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12:30 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Anti-Abortion Group Praises Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – National anti-abortion group ranks Oklahoma No. 1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A national anti-abortion group has given Oklahoma a No. 1 ranking after lawmakers passed more than a half-dozen bills last year restricting abortion in the state.

The Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Life on Thursday placed Oklahoma at the top of its 2011 "Life List."

Oklahoma ranked No. 2 in 2010 behind Louisiana, which slipped one spot to No. 2 in this year's ranking.

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12:27 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Snow is Over--- For Now

Tulsans play in the snow
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Undated – Winter storm moves across Oklahoma to Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm that brought freezing rain and snow to Oklahoma and is blamed for at least one death has begun moving out of the state and into Arkansas.

National Weather Service meteorologist Pete Snyder in Tulsa said the storm was expected to be out of the state by noon Thursday after dropping two to three inches of snow in most places. He said the largest accumulation was four-and-a-half inches in Pawhuska while up to five inches could fall in north Arkansas.

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10:14 am
Thu January 20, 2011

UPDATE: Tulsa County Homicide

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, Ok – Person of interest sought in Tulsa Co. shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County authorities have identified a person of interest that investigators want to talk to about the shooting death of a man and wounding of a woman near Leonard.

Sheriff's Sgt. Shannon Clark says authorities are looking for 48-year-old Steven Thompson Keeling in the Monday shooting that killed 59-year-old Edward Brown and critically wounded the woman outside Brown's home.

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8:59 am
Thu January 20, 2011

Doerfliger To Step Down

Tulsa, OK – Fallin taps Tulsa auditor as budget director

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin is continuing to set up her administration, naming a former health care consultant and current Tulsa city auditor to serve as budget director.

Fallin yesterday chose Preston Doerflinger (DERR'-fling-er) to be director of the Office of State Finance and her secretary of finance. He will earn $108,000 per year in his new post and replaces former OSF Director Michael Clingman, who took a position with the workers' compensation court.

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8:58 am
Thu January 20, 2011

Thursday's Top Stories

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

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8:54 am
Thu January 20, 2011

Cole On Budget Committee

Tom Cole

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla US Rep Cole named to House Budget Committee

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Tom Cole has landed a seat on the House Budget Committee.

The committee helps set yearly spending limits for the federal government. Cole also has been named to a second term on the House Appropriations Committee.

Cole says it's a unique opportunity to serve on both the budget and appropriations panels and that he sees Congress' "most important and urgent task" as "getting government spending under control."

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8:51 am
Thu January 20, 2011

Winter Weather

Undated – Winter storm drops ice, closes schools in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm is moving across Oklahoma dropping frozen precipitation that has left roads slick and is blamed for at least one deadly crash.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Chris West said Thursday that one person was killed about 3:15 a.m. in a single vehicle accident near Cheyenne in western Oklahoma.

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4:40 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

WINTER STORM WARNING for Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-PAWNEE-TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-WAGONER-
CHEROKEE-
249 PM CST WED JAN 19 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST
THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW AND SLEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

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