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9:04 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Lawsuit Settled

Jay, OK – Okla. county to settle lawsuit for $13.5 million

JAY, Okla. (AP) Delaware County commissioners have decided to settle a federal lawsuit by former female jail inmates for $13.5 million.

Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday for the agreement, which District Attorney Eddie Wyant says was in the county's best interest.

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9:03 am
Thu November 3, 2011

More Arrests At Occupy Site

Tulsa, OK – More arrests of Occupy group in Tulsa park

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police in Tulsa have again arrested protesters with the Occupy Tulsa group for violating the city's park curfew.

At least six people were arrested after 11 p.m. Wednesday at H.A. Chapman Centennial Green. A dozen people were arrested and police did not use pepper spray in the latest round of arrests.

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Local & Regional
9:01 am
Thu November 3, 2011

War Takes Two Oklahomans

Oklahoma City, OK – 2 Oklahoma soldiers killed in Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two Oklahoma soldiers have been killed in combat.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced Wednesday that 19-year-old Pfc. Sarina Butcher of Checotah and 26-year-old Spc. Christopher Gailey of Ochelata died Tuesday when their vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan's Paktia province.

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Local & Regional
8:58 am
Thu November 3, 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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Local & Regional
8:10 am
Thu November 3, 2011

EPA Fines

Denver, OK – EPA: Williams, ConocoPhillips agree to penalties

DENVER (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says two natural gas production companies have agreed to pay a total of $248,000 to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act on the Southern Ute Reservation in southwest Colorado.

The EPA said Wednesday that Houston-based ConocoPhillips has agreed to pay $198,000 over problems that the company discovered at a compressor station. It also agreed to projects aimed at reducing emissions.

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Local & Regional
2:56 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Police Chief Explains Occupy Tulsa Arrests

Tulsa, OK –

At a news conference downtown, Police Chief Chuck Jordan says the arrests had nothing to do with the right to protest they were made because of curfew violations.

Of the ten people arrested, Jordan says five were pepper-sprayed. He defends the use of pepper spray as necessary.

Chief Jordan says all the protestors have to do to remain legal is move off park land and onto the sidewalk.

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StudioTulsa
1:37 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

"Clarina Howard Nichols and the Politics of Motherhood"

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Local & Regional
1:01 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Tulsa Metro Unemployment Up

Tulsa, OK – The unemployment rate for the Tulsa Metro inched up in September. Figures released today showed the rate climbed from six-percent to six-point-four percent. But when you look at the raw totals, you see that both employment and unemployment increased.

How can that be?

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission's John Carpenter says it is the long term unemployed getting back in the job market.

Latimer County, in southeastern Oklahoma, had the highest unemployment rate at nearly 10-percent.

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Local & Regional
10:56 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Tulsa Public School Properties for Sale

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Local & Regional
10:27 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Occupy Tulsa- Unoccupied

Occupy Tulsa protesters move back into city park at daybreak.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department enforces a city curfew and clears out the Centennial Green in downtown Tulsa. It was the scene of the Occupy Tulsa protest. The arrests came about one o'clock this morning.

Police had warned the protesters of the 11pm curfew and had warned them that they would be evicted from the green. The officers used pepper spray to gain control of the crowd.

Nine people were arrested.

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