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10:48 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Prison Population Decline

Tulsa, OK – The nation's prison population dropped for the first time in 40-years. But that is not the case in Oklahoma. A Pew Research Report says Oklahoma's prison population increased two-point-one percent last year.

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10:11 am
Wed March 17, 2010

The Fate of the Old Driller Park

County Commissioner Fred Perry
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Commissioner John Smaligo, chairman of the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority (generally known as the Fair Board) today announced the formation of the Driller Stadium Property Marketing Committee. The committee will solicit specific business proposals for use of the land occupied by the stadium at the corner of 15th and Yale.

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10:10 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Another Possible Oologah Victim

Oologah, OK – 1-year-old being tested for meningitis in Tulsa

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) A 1-year-old boy has been taken to a Tulsa hospital for testing for meningitis.

Oologah-Talala Emergency Medical Services spokesman John Wylie says an ambulance was sent to Claremore Regional Hospital about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to take the boy to St. Francis Hospital.

Wylie said he can't release additional information and hospital officials declined comment.

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9:23 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Momument Must Go

Stigler, OK – Transfer of Ten Commandments monument scheduled

STIGLER, Okla. (AP) A Ten Commandments monument that's outside the Haskell County Courthouse in Stigler is scheduled to be moved.

City officials say the monument is to be moved Wednesday about 11 a.m. by Muskogee Marble and Granite.

The monument was placed at the courthouse in 2004 but a federal appeals court ruled it is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear an appeal of the appeals court ruling.

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9:18 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

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

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3:09 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

DA Rules Shooting Justified

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office has ruled Officer Troy Still's actions during a February 26th shooting to be justified.

On that date, Officer Still and Officer Chris Elliott responded to a domestic disturbance at 1040 North Florence Place. After interviewing a female victim, officers determined a crime had been committed, and attempted to handcuff the suspect, Nathaniel Rowe. Rowe refused to cooperate and a violent struggle ensued.

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3:08 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

Best Cities for Young People

The Tulsa skyline from the Riverparks Festival area.
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Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A survey of 67 metropolitan areas nationwide ranks both Oklahoma City and Tulsa among the 10 best for young workers. The survey by the national business news site Portfolio.com ranks Oklahoma City No. 6 and Tulsa No. 8. The survey considered metro areas with populations of more than 750,000. The ratings are based on factors including job growth, cost of living and the number of college-educated and employed adults. Austin, Texas, is rated No. 1 in the survey.
Associated Press

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2:01 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

Day Off at OCC

The Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – All offices of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) will be closed statewide this Friday, March 19. Employees will be placed on unpaid furlough on that day because of a budget shortfall. It is the second furlough day for OCC employees this year. The first furlough day was February 12.

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1:16 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

Church Break-ins

Pauls Valley, OK – Man accused of church break-ins, viewing porn

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) Police in Pauls Valley say they've arrested a man for breaking into area churches and using church computers to view pornography.

Nathanael Christian is also accused of running up $300 in phone calls to telephone sex services during one break-in.

The 21-year-old Christian is charged with four counts of second-degree burglary of Trinity Baptist Church, First Assembly of God, St. Catherine Catholic Church and First Church of God.

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1:07 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

Home From War

Fort Sill, OK – National Guard unit returns from Iraq

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) About 300 National Guard members from Mississippi and Tennessee have returned from Iraq.

The 1st Battalion, 230th Air Cavalry Squadron was welcomed back during a ceremony at Fort Sill in Lawton on Monday.

Col. Gary Russell of Fort Sill's Mobilization Brigade says the group provided air and ground combat and logistic support to combat operations in Iraq.

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