News

Pages

Local & Regional
8:50 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Double Murder Southeast of Tulsa

Bokoshe, OK – Authorities look for suspect in double killing

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) Le Flore County authorities say they're looking for a "person of interest" in what they're calling a double homicide near Bokoshe.

Sheriff Bruce Curnutt says authorities received a call about 9 p.m. Wednesday from a relative of the victims. Deputies aren't releasing the identity of the two people who died but have said one is male and one is female.

Read more
Local & Regional
8:50 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Latest on Cherokee Dispute

Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribe committee sets meeting about runoff

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation Speaker of the Council says a special Rules Committee meeting has been scheduled to consider a proposal to bring in an independent company to help the election commission conduct an upcoming runoff election.

Speaker Meredith Frailey said in a statement Wednesday that Chief Chad Smith agreed to call the meeting for July 12. The runoff is set for July 23.

Read more
Local & Regional
8:04 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Accident Takes Child's Life

Jenks, OK – Okla. child killed when father backs over her

JENKS, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a child was killed when a sport utility vehicle driven by her father backed over her in the driveway of a Jenks residence.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 15-month-old Alexa Lambillotte was pronounced dead of massive injuries at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa Wednesday afternoon.

Troopers say 30-year-old Daniel Lambillotte was attempting to back the SUV from the driveway of the residence about 1 p.m. and rolled over the child.

Read more
Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Barresi To Address Educators

State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. superintendent to address administrators

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi will deliver her first State of Education address to a group of public school administrators in Oklahoma City.

The annual event is scheduled to begin Thursday morning at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.

Read more
Local & Regional
7:53 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

Read more
Local & Regional
7:50 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Redistricting Court Challenge

Oklahoma City, OK – Democratic Okla. senator to challenge district map

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state senator is challenging the constitutionality of a Senate redistricting plan that was approved by lawmakers and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Democrat Sen. Jim Wilson of Tahlequah scheduled a press conference for Thursday to announce his challenge. He is proposing that a redistricting commission redraw the Senate district boundaries.

Read more
Local & Regional
7:44 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Oklahoma: 7th Most Obese State

Washington, D.C. – Oklahoma was named the seventh most obese state in the country, according to the eighth annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Oklahoma's adult obesity rate is 31.4 percent.

Read more
Local & Regional
3:40 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Fighting fires in the heat

Tulsa, OK – The men and women who battle fires in hot summer weather must take special precautions. In addition to drinking lots of water, Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Tim Smallwood says the use of cooling stations is necessary.

Smallwood says crews are also frequently rotated to give firefighters as much of a break as possible in the extreme heat.

Read more
Local & Regional
3:36 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Burn Ban survey

file photo

Tulsa, OK –
Fire departments throughout Tulsa County are again being surveyed to determine if a burn ban is necessary. Area Emergency Manager Roger Jolife says the moderately dry drought status triggers calls to firefighters to see if conditions warrant a ban on outdoor burning.
Any burn ban recommendation would have to go before County Commissioners to get a final okay.

Read more

Pages