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2:11 pm
Wed July 27, 2011

FAA Shutdown impact

Mayor speaks at news conference
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – A funding spat in Washington D.C. puts some major Tulsa construction projects on hold. It's not the battle over the debt ceiling, it's a fight over Federal Aviation Administration dollars .

At a Tulsa international news conference, Mayor Dewey Bartlett outlined delays in airport projects that are costing Tulsa money and potentially, several hundred jobs

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11:52 am
Wed July 27, 2011

DHS Hike Delayed

Oklahoma City, OK – The Department of Human Services is delaying a hike in the co-payment parents must pay before getting DHS help with child care expenses. The new cost structure was to have gone into effect this coming Monday.

DHS Commissioner Steven Dow doesn't believe the hike is legal, because fees cannot be raised when the legislature is not in session. The DHS claims this is a co-payment; not a fee.

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11:52 am
Wed July 27, 2011

Arrest in Murder

Tulsa, OK – Man fatally shot during altercation at Tulsa home

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A man who was shot at a home in north Tulsa has died.

Police responded to the scene of the shooting about 3:54 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers say 23-year-old Michael Ross was wounded during an altercation with two men. Ross was taken to St. John Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The men both fled the scene in a car. 21-year-old Deangelo Smith was arrest.

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8:03 am
Wed July 27, 2011

Pension Problems Review

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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa lawmaker says Okla pensions among top issues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state House committee has planned four interim studies on Oklahoma's public pension systems.

Tulsa Rep. Seneca Scott is among a dozen members of the House Select Oversight Committee on Pensions. Scott says the committee has an important job in fulfilling the state's commitment to public employees.

The interim studies will examine how pension investments are handled, ways to reduce unfunded liability and pension funding formulas.

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8:01 am
Wed July 27, 2011

Algae Update at Grand Lake

GRDA testing facility at Langley.
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Langley, OK – Conditions continue to improve at NE Okla. lake

LANGLEY, Okla. (AP) The Grand River Dam Authority says water conditions at Grand Lake have improved greatly since a "no bodily contact" warning that was issued because of the presence of blue green algae was canceled.

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7:56 am
Wed July 27, 2011

Wednesday Morning Local News

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

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Local & Regional
4:58 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Wild Fire At Sapulpa

Wild fire burns just north of Sapulpa.
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Sapulpa, OK – A wild fire just to the north of Sapulpa raged as crews from Sapulpa, Berryhill and Glenpool did battle on a hot Tuesday afternoon.

The fire spread from 81st to 91st along Frankhoma Road. The Creek County Sheriff's Office closed down the roadway.


The Red Cross was on stand-by at the scene to aid any fire-fighters overcome by the heat. The temperature was 102-degress as fire fighters fought the blaze.


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Local & Regional
2:03 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

High Power Bills

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Haven't payed your power bill this month? PSOklahoma is not allowed to cut customers off if the heat index is above 100.

PSOklahoma's Stan Whiteford says high heat means a spike in power usage.

Whiteford says that your air conditioner accounts for about 30% of your power bill.

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12:20 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Wagoner's Water Woes

The Wagoner Water Tower
KWGS News Photo

Wagoner, OK – Crews in Wagoner have that town's water filtration system up and running again, but there are still problems. Mayor Jim Jennings says they are waiting for the Department of Environmental Quality to give a green light to consumption.

He says crews have been working around the clock in Wagoner to make the needed repairs. At one point, the Oklahoma National Guard had set up locations with portable tanks for people to get water.

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12:19 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the Top Local Stories from KWGS News:

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