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1:18 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Wildfire Danger

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Tulsa, OK – Wild fires are keeping area firefighters very busy. Blazes were reported today near Bristow and Drumright in Creek County. No reports, at this point, of structures involved.

Gusty winds will rapidly whip any fires that do develop.

Two juveniles were arrested yesterday in Wagoner County. They are accused of starting a fire near Highway 69. That blaze burned 20-acres before fire fighters got it put out.

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12:58 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Regent Chair Dies

Norman, OK – Chairman of OU Board of Regents dies at 72

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An official of the University of Oklahoma says the chairman of the school's Board of Regents, Larry Wade of Elk City, has died at the age of 72.

Catherine Bishop, OU vice president for public affairs, said Wade died early Sunday in Integris Baptist Medical Center at Oklahoma City. Bishop said she didn't know the exact cause of death, but Wade had heart problems.

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12:33 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

One Person Hurt in Tulsa Fire

Fire units on the scene at 17th Place and St. Louis
Scott Gregory-KWGS

Tulsa, OK – A woman is rushed to the hospital following a smoky late afternoon house fire in mid-town Tulsa. The blaze was reported about five p.m. on Monday afternoon. Emergency crews found the woman when they arrived on the scene near 17th Place and St. Louis.

Authorities have not released the woman's name, but she is reportedly in critical condition from smoke inhalation and possible burns. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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11:01 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Domestic Violence Call Leads To Meth Bust

Nathan Parsons
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Tulsa, OK – Three children are in protective custody after a domestic violence call turned into a meth lab bust. When Police were called to a home near Independence and Lewis early yesterday morning, officers found several one-pot labs working in a bedroom.\\

Nathan Parson was arrested on charges of cooking meth. The children were evaluated and then turned over to protective custody.

A woman at the house was found in a back bedroom with the children. She was not arrested. Parsons is being held on $10,000 bond.


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11:01 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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9:32 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Gas Prices and the City Budget

Tulsa, OK – What impact will the rising gasoline prices have on the city of Tulsa's budget?


That is a question the city council will ask tomorrow morning during a council committee meeting. The gasoline price hikes could put a dent in the police, fire and public works budgets.

The council also wants information about citizens being placed on hold when dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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9:26 am
Mon March 7, 2011

O'Brien Park Upgrade

Heavy equipment works on ball fields at O'Brien Park at 66th Street and North Lewis.
Tulsa County Parks

Tulsa, OK – Youngsters playing baseball this season get a newly renovated O'Brien Park to use. Tulsa County Parks Director Richard Bales says practically everything kids and spectators need is new.

There are also new scoreboards on the four fields. The 1.5 million dollar upgrade is paid for with money from the 4-to-fix two project.

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9:01 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Work on Renovation Begins

The Mathews Warehouse at 100 East Brady
Kaiser Family Foundation

Tulsa, OK – Construction starts today on converting the Mathews Warehouse in downtown Tulsa into an artistic center. The warehouse is located in the Brady District at 110 East Brady Street.

The renovation is a joint project of the Philbrook Museum and the University of Tulsa. The project is being financed by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

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9:00 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Super Salary Gap

Oklahoma City, OK – Big gap between top, bottom of Okla. supt pay list

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) There's a big difference between the salary paid to the best-compensated local school superintendent in Oklahoma and the superintendent who is paid the least in the state.

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