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7:47 am
Tue August 16, 2011

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Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin asks lawmakers to reimburse emergency fund

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin says she plans to ask the Legislature for a $36 million appropriation to the State Emergency Fund to reimburse local municipalities for disaster-related costs dating back to 2007.

Fallin discussed the state backlog Monday during a press briefing on how Oklahoma is handling the ongoing drought and one of the hottest summers on record.

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StudioTulsa
5:23 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

"My Search for T. Rex"

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Local & Regional
3:14 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

Tulsa County Redistricting

Tulsa, OK – New Tulsa County Commission district lines are okayed absent the controversy that followed new City of Tulsa Council boundries. County Commissioners approved the changes unanimously with little comment. Rich Briere with the Indian Nations Council of Governments says the Commissioners had individual input into the new boundries

The law requires populations in each commission district to be within five percent of each other. The approved boundries have populations with differences of less than one percent.

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Local & Regional
2:03 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

Turnpike Interchange

Credit: Google Inc.

Tulsa, OK – A new interchange on the Creek Turnpike in Broken Arrow is scheduled for completion in Fall 2012.

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's Jack Damrill says this exit will help area businesses be accessible.

The city of Broken Arrow is using funds from other under-budget projects to pay for the interchange.

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Local & Regional
12:05 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

SemGroup Loss

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Tulsa, OK – CLARIFICATION: The audio soundbites used in our on-air newscasts on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, indicating across the board cuts for SemGroup was for ONLY one division and not the entire company.

SemGroup Corporation today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011.

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Local & Regional
11:09 am
Mon August 15, 2011

High Ed Under Review

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmaker critical of Okla. higher ed spending

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker says increased spending by higher education institutions at a time when other agencies are cutting back indicates the Oklahoma Legislature should address the way colleges and universities operate.

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Local & Regional
8:56 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Another Oklahoma Death

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma soldier among those killed in Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Another Oklahoma soldier has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced Sunday that Specialist Jordan Morris of Stillwater was one of five soldiers who died Thursday of injuries they suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Kandahar province.

The 23-year-old Morris was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York.

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Mon August 15, 2011

New Cherokee Chief

Joe Crittenden takes the oath of office
Cherokee Nation

Tahlequah, OK – Acting principal chief of Okla. tribe sworn into office

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The deputy principal chief has been sworn in as the acting principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

S. Joe Crittenden took the oath of office Sunday at a ceremony in Tahlequah. Crittenden will be acting chief until the winner of next month's special election is chosen.

Crittenden promised a "seamless' transition until then, saying he would work to ensure services to Cherokee members continue uninterrupted.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS

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Local & Regional
9:06 am
Sun August 14, 2011

Economic Worries

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. officials worry about Wall Street's impact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's economy continued to show signs of improvement last week as it recovers from the recession.

But state finance officials say they're concerned last week's roller coaster ride on Wall Street could stoke the fears of investors and slow the state's economy.

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