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12:27 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Passenger Rail Meeting in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – All aboard! Efforts are under way to get passenger rail service in northeast Oklahoma. Passenger Rail Oklahoma Director Evan Stair spoke at a Tulsa meeting today. He says the biggest challenge is our mindset.

He says Texas communities are cashing in big time from passenger rail travelers---and there is no reason why northeastern Oklahoma should not be on the money train

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12:26 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Train Jumps Tracks

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Perry, OK – PERRY, Okla. (AP) - Police in Perry say several homes were evacuated after a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed in the northern Oklahoma town - but no injuries are reported.

BNSF spokesman Joe Faust says 13 cars of the westbound train derailed about 10:15 p.m. Thursday and fertilizer - which is considered a hazardous material - leaked from one.

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11:21 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Rogers County Drug Raids

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Claremore, OK – Rogers County deputies are rounding up suspected drug dealers. Armed with 78-arrest warrants officers fanned out at daybreak yesterday to round-up suspects. Over 60-people have been arrested so far

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Local & Regional
8:10 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Flu Hitting Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – The flu season is hitting Oklahoma hard! Over 50-people have been hospitalized in the last two weeks. State Epidemiologist Doctor Kristi Bradley says you know what to do: Cover your mouth when your cough or sneeze and stay home from work if ill.

Half of those hospitalized are 18 or younger. Since September of last year, two people of died of the flu.

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Fri January 14, 2011

No Fire Response Fee

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Tulsa, Ok – The Tulsa City Council hoses down a proposal to charge a fee for fire department response to traffic wrecks. City Councilor Bill Christian called the plan double taxation.

The plan would have charged those responsible for crashes a 200-dollar fee for each fire truck that responded.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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StudioTulsa
5:20 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Amanda Hesser and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook"

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Local & Regional
2:48 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Guns on Campus

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla chancellor vows to oppose guns on campus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's chancellor of higher education vows to continue opposing any proposal to allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus.

Chancellor Glen Johnson made the comments Thursday during a budget presentation to state lawmakers. He says the state regents and officials with all 25 state colleges and universities oppose such a move, saying it creates a "more dangerous environment" on campuses.

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Local & Regional
2:24 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Fatal Fire in Okmulgee

Okmulgee, OK – Fire claims the life of an elderly Oklahoma man

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Investigators say an elderly man has died in a fire in north Okmulgee.

Crews were called to the residence just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters say the blaze was contained to one room of the home, and the victim's neighbors and family members had pulled him from the residence before they arrived.

The man was transported to the hospital, where he later died. Officials didn't immediately release his name.

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8:06 am
Thu January 13, 2011

Tribal Cost Sharing

Tahlequah, OK – Okla tribe to spend up to $60M on county's roads

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation says it will spend between $55 million and $60 million on road construction projects in Adair County.

County commissioners approved a cooperative agreement earlier this month with the American Indian tribe concerning the projects.

The tribe says it now has cooperative road project agreements with all 14 counties that fall within its boundaries.

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