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8:00 am
Thu January 6, 2011

Execution Tonight

Billy Don Alverson
Corrections Department

McAlester, OK – Okla. inmate to be executed for 1995 murder
TIM TALLEY,Associated Press


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The first death row inmate to be executed in the U.S. in 2011 is scheduled to die by lethal injection in Oklahoma for the baseball-bat beating death of a convenience store worker almost 16 years ago.

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StudioTulsa
5:35 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Arkansas River Development: An Update

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Local & Regional
4:32 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Escapee Back in the Slammer

Seminole, OK – Suspect in Seminole shooting escapes, recaptured

SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) Good Samaritans have helped capture a man wanted in a fatal shooting who escaped from a Seminole jail.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown says two people chased Christian Farris in Seminole then sat on him after he fell to the ground until police arrived about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Brown says the men noticed a man in an orange jumpsuit and recognized Farris from a photograph shown at a police checkpoint.

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Local & Regional
4:29 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Tulsa Businessman Cleared

Tulsa, Ok – Appeals court reverses Okla. child porn conviction

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of a Tulsa businessman who was accused of knowingly receiving child pornography.

A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday set aside the 2008 conviction of Terry Brian Dobbs.

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Local & Regional
1:30 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Electricty Rates to Change

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News

Oklahoma City – The result is in - the Oklahoma Corporation Commission has voted unanimously to approve a restructuring of electricity rates charged by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said, "The average residential customer, using 1000 kilowatts, will see a rate increase of 33 cents a month."

Industrial rates will be decreased slightly in an effort to achieve what Skinner called "rate parity."

The agreement will result in no net gain in revenue for PSO.

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Local & Regional
9:57 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Positive Outlook

Local & Regional
8:07 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Leaders Tabbed

Brian Bingman
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma lawmakers have elected Rep. Kris Steele of Shawnee as the new speaker of the state House and Sen. Brian Bingman of Sapulpa as president pro tem of the Senate.

Lawmakers formally elected the chambers' leaders on Tuesday during a one-day organizational meeting of the 2011 Legislature. Steele and Bingman had already been designated for the jobs by Republican majorities in the two chambers.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Top Local Stories for Wednesday Morning

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

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Local & Regional
1:53 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Injunction in Charter Change

The sign in front of Tulsa's new City Hall
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – It does not appear there will be a vote in February on a city charter change. Tulsa County Associate District Judge Dana Kuehn today granted an injunction for five months.

Judge Kuehn says in that time a determination came be made as to whether the ballot question combined more than one issue.

If it did, it will be a violation of state law. The proposal calls for making the city attorney's position elected instead of appointed.

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