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8:00 am
Mon January 17, 2011

22-Year-Old Arrested for Kidnapping

Jessica Hardy
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, Okla. – Tulsa Police are holding a 22-year-old woman on kidnapping and extortion complains.

Officials have booked Jessica Hardy. She is accused of abducting another woman and demanding 700-dollars from her. When the woman did not have the money, police accused Hardy of strip searching the woman. She allegedly called the victim's mom and demanded the money.

She returned to her home with the victim and was arrested by Tulsa Police.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Mon January 17, 2011

Coburn and Schumer

Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn
US Senate

Washington, D.C. – 2 senators agree to sit together for Obama address

WASHINGTON (AP) Two senators from different parties say they'll skip tradition and sit together during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

The decision by Republican Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York comes amid calls for greater civility in political discourse following the fatal shootings last weekend at a political event in Tucson, Ariz.

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Local & Regional
7:47 am
Mon January 17, 2011

MLK Day in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa remembers Doctor Martin Luther King with the annual King Day Parade. The parade route this year is a different. It is centered in the Greenwood area near the new Reconciliation Park. It starts this morning at 11.

The annual commemorative walk was held last night in Tulsa with about 150-to-200 people taking part downtown.

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Local & Regional
7:40 am
Mon January 17, 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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Local & Regional
10:06 am
Sun January 16, 2011

Another Shaker

Oklahoma City, OK – Small earthquake shakes area east of Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A small earthquake has shaken part of Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake happened just before 5 a.m. Saturday. Its epicenter was about 15 miles east of Oklahoma City.

The USGS website says the earthquake measured a 3.4 on the Richter scale. People have reported feeling it up to 21 miles away in Edmond.

No damage was immediately reported.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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Local & Regional
10:03 am
Sun January 16, 2011

Body Found

Tulsa, OK – Man's body found behind Oklahoma business

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police say the body of a man has been found on a creek bank behind a Tulsa business.

Sgt. Alicia Maurer says an employee at Chandler Materials found the man Friday afternoon and notified authorities.

Investigators haven't identified the man, whom Maurer says appears to be under the age of 50.

She says the Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause or manner of death.

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Local & Regional
9:57 am
Sun January 16, 2011

Meeting Sought

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester
Department of Corrections

Muskogee, OK – Okla victim's family wants to talk to governor

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A man says his family hasn't been able to talk to Gov. Mary Fallin about a Pardon and Parole Board recommendation that the prison sentence of the person convicted in the killing be commuted.

Marty Greco told the Muskogee Phoenix that Fallin's staff hasn't responded to inquiries from his brother, Johnny.

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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Sun January 16, 2011

Governor's Husband Changes Jobs

KWGS News/OETA

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin's husband changes job to avoid conflicts

MIDWEST CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin's husband has quit his job at a law firm that represents state entities to avoid conflicts of interest.

Wade Christensen told The Oklahoman on Friday that he had left the law firm of Day, Edwards, Propester & Christensen before his wife was sworn in Monday. The law firm's clients include the University of Oklahoma and CompSource Oklahoma, the state's workers' compensation agency.

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Local & Regional
9:51 am
Sun January 16, 2011

Fatal Fire

Oklahoma City, OK – 1 dead, 2 injured in Oklahoma City house fire

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Investigators are looking into an Oklahoma City house fire that killed one person and injured two others.

Firefighters responded to a call about a blaze in southwest Oklahoma City just after midnight Saturday. Crews reported seeing flames burning through the front of the home.

Two people were taken to an Oklahoma City hospital. Their medical conditions weren't immediately known.

Officials haven't released the names of the victims.

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StudioTulsa
10:38 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Theatre Tulsa Presents "The Scarlet Letter"

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