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7:59 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Wild Fire West of Tulsa

Mannford, OK – Firefighters still working fires across Oklahoma

MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) Firefighters continued to battle a grass fire near Mannford that has destroyed homes and other structures.

Emergency medical responder Beverly Avey with the Keystone Fire Department said Sunday firefighters were still at the scene of the blaze near Oklahoma Highway 51. Avey said some homes had been lost but she didn't know how many.

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7:59 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Terlton Fire Update

Pawnee County wildfire from about seven miles away.
KWGS News File Photo

Terelton, OK – Wild fires on the north side of Keystone Lake burns homes and cabins in the Pawnee County community of Terlton.

Nearly two dozen homes have been destroyed as the swift moving fire defies fire-fighters. The Red Cross has set up a shelter in 10-miles away in Cleveland for this impacted, Last night over 30-people spent the night there.

The Cimarron Turnpike has been closed between the Cleveland exit and Hallett because of thick smoke.

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7:57 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Services Planned

Oklahoma City, OK – Funerals for 2 Oklahoma soldiers announced

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma National Guard says funeral arrangements have been made for two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan late last month.

Officials announced Sunday that the funeral for 22-year-old Pvt. 1st Class Augustus J. Vicari, of Broken Arrow will be held at Holy Name Church in Lowell, Indiana, on Tuesday. Services for 33-year-old 2nd Lt. Jered Ewy will be held at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond Thursday morning.

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7:50 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Monday Morning News

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

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Local & Regional
11:43 am
Sun August 7, 2011

Tulsa's One Arm Bandit

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police are looking for a bandit who robbed the Walgreens at 71st and Lewis. He should be pretty easy to spot. Police say the robber was wearing a blue cast on his right arm.


Police say he was armed with a knife and demanded cash. Police describe him as a black man, about 6' tall. He fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery took place about 3:30 Sunday morning.

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11:42 am
Sun August 7, 2011

Update on Power Problems in Tulsa

A tree blocks 69th East Avenue just to the north of 31st Street
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – More than 13,000 without power after Tulsa storm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A storm has snapped power lines across Tulsa and left more than 13,000 customers in the dark.

The Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported more than 13,000 without power Saturday night in Tulsa County. That number was down to 3,000 by 10:30 AM Sunday morning.

A storm bringing winds upwards of 60 mph damaged power lines. It was unclear when power would be restored.

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Information from: KJRH-TV, http://www.kjrh.com

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10:38 pm
Sat August 6, 2011

Storm Hits City

Tulsa, OK – Powerful thunderstorms rumble through Tulsa breaking the high heat, but also causing damage. High winds, estimated at 70-miles an hour took out trees and power poles in the area around 21st and Sheridan.

The Public Service Company of Oklahoma says lightning also hit transformers causing more outages. The Utility is reporting about 18,000 customers off line as of 9:30 Saturday evening.

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9:06 am
Sat August 6, 2011

Cherokee Election Update

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Bill John Baker

Tahlequah, OK – Tribal councilman boycotts meeting in Okla.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Cherokee Nation tribal councilman is boycotting a meeting about changes to an election that will decide who will lead Oklahoma's largest Native American tribe.

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9:03 am
Sat August 6, 2011

Six Alarm Fire at Norman

Norman, OK – Fire destroys apartment building in Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Firefighters in central Oklahoma are battling a massive blaze at an apartment complex that has destroyed at least one building so far.

Norman Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey says Friday that the fire has spread to a second building and at least two vehicles. Bailey says several residents have been evacuated from buildings at the University Commons apartment complex on the city's south side.

There weren't any immediate reports of injuries.

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9:00 am
Sat August 6, 2011

Heat Death Toll Climbs

Oklahoma City, OK – Heat wave continues as Okla. death toll hits 15

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Officials in Oklahoma say the number of heat-related deaths has climbed to 15 so far this summer, while the unrelenting weather is suspected as a cause in 11 others.

Medical examiner's spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said Friday that a 65-year-old Hugo man and an 85-year-old Hartshorne man discovered this week are the latest confirmed casualties of the heat.

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