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9:33 am
Sun July 3, 2011

Service Set For Local Soldier

Tulsa, OK – Service set for Tulsa soldier who died in Iraq

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A memorial service is set for a U.S. Army solider from Tulsa who died in a roadside bombing in Iraq.

The Tulsa World reports the service for 20-year-old Specialist Dylan J. Johnson will be held Wednesday at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. Johnson's burial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is pending.

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9:32 am
Sun July 3, 2011

The Heat Continues

National Weather Service-Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EXTREME NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...LATE AFTERNOON.

DANGEROUS HEAT.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...THIS AFTERNOON.

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Local & Regional
9:20 am
Sun July 3, 2011

Governor at Grand Lake

Blue-Green Algae is visible in the water and washed up on the shore at a Grand Lake dock near the dam.
KWGS News Photo

Ketchum, OK – Fallin spending weekend at algae-infested lake

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

KETCHUM, Okla. (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is vacationing at Grand Lake over the Independence Day weekend and is encouraging others to do the same.

The governor says there's plenty to do at the lake, even though the Grand River Dam Authority has encouraged people not to come into contact with the water because of an infestation of potentially dangerous blue-green algae.

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Local & Regional
9:03 am
Sun July 3, 2011

Law Prevents Discount Gas Here

Tulsa, OK – Walmart not offering gas discount in Oklahoma

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

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 62-year-old Oklahoma law likely is preventing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from offering discounted gas as it's doing in 18 other states.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based company has said it's cutting gas prices by 10 cents per gallon for three months to help consumers worried about their spending amid a sputtering economy.

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Local & Regional
8:59 am
Sun July 3, 2011

Fatal Fire

Nowata, OK – House fire in Nowata kills 1; cause not yet known

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

NOWATA, Okla. (AP) Fire officials say a 51-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Nowata.

Nowata Fire Chief Donald Belden said the fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday. Belden says firefighters did everything they could to fight the blaze.

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Local & Regional
7:58 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Derailment at Tulsa Rail Yard

Tulsa, OK – Several cars of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train derail at the west Tulsa rail yards near 31st and Highway 75. At least two of the overturned cars were tankers that were carrying a type of fertilizer.

There were no injuries and no leaks from the tankers. The tankers had been carrying anhydrous ammonia but are believed to be empty.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe has sent an environmental team to the site to ensure the derailment caused no environmental damage.

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Local & Regional
7:57 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Bartlesville Schools For Sale

Oak Park is one of the Bartlesville Schools being sold.
Bartlesville Public Schools

Bartlesville, OK – Board puts 2 Bartlesville school sites up for sale

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) The Bartlesville school board is putting two school properties up for sale as it prepares for a projected $2.2 million cut in state aid for this fiscal year.

The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise reports the board declared Oak Park Elementary School and the McKinley school properties as surplus and will sell them using sealed bids.

Superintendent Gary Quinn says a date will be set to open public bidding.

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Local & Regional
5:03 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Tribal Election Update

Bill John Baker
Bill John Baker

Tahlequah, OK – Councilman again declared Cherokee's new chief

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The incumbent Cherokee Nation principal chief who lost in a recount of votes cast in last week's election wants the tribe's supreme court to keep the Election Commission from certifying the results until the ballots can be counted again by machine.

Chad Smith filed an injunctive relief application Friday, alleging the commission conducted a recount by hand of some, but not all of the votes.

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4:56 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Grand Lake Update

Algae Warning sign posted on Grand Lake Beach
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma agency discourages swimming in Grand Lake

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Members of the Grand River Dam Authority board of directors say people should go to Grand Lake to enjoy activities this weekend, but they're strongly discouraging contact with water because blue-green algae has been found.

In a statement on the agency's website, officials on Friday cautioned against recreational activities such as swimming, skiing and the use of personal watercraft on the lake, which remains open.

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Local & Regional
10:48 am
Sat July 2, 2011

Home Destroyed by Fire

Howe, OK – Grass fire destroys home in southeastern Oklahoma

HOWE,Okla. (AP) A house was destroyed and a mobile home was damaged when a grass fire started by fireworks spread to the structures in Howe.

LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson says three firefighters had to be treated for minor heat exhaustion Friday afternoon, but they were OK. There were no other reports of injuries.

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