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7:57 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Earthquake Update

Tulsa, OK – Smaller tremors follow 5.6 magnitude Okla. quake

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Another earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, nearly two days after an earthquake measuring 5.6 rocked the state.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.7 magnitude quake centered about 5 miles northwest of Prague struck at 8:46 p.m. Monday. The survey had reported at least five additional tremors since the initial earthquake hit Saturday night.

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7:53 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local News

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

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StudioTulsa
6:03 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

"The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals"

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Local & Regional
11:59 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Terrorism Institute Receives Grant

Oklahoma City, OK – The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism has received a $2.2 million police training grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The grant allows the institute to continue offering law enforcement courses known as Information Collection on Patrol to the nation's 800,000 officers.

The course highlights the value of information collection and proper reporting. Training is conducted primarily at the institute, which overlooks the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

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Local & Regional
11:57 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Planning Commissioner Hired

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today that Dawn Warrick will join the city of Tulsa as the Director of Planning and Economic Development, effective Dec. 16, 2011.

Warrick will be in charge of the planning, real estate management and development services. Warrick's direct report is Dwain Midget, Community Development and Education Director.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Flood Rescues

Sulphur, OK – 5 rescued from flooded homes in southern Oklahoma

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) Heavy rains flooded homes and streets in Sulphur and the county's emergency management director says firefighters rescued five people from their flooded homes.

No injuries are reported.

Murray County Emergency Management Director Joe Jordan says an estimated nine inches of rain fell starting late Sunday night and ending early Monday morning.

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8:50 am
Mon November 7, 2011

UPDATE: Oklahoma Quake

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Oklahoma City, OK – USGS: 18 aftershocks following 5.6 quake in Okla.

SPARKS, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded 18 aftershocks following a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that shook central Oklahoma.

The USGS says aftershocks ranging from a preliminary magnitude of 2.7 to 4.0 have been recorded in the same area near Prague, about 45 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Two aftershocks of magnitude 4.0 were recorded at 3:39 a.m. and 9:07 a.m. Sunday.

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Freedmen Update

Little Rock, OK –

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) A forum is set in Little Rock on the effort by descendants of slaves owned by Cherokees who want to be included in the tribe.

The Nov. 14 forum will be at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock law school in downtown Little Rock.

A ruling in August by the Cherokee Supreme Court revoked the freedmen's citizenship, and the freedmen are suing in an effort to win full membership in the tribe.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

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

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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Sun November 6, 2011

Largest Quake in State History

Undated – 5.6 magnitude quake shakes east-central Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities say a 5.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled central Oklahoma and been felt as far away as Tennessee.

The U.S. Geological Survey office in Golden, Colorado reports on its website that it detected a 5.6 magnitude quake at 10:53 p.m. local time Saturday. The quake was centered about 44 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City near the small town of Sparks. If confirmed by USGS, it would be the most powerful quake detected in Oklahoma's history.

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