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7:59 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Sapulpa Guardsman Killed

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma soldier killed in attack in Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) U.S. Department of Defense and Oklahoma National Guard officials say a third soldier has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Officials said Wednesday that Staff Sgt. Kirk A. Owen of Sapulpa died of wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Paktia province on Tuesday.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from 89.5/KWGS:

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Local & Regional
5:52 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

PSO Asks You to Conserve

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Tulsa, OK – Given record temperatures and record electricity usage, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) is asking its customers to conserve electricity.

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5:36 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Unemployment Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Eastern Okla. counties have highest jobless rates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Counties in eastern Oklahoma continue to have the highest unemployment rates in the state.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Wednesday that Latimer County had a jobless rate of 10 percent in June, well above the statewide rate of 5.3 percent and the nationwide rate of 9.2 percent. Latimer County's unemployment rate in May was 9.1 percent.

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5:32 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Burn Ban Now State Wide

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an executive proclamation expanding a ban on outdoor burning to cover the entire state of Oklahoma.

The burn ban put in place on July 14 now includes 32 additional counties

Fallin on Wednesday noted that Oklahoma has just experienced the hottest July on record, and predictions of unrelenting extreme heat with no relief in sight make the statewide burn ban necessary.

Fallin says Oklahoma Forestry Services has reported increased fire activity across the state, and firefighter fatigue is a growing concern.

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StudioTulsa
4:22 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

"A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs"

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1:54 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Turley Fire Update

National Guard helicopter flies over the Cherokee Elementary School to dump water on the flames.
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Turley, OK – 10 people suffer heat injuries in Okla. grass fire

TURLEY, Okla. (AP) Fire officials say at least four homes have been destroyed and about 20 others have been damaged in a grass fire in Turley.

Emergency Medical Services Authority spokesman Chris Stevens says 10 people were treated at area hospitals for heat exhaustion, but no one was seriously hurt.

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Local & Regional
9:42 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Tulsa Water Rationing Ordered

Mayor Bartlett talks to reporters at City Hall
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett orders voluntary water rationing for Tulsa. He did so after water usage surpassed 206-million gallons per day for two days in a row.

You are being asked to only water outdoors on an even and odd system. If your address ends in a 2, for example, then you could water on even days of the month.

Should water usage surpass 213-million gallons per day for two consecutive days, then the rationing would become mandatory.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Cherokees Take Over Welcome Center

Tulsa, OK – Okla. tribe helps keep Tulsa welcome center open

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A partnership between the Cherokee Nation and the state Department of Tourism and Recreation is allowing the Oklahoma Welcome Center in east Tulsa to remain open.

Officials with the tribe and the agency on Tuesday marked the opening of the Cherokee Nation Welcome Center at Interstate 44 and 161st East Avenue.

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7:51 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Gasoline Price Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Gasoline prices higher in Oklahoma than in 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The average price for gasoline in Oklahoma is higher than it was a year ago, despite lower demand and a sluggish economy.

AAA Oklahoma says the average price for self-serve regular gasoline is $3.58 per gallon, 95 cents higher than on Aug. 2, 2010.

AAA spokesman Chuck Mai (May) says global debt concerns have affected commodities markets, including crude oil futures.

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