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11:10 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Philbrook Will Soon Host a Creativity Summit

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Local & Regional
8:57 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Distracted Drivers

Tulsa, OK – On your commute today, keep this stat in mind. For every 10-cars you see; at least one of the drivers is being distracted. Tulsa Police traffic coordinator Craig Murray the afternoons are worse than mornings.

He says everything is competing for our attention while driving from kids in the back seat to the beeping of incoming text messages.

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Local & Regional
8:55 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Algae Update

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Tulsa, OK – On the Blue Green Algae hunt this morning are rangers at Oklahoma's Lakes.

The Army Corp of Engineers' Ross Atkins says they are constantly monitoring the lakes. Dangerous algae has been found growing at most of the area lakes


He says you can still use your boat, just don't speed through stagnate water.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Immigration Fines are Rare

Tulsa, OK – Fines for immigration violations rare in Oklahoma

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Since, 2005, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have cited two Oklahoma businesses for violating immigration laws, a number an immigration attorney calls "extraordinarily low."

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Heat Wave Continues

The sign in front of the National Weather Service Office on 11th Street near Highway 169.
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Tulsa, OK – 24 Oklahoma counties under excessive heat warning

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Twenty-four counties in eastern Oklahoma are under an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The warning will remain in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday for Cherokee, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Delaware, Pawnee, Ottawa, Pushmataha, Choctaw, Washington, Osage, Craig, Nowata, Pittsburg, Sequoyah, McIntosh, Muskogee, Le Flore, Latimer and Haskell counties.

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Local & Regional
7:48 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Monday Morning News

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

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Local & Regional
10:27 am
Sun July 24, 2011

Destructive Beavers At Norman

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Norman, OK – BEAVER DAMAGE-NORMAN
BEAVER DAMAGE-NORMAN

Norman workers chip away at beaver-caused damage

(Information in the following story is from: The Norman Transcript, http://www.normantranscript.com)

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Norman's street superintendent says there's nothing constructive about beavers that work their way into town and build dams where water is supposed to drain.

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Local & Regional
10:07 am
Sun July 24, 2011

Casino not on Indian land

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Tahlequah, OK – Ruling says Keetoowah casino not on Indian land

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A federal commission has ruled that a casino operated by the United Keetoowah Band Indian tribe is not on Indian land and has sent the matter to state officials.

The Tulsa World reported Saturday that a federal court injunction that was put in place in 2006 remains in force. Unless that's lifted, state officials will not be able to close the casino.

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Local & Regional
10:04 am
Sun July 24, 2011

Chase Takes Life on Turnpike

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Vinita, OK – Man killed as chase ends in crash on Will Rogers

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

VINITA, Okla. (AP) A motorist who fled from a state trooper on the Will Rogers Turnpike was killed when he was ejected from his wrecked car.

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was chasing 42-year-old Lamont Rainwater of Lawton on Thursday when the wreck occurred.

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What's New?
5:12 pm
Sat July 23, 2011

The Upside of Quitting

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – You know the bromide: winners never quit and quitters never win. To which Freakonomics Radio says 'Are you sure' Sometimes quitting is strategic, and sometimes it's the best thing you can do. It's all about opportunity cost: when you re doing one thing, you can't be doing another. So when do you quit the one and start the other? We'll take a look at broad survey of quitting data, and talk everyone from aspiring baseball players to prostitutes about quitting after years of hard work, preparation, and chasing big earnings.

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