Latest Information:

News

Pages

Local & Regional
7:50 am
Mon January 24, 2011

Fire Fighter Grant

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa officials optimistic about firefighter grant

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa officials are awaiting formal confirmation that the city will get a $4.2 million federal grant to hire 46 firefighters.

The Tulsa World reports that the city has about 631 firefighters, compared with 676 in December 2009, because of the suspension of firefighter academies for more than two years.

Read more
Local & Regional
7:48 am
Mon January 24, 2011

Cuts in the Insurance Department

Oklahoma City, OK – OK Insurance Dept to cut 6 fraud investigators

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's new insurance commissioner plans to lay off six of the office's nine fraud investigators.

Commissioner John Doak says the cuts will save $323,000 per year and will enable the office to focus on fraud allegedly committed by insurance companies.

Read more
Local & Regional
7:43 am
Mon January 24, 2011

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – The Top Local Stories from KWGS News:

Read more
Local & Regional
10:17 am
Sun January 23, 2011

Cuts Ahead

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla child advocates criticize possible cuts

(Not for use online in Oklahoma City market.)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A children's advocacy group and others are criticizing the Oklahoma Department of Health for threatening to eliminate child abuse prevention services if the agency's budget is cut.

State Health Department officials said last week that if the agency's budget is slashed by 5 percent in the 2012 fiscal year because of decreased revenues, the Office of Child Abuse Prevention would be eliminated.

Read more
Local & Regional
10:14 am
Sun January 23, 2011

Missing Woman

Delaware County, colored red, is east of Tulsa.
KWGS Map

Jay, OK – Authorities search for missing Oklahoma woman

JAY, Okla. (AP) Delaware County authorities are looking for a woman who has been missing for more than two weeks.

The Tulsa World reports that 29-year-old Misty D. Faulker was last on Jan. 14 around 7:30 p.m. at her grandmother's Eucha residence.

Officers say Faulker is white, stands about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

She has brown hair and hazel eyes.

___

Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

Read more
Local & Regional
10:11 am
Sun January 23, 2011

Players Arrested

Norman, OK – 2 University of Oklahoma football players arrested

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Two University of Oklahoma football players have been arrested, one on a complaint of driving under the influence and another on a municipal violation in Norman.

Police Lt. Lance Arnold said Kenneth Stills was arrested at 2:10 a.m. Saturday on a DUI complaint near campus. Arnold said Tony Jefferson was taken into custody on a complaint of interfering with official process at the same location about 2:30 a.m.

Read more
Local & Regional
10:09 am
Sun January 23, 2011

Panhandle Deaths

Texhoma, OK – Probe continues into 2 Okla. Panhandle deaths
TEXHOMA, Okla. (AP) An autopsy report shows a woman who was hit by a train in the Oklahoma Panhandle had "acceptable levels" of prescription drugs to treat anxiety in her system.

Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza-Williams says Topeka, Kan., resident Rose Warner walked into the path of the train on Oct. 30. Her 5-year-old daughter, Alexandria Warner, was found dead in their room at a Texhoma motel where they had gone after Warner's car broke down.

Read more
Local & Regional
10:15 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Winter Drought?

Undated – Drought intensifying in parts of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Climatological Survey says drought conditions persist in Oklahoma and are intensifying despite moisture from recent winter weather.

Associate State Climatologist Gary McManus said Friday the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report indicates severe drought in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Moderate drought has been indicated in the central one-third of the state, as well as southwestern, far southeastern and the Panhandle of Oklahoma.

Read more
Local & Regional
10:05 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Health Care Suit

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG challenges federal health care overhaul

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma has joined the growing roster of states with lawsuits against the federal health care legislation.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt brought the legal challenge on the state's behalf Friday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee. It makes Oklahoma the 28th state to challenge the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the federal health care act.

Read more
StudioTulsa
4:47 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

Now at Price Tower: "Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind"

Read more

Pages