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7:46 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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3:15 pm
Tue August 16, 2011

Soldiers Return

Tulsa, OK – 55 soldiers are welcomed home Tuesday at the Armed Forces Center located near Interstate 35 & Tecumseh Road.

The soldiers are with the 1-245th Airfield Operations Battalion and have spent the past 8 months in Afghanistan.

The ceremony is open to the public.

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2:08 pm
Tue August 16, 2011

Tulsa Council to override Mayor's trash veto

City Hall at One Technology Center in downtown Tulsa
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Tulsa, OK – City Councilors plan to try and override the mayor's veto of a resolution stripping the Tulsa trash board of its' authority
Mayor Bartlett vetoed the council action Monday, but the dispute isn't over. Councilor Bill Christiansen is author of the measure taking away the TARE Board's ability to contract with trash haulers .

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10:55 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Another Veto

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett uses his veto pen, again. The latest measure from the City Council to get the Mayor's veto is a resolution that would strip the Trash Board of its authority to contract with vendors on behalf of the city. The Council approved the measure two weeks ago.

At issue is the city's trash service. A new contract must be in place by the end of next June. Many on the council don't want to see changes in the current operation.

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8:02 am
Tue August 16, 2011

War Takes Another Guardsman

Oklahoma City, OK – Another Oklahoma soldier dies in Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Another Oklahoma soldier serving in Afghanistan has died.

The Department of Defense announced Monday that 2nd Lt. Joe L. Cunningham died Saturday of injuries he suffered in a non-combat related incident in Laghman province. Defense officials didn't specify what kind of incident occurred.

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8:01 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Service for Fallen Soldier

The Oklahoma Patriot Guard gathers outside the service for a fallen National Guardsman
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Sapulpa, OK – The First Baptist Church at Sapulpa was filled yesterday afternoon as Oklahomans paid their respects to Sergeant Kirk Owens. The Oklahoma National Guard member was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.


Outside the church was the Oklahoma Patriot Riders Motorcycle group. The bikers escorted the hearse to the cemetery a few miles south of Sapulpa on Alternative Highway 75.

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8:00 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Pipeline Bomb Update

Okemah, OK – Okla. man due in court for gas pipeline IED

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A 40-year-old Seminole County man arrested for allegedly attaching an improvised explosive device to a natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma is due in federal court for a hearing.

FBI Special Agent Clay Simmonds says the hearing for Daniel Wells Herriman is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The FBI arrested Herriman on Friday after the Konowa man called 911 and said he placed the IED on the pipeline.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Herriman.

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7:58 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local News

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

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7:49 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Second Wildfire Death Confirmed

Wild fire burns near Terlton
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Terlton, OK – 2nd death in Oklahoma wildfire confirmed

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Another fatality has been confirmed in a massive wildfire that destroyed about 40 homes in Pawnee County last week.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Joanne Sellars said an agent confirmed that a second person has died as a result of the fire, but Sellars didn't know the person's name or other details. She referred additional questions to the Pawnee County sheriff, who wasn't immediately available for comment Monday afternoon.

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