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8:51 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Across the Generations

Tulsa, OK –
Tulsa holds a summit to bring people of different generations together. Baby Boomers, Generation X-er's, teenagers and others attended the Across the Generations Summit. Keynote speaker Susan Bosak with the Legacy Project says some fundamental changes are needed to deal with the graying population'

Organizers say it's the first summit of its' kind in the nation.

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7:51 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Cherokee Vote Count Continues

Tahlequah, OK –
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation Election Commission has completed another day of counting votes in the special election for principal chief.

Commission officials estimated Monday night they are more than halfway through the verification process for absentee ballots. The commission said it would resume the process Tuesday morning.

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7:48 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Senator Coburn has cancer

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn
CSPAN

Oklahoma City, OK –
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A spokesman says U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer in Tulsa.

The Oklahoma City Oklahoman reports spokesman John Hart says Coburn's cancer was detected in an early stage. He underwent the surgery Monday.

Coburn had been treated previously for two other forms of cancer malignant melanoma in 1975 and colon cancer in 2003, the year before he ran for the U.S. Senate.

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10:13 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Monday Morning's Local News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of today's top local stories on KWGS................

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8:53 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Tulsa State Fair a success

One of the fun houses at this year's Tulsa State Fair.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK –
Even in rocky economic times, people seem willing to spend at the Tulsa State Fair. Expo Square board chairman Karen Keith says the weather cooperated and attendance and sales were very good

All the work and upgrades on the fairgrounds are now completed, and Keith says that's also contributed to high attendance the past couple of years. Official number should be released some time today.

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8:48 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Prisoners to be Released

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) As many as 300 Oklahoma prison inmates could be turned loose early in less than a month.

A new state law going into effect Nov. 1 allows for some nonviolent offenders to be put on home monitoring early to relieve overcrowding.

Many prosecutors are unhappy, but House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, says that the law allows the release of low-risk, mostly female inmates.

Steele says the intent is to concentrate resources on locking up violent offenders who are more of a threat to society.

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8:45 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Baker Leads in Chief's Race

Tahlequah, OK – TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Challenger Bill John Baker has an early lead over former Principal Chief Chad Smith in early returns in the Cherokee Nation election.

The tribe's Election Commission says Baker led early Sunday afternoon by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent.

The commission says it has tallied returns from Sept. 24 precinct voting and walk-in voting at the tribe's election office in Tahlequah. Pending are far-flung at-large votes cast in up to 12,000 absentee ballots.

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9:55 am
Sun October 9, 2011

Grocer Changes

Oklahoma City, OK –

Pioneering Okla. grocer says change is constant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Changes are afoot in the Oklahoma City grocery market and a longtime member of the industry says the key to success is understanding shifts in consumer habits.

J.B. Pratt started selling organic, locally grown produce a decade ago. With Whole Foods to open in the coming week and Sunflower Mart having opened two weeks ago, the changes mark the culmination of a trend Pratt saw coming.

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9:47 am
Sun October 9, 2011

Suspect: Fighting his Return to Oklahoma

Grove, OK – Okla. man accused in grandfather's shooting death

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

JAY, Okla. (AP) A man charged in Delaware County with fatally shooting his 82-year-old grandfather and badly wounding his uncle is fighting his return to Oklahoma from Missouri, where he was arrested.

The Tulsa World reports that 35-year-old Joshua David White of Jay was arrested Thursday after a deputy saw him in far northeast Oklahoma and pursued him into McDonald County, Mo.

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