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9:01 am
Sun May 9, 2010

Drowning at Copan Lake

Oklahoma Fishing Guide

Bartlesville, OK – Kansas man, 24, drowns in Oklahoma's Copan Lake

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) State police say a 24-year-old Kansas man has drowned at Copan Lake.

A report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the body of Brandon E. Clopp, of Caney, Kan., was found Saturday morning in about 2 feet of water close to shore.

The report said Clopp, staying with friends at a campground, got up during the night complaining of leg pain and said he was going for a walk.

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Local & Regional
8:51 am
Sun May 9, 2010

Political Challenges Ahead

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Dems dare to challenge Okla GOP, at political risk

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) In the reddest of red states, some Democratic legislators who disagree with the GOP majority's take on abortion, guns and federally arranged health care fear Oklahoma policy is being dictated by some who "put their finger in the wind."

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8:45 am
Sun May 9, 2010

Tar Creek Ruling

Tar Creek pollution site
U.S.G.S. Photo

Claremore, OK – Okla. judge rules against Tar Creek trust

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma attorney general's office isn't sure if a trust overseeing the buyout of homes and businesses in the Tar Creek Superfund site will appeal a ruling that it violated the state's Open Meeting Act.

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Local & Regional
9:56 am
Sat May 8, 2010

Medical Examiner Update

The Medical Examiner's fleet at the Tulsa lab.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. judge refuses to suppress indictment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge has denied a motion to suppress a sexual battery indictment against the former chief investigator for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

District Judge Lisa Davis on Friday denied a motion to quash the indictment against 44-year-old Kevin Rowland. The decision means Rowland's trial will start as scheduled on May 24.

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9:54 am
Sat May 8, 2010

Smoke Hole Rebate

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Ok – Okla. governor signs smoke-room rebate bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma restaurants that created separately ventilated smoking rooms will get a rebate to convert them to smoke-free under a new law.

Gov. Brad Henry signed the Clean Air in Restaurants Act during a ceremony on Friday.

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Local & Regional
5:16 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

Guilty Plea in BA Rape Case

Tulsa, OK – Broken Arrow man pleads guilty to child rape


TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 32-year-old Broken Arrow man has pleaded guilty to charges of raping, kidnapping and lewd molestation of a 5-year-old girl.

Douglas Polk Jr. pleaded guilty Friday in Tulsa to seven felonies and four misdemeanors. He pleaded no contest to a charge of domestic violence.

The victim was 5 when she disappeared from her home in Broken Arrow in September 2007. She was later found naked and walking along a road several miles from her home.

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Local & Regional
2:31 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

Friday Afternoon's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a two-minute recap of Friday afternoon's Top Local Stories

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Local & Regional
2:29 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

City/FOP Come to Terms

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
KWGS News Phot

Tulsa, Ok – The Mayor says a "handshake" agreement is made. Few details until on paper. Hear Mayor Bartlett's comments:

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Local & Regional
2:28 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

Skiatook Grand Jury

Judge Thornbrugh's courtroom
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Petition organizers have turned in over 76-hundred signatures seeking a grand jury investigation into the Skiatook schools. The district came under fire when an auditor's report showed over $750,000 wasted on over prized supplies. The school superintendent has been suspended but not terminated.

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