Local & Regional
11:38 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Tulsa Haze

Tulsa, OK – The source of the smoky haze throughout Tulsa this morning has now been determined.
The Tulsa Fire Department confirmed this morning that the source was Camp Gruber in Braggs, where they were burning off grass. The resulting consequence was haze, smoke, and a burning odor throughout Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

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Local & Regional
11:28 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Incident at Union Swimming Pool

Tulsa, OK – Some quick action at the Union 6th and 7th Grade Center! Union School Superintendent Kathy Burden says emergency crews were called when a girl started having problems in the pool during first hour this morning.

school personnel pulled the girl from the water and she was awake when EMSA arrived. The girl was taken to the hospital for observation. Doctor Burden visited the girl in the hospital.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Cherokee Update

Tahlequah, OK – Boren: Law blocks HUD block of $33M for Cherokees

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Congress Dan Boren says a law he authored prevents federal housing authorities from blocking $33 million in aid to Cherokee Nation.

Boren, a Democrat, told the Tulsa World for a Sunday story that the federal Housing and Urban Development agency went beyond its authority in blocking the payment.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Mon September 12, 2011

9/11 Remembered

Tulsa's BOK Center
BOK Center

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma remembers 9/11 terror attacks, victims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The emotional link Oklahomans feel between the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City and the 2001 terror attacks in the northeast is unmistakable.

But the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum kept a low profile on Sunday so families touched by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks could focus on what happened in their own lives.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

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

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Local & Regional
11:50 am
Sun September 11, 2011

Three Oklahomans Killed in Afghanistan

Undated – The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Sept. 9 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279 Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, Tulsa, Okla.

Killed were:

Sgt. Bret D. Isenhower, 26, of Lamar, Okla.,

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Local & Regional
10:22 am
Sun September 11, 2011

Job Plan has Oklahoma Roadwork

Oklahoma, City, OK – Okla. could get $488M for road projects under plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) President Barack Obama's plan to invest $50 billion on highway and transit modernization projects would include $488 million for Oklahoma.

Obama outlined the plan in a televised speech on Thursday.

The White House announced that the proposal would put hundreds of thousands of construction workers back on the job nationwide and the state's share could support a minimum of 6,400 jobs.

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Local & Regional
10:18 am
Sun September 11, 2011

Sex Registery Changes

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. judge removes names from sex offender list

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge has issued an order to remove the names of 38 people from the state sex offender registry because their length of time on the list was extended retroactively.

District Judge Dan Owens earlier this week ruled the state can't increase the number of years a person is required to be on the list after they've already been added.

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10:15 am
Sun September 11, 2011

Objection!

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma AG objects to extending DOJ oversight

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office is objecting to a Department of Justice request to extend federal court oversight of conditions in the state's juvenile detention system.

The Tulsa World reports that Assistant Attorney General Kindanne Jones wrote in a filing Friday that there's no justification to extend the settlement of Justice Department's 2006 lawsuit.

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10:13 am
Sun September 11, 2011

Fallin Tours Response

Governor Fallin
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin to tour Okla's regional response system

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will tour the Office of Homeland Security's regional response network.

Fallin plans to view the network's equipment Saturday as part of the annual Septemberfest event at the governor's mansion, located east of the state Capitol.

Oklahoma Homeland Security Director Kim Carter says the public and participants in the Septemberfest event are invited to participate in the tour.

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