Local & Regional
12:26 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

Three Dead in Crash

Madill, OK –

MADILL, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three people have died after a stolen sport utility vehicle crashed into another SUV during a police chase that began in Madill.

The names of the three were not immediately released.

The OHP says Chickasaw Lighthorse Police, Marshall County deputies and Madill police were chasing the stolen SUV Monday on U.S. 70 when the driver turned off the headlights and crashed into an oncoming SUV.

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What's New?
11:33 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Become a Budget Hero!

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Our lawmakers tried balancing the budget - and now it's your turn. Raise or lower taxes, increase or cut spending in key areas, learn about the issues, and discover the implications of your decisions. How close will you come? What sacrifices will it take? Join over 30,000 others who have tried - play Budget Hero.

APM's Public Insight Network, in collaboration with the Wilson Center, launched Budget Hero 2.0, designed to spark engagement and conversation among Americans around the federal budget.

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10:50 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Counterfeit Crackdown!

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Counterfeit Crackdown!

"This is an unfinishable battle. [You] try to do everything, but it is a long war." - Gyula Alm si, head of Hungary's Intellectual Property Rights Defense Department

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Cherokee Campaigning

Tahlequah, OK – Candidates for Okla tribe's chief resume campaigns

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The candidates for Cherokee Nation principal chief have hit the campaign trail again, hoping to reach even more voters before the Sept. 24 election.

Incumbent Chief Chad Smith and tribal council member Bill John Baker have resumed sending out emails and mailers to registered voters, encouraging them to vote or send in absentee ballot requests by Aug 12.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Wild Fire West of Tulsa

Mannford, OK – Firefighters still working fires across Oklahoma

MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) Firefighters continued to battle a grass fire near Mannford that has destroyed homes and other structures.

Emergency medical responder Beverly Avey with the Keystone Fire Department said Sunday firefighters were still at the scene of the blaze near Oklahoma Highway 51. Avey said some homes had been lost but she didn't know how many.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Terlton Fire Update

Pawnee County wildfire from about seven miles away.
KWGS News File Photo

Terelton, OK – Wild fires on the north side of Keystone Lake burns homes and cabins in the Pawnee County community of Terlton.

Nearly two dozen homes have been destroyed as the swift moving fire defies fire-fighters. The Red Cross has set up a shelter in 10-miles away in Cleveland for this impacted, Last night over 30-people spent the night there.

The Cimarron Turnpike has been closed between the Cleveland exit and Hallett because of thick smoke.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Services Planned

Oklahoma City, OK – Funerals for 2 Oklahoma soldiers announced

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma National Guard says funeral arrangements have been made for two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan late last month.

Officials announced Sunday that the funeral for 22-year-old Pvt. 1st Class Augustus J. Vicari, of Broken Arrow will be held at Holy Name Church in Lowell, Indiana, on Tuesday. Services for 33-year-old 2nd Lt. Jered Ewy will be held at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond Thursday morning.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Monday Morning News

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

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Local & Regional
11:43 am
Sun August 7, 2011

Tulsa's One Arm Bandit

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police are looking for a bandit who robbed the Walgreens at 71st and Lewis. He should be pretty easy to spot. Police say the robber was wearing a blue cast on his right arm.


Police say he was armed with a knife and demanded cash. Police describe him as a black man, about 6' tall. He fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery took place about 3:30 Sunday morning.

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Local & Regional
11:42 am
Sun August 7, 2011

Update on Power Problems in Tulsa

A tree blocks 69th East Avenue just to the north of 31st Street
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – More than 13,000 without power after Tulsa storm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A storm has snapped power lines across Tulsa and left more than 13,000 customers in the dark.

The Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported more than 13,000 without power Saturday night in Tulsa County. That number was down to 3,000 by 10:30 AM Sunday morning.

A storm bringing winds upwards of 60 mph damaged power lines. It was unclear when power would be restored.

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Information from: KJRH-TV, http://www.kjrh.com

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