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7:59 am
Tue January 11, 2011

Execution Tonight

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

McAlester, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma inmate is scheduled to be executed tonight at 6 p.m. Jeffery David Matthews' execution has been stayed three times. He was sentenced to death for the murder of his great uncle during a robbery in 1994.

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7:56 am
Tue January 11, 2011

Graham to Leave TU

Tulsa, Okla. – -- University of Tulsa Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham announced tonight the resignation of TU Head Football Coach Todd Graham. In a simultaneous announcement, University of Pittsburgh officials reported Graham has been named Head Football Coach of the Panthers. Graham will formally be introduced as the Pittsburgh coach at a news conference on Tuesday.

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7:52 am
Tue January 11, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

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

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2:32 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

Call her "Governor Fallin"

Her husband holds the Bible as Mary Fallin becomes Governor
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Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Mary Fallin is officially Oklahoma's first woman governor.

Fallin took the oath of office at noon Monday during a chilly ceremony on the south steps of the state Capitol. She became Oklahoma's 27th governor, replacing outgoing Democrat Brad Henry, who was term limited after eight years.

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11:04 am
Mon January 10, 2011

Slick Streets Equals Wrecks

Oklahoma City, OK – Winter weather affecting travel in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Winter weather is affecting travel in much of Oklahoma, with one fatal accident occurring on an icy roadway.

The state Department of Public safety lists slick roads in all but four Oklahoma counties, with hazardous conditions throughout the northern and eastern portions of the state. A 66-year-old Sapulpa woman died Sunday when her car went off an icy road and into a pond in Tulsa County.

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8:58 am
Mon January 10, 2011

Icy Road Blamed for Tulsa County Death

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Tulsa, Ok – Sapulpa woman dies after accident on icy road

GLENPOOL, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a 66-year-old Sapulpa woman has drowned in a pond after an accident on an icy Tulsa County road.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Joyce Armstrong Leutz died in the accident southeast of Glenpool about 7:35 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers say Leutz's sport utility vehicle left the road, went through a fence and into a pond, where she drowned. It's not known how long Leutz was underwater.

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7:54 am
Mon January 10, 2011

Most Oklahomans are from Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Report: About 5 percent of Oklahomans foreign born

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new report shows nearly 200,000 Oklahomans were born in another country.

According to the estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, about 190,000 Oklahoma residents, or 5 percent of the population, were born outside the United States.

The Oklahoman reports that the highest rates of foreign-born residents are in the Oklahoma Panhandle counties of Texas (21.3 percent) and Cimarron (11.5 percent).

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7:52 am
Mon January 10, 2011

UPDATE: Police Corruption Probe

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Tulsa, Ok – 3 cases tossed as part of Okla. corruption probe

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Three more people have been freed from prison or had their cases dismissed as part of an investigation into corruption at the Tulsa Police Department.

The Tulsa World reports that Ivan Silva-Arzeta was freed from a Texas detention center Dec. 10. Arzeta, an undocumented immigrant, pleaded guilty to other charges, including falsely using a Social Security number, and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

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7:49 am
Mon January 10, 2011

Winter Weather Woes

Tulsa, Ok – Winter weather causing travel problem in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm is making travel difficult across Oklahoma.

According to the National Weather Service, three to six inches of snow fell in southeastern Oklahoma Sunday, causing hazardous road conditions.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported more 300 power outages at one point in central and southwestern Oklahoma, but those dwindled to about 80 Sunday night.

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7:45 am
Mon January 10, 2011

Monday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from KWGS:

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