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8:02 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Giving His All

Lawton, OK – Oklahoma soldier killed in Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Department of Defense says a Lawton soldier has been killed during combat in Afghanistan.

Officials announced yesterday that Sgt. Travis M. Tompkins died on Wednesday, a day after he was injured when his unit was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade in Logar province.

The 31-year-old Tompkins was assigned to the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division based in Fort Polk, La.

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Local & Regional
8:09 am
Thu March 17, 2011

NCAA Baseketball Transportation

The iconic BOK Center
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa rolls out the welcome mat for the NCAA

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8:07 am
Thu March 17, 2011

BA Man Charged with Fraud

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. hunting guide accused of deceptive practices

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A hunting guide from Broken Arrow is charged with deceptive trade practices for allegedly cheating hunters out of more than $75,000.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt says James Adam Jenkins was arrested on Tuesday after being charged in Tulsa County with three counts of unfair or deceptive trade practice in violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.

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7:56 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Fatal Police Shooting

Marvin Alexander
Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – A police shooting at an apartment complex near 61st and Peoria has left a man dead. The shooting took place about 3:30, yesterday afternoon, at the Fairmont Terrance Apartments.

Police were trying to question Marvin Alexander when he started running. Police say he was shot as he was reaching to pull out a gun.

Alexander had been a long list of past convictions.

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7:52 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Senate Action on Immigration

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla Senate approves anti-illegal immigration bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A sweeping anti-illegal immigration bill that allows police to arrest people they suspect are in the country illegally and seize property used to commit immigration-related crimes has passed the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate voted 29-15 on Wednesday for the bill over the objections of some members who say the plan is unconstitutional and would be detrimental to Oklahoma's economy.

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7:50 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Fire Danger Today

Oklahoma City, OK – Fire weather watch issued for Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It could be another busy day for firefighters across Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for 17 counties in western Oklahoma through Thursday night.

Southwest winds of 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts are forecast, and temperatures are expected to range from 85 to 94 degrees in that region of the state. The relative humidity will be between 10 and 20 percent.

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7:37 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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6:29 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Bank Robbery

Tulsa Police car parked outside of the BOK location at I244 and West 33rd.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Shortly before 11 this morning, a lone bandit walked into the Bank of Oklahoma Branch location at I-244 and 33rd West Avenue. The bandit waited in line for the teller and then pulled his gun.

Witnesses tell KWGS News, the robber was polite but somewhat impatient. Once he got his cash he fled the bank. No one was injured.

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12:34 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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