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3:22 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

"Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter" (Encore presentation)

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Local & Regional
12:04 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Chamber Rejects Charter Changes

Dr. Gerard Clancy, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and OU-Tulsa President.
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Tulsa, OK – Today the Tulsa City Chamber vocalized its opposition to the proposals for ballot changes to the Tulsa City Chamber. The Chamber feels that making the mayor part of the City Council alters the checks and balances system, while the council's proposal for a city manager simply needs more debate and input from the community.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Perry Campaigns in Tulsa

Rick Perry makes Tulsa stop
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Tulsa, OK – Texas Governor Rick Perry brings his quest for the White House to Tulsa. He met with reporters mid-afternoon at the Tulsa Press Club.

He called for more development of domestic natural gas fields to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. He says Washington must do all it can to increase domestic energy exploration.

During the Tulsa stop, Perry picked up his first endorsement from a U-S Senator. Jim Inhofe pledged to back Perry in the 2012 races.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Snakes seek Water

Oklahoma City, OK – Snake sightings rise as Oklahoma drought lingers

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma wildlife officials say sightings of snakes are on the rise as the drought continues.

Oklahoma City television station KFOR reports that snakes that are seeking water are more likely to turn up around residential gardens.

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7:56 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Facebook Drought Aid

Tulsa, OK – Facebook becomes a trading zone for hay purchases

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma drought has started a trend that merges business and a social network.

The Tulsa World reports that farmers have been using Facebook as a way to buy and sell hay this month.

Many Oklahoma cattle producers have had to sell their herds early because they haven't been able to provide forage due to the drought.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Inhofe to Endorse Perry

Senator Jim Inhofe meets with reporters.
Jim Inhofe

Tulsa, OK – Texas governor in Oklahoma, to appear with Inhofe

TULSA, Okla. (AP) U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe will join Texas Gov. Rick Perry for an announcement in Tulsa.

Perry recently announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Inhofe said last week that he supports Perry's campaign for the GOP nomination.

The two Republicans have scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Monday in Tulsa. Perry also is planning to attend fundraisers in Oklahoma during the day.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Monday Morning News

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

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Local & Regional
8:50 am
Sun August 28, 2011

Oklahoma Hurricane Hunters

Norman, Ok – Okla. researchers to study Hurricane Irene

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Oklahoma want to get first-hand information about Hurricane Irene.

The scientists are in North Carolina to deploy two mobile radars and a state-of-the-art instrumented vehicle to intercept the approaching storm.

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Local & Regional
8:46 am
Sun August 28, 2011

Officer Cleared

Wagoner, OK – Okla. prosecutor clears officers in fatal shooting

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) The Wagoner County District Attorney's office has cleared two Wagoner police officers who fatally shot a Coweta man last week.

District Attorney Brian Kuester said Friday that officers Jamie Powell and Kevin Higginbottom were justified in shooting 59-year-old Charles Hundley Aug. 16 at a McDonald's on U.S. Highway 69.

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8:43 am
Sun August 28, 2011

Investigation May Not Be Over

Tulsa, Ok – Okla corrupt cops probe may not be over

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A special prosecutor says a probe started two years ago to investigate allegations of widespread police corruption in Tulsa could have new life.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Duke of Little Rock, Ark., says even though jury trials involving five officers have wrapped up, her office still has more information gathered during the probe and could turn it over to another agency.

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