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7:58 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Another Afghanistan Death

Oklahoma City, OK – th Oklahoma soldier dies in Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Porter man has become the eighth Oklahoma soldier to die in less than a month while serving in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense and the Oklahoma Army National Guard announced Wednesday that Spc. Joshua Michael Seals died Tuesday in a non-combat related incident in Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

Officials didn't specify what type of incident occurred.

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7:50 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear the latest local and regional news from KWGS

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3:29 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Fatal Fire

Tulsa, OK – A father and son die in a mobile home fire. Police responded to a call around 1am to find the home engulfed in flames.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Joanne Sellers says they are survived by a mother who had left the house for work that evening.

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1:44 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Children in Poverty

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – More Oklahoma children than ever before are living in poverty.
The latest statistics from Kids Count show a 16 percent increase in the number of Oklahoma children living in poverty. The director of Tulsa's Parent-Child Center, Desiree Doherty, says more must be done to care for the state's youngest and most vulnerable

While showing slight improvement in some areas, Oklahoma remains one of the worst states in the country for child well-being.

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7:57 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Water Study

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. legislative water study panel to begin work

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A legislative panel tasked with planning Oklahoma's water policy for the next 50 years is holding its inaugural meeting.

The 16-member committee will meet Wednesday in the House chamber. The panel is expected to focus on existing water law, interstate compacts and the role of Native American tribes and treaties.

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7:55 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Senator Wants Sentence Changed

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. senator wants inmate's life sentence reduced

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma state senator says she believes a 61-year-old convicted drug dealer's life-without-parole sentence is excessive.

Sen. Constance Johnson plans to address the state Pardon and Parole Board Wednesday on behalf of Larry Yarbrough. Yarbrough is serving the 17th year of a life sentence after being convicted in Kingfisher County in 1997 of trafficking in illegal drugs after former convictions in five felonies.

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7:52 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Child Poverty Increases

Tulsa, OK – Study shows increase in Okla. child poverty

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A new national survey shows that the number of Oklahoma children living in poverty increased 16 percent since 2000.

Oklahoma is ranked 43rd nationally in key indicators of child health and well-being in the 22nd annual Kids Count report. It was released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which focuses on improving life for disadvantaged children.

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7:50 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Another Guardsman Lost

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Moore man is the seventh Oklahoma soldier in recent weeks to die while serving in Afghanistan.

The Oklahoma National Guard confirmed Tuesday that 1st Lt. Damon T. Leehan, was killed Sunday when a military vehicle in which he was riding struck an improvised explosive device in the Alingar district of Laghman Province.

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7:46 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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