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1:41 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Algae Update

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Tulsa, OK – Algae warning lifted for Okla.'s Tenkiller Lake

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has lifted all of its blue-green algae warnings and advisories at Tenkiller Lake in eastern Oklahoma.

The Corps' Tulsa office said water samples collected from the lake Oct. 25 show algae levels have dropped below the advisory level at the lake.

Warnings prohibiting contact with water remain in effect for portions of Waurika Lake, Lake Texoma and Lake Eufaula.

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1:39 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Escapees Recaptured

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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police recapture 4 escaped inmates

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say four escapees from the Turley Correctional Center are back in custody.

Police say in a news release that officers acting on a tip found Laquita Bruner about six miles north of the downtown Tulsa center just after 2:30 p.m. Monday. Officers later found Sabrina Belcher, Tankia Huffman and Tuesday Kalumula about eight miles north of the lockup.

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8:10 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Storm Damage

Fort Cobb, OK – Minor structural damage reported near Okla. lake

FORT COBB, Okla. (AP) Authorities say they've found minor structural damage but no injuries from a tornado that moved through Caddo County in central Oklahoma.

Emergency Management Director Larry McDuffey said there were no immediate reports of injuries when a tornado touched down on the southwest side of Fort Cobb Lake near Oklahoma Highway 9 late Monday afternoon.

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8:01 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Parker Sentenced

Mangum, OK – Ex-warden's wife gets 1-year term in inmate escape

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) A prosecutor says the wife of a former Oklahoma prison warden convicted of helping an inmate escape has been sentenced to a year in prison.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Municipal Election Results

Tulsa, OK – *=Winner
CITY COUNCIL

District 2
Phillip Oyler (D) 32%
*Jeanie Cue (R) 68%


District 3
*David Patrick (D) 58%
David Bell (R) 42%


District 4
Ken Brune (D) 43%
*Blake Ewing 57%

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Local & Regional
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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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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