Local & Regional
7:59 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Man Dies After Crash

Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa man is dead, but officials are not sure what caused his death.

44-year-old Karl Moore of Tulsa lost control of his car last night and slammed into a retaining wall. It happened near the Utica Exit on I-244.

The Oklahoma Highway speculates he had some sort of medical problem before the crash.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Sex Offender Regulations

Jeannie McDaniel
State House

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma's sex offender law is getting reviewed by a legislative interim study. Tulsa Representative Jeannie McDaniel some offenders have stopped registering, because the rules are so tight that they can not find a place to live.

She also wants to study the tier system to make sure those with the most egregious behavior are on the list the longest.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Tuesday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's Top LOCAL Stories from 89.5/KWGS

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Local & Regional
10:47 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Plumber To Run

Claremore, OK – Okla. businessman to join congressional race

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) An Adair County businessman is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the open 2nd Congressional District seat in eastern Oklahoma.

Republican Markwayne Mullin has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday morning in Claremore to kick off his campaign.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Tulsa Homicide

Tulsa, OK – Okla. man 36th homicide of the year in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police are investigating the 36th homicide of the year.

Officers received an anonymous call early Sunday that someone had been stabbed at a north-side car wash. Police say when they arrived, they found a man who had been shot.

The victim was identified as 43-year-old James Knapper Junior. Knapper was taken to St. John Medical Center, where he died.

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Local & Regional
10:27 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Chief Election-Take 2

Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribe's members requesting absentee ballots

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

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Cherokee Nation officials say more members have requested an absentee ballot for the Sept. 24 principal chief election.

Election Commission officer manager Wanda Beaver told the Tulsa World that 11,627 absentee ballots were mailed last week. That's an increase of more than 3,000 from the July 23 runoff and about 4,000 from the June 26 general election.

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Local & Regional
10:24 am
Mon September 5, 2011

OU Great Dies

Tampa, FL – Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon dies

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The family of NFL Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon says he has died in Florida after suffering a stroke. He was 56.

A statement released on behalf of his wife, Claybra Selmon, says he died Sunday at a Tampa hospital surrounded by family members.

His former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, confirmed Saturday that he suffered a stroke.

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Local & Regional
11:21 am
Sun September 4, 2011

Cooler Temps Helping Ease Fire Threat

Meers, OK – Cold front helps calm SW Okla. grass fire

MEERS, Okla. (AP) Authorities are lifting an evacuation order in southwestern Oklahoma after cooler weather brought precipitation and higher humidity that helped calm a grass fire that destroyed 11 homes and forced people to flee many others.

The fire, one of several to scorch thousands of acres in the drought-stricken state, affected more than 30,000 acres since it started Thursday in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

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11:17 am
Sun September 4, 2011

Capital to Restore the Capitol

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Officials monitoring Okla. Capitol facade

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Officials say small pieces of the state Capitol's limestone exterior facade are crumbling and falling about 50 feet to the ground on the building's southwest side.

Orange barrier fencing has been put up to prevent pedestrians from walking in the area.

Central Services Department director John Richard told The Oklahoman the facade is continuously monitored to identify any changes in the limestone's conditions.

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