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8:04 am
Fri August 12, 2011

Baby Death Update

Bartlesville, OK – Okla. woman accused in baby's death waives trial

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) A Washington County judge has scheduled an Aug. 23 date for a Bartlesville woman to enter a plea to charges in the death of her 10-day-old baby.

Lyndsey Fiddler waived her right Tuesday to a jury trial on first-degree murder and child neglect counts.

Prosecutors charged Fiddler in the Nov. 4 death of Maggie Trammel, whose body was discovered in a washing machine.

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8:02 am
Fri August 12, 2011

Wildfire now a killer

Wild fire burns near Terlton
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Terlton, OK – Body found in home burned in Oklahoma wildfire

TERLTON, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a body has been found in a home that was burned during a wildfire in Pawnee County.

The Sheriff's Office reports that the body was discovered early Thursday in Terlton.

Sheriff Mike Waters says family members reported a missing Wednesday afternoon. Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the identity of the remains.

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8:00 am
Fri August 12, 2011

New CEO for GRDA

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Vinita, OK – VINITA, Okla. (AP) A search committee has narrowed a field of candidates vying to be CEO of the Grand River Dam Authority. The seven finalists will be interviewed by the authority's board later this month.

Long time director Kevin Easley resigned earlier this year.

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7:47 am
Fri August 12, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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1:33 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Tulsa Water Restrictions Lifted

One of Tulsa's Water Lakes
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Mayor Bartlett issued an executive order today lifting Stage 1 Water Usage restrictions for City of Tulsa water customers. Tulsa water customers include residents in: Tulsa, Bixby, Catoosa, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso and surrounding water districts.

Stage 1 Voluntary Restrictions were implemented on Wed., Aug. 3 when the City of Tulsa used 207.6 MGD of water on Monday, Aug. 1 and used 207.4 MGD on Tues., Aug. 2, reaching the triggers set by ordinance with water usage deliverability reaching 94% for two consecutive days.

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12:36 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Reward

Rogers County is red
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Oologah, OK – Reward offered for info about cows shot in NE Okla.

OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward to help find whoever used arrows to shoot cattle at ranches in northeastern Oklahoma.

Officials said Wednesday that a reward of up to $2,500 is in addition to a $1,000 reward being offered by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

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12:32 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Test Scores Better

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Public Schools has demonstrated significant improvement in Academic Performance Index (API) scores and other performance indicators during the 2010-11 school year according to preliminary reports issued by the State Department of Education today. The final report is expected to be issued on Aug. 25.

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9:03 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Judge Rules: Fire Fighters Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – A Federal Judge in Tulsa sides with the mayor when it comes to firefighters campaigning in political contests.

The judge ruled firefighters may not campaign on behalf of municipal candidates.

The firefighter's local filed for an injunction that would have allowed them to campaign for candidates if they were off-duty. The union contended it's part of their first amendment rights.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett has backed a city charter clause saying employees can't be involved in campaigns.

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8:53 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Development Fund Investment

Treasurer Ken Miller
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla.'s economic development fund earns $7.2M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller has certified $7.2 million in earnings from an investment fund designed to grow the state's technology-based economy.

The earnings on the Economic Development Generating Excellence, or EDGE, fund were certified this week by the fund's board of investors. This year's certification is $1.1 million more than last year.

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