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12:29 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

County Road CLOSED to All Traffic

KWGS File Photo

Tulsa, OK – A road, popular with motorists and bicyclists, Avery Drive, will be closed for the next month or more. Tulsa County Engineer Tom Rains says repairs are underway and all traffic must stay away.

Rains says the work will take four or five weeks.

Rains stresses that bicyclists will be banned from the road until the repair work is finished.

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9:52 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Bridge Closed

Tulsa, OK – You can expect delays getting across the Arkansas River downtown for the next two-years.

This morning, marked the first rush hour with the I-244 westbound bridge closed. The bridge is being demolished to make way for a new double-decker bridge that will carry auto, walkers, bikers and even trains.

While the new bridge is being constructed the east bound lane will carry both east and west bound traffic over the bridge.

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7:45 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Chickasaw Governor

Ada, OK – Anoatubby to serve 7th term as Chickasaw governor

ADA, Okla. (AP) After receiving no challengers, Bill Anoatubby will serve a seventh term as governor of the Ada-based Chickasaw Nation.

It's the second time Anoatubby has gone unopposed in an election. Tribal officials say the filing date for challengers passed on June 8.

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7:42 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Drew Edmondson at Muskogee College

Drew Edmondson
State of Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK – Edmondson, Fields among new Bacone trustees

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Two former statewide officeholders are among new trustees named for Bacone College in Muskogee.

The Muskogee Phoenix reports the private college's new board members include former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson and former Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields.

Edmondson chose not to run for re-election last year and lost in the Democratic primary for governor to then-Lt. Gov. Jari Askins. Fields lost his post in the general election last November.

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7:39 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Some Guard Members Detoured

Tulsa, OK – Some Oklahoma Guard troops headed to Kuwait

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The commander of the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade says about 1,000 of his troops are headed to Kuwait instead of Afghanistan.

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7:37 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Deputy Hurt in Traffic Stop

Tulsa, OK – Deputy in Tulsa hurt after suspect's car drags him

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa County deputy conducting a traffic stop was injured when he was dragged about 20 feet by the suspect's vehicle when the driver decided to flee.

The sheriff's department is looking for 31-year-old Paul Lester Harris in the Saturday incident.

The department says Harris had a felony warrant.

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7:32 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local news from KWGS:

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3:01 pm
Sun June 12, 2011

Miss Oklahoma Crowned

Betty Thompson is the new Miss Oklahoma
Kiwanis Club of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Miss Oklahoma State University wins Miss Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 22-year-old elementary education major has captured the 2011 Miss Oklahoma title.

Miss Oklahoma State University, Betty Thompson, was crowned Saturday night by last year's winner, Emoly West.

Pageant spokeswoman Susan Finegan said Thompson performed an Irish step dance to "A Dangerous Game" during the night's talent portion. Finegan says Thompson, of Chandler, won $15,000.

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2:48 pm
Sun June 12, 2011

Lawsuit over Condemnation

Muskogee, OK – Okla city faces trial over condemnation procedure

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Four years after its filing, a lawsuit accusing the city of Muskogee of depriving property owners of their rights without just compensation is set for trial.

The Muskogee Phoenix reports the trial will begin Wednesday before Creek County District Judge Douglas Golden. Officials say the trial will determine if the city followed legal procedures before the property was condemned and demolished in May 2006.

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10:57 am
Sun June 12, 2011

Canton Tornado

Undated – Boat traffic resuming on tornado-damaged Okla lake

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says boat traffic can resume at a northwest Oklahoma lake that was pummeled with debris from recent tornadoes.

A tornado ripped through Canton Lake May 24, causing significant damage to Canadian Campground and depositing a large amount of debris into the water. Boating traffic was barred because of the debris.

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