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10:57 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Relocation Downtown Post Office/Court House

Senator Inhofe eats breakfast before speaking at the Tulsa Press Club.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe says he will do what he can--- but admits that won't me much. In Tulsa, this morning, he addressed the effort to relocate the downtown post-office and federal court house. The Senator was in Tulsa speaking to the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce.

Inhofe serves on the committee that oversees federal property. He says he can push the proposal up the list, but not ahead of other committee members.

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8:12 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Tulsan Recovered

Anchorage, Alaska – Body of plane crash victim washes ashore

(Information in the following story is from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The body of one of the two men aboard a plane that washed ashore last week east of Cordova has been recovered.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers said Tuesday that the body of 59-year-old John S. Dick of Tulsa, Okla., came ashore Sunday on the coastline of the Gulf of Alaska.

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8:10 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Tulsa County Burn Ban Lifted

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin lifts burn ban for 16 Okla. counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has lifted a state burn ban for 16 northeast Oklahoma counties, but she cautioned that local bans still remain in effect for some counties.

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8:08 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Plea in "Baby in Washer" Case

Bartlesville, OK – Oklahoma woman enters guilty plea in baby's death

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) A Bartlesville woman whose 10-day-old daughter was found dead in a washing machine has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.

Lyndsey Fiddler also entered a plea Tuesday to child neglect during an appearance in Washington County District Court. Prosecutors are recommending four years in prison on the manslaughter count and 30 years for child neglect, with 15 of those suspended.

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8:08 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Zarrow Seniors Clinic

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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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