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9:43 am
Sat December 18, 2010

DHS Being Sued

Tulsa. OK – Group suing OK agency wants documents turned over

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A child advocacy group suing the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for allegedly mistreating children in its custody will ask a federal judge to order the department to hand over documents sent and received by top agency officials.

The hearing is Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa.

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9:41 am
Sat December 18, 2010

Fire Takes Life

Sperry, OK – Flames destroyed a Sperry home Friday afternoon, and with it took the life of a 94-year-old woman. The woman, identified as Dorothy Evans, was found in the charred remains of her home near 86th Street and North Delaware.

Sperry, Turley and Owasso fire departments put out the blaze.

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2:46 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

Pastor Found

Cleveland, OK – Missing Sand Springs pastor found safe

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) Sand Springs police say a missing pastor has been found safe in Cleveland, Okla.

Assistant Police Chief Mike Carter said in a news release Friday that Cleveland police found 58-year-old David Emigh found in his truck outside a Wal-Mart about 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Emigh disappeared about 11 a.m. Wednesday after leaving Word of Life Fellowship Church in Sand Springs.

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12:25 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

Search is on for Tulsa Killer

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa woman found dead, police seek her vehicle

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a woman has been found dead in her west Tulsa home and her vehicle is missing.

Police said Friday that 65-year-old Paula Bogle was found shortly before 1 a.m. Friday by the owner of the home who was renting it to Bogle. Police say Bogle's body has trauma to the neck that may be from stab wounds.

Detectives are now searching for Bogle's dark blue Chevrolet HHR that is missing from the residence.

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9:51 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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8:07 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Budget Transfers

City Hall at One-Technology Center
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council votes to make over one-point-one million dollars in budget transfers. It does not end the furloughs for city employees or restore cuts to the fire department. Councilor Bill Christiansen says that needs to be done. Christiansen wants the council to consider such a proposal after the new year.

The council also approved a contract to privatize the operation of the Tulsa Zoo.

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7:59 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Pension Delay

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma board to make retirement system payment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Board of Education will take the $18 million it planned to use to pay for teachers' health insurance costs and apply it toward the teachers' retirement system.

The board voted 4-3 Thursday to make the move after Attorney General Drew Edmondson said in a formal opinion that the board was violating the law by not making a required $35 million contribution to the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System.

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7:57 am
Fri December 17, 2010

New Drug Protocol

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester
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McAlester, OK – Oklahoma executes man using new drug combination

Mcalester, Okla. (AP) A man who killed his young cellmate nearly 10 years ago has been executed with a drug combination that includes a sedative commonly used to euthanize animals.

John David Duty was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

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4:14 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Missing Pastor

David Wayne Emigh
Sand Springs Police

Sand Springs, OK – Police search for missing Oklahoma pastor

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) Police in Sand Springs are searching for a long-time local pastor who has disappeared.

Police said in a news release Thursday that 58-year-old David Wayne Emigh was reported missing Wednesday by his wife. Assistant Police Chief Mike Carter says Emigh left Word of Life Fellowship Church about 11 a.m. Wednesday to return to his home for a book and hasn't been seen since.

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