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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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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Fence Line Expansion on Hold

KWGS News: File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett asks the City Council to delay a fence line annexation into the Berryhill area. A public hearing for September 1st has been put on hold.

He says that would give the administration more time to study the issue. Residents in the Berryhill area voiced opposition to the proposal earlier in the week.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the Top Local Stories from our 6AM Newscast

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Local & Regional
4:35 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Tulsa Police Probe: No Charges To Be Refiled

Tim Harris in the DA Office Law Library
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Three officers acquitted.

Two Convicted.

That is the score card from the Tulsa Police Corruption Probe. Going forward, Tulsa District Attorney Tim Harris says his staff will work with Tulsa Police to see that there are stronger case reviews.

Nearly 40-cases, both state and federal, were tossed out because of suspected tainted police work. Harris says he will not be refilling any cases, because, even though the officers may have been acquitted, the work would still be questioned by defense attorneys.

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StudioTulsa
3:21 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

A Picture of Planet Earth --- at Its Midpoint (Encore presentation)

Tulsa, OK – (Note: This show first aired earlier this year.) On today's ST, biologist and Southeastern State University professor Stanley Rice discusses his latest book, a "biography" of our planet through the lens of an evolutionary biologist. "Life of Earth: Portrait of a Beautiful, Middle-Aged, Stressed-Out World" (Prometheus Books) examines cosmology, earth science, biology, and even climate science from an informed evolutionary perspective.

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Local & Regional
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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