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11:38 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Child Abuse Death: Two Arrested

Muskogee, OK – A four-year-old girl is dead and two people are in custody at Muskogee. Muskogee Police say officers were called to the Muskogee hospital on suspicion of abuse. The pre-schooler was airlifted to a Tulsa hospital, where she died.

Police have arrested 22-year-old James Meeks on rape charges and 42-year-old Betty Hall for failure to report child abuse and seek medical attention.

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9:04 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Wheeler Murder Update

FBI

Boston, MA – FBI starts media campaign to find mobster

BOSTON (AP) The FBI is hoping to track down fugitive Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger by focusing public attention on his girlfriend.

Bulger is wanted in connection with 19 murders and has been implicated in the 1981 shooting death of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler outside a Tulsa country club.

The FBI on Monday announced a new publicity campaign and accompanying public service ad asking the public, and particularly women, to be on the lookout for Catherine Greig.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Tue June 21, 2011

HUD Upset Over Lack of Progress

Then Mayor Kathy Taylor takes part in a ground breaking for the Shoppes on Peoria in early December of 2009.
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Ground was broken more than a year ago for the Shoppes on Peoria shopping center, just north of Pine and Peoria.

However, little has happened on the land since the groundbreaking. That has grabbed the attention of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It wants to sanction the Greenwood Development Authority and its contract with the city pulled.

The authority received over two million dollars for the project.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Redrawing the Lines

City Hall at One-Technology Center
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK – A district Court Judge could rule by this afternoon on the latest city hall ruckus.

The city has requested a ruling on which map it should use for upcoming municipal elections.

Some on the city council have voiced their displeasure with the new district boundary map saying it was drawn to favor opponents.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Tue June 21, 2011

DHS Commissioner: Hike Unjustified

Tulsa, Okla. – There is more fall-out from the Department of Human Services' decision to increase co-payments for child care subsidies. That is the amount low-income families must pay before DHS help begins.

DHS commissioner Steven Dow is adamantly opposed to the decision. He says the DHS is sitting on a 15-million dollar cash reserve.

He is also questioning the legality of the move saying proper procedures were NOT followed.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

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

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Local & Regional
3:51 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Fake Health Worker Robbing in Muskogee

Muskogee, OK – (Information in the following story is from: KJRH-TV, http://www.kjrh.com)

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Police in Muskogee are looking for a woman who poses as a home health worker and robs people of money and prescription medicine.

Muskogee police told Tulsa television station KJRH that the woman has hit five homes in the past week.

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StudioTulsa
3:48 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Getting to Know AWARE: Advocates for Western-Arab Relations

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Local & Regional
12:36 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Residents Blame OKC

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. City homeowners blame city for flood damage

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com . Not for online use in Oklahoma City market)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Homeowners in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood that had severe flooding in June 2010 say the city is to blame for the flooding.

The city denies the claim.

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Local & Regional
12:34 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Trial Election

Tahlequah, OK – Oklahoma tribal election has a Washington feel

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) A contentious campaign for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation between incumbent Chad Smith and longtime tribal councilman Bill John Baker is near an end.

The election is Saturday to determine whether Smith gets a fourth term as leader of the Tahlequah-based tribe or if Smith takes over.

Both sides accuse the other of negative campaigning.

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