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12:31 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Tulsa United Film Festival

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa United Film Festival features several independent films this weekend including "I do, I don't", a film by Maggie Sargent about marriage, divorce, and faith.

The festival kicked off Thursday evening with "The Pink Panther", a classic comedy by the late Tulsan, Blake Edwards.

Tulsa United will run through the weekend until Monday night.

For more information go to http://www.theunitedfest.com/tulsa/

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8:01 am
Fri July 22, 2011

Muskogee Fish Kill

Muskogee, OK – Hundreds of fish killed in pond at Okla. park

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Hundreds of fish have been found dead at a large pond in a Muskogee park.

Crews were out trying to clean up fish carcasses that littered the water on the west end of Honor Heights Park on Wednesday.

Parks Superintendent Rick Ewing told the Muskogee Phoenix that the kill appears to have affected bait fish, and that bass, catfish and perch were spared. Most of the fish killed were shad.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Fri July 22, 2011

Fast Foward Plan

INCOG

Tulsa, OK – The Indian Nation's Council of Governments is out with its "Fast Forward Mass Transit Plan". Incog Planner James Wagoner says one proposal is to increase the number of routes with a "hub and spoke" type system, much like the airlines.

The plan also includes routes to Broken Arrow, Owasso, Jenks and Bixby. There is also a light rail and electric street car component to the plan.

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Fri July 22, 2011

Trash Board Set at theCurb

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council spends over two hours talking about your trash service. In the end, the council voted to strip the Trash Board of the authority to make contracts with trash haulers.

City Councilor Bill Christiansen says that is too much power for unelected people.
Only Councilor G.T. Bynum voted against the measure. Mayor Bartlett will likely veto it when it reaches his desk.

At issue is whether to make changes to the trash pick-up service in Tulsa. The contract expires in less than a year.

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7:52 am
Fri July 22, 2011

School District Changes

Tulsa School Superintendent Keith Ballard.
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa School Board is requiring uniforms for all students this fall, with the exception of high school students.

The board also voted to extend the school day by 15-minutes. That means a start time change for most schools.

Most Tulsa elementary schools will start the day at 7:45, while secondary schools will start from 8:15 to 8:45 depending on the school.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Fri July 22, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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StudioTulsa
5:20 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

INCOG Offers a Mass Transit Plan: Fast Forward

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Local & Regional
11:07 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Supreme Tosses Tribe Election

Tahlequah, OK – Cherokee Nation court tosses election for chief

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation's Supreme Court has thrown out the results of a disputed election to determine the chief of Oklahoma's largest Native American tribe.

The ruling Thursday means a new election will be held. A date has not been set.

The court ruled that it was impossible to determine the winner of the June 25 election with mathematical certainty.

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Local & Regional
8:52 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Heat Stress: The Mental Aspects

Tulsa, OK – Keep your cool by staying cool!

The sizzling summer of 2011 continues with another day above the 100-degree mark. Tulsa Mental Health Association Director Mike Brose says the heat can mess with your medications.

He says the heat also wears on us mentally. In many cases it causes tempers to rise right along with the temperature.

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