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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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Local & Regional
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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What's New?
5:31 pm
Sat August 27, 2011

Don't Lecture Me: Rethinking the Way College Students Learn

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – In today's global economy, workers need to think well and learn fast. This documentary explores how traditional approaches to teaching are failing college students and what some in education are doing about it. Listen Friday at 8:00 to American RadioWorks on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.

Local & Regional
9:28 am
Sat August 27, 2011

Inmate Dies

Lawton, Ok – Oklahoma prison inmate collapses, dies

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a Lawton Correctional Facility inmate has died.

Pablo Paez of GEO Group, which operates the facility, told the Lawton Constitution that 59-year-old James Bowen's cellmate pressed a panic button to alert staffers after Bowen collapsed around 10:20 a.m. Thursday.

Paez says medical personnel couldn't revive Bowen and he was transported to a nearby hospital, where he pronounced dead at 11:40 a.m.

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Local & Regional
9:25 am
Sat August 27, 2011

Fewer Agency Workers

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma agency merger could lead to fewer workers


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The consolidation of five state agencies under a new law may result in fewer employees.

State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger told The Oklahoman it's too early to project how much of a reduction in staff will occur, but he and House Speaker Kris Steele say they expect there will be personnel changes.

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StudioTulsa
3:15 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

What Makes a Great Teacher: A Conversation with Ken Bain

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Up, but Still Behind

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. trails in HPV vaccinations, but numbers up

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The rate at which Oklahoma teenagers are getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus has almost caught up to the national average.

The Oklahoman reports that state Health Department numbers for 2010 show that 47 percent of the state's teenagers received the first of the three-dose vaccination. The national rate was 49 percent.

The human papillomavirus causes cervical cancer, which can be lethal.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Turnpike Expansion

Oklahoma City, OK – Agency OKs $150 million bond for Okla. turnpikes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Bond Oversight Council has approved a request by the state Turnpike Authority to issue $150 million in bonds for improvements to two turnpikes.

The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/ncRF2F ) that widening of seven-mile sections of the Kilpatrick and Creek turnpikes should start in the spring. It will take almost two years to complete the work.

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