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12:12 pm
Tue April 27, 2010

Abortion Override in Senate

The State Senate Chambers
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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Senate overrides abortion bills veto

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has voted to override Gov. Brad Henry's veto of two abortion bills, clearing the way for the bills to become law without his signature.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 36-12 Tuesday to override the veto of a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion.

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9:40 am
Tue April 27, 2010

BIA Gets New Director

Washington, D.C. – Sioux tribe member named to lead Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON (AP) Longtime Interior Department official Michael Black has been named director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Black is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. He had served as acting BIA director since March 18. He takes over from Jerold Gidner, who is now special counselor for Larry Echo Hawk, assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs.

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9:36 am
Tue April 27, 2010

Tulsa Police Shoot OKC Murder Suspect

Tulsa, OK – Man investigated in Okla City deaths shot in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A man under investigation in Oklahoma City in the deaths of six people including two fetuses has been arrested after being shot by Tulsa police.

Police say 32-year-old Denny Edward Phillips was shot three times Monday afternoon after pointing a gun at officers who had found him at a Tulsa motel. Capt. Rick Helberg says Phillips is expected to recover.

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Local & Regional
9:25 am
Tue April 27, 2010

Tuesday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of Tuesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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4:58 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Low Lake Level

Fort Gibson Lake from the Western Hills Guest Ranch.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Boaters are urged to use caution while boating on Fort Gibson Lake due to lower than normal lake levels.

The lake levels at Fort Gibson Lake will be kept approximately one foot below normal for the next two to three years to perform maintenance at the dam.

The lake levels will fluctuate depending on the season. Boaters should anticipate lower water levels during spring and fall seasons and anticipated periods of heavy rain that fall within the watershed which could cause an increase in flows coming into Fort Gibson Lake

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4:52 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Abortion Override

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has overriden Gov. Brad Henry's vetoes of two anti-abortion measures.

House members voted 81-14 Monday to override Henry's veto of a bill to require women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a description of the fetus before getting abortions.

The House voted 84-12 to override a second veto of legislation to prevent lawsuits in cases where a parent might argue a child with birth defects would've been better off aborted.

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2:34 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

State Auditor on BA Schools Probe

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage sought to clarify earlier news accounts regarding the finalization and public release of an investigative audit into Broken Arrow Public Schools.

"The audit is still in draft form and its release is pending a review by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office," Burrage said.

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2:30 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Immigration Enforcement: Tulsa County Style

Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz.
Tulsa County

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County Jail has received almost $7-million in grants for holding immigration violators who have committed other crimes.

The sheriff says his department's work is bolstering ties with Tulsa growing Hispanic community. He says it has also lowered Tulsa County's overall crime rate.

The Sheriff discusses his department's action with reporter Marshall Stewart. Hear their conversation here.

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2:27 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Student Worries About Diploma

Sperry, OK – Vietnamese student in Okla. worries about diploma

SPERRY, Okla. (AP) The stand-in parents of a Vietnamese exchange student say they're worried that Oanh Kim Pham's $8,000 annual college scholarship could be endangered if she's unable to get a high school diploma.

A Sperry School District official says he never promised Pham known as "Annie" to friends and her exchange family that she could graduate.

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