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8:03 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Unemployment Down

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma unemployment rate drops slightly in Dec.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The unemployment rate in Oklahoma was down slightly in December and the rates in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas also fell slightly while the number in the Lawton metro held steady.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports the statewide jobless rate fell from 6.9 percent in November to 6.8 percent in December.

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8:01 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Flu Takes Another Death

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. child's death is 5th flu-related fatality

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma State Department of Health says another person Child has died from complications of influenza in Oklahoma.

State health officials say a Cleveland County child under the age of 5 is the fifth death associated with the flu since Sept. 1. Officials say a rapid test performed on the child came up positive for Type B influenza.

Officials say the child had an underlying medical condition.

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7:55 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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11:12 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Pick-up Plunges into Icy Spring River

Accident Location in Ottawa County

Miami, OK –
Miami, OK(AP) Ottawa County officials says three people have died in the a river crash. Oklahoma authorities say a pickup truck carrying as many as eight people has driven off of a snow-covered highway and into a river.

State Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown says witnesses reported there being at least eight passengers in the vehicle but that he is trying to confirm the exact amount. The witnesses were taken to hospitals for treatment.

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7:47 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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2:43 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Will Rogers Turnpike Reopens

Miami, OK – I-44 from Tulsa to Mo. now open in both directions

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) Authorities say westbound Interstate 44 from the Missouri state line to Tulsa has reopened.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority spokesman Jack Damrill confirmed late Wednesday that one lane of the highway had been cleared for traffic.

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2:34 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Emergency Aid Approved

Washington, D.C. – Obama grants Oklahoma request for emergency aid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) President Obama has granted an emergency disaster declaration request for Oklahoma and ordered that federal disaster aid be given to the state after a blizzard dumped 20 inches of snow on some areas.

According to a statement late Wednesday, Obama's action authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and provide equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency in all 77 counties.

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7:18 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Snow Recovery

Mayor Bartlett discusses recovery from the Blizzard of 2011.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett today has declared the City of Tulsa a disaster area entitled to aid, relief and assistance and has directed implementation of the City of Tulsa/Tulsa County Emergency Operations Plan. Governor Mary Fallin has declared a disaster in all 77 Oklahoma counties and has requested assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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7:15 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Newspaper On Line

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa World halts print editions for 2 more days

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa World newspaper will not print its Thursday and Friday editions following after a major blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow in some parts of the state.

Wednesday's announcement would make three days in a row the paper did not issue a print edition. The World will continue to publish only its electronic editions until at least Saturday.

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7:02 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Disaster Declaration for Oklahoma

Mary Fallin

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla governor asks White House to declare disaster

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is asking the White House for an emergency disaster declaration for Oklahoma in the wake of a massive winter storm that dumped up to 20 inches of snow, ice and sleet on the state.

Fallin said Wednesday that she is asking for the disaster declaration for all 77 Oklahoma counties.

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