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7:59 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Programs Spared at DHS

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Department of Human Services commissioners have agreed to use about $10 million in one-time funding to prevent benefit reductions to two programs for low-income Oklahomans.

The vote Tuesday avoids an increase in co-payments for the child-care subsidy program and a reduction in monthly funding to a program for families with developmentally disabled children.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Wednesday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's Top Local Stories from 89.5/KWGS

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Oklahoma's Wind Energy

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. 3rd in wind capacity during recent quarter

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma ranked third in the nation in adding wind-generated electricity during the three-month period of July, August and September.

The American Wind Energy Association's report issued Tuesday shows Oklahoma added 130 megawatts to rank behind Colorado and Minnesota. West Virginia is fourth in the report and Texas is fifth.

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StudioTulsa
3:15 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

District Four Tulsa City Council Debate

Tulsa, OK – On today's StudioTulsa, you can hear the candidates in District Four discuss the issues in a debate moderated by KWGS News Director John Durkee.

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Local & Regional
2:16 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Date Set to Fill Tulsa House Vacancy

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor sets special election dates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has issued two executive orders setting the dates for special elections to fill seats being vacated by Republican Rep. Dan Sullivan of Tulsa and Democratic Sen. Andrew Rice of Oklahoma City.

The candidate filing period for both Sullivan's House District 71 seat and Rice's Senate District 46 seat will be from Dec. 5 through Dec. 7. A special primary election if needed will be Feb. 14 and a special general election would be April 3.

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Local & Regional
2:14 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Fallin says No

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor rejects inmate's commutation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has denied a request for a commutation of a 61-year-old Oklahoma inmate who is serving a life-without-parole sentence for drug trafficking.

Fallin's office announced Tuesday that Fallin had denied the request from Larry Yarbrough. Yarbrough has served 17 years in prison for a conviction in Kingfisher County of trafficking in illegal drugs after former felony convictions.

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Local & Regional
12:11 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Council District #-4 Candidates' Debate

Candidates Ken Brune and Blake Ewing discuss the issues in a Studio Tulsa debate before the Tulsa Kiwanis Club.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Hear the candidates in district four discuss the issues

Local & Regional
7:30 am
Tue October 25, 2011

Capitol Watch

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers gear up for interim studies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Legislature is not in session, but lawmakers will be at the Capitol for several interim studies.

Two House committees and a Senate committee all are scheduled to meet on Tuesday to discuss several issues, including bottle recycling, higher education and daycare liability.

The House Human Services Committee and House Agriculture and Environment Committee both are meeting, along with the Senate Education Committee.

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Local & Regional
7:28 am
Tue October 25, 2011

Double Conviction Appealed

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Tulsa, OK – Death penalty appeal set for Tulsa double slaying

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An appellate hearing is scheduled for a Tulsa man sentenced to die for the 2007 killings of his ex-girlfriend and her 7-month-old daughter.

Oral arguments are scheduled Tuesday before the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals in the case of 37-year-old Raymond Eugene Johnson.

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Local & Regional
7:27 am
Tue October 25, 2011

Charges Filed in Tulsa Airport Blast

Tulsa International Airport

Tulsa, OK – Man charged with detonating bomb at Okla. airport

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County prosecutors have accused a Broken Arrow man of detonating a small bomb near a parking garage at Tulsa International Airport.

Garrett Moore was charged Monday with one felony count of placing explosives in or near a building, vehicle or roadway.

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