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8:01 am
Thu July 28, 2011

New Pryor Jobs

Pryor, OK – Mayes County gets Cherokee Nation Industries jobs

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) The telecommunications division of Cherokee Nation Industries is adding 32 new jobs to Mayes County's MidAmerica Industrial Park.

CNI hosted an open house Wednesday to showcase a 143,000-square foot building where workers complete more than 100 distribution orders a day. Officials say CNI's steady growth over the past several years required a larger building than the 25,000-square foot facility it previously occupied.

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7:59 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Trooper Charged

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Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma trooper charged with misdemeanor assault

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma County prosecutors have charged an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who is accused of kicking a handcuffed man.

A misdemeanor assault and battery count was filed Wednesday against Mitch Nelson for allegedly kicking Adam Barr in the groin while Barr he was on the ground face down following a Feb. 10, 2010, car chase.

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7:58 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Heat Death Toll Increases

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. death toll from heat wave climbs to 9

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An official with the state medical examiner's office says the death toll from the heat wave now stands at nine, with autopsies pending on seven more possible cases of heat death.

Spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said a 57-year-old man discovered inside his northwest Oklahoma City home Tuesday evening with no electricity or water is the latest confirmed heat-related death. The temperature in Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. Tuesday was nearly 103 degrees.

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7:54 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
3:56 pm
Wed July 27, 2011

METI Man

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire EMS Director Michael Baker says METI Man can replicate any type of patient.

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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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