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8:02 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Wednesday Morning Local News

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

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12:26 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Terlton Fire Update

View of wildfire from about seven miles away.
KWGS News Photo

Terlton, OK – Name of Pawnee County fire victim is released

TERLTON, Okla. (AP) Authorities have released the name of a man who died after suffering a head injury has he tried to flee a wildfire near Terlton in Pawnee County.

Sixty-two-year-old Stanley Hale died Aug. 16 after falling and hitting his head while trying to get away from the fire that destroyed about 45 homes.

Hale is the second victim of the fire.

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12:24 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Tax Committee Named

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. appoints members to task force on tax reform

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed seven people to a task force that it to study and recommend potential changes to Oklahoma tax laws.

A Tuesday news release from Fallin announced the appointments of business leaders, a chief financial officer, a county assessor and a tax attorney to the Task Force on Comprehensive Tax Reform. The group is to look for ways to simplify the state tax code for individuals and businesses.

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10:36 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Cloud To Be Pool VP

Jeff Cloud
Corporation Commission

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Corporation Commission Vice Chairman Jeff Cloud has been elected Vice President of the Southwest Power Pool's Regional State Committee, a group that has a critical advisory role regarding the future of the region's electric power grid and electrical service.

Cloud says the RSC now faces critical issues that will have a major impact on electric service and the consumer.

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10:35 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Battlefield Museum Planned

Honey Springs Battle re-enactment
Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma City, OK – Plans unveiled for center at Okla. Civil War site

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Plans are under way for a $1.9 million visitor's center at the site of Oklahoma's largest Civil War battlefield in northeast Oklahoma.

State and federal officials announced a partnership Monday to construct the site of the Battle of Honey Springs along the Muskogee and McIntosh county lines.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced about $1.1 million in grants and loans to help finance the project.

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10:33 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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8:15 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Annexation Debate

City Hall at One Technology Center in downtown Tulsa
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Proposed expansion of Tulsa city limits to the west and north spurs debate at city hall.
City economic director Mike Bunny says completion of the Gilcrease Expressway is an opportunity for growth that should not be missed .

But City Councilor Rick Westcott, his district includes the Westside, says this is far from a done deal there are way too many unanswered questions

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7:55 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Terrorism Warning

Jim Inhofe

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. senator: Terrorist plots foiled since Sept. 11 attacks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator says the nation's anti-terrorism program has foiled dozens of terrorist plots since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but more effort is needed to prevent future attacks.

Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe discussed terrorist threats to the U.S. Monday during a luncheon speech at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial & Museum.

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7:53 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Freedmen: No Citizenship

Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribal court reverses order voiding amendment

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court has reversed a lower tribal court decision that voided a voter-approved constitutional amendment denying citizenship to non-Native American descendants of tribal members' former black slaves.

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