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1:23 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Flu Season is Here

Oklahoma City, OK –


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Health officials say it's too early to predict just how nasty Oklahoma's flu season will become this season.

The flu is blamed for one death since Sept. 1 and sent at least 30 people to the hospital. The flu was blamed for 47 deaths in Oklahoma last year and 1,300 hospitalizations.

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8:02 am
Fri December 3, 2010

UPDATE: Mill Explosion

Ottawa County is red
KWGS Map

Fairland, OK – 3 men hurt at mill improving at Oklahoma hospital

FAIRLAND, Okla. (AP) An eastern Oklahoma contractor says three Missouri men who were burned in an explosion at a Fairland mill are improving and may be released from a Tulsa hospital soon.

Anderson, Mo., residents Spike Bequette and John Rosenbohm, and Chad Slinkard of Jane, Mo., were injured at the Simmons Feed Mill Wednesday.

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7:58 am
Fri December 3, 2010

The State Pension Woes

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers eye changes to state pension systems

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With another projected budget shortfall and billions in unfunded pension liabilities, Oklahoma lawmakers are considering changes to the state's pension systems.

The heads of five state pension systems testified Thursday that the combined unfunded liability is about $16 billion. By far the largest component is the Teachers Retirement System, which has an unfunded liability of $10.4 billion.

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7:55 am
Fri December 3, 2010

City Council Action

City Hall at One-Technology Center
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council delays action on two items.

One was a special use permit for the Tulsa Holiday Parade. Councilor Rick Westcott wants to hold up the permit until the name is changed to Christmas Parade.

That however, may not be legal, so long as the parade doesn't pose any public safety or road closure concerns, the council may not have legal grounds to halt the parade.

Meanwhile, the council delayed its no confidence vote on acting city attorney David Pauling. Both issues will come up on Tuesday.

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Local & Regional
7:35 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Friday's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
4:36 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Tulsa Oratorio Chorus Presents "Hodie" by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Local & Regional
1:54 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Convict on Facebook

Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester.
File Photo

Granite, OK – Convicted Okla. sheriff killer posts on Facebook

GRANITE, Okla. (AP) A man serving 30 years in prison for the murder of an Oklahoma county sheriff has been moved to solitary confinement in a different prison after he used a smuggled-in cell phone to post pictures and comments on Facebook.

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Senator Coburn Supports Debt Commission

Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn
US Senate

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) released the following statement today announcing their support for the recommendations of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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Local & Regional
12:10 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Fewer People Killed in Traffic

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. traffic fatalities declined in October

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says traffic fatalities for the month of October were down from the same month in 2009.

DPS figures released Wednesday showed there were 47 fatal accidents, nine fewer than in October 2009.

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11:27 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Senate Review of Contract

Brian Bingman
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Okla Senate investigating juvenile center contract

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate will investigate the awarding of a contract to operate a new juvenile justice center following reports of a relationship between a state senator and a lobbyist whose clients include the company that won the contract.

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