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8:05 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Earthquake southwest of OKC

Chickasha, OK – Geological survey reports 3.0 earthquake in Okla.

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) A 3.0-magnitude earthquake has been reported in Grady County.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake was detected at 11:50 a.m. Thursday about 11 miles southeast of Chickasha. The quake had a depth of about 5.8 miles.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3 are generally the smallest felt by humans.

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8:04 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Coburn Called on Carpet for Comments

Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn
US Senate

Langley, OK – Coburn offers to apologize for town hall remark

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's office says Oklahoma's junior senator was "obviously joking" when he made a comment at a town hall meeting about carrying a gun on the Senate floor.

At a town hall meeting in Langley on Wednesday, the Tulsa World reported that Coburn said: "It's a good thing I can't pack a gun on the Senate floor."

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8:02 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Terlton Fire Update

View of wildfire from about seven miles away.
KWGS News Photo

Terlton, OK – Okla sheriff says fire's cause being investigated

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) The Pawnee County Sheriff says authorities are investigating what caused a massive wildfire that killed two people and destroyed nearly 40 homes.

Sheriff Mike Waters said Thursday officials haven't determined if lightning or something else sparked the blaze, which began Aug. 7 near Oklahoma Highway 48.

The fire is being blamed for the deaths of 81-year-old Hollis Edgar of Terlton and another person, whose name Waters says hasn't been released.

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7:57 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the top local stories from KWGS News

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1:19 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

School Zone Safety

Police, firefighters, and safety officials talk school zone enforcement
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa area students are heading back to class and motorcycle cops and patrol units are watching the school zones again .

Back to class means strict enforcement of laws governing traffic zones around Tulsa area schools. Police Department motorcycle unit supervisor Sargeant Paul Melchoir says a ticket in a school zone will be booked straight to court with no warnings issued

Melchoir also reminds drivers there are fewer crossing guards working in Tulsa this year, so it's very important to be cautious in school zones.

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11:59 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Governor Rings Opening Bell

Governor Fallin rings the opening bell.
New York Stock Exchange

New York City, NY – Fallin rings opening bell on Wall Street

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin rings the opening bell on Wall Street.
The Oklahoma governor made a stop Thursday in New York on her return trip from a conference in Washington, D.C. She sounded the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 8:30 a.m. She also met with business officials in New York to pitch Oklahoma as a place to open or expand a company.

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9:59 am
Thu August 18, 2011

SPECIAL REPORT: Jet Incident at Tulsa International

Tulsa, OK – No one is injured as a Delta Airlines jet with 47-people on board slips off the taxiway at Tulsa International Airport. The incident happened as the Atlanta bound 6:00AM flight was headed toward take-off. The jet became stuck in the grass just off the taxiway.

Tulsa Airports Vice President Alexi Higgins says the passengers were all taken off the jet without incident. The bags were also removed. The passengers are being placed on other flights to their destination.

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8:04 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Wagoner Police Shooting

Wagoner, OK – A Coweta man is dead after allegedly attacking a Wagoner police officer with a knife. The officer shot and killed the man inside the McDonald's in Wagoner at the intersection of Highway 69 and 51.

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8:03 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Henderson on Stand

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police Officer Jeff Henderson lashes out at federal investigators from the witness stand.

He took the stand in his own defense in the Tulsa Police Corruption trail. He calls the investigation that led to indictments against him sloppy.

He told the jury with just a little leg work the investigators could have seen the flaws in the statements of those who testified against him.

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