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2:13 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

The SummerStage Festival Offers "Moonlight and Magnolias"

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Local & Regional
1:08 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Pension Problems Review

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – House Speaker Kris Steele today announced the membership of the select House oversight committee on pensions that will conduct all House interim studies on pension matters.

The announcement came as Oklahoma's recently enacted pension reforms received national attention at today's Southern Legislative Conference's annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn., where state Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Oklahoma City, was a featured speaker on the issue.

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Local & Regional
11:05 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Tulsa Sets Water Record

Mohawk Water Treatment Plant in North Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa broke a water usage record on Saturday, July 17, when the total water volume for the day jumped by 18 million gallons from the previous day's usage.

The total water usage of 204.1 MGD broke the previous record of 190.9 MGD set in July 1999. Water and Sewer Department Director, Clayton Edwards said, "The 24 hour spike in usage of such a large volume of water was unexpected, given the daily usage reports up to that point. The Sunday use was down slightly to 202.54 MGD."

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Local & Regional
11:01 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Cherokee Election: The latest

Tahlequah, OK – The Cherokee Supreme Court spends the weekend supervising a hand recount of all the ballots in last month's Chief's Election.

The winner has flipped flopped with each recount. This one appears to be no exception. It shows Chad Smith ahead by five votes.

The high court is expected to rule tomorrow.

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Local & Regional
8:52 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Oklahoma Senator's Debt Reduction Plan

Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn
US Senate

Washinton, D.C> – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new report "Back in Black" that outlines how the federal government can reduce the deficit by $9 trillion over the next ten years and balance the federal budget. The 614-page plan was the result of a thorough and exhaustive review of thousands of federal programs.

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Local & Regional
8:11 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Excessive Heat Warning Continues

Tulsa, OK – 313 PM CDT SUN JUL 17 2011

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT FRIDAY...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

* IN OKLAHOMA...CREEK...OKFUSKEE...OKMULGEE...TULSA...ROGERS...
PITTSBURG...WAGONER...CHOCTAW...WASHINGTON...OSAGE...PAWNEE...
SEQUOYAH...MCINTOSH...MUSKOGEE...LE FLORE AND HASKELL.

IN ARKANSAS...CRAWFORD...SEBASTIAN AND FRANKLIN.

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Local & Regional
8:10 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Grand Lake Update

Oklahoma's Grand Lake from the west side of the dam.
KWGS News Photo

Langley, OK – It was a bounce back weekend at Grand Lake. With the Blue Green Algae scare fading at the lake, people returned to the waters over the weekend.

But merchants says it did not make up for business lost over the 4th of July weekend, with the Grand River Dam Authority advised people to stay out of the water.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Terrible Traffic Weekend

Tulsa, OK – A man is dead in Turley after being struck by a vehicle on Peoria. The man was pushing a shopping cart at near 61st and North Peoria when he was struck by a pick-up.

Over in Pawnee County---three people were killed when hit by a Pawnee County Sheriff's Deputy's squad car. The Deputy was running with lights and sirens at the time.

And just east of Stillwater on High 51 . Five people were killed in a head on crash.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from 98.5/KWGS:

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2:30 pm
Sun July 17, 2011

More Tulsa Heat

The sign in front of the National Weather Service Office on 11th Street near Highway 169.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Ok – 16 Oklahoma counties under excessive heat warning

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sixteen Oklahoma counties are under an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Friday.

Forecasters say high pressure will remain anchored over the central plains into next week, bringing an extended period of excessive heat. They say afternoon heat indexes will be in the 105-to-110-degree range and overnight lows will remain warm, providing little to no relief from the heat.

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