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5:00 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Electrical Fire At Police HQ-UPDATE

The Police Building is closed
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Emergency responders had to rush to their own building this morning. An explosion in the basement of the Tulsa Police/Courts building downtown knocked out power to the building and generators only worked for a few minutes before shutting down.

The explosion was in an electrical closet and may have been a transformer. Fire fighters had a difficult time to get to the smoky blaze because of the high tech security system.

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Local & Regional
4:57 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

South Tulsa Bank is Robbed

Security camera view of bank robbery
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police are investigating a bank robbery.

A lone bandit hit the City National Ban
k at the London Square shopping center near 58th and South Lewis.

Police report no one was hurt. The robber made good his escape after jumped over the counter to collect the cash.

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StudioTulsa
3:31 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Downtown Development in the City of Tulsa: An Update

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Local & Regional
1:39 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Algae in Fort Gibson Lake

The Chouteau Bend area of Fort Gibson Lake.
Fort Gibson Lake

Chouteau, OK – The U-S Army Corp of Engineers routinely tests the waters in all of its Oklahoma Lakes.

The Corp has confirmed algae now in Fort Gibson Lake at the Chouteau Bend Recreation Area, Corp spokesman Ross Adkins, however, says they don't know yet if it the blue green algae.


BGA was confirmed in Grand Lake last week. That prompted warnings to avoid contact with the water. Adkins hopes to have results on Fort Gibson by tomorrow.

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Local & Regional
12:39 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Cop Car Break-in Arrest

Suspect Jeron Rutledge
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – An arrest is made in the break-in and vandalism of nine Tulsa police cars. Over the fourth of July weekend, someone cut through a chain link fence at the city maintenance facility, broke into the cop cars, stole items out of some and vandalized others. 18-year-old Jeron Rutledge has been arrested and detectives are looking for at least one more suspect. A shotgun taken from one police car has been recovered.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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