Local & Regional
8:09 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Gun Pointed at Wildfire Chopper

A similar helicopter is pictured fighting a fire near Turley.
KWGS News

Noble, OK – Okla. troopers say rifle pointed at helicopter

NOBLE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says someone pointed a rifle at an Oklahoma National Guard helicopter that was helping battle a fire in Cleveland County.

Trooper Betsy Randolph said the incident occurred about 4:40 p.m. Thursday in Noble. Randolph says a Blackhawk helicopter equipped with a bucket was picking up water at a pond near 48th Street and Etowah Road when the pilot noticed a man on an all-terrain vehicle pointing a rifle at the aircraft.

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Local & Regional
8:08 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Over Ride

Tulsa, OK – One-minute: 23-seconds.

That is how long it took the Tulsa City Council to over-ride Mayor Bartlett's veto last night. The mayor had vetoed a ballot question that called for a vote on a change of government to a City Manager form with a weak mayor.

City Councilor Roscoe Turner was the force behind the proposal. He denied it was a council power grab.

The council voted 8-to-one to over-ride the veto. G-T Bynum was the lone no vote.


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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Cloud Steps Down

Jeff Cloud
Corporation Commission

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Corporation Commissioner to resign post

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Jeff Cloud says he's resigning his post after nine years on the regulatory panel.

Cloud announced Thursday he is stepping down by the end of the month to take a job as vice president of natural gas with Enid-based Continental Resources.

The three-member Corporation Commission regulates public utilities, railroads and the state's oil and gas industry.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Ozone Alert for Friday

Tulsa, OK – Ozone alert in effect for Oklahoma City, Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone alert for the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas.

Environmental officials say the alert will be in effect for Friday because conditions are favorable for an unhealthy buildup of ozone. Ozone occurs when the sun reacts with pollutants from cars and industrial plants at or near the surface of the earth.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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StudioTulsa
5:25 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

Living on a Food Stamp Diet: Chef Karl Wilder

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Local & Regional
11:06 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Tulsa: Accident Prone

Tulsa, OK – Allstate Insurance Company today released its seventh annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report ." The report ranks America's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers according to Allstate data.

In the 2011 report, Tulsa ranks 107th in the country among large driving cities. That's a drop of 15 spots since last year's report was issued. According to the report, the average driver in Tulsa will experience an auto collision every nine years.

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Local & Regional
11:05 am
Thu September 1, 2011

TU Pulls Bid

Tulsa, OK – The University of Tulsa has pulled its bid to purchase the Wilson Middle School. Wilson was recently declared surplus and put up for sale by the Tulsa Public Schools.

University relations announced yesterday that the bid you offer was no longer on the table. TU and TPS could not come to terms on a price.

TU owners Public Radio Tulsa and this website

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Thu September 1, 2011

More Time for Appeal Sought

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

Tulsa, OK – There is new information in the Tulsa Police Corruption Probe. The Attorney for Convicted officer Jeff Henderson is asking for more time to prepare an appeal.


Henderson was convicted of perjury and violating civil rights. Attorneys usually have two weeks for an appeal. Henderson's lawyer is asking for 30-days.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Suspended TU Player Charged

Tulsa, OK – kla prosecutors charge Tulsa WR with embezzlement

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County prosecutors have charged a University of Tulsa football player with one count of felony embezzlement.

According to online court records, an arrest warrant also was issued Wednesday for Damaris Johnson.

The NCAA all-purpose yardage record-holder was questioned last week after his girlfriend, Chamon Jones, was arrested on an embezzlement complaint.

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