbert will conduct two works: Al Largo, a world premiere New York Philharmonic commission by Magnus Lindberg, and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. Don't miss this program recorded live at Avery Fisher Hall, Sunday afternoon June 27 from 1-3 pm on Classical 88.7 HD1.

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Local & Regional
9:40 am
Tue June 22, 2010

Body IDed

Broken Arrow Police Major Carole Newell
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Broken Arrow, OK – Authorities identify body found in BA field

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Broken Arrow police have identified a man whose body was found on an undeveloped plot of land.

Police Maj. Carole Newell says it was the body of 29-year-old Joshua Michael Wilson of Broken Arrow that was found on June 13 by horseback riders.

Police initially investigated the case as a homicide, but Newell said Monday there is nothing at this time to indicate foul play was involved in Wilson's death.

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Local & Regional
9:34 am
Tue June 22, 2010

Cash Crisis Eases

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. state revenue shows improvement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State revenue is projected to improve over the coming year, a sign that Oklahoma is slowly pulling out of the national economic slump.

The state Board of Equalization Monday certified revenue that will be available to pay for state services during the fiscal year that begins July 1. That certification is more than $308 million more than revenue estimates the board approved in February.

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Tue June 22, 2010

Rate Heads Up

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma unemployment rate reaches 6.7 percent

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) New figures show more Oklahomans were out of work in May than in April or during the same period in 2009.

According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Oklahoma's unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, a slight increase over the 6.6 percent rate reported in April. The agency says the rate represented 119,430 people.

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Local & Regional
9:23 am
Tue June 22, 2010

Tuesday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
6:01 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

No Action By Council on Settlement

The Golden Driller stands outside the Quik-Trip Center on the Tulsa Fairgrounds.
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Tulsa, Ok – The Tulsa City Council will take up a proposed settlement with the county again tomorrow. After a two hour closed door meeting today, the council failed to approve an agreement to settle fairgrounds utility bill dispute with the county. The settlement was worked out with a mediator.

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