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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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
10:49 am
Sun July 17, 2011

Cherokee Update

Tahlequah, OK – Cherokee chief election recount to resume Sunday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Cherokee tribal official says a second manual recount of the votes cast in the June 25 election for tribal chief has ended for the night and will resume Sunday morning.

Mike Miller, a tribal spokesman, says about 4,000 of the roughly 15,000 votes cast were re-counted on Saturday. It will resume at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Local & Regional
10:47 am
Sun July 17, 2011

Inmate Dies at Big Mac

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

McAlester, OK – Oklahoma death-row inmate dies in cell

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Officials say a death-row inmate found dead in his cell at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester likely died from natural causes.

Prison security personnel found 51-year-old Elwood Jackson Jr. unresponsive in his cell Sunday. Warden's assistant Terry Crenshaw tells the McAlester News-Capital a prison doctor later pronounced Jackson dead.

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What's New?
5:08 pm
Sat July 16, 2011

The Folly of Prediction

public Radio 89.5 HD1 – It's impossible to predict the future, but humans can't help themselves. From the economy to the presidency to the Super Bowl, educated and intelligent people promise insight and repeatedly fail by wide margins. On this episode of Freakonomics Radio, we'll dream of the day when bad predictors pay. Listen Friday at 8:00 to Freakonomics on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.

Local & Regional
9:43 am
Sat July 16, 2011

Grand Jury to Meet

Oklahoma City, OK –
Oklahoma multicounty grand jury to meet Monday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is scheduled to meet for the first time since September.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt's Office says the grand jury will convene on Monday and take testimony on issues it is investigating until Wednesday. Testimony before the grand jury is secret and its meetings are closed to the public.

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Local & Regional
9:40 am
Sat July 16, 2011

Redistricting Challenge

State Senator Jim Wilson
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Challenge to Okla. redistricting plan continues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Parties in a case challenging the new boundaries for the Oklahoma Senate districts will submit their ideas next week for how the case should proceed.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Referee Greg Albert met with both sides on Friday to discuss procedural issues for the case.

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Local & Regional
9:37 am
Sat July 16, 2011

Texhoma Drowning

Kingston, OK – Officials: Texas man, 73, drowns in Lake Texoma

KINGSTON, Okla. (AP) A Texas man is dead after leaving his boat in Lake Texoma and drowning.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says 73-year-old James Thompson of Frisco died Friday shortly after noon.

The agency says Thompson's boat was anchored about 50 feet from land at Beach View. Thompson got out of the boat and tried to swim for shore.

Searchers recovered Thompson's body around 4 p.m.

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StudioTulsa
2:25 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

The State of Oklahoma and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative

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Local & Regional
8:55 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Near Drowning in Tulsa Bath Tub

Tulsa, OK – A one year-old is hospitalized after a near bath tub drowning in Tulsa near 1st and Florence. The child's mother has also been hospitalized after suffering an anxiety attack.

The mother had apparently left the child in the tub with a two year-old sibling.

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