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11:07 am
Sun December 26, 2010

Fire Leaves Trio Hurting

Norman,OK – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Officials say a man, two children and a firefighter were burned in an apartment fire Christmas morning on the southeast side of Norman. The man, who is in his mid-20s, had second-degree burns to his head and back while the youngsters, ages seven and two, had minor burns. The firefighter suffered second-degree steam burns to his face and neck.

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Information from: KWTV-TV, http://www.news9.com/

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10:48 am
Sun December 26, 2010

Coburn Expresses More Economic Concern

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn
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Washington, D.C. – Republican senator offers dire view of economy


WASHINGTON (AP) Republican Sen. Tom Coburn says confidence in the country's economy and currency will be "undermined significantly" in the next several years if the government doesn't find a way to cut federal spending.

Coburn says the U.S. must begin to chip away at the country's huge debt and slash hundreds of billions from the budget in wasteful spending or face the kind of severe fiscal crisis that has plagued Ireland and Greece.

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10:47 am
Sat December 25, 2010

Holiday Homicide

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police find the lifeless body of a homeless man near downtown Tulsa. The discovery was made early Christmas morning to the 100-block of North Cheyenne Avenue. It is there that officers find 51-year-old Leon Smith. Police say Smith died from a severe beating with a blunt object, possibly a piece of pipe.

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10:39 am
Sat December 25, 2010

Open Meeting Act May Apply to Lawmakers

Oklahoma City, OK – Proposal places Legislature under open meeting law


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A proposed bill by state Rep. Jason Murphey would require state lawmakers to comply with Oklahoma's Open Records and Open Meetings laws.

The Legislature has exempted itself from both acts.

Murphey told The Oklahoman the proposal is being reviewed by a staff attorney and should be filed in a matter of days. The deadline to file bills is Jan. 20.

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10:35 am
Sat December 25, 2010

Lawmaker says he is NOT Guilty

Oklahoma Capitol
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Oklahoma City, OK – Terrill says he is innocent of bribery charge


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Rep. Randy Terrill says he is innocent of a bribery charge filed against him this week and says the count is politically motivated.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater on Wednesday charged Terrill with offering former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich an $80,000 a year state job to not run for re-election. Leftwich is charged with soliciting or accepting the bribe.

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10:32 am
Sat December 25, 2010

Bones Found at Bartlesville

Washington County is red
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Tulsa, OK – Bones found in historic Oklahoma building

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) The state Medical Examiner's Office will analyze a set of bones that were found in a historic building in Bartlesville.

Workers refurbishing the Mays Brothers Building discovered the bones, some dusty bottles and a publication from 1922 under the main stairway leading to the second floor of the 100-year-old structure.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Fri December 24, 2010

Last Minute Rush

Shoppers at Woodland Hills
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Tulsa, OK – Last minute Christmas shoppers crowd into Tulsa stores looking for last minute gifts and bargains. With Christmas just hours away, there are still presents to be bought, wrapped and delivered. This picture was snapped at Tulsa's Woodland Hills Mall by a KWGS Listener.

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10:16 am
Fri December 24, 2010

Ruling Appealed

Tulsa, oK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision not to order a trial for a woman accused of killing her infant son by tying a blanket around his head to keep a pacifier in his mouth.

Janette Mickelboro was charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 20 death of 3-month-old Hunter Warner. Special Judge Allen Klein determined that the state didn't present enough evidence to bind Mickelboro over for trial on a first-degree murder count. A hearing is set for Jan. 11.

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10:01 am
Fri December 24, 2010

Two Boys Shot

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Tulsa, OK – 2 little boys shot in parking lot of Okla. store

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two young boys have been wounded in a shooting at a north Tulsa convenience store.

Police say the children, whose estimated ages are 2 and 5, were shot in the parking lot of Bill's Quick Stop just before 3 p.m. Thursday.

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3:12 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Donations Following Fire

Tulsa, OK – The Women in Recovery program, managed by Family & Children's Services, is accepting donations for the 10 women affected by a Tuesday afternoon fire that destroyed their group home. The women are in need of basic living items, including clothes and toiletries, as well as larger items like furniture.

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