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8:47 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Bomb in Okfuskee County

Okemah, OK – Possible explosive device found on Okla. gas line

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) A possible explosive device found on a gas line in Okfuskee County has been rendered harmless and is being removed from the site.

FBI Special Agent Clay Simmonds said FBI and Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb technicians had recovered the device and determined there were no secondary devices at the scene. Simmonds said the device's contents will be taken to a laboratory and examined to see if it is active or inert.

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8:44 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Death at Locust Grove was Caused by Twister

Locust Grove, OK – 1 killed as severe storms move across Oklahoma

LOCUST GROVE, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service says a storm responsible for the death of a woman in a mobile home in northeast Oklahoma was a tornado.

Meteorologist Joe Sellers said Wednesday that the storm that moved through Mayes County has a preliminary rating of EF-2, which has winds between 111 and 135 mph.

The weather service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for the county between 3:20 a.m. and 4 a.m., but Sellers said no tornado warning was issued.

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8:39 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from 89.5/KWGS:

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StudioTulsa
5:21 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

"The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer"

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1:32 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

Cattle Killed

Rogers County is red
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Claremore, OK – Okla. investigators looking into death of cattle

OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to arrest in the deaths and wounding of cattle that were shot with arrows near Oologah.

The Rogers County Sheriff's office says eight head of cattle were shot at two ranches early Tuesday, and five of them died.

Officials say the cows are worth between $15,000 and $19,000.

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12:41 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

Mid-Town Fire

Apartment building sustains heavy damage near 6th and Lewis.
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Tulsa, OK – No one is injured as a fire guts an apartment building overnight in Tulsa.

The blaze was at a complex west of the intersection of 6th and South Lewis. Officials believe the fire may have been started by a lightning strike during a pre-dawn thunderstorm.

One family was left homeless. As you can see from our picture, the top floor sustained the most damage.

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10:48 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Pawnee Fire Update

Terlton, OK – Dozens of structures destroyed in Okla. wildfire

TULSA, Okla. (AP) At least 40 structures have been damaged or destroyed after a wildfire swept through rural Pawnee County in northern Oklahoma.

Pawnee County Emergency Management Director Mark Randell said the fire began Sunday and quickly gained strength. Dozens of firefighters were dispatched to fight the blaze.

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Local & Regional
10:47 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Body Scanners II

TSA Official Luis Casanova explains how new scanners will work.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – New high tech scanners at the airport will produce only generic body images and will speed up airport checks.

The image will be the same for all passengers, but will still point out what part of the body a questionable item may be located.

The Transportation Security Administration's Luis Casanova says Tulsa is one of a handful of airports where the new system is being installed.

The software upgrades at Tulsa International are underway.

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Local & Regional
10:47 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Archer Market to Open Soon

Blake Ewing
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Tulsa, OK – It is called the Archer Market. It will be the first grocery store to open in downtown Tulsa since the Homeland at 11th and Denver closed back in the 90s.

Owner Blake Ewing believes there are now enough people living downtown to make a grocery business viable. He hopes to open in a few months.

The business will be located on Archer Street, just west of Detroit Avenue. Ewing already owns several other downtown Tulsa businesses.

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8:05 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Chapel for Camp Gruber

Braggs, OK – Fallin seeks public support for Camp Gruber chapel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking public support for the construction of a chapel at Camp Gruber, a military training post in eastern Oklahoma.

Fallin will hold a press conference on Tuesday with Oklahoma National guard officials to discuss plans for the chapel's construction. She says a private, nonprofit group has been set up to seek public support.

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