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8:01 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Phone Home

Oklahoma City, OK – AT&T Oklahoma donates calling cards to soldiers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) AT&T Oklahoma is donating 3,600 calling cards to Oklahoma National Guard soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Gov. Mary Fallin held a ceremony at the state Capitol on Wednesday to thank the company for its gift to members of the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Child Killed in Shooting

Muskogee, OK – A 21-year-old man has turned himself in connection with the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy in Muskogee.

Police said Thursday that Elbert Meeks surrendered late Wednesday night and was booked into the Muskogee County Jail.

Police announced earlier Wednesday evening that Meeks was wanted for the shooting of the toddler, Jacioen Logan.

Police responded to a report that shots had been fired at a house and found the toddler wounded. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Monthly Discussion

Mayor Bartlett
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Tulsa, OK – Hear our monthly conversation with Mayor Bartlett

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
1:16 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

"Pearl Harbor Christmas"

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Local & Regional
9:27 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Citzens Seek to Stop Casino Construction

Pick-ups and heavy equipment work at new casino location
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Broken Arrow, OK – The Broken Arrow City Council hears pleas from residents wanting help in stopping a casino. A branch of the Creek Nation is building the casino on Indian land at 129th East and 111th Street South.

The Council says it can't do much, because the casino is on tribal land. The tribe plans to open with pre-fab facilities in the spring.

Calls to tribal headquarters were not returned

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Local & Regional
9:26 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Settlement Urged

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma Human Services Department panel has recommended settling a lawsuit that alleges abused children in the agency's care are at continued risk of harm.

The DHS Human Services Commission voted 6-3 late Tuesday to authorize its chairman to sign settlement papers if the Contingency Review Board also approves the settlement. That panel is to meet Wednesday.

The New York-based group Children's Rights filed the suit seeking class action on behalf of 9,000 children in DHS' care.

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Local & Regional
9:01 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Wednesday's Top News

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

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Budget Work Underway

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma panel OKs $6.5B budget for upcoming year

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State leaders have certified preliminary revenue figures that show lawmakers will have an estimated $6.5 billion to spend on next year's budget.

The amount certified by the Board of Equalization on Tuesday is roughly the same that they spent last year.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Snow Storm Ends

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Panhandle starts to dig out after snow storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Roads remained closed in the Oklahoma Panhandle a day after an early winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on the region.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokesman Larry Clore said all major roads in Cimarron County, the Panhandle's westernmost county, were closed Tuesday. They included U.S. 287, U.S. 412, U.S. 56 and U.S. 64.

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