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2:18 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

HealthTeacher

A partnership to improve Tulsa students health is announced at Mark Twain Elementary School
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – A new program will teach school kids in Northeastern Oklahoma about healthy living. The goal is to reduce childhood obesity.
Too many kids in Tulsa and in Oklahoma are overweight and don't practice good nutrition. A partnership between St. Francis Health System and HealthTeacher is designed to improve that situation. St. Francis C-E-O Jake Henry says HealthTeacher is an online curriculum to educate kids about healthy choices.

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Local & Regional
12:59 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Pecan Crop Hurt by Drought

OPGA

Undated – The summer's drought will take a toll on your Thanksgiving dessert. Pecan Pie may be hard to come by. The President of the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association is Charles Rohla.

He says some trees have already started dropping their pecans and the pecans are much smaller than normal

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Local & Regional
12:58 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Funerals Set

Oklahoma City, OK – Funerals set for 3 fallen Oklahoma soldiers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funerals have been scheduled for three Oklahoma National Guard members who died earlier this month in Afghanistan.

The Oklahoma National Guard announced Wednesday that the funeral for 1st Lt. Damon Leehan of Moore will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond. The 30-year-old Moore was killed Aug. 14 when a military vehicle he was riding in struck an IED.

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Local & Regional
12:52 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Fewer to Travel

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Fewer Oklahomans are expected to travel over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

AAA Oklahoma says the number of Oklahomans taking a trip by automobile or by airplane is expected to be about 371,000, a 2 percent decline from 2010.

AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai (May) says uncertainty about the economy and increased air fares are affecting travelers' decisions this year.

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Local & Regional
12:49 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Worker's Comp Fraud?

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG files worker's compensation fraud charge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Attorney General's Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit has filed fraud and conspiracy counts against an Oklahoma City woman.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt says charges were filed in Oklahoma County against 51-year-old Kathryn Boggs-Palmer.

A complaint says Boggs-Palmer filed a claim with the Workers' Compensation Court on July 13, 2005, for on-the-job injuries.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Thu August 25, 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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StudioTulsa
5:28 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Combined Impressions: The Art and Life of Robert Rauschenberg

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Local & Regional
5:24 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Verdict in Corruption Probe

Federal Prosecutor Jane Duke talks with reporters outside the federal court house.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Okla officer convicted, another acquitted in case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal jury has convicted one Tulsa police officer accused of numerous civil rights violations and acquitted another charged with witness tampering.

The panel on Wednesday found Officer Jeff Henderson guilty of six counts of perjury and two counts of violating the civil rights of a citizen. Officer Bill Yelton, who was accused of witness tampering, was found not guilty on all eight counts.

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Local & Regional
10:57 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Relocation Downtown Post Office/Court House

Senator Inhofe eats breakfast before speaking at the Tulsa Press Club.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe says he will do what he can--- but admits that won't me much. In Tulsa, this morning, he addressed the effort to relocate the downtown post-office and federal court house. The Senator was in Tulsa speaking to the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce.

Inhofe serves on the committee that oversees federal property. He says he can push the proposal up the list, but not ahead of other committee members.

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Local & Regional
8:12 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Tulsan Recovered

Anchorage, Alaska – Body of plane crash victim washes ashore

(Information in the following story is from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The body of one of the two men aboard a plane that washed ashore last week east of Cordova has been recovered.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers said Tuesday that the body of 59-year-old John S. Dick of Tulsa, Okla., came ashore Sunday on the coastline of the Gulf of Alaska.

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