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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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Local & Regional
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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Local & Regional
8:04 am
Thu January 13, 2011

Bobbi Parker Trial

Undated – Attorney wants to tap fund for Okla. trial

UNDATED (AP) An attorney for a woman accused of helping a prisoner escape wants to tap the state's lengthy trial fund and boost jurors' pay when the case goes to trial May 16.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Thu January 13, 2011

What Did She Say?

KWGS News/OETA

Oklahoma City, OK – In cold, Okla. governor to 'offend' Constitution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Did she really say that?

Mary Fallin was sworn in Monday as Oklahoma's first female governor, but in reciting the oath of office she really didn't promise to "support, obey and defend the Constitution."

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu January 13, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
5:10 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Barry Schwartz Explains "Practical Wisdom"

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Local & Regional
2:39 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Arena Rankings Released

Tulsa's BOK Center
BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – The year-end rankings of the top arena venues worldwide based on ticket sales for 2010 have been released by Pollstar magazine, a leading industry publication. The BOK Center ranked #10 in the United States and #23 in the World. In both full years of operation for the arena, 2009 and 2010, BOK Center has finished in the top ten of the Pollstar rankings.

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Local & Regional
1:00 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Governor's Daughter No Longer Lobbying

Mary Fallin
KWGS News-File Photo

Tulsa, Ok – New Okla. gov says daughter to give up lobbying job

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's new Republican Gov. Mary Fallin says her daughter Christina will no longer work as a lobbyist at the state Capitol.

Fallin said Tuesday it was "not in the best interest" of her daughter or the governor's office for her to continue her work as a lobbyist.

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Local & Regional
12:58 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Meteor Over Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Light streaks across sky in Arkansas, Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma both say they've received numerous reports of a bright light possibly a meteor passing over the area, although they're not sure where it might have landed.

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Local & Regional
12:35 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Racing at the Fairgrounds

Chili Bowl

Tulsa, Ok – The bowl season is winding down. It will end on the highest of notes though, with this week's 25th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at the QuikTrip Center's Tulsa Expo Raceway.


Currently, 67 of the 260-ish entries are set to tackle the -mile indoor clay oval. The event is expected to pump an estimated $15-million into the local economy,

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