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1:16 pm
Mon January 3, 2011

State Lawmakers Surrender

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A member of the Oklahoma House and a former member of the state Senate who face felony bribery charges have turned themselves in at the Oklahoma County jail.

County sheriff's spokesman Mark Myers says former Sen. Debbe Leftwich of Oklahoma City was booked at 10 a.m. and state Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore followed at 10:15 a.m. Myers says both have already left the jail.

Terrill and Leftwich are scheduled to make their initial court appearances in the case Monday afternoon.

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10:50 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Leaders Sworn In

Judge Thornbrugh and Commissioner Perry
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Presiding District Court Judge Tom Thornbrugh administers the oath of office to Tulsa County Elected officials. District One Commissioner John Smalligo, District Three Commissioner Fred Perry and Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazzel were sworn in this morning at the Tulsa County Court House. All three won re-election last November and began their new terms today

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8:09 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Fatal Crash

Muskogee, OK – Woman killed, toddler injured in Muskogee crash

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Police say a 24-year-old Porter woman is dead and a 3-year-old boy riding in her car is recovering from injuries he suffered in a traffic accident at Muskogee.

An accident report identified the woman killed in the crash Saturday as Cassandra Jade Edgar. The report said she was not wearing a seat belt when her car collided with an SUV at the intersection of U.S. 69 and a county road.

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8:06 am
Mon January 3, 2011

New Voting Machines

Oklahoma City, OK – Officials seek bids for new Okla. voting machines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A top state election official says the voting machines that have recorded Oklahomans' ballots for 18 years will be replaced before the 2012 general election.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax (ZEER'-ee-ax) told The Oklahoman newspaper that the optical-scanner machines in use since 1992 have lasted much longer than their 10-year life expectancy, but parts to repair them are getting hard to find.

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8:04 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Terril in Court Today

Randy Terrill
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Terrill, Leftwich to appear on bribery charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A member of the Oklahoma House and a former member of the state Senate who face felony bribery charges are scheduled to make initial appearances in Oklahoma County District Court.

Attorneys for Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore and former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich of Oklahoma City say they will make their initial appearances in the case on Monday.

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7:53 am
Mon January 3, 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
9:38 am
Sun January 2, 2011

OKC Shopping Center Fire

Oklahoma City, OK – Fire destroys much of Oklahoma City strip mall


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A fire department spokesman says a early morning fire has destroyed much of a two-story strip mall in north Oklahoma City.

Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland says more than 50 firefighters battled the fire that began about 1:20 a.m. He says part of the structure's roof collapsed while firefighters were inside so they were pulled from the building.

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9:15 am
Sun January 2, 2011

Blue Whale Grant

Catoosa, OK – Grant sought to restore Route 66 icon in Catoosa

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) The city of Catoosa is hoping to learn soon whether it will receive a $600,000 grant that would help in the restoration of the Blue Whale.

The whale is an icon along the former U.S. Highway 66 and the city wants to buy it, expand the parking lot around it, install decorative signage and build a trail from a nearby grocery store.

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9:03 am
Sun January 2, 2011

New Year's Death

Sapulpa,OK – 50-year-old Creek County man dies in shooting

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Creek County authorities say a 50-year-old man has been fatally shot after spending the night drinking with his girlfriend.

Sheriff's deputies were called to a home south of Sapulpa about 3 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report about a female being choked.

Upon arriving, sheriff's office Lt. Charles Redfern says the deputies found the man with a gunshot wound to the head and a female lying atop him with a knife wound to her throat.

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Sat January 1, 2011

Top Local Stories of 2010

Undated – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) History was made before any votes were cast in 2010, as Oklahoma prepared to elect its first female governor.

On Nov. 2, voters chose Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin as the GOP regained the governorship, strengthened its hold on the state Legislature and captured all statewide elected offices. Fallin's victory and the GOP sweep was voted the No. 1 news story of 2010 by members of The Associated Press and the AP's Oklahoma staff.

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