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8:50 am
Sat February 5, 2011

Digging Out

County Commissioner Fred Perry discusses recovery efforts in Tulsa County
KWGS photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett, County Commissioner Fred Perry, the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Tulsa Police and Fire, Tulsa County Sheriff's Department and all other social service agencies met to discuss all operational planning for the upcoming winter storm predicted to hit Tulsa this weekend and early next week. At this time, the Tulsa Emergency Operations Center is not activated but has implemented a planning unit including representatives of all agencies and departments to help keep resources/information readily available.

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StudioTulsa
2:45 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Tulsa Ballet Presents Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew"

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Hulbert Homicide?

Hulbert, OK – HULBERT, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is working to solve the death of a Hulbert man whose body was discovered yesterday morning in his backyard. Officials say 49-year-old Claude Wells suffered trauma. His body was found by a family member.

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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
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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