Local & Regional
2:44 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

River Plans Move Forward

Tulsa's Low Water Dam
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Tulsa, OK – Federal funding for the Arkansas River study may be in limbo, but work on the Zink Dam to improve the urban lake in Tulsa is moving forward.

Step One is to raise the low-water dam three feet to lengthen and deepen Zink Lake. Riverparks Board Chairman Ken Leavit says while there are questions about the future of the federal funds, the state of Oklahoma has already provided about $25-million to make improvements to the Zink Dam and Lake, so there's a consensus to move forward on that aspect of the improvements.

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StudioTulsa
2:17 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

"God's Acres: A Novel"

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Local & Regional
2:01 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

Stand-off Death Near Foyil

Rogers County is red
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Foyil, OK – Okla. man sets fire to home in standoff, dies

FOYIL, Okla. (AP) A Rogers County man who apparently set fire to his home during a five-hour standoff with county deputies has been found dead inside the home near Foyil.

Authorities say the body of 57-year-old Ronald Still was found about 8 p.m. Wednesday after firefighters were able to put out the flames.

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Local & Regional
2:01 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

Food Wreck Clogs BA

Crews clean-up following BA expressway crash.
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Tulsa, OK – Traffic is snarled on the outbound Broken Arrow Expressway for awhile. A truck, carrying food products for a Tulsa Food Bank, overturned on the expressway at Lewis. That backed-up traffic on the BA past the Utica exit.

No one was seriously injured. Police say the driver of the truck lost control when he served to miss a trailer that had come detached from another vehicle.

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Local & Regional
1:56 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

Faught to Run for Congress

George Faught
Oklahoma House

Muskogee, OK – Okla. state rep. to seek Boren's US House seat

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A Republican state representative from Muskogee says he'll run for the 2nd Congressional District seat in eastern Oklahoma being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren.

George Faught announced his plans Thursday.

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Local & Regional
10:31 am
Thu July 14, 2011

ConocoPhillips Marriage Ending

Houston, OK –
Oil giant ConocoPhillips to split into 2 companies

NEW YORK (AP) ConocoPhillips, the nation's third-largest oil company, says it will split itself into two separate publicly traded companies and its CEO and Chairman Jim Mulva plans to retire once the transaction is complete.

Its shares jumped almost 5 percent in premarket trading.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Thu July 14, 2011

Council Candidates

Tulsa County Election Board
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – CITY AUDITOR-2 (Two) Year Term

FLOYD CLIFT RICHARDS 7834 SOUTH COLLEGE PL. 02-07-40
TULSA, OK 74136 REPUBLICAN

CITY COUNCILOR OFFICE NO. 1 -1 (One) Year Term

JACK ROSS HENDERSON 2014 N. ROSEDALE AV. 04-22-50
TULSA, OK 74127 DEMOCRAT

TWAN T. JONES 628 N. 26TH W. AVE 05-21-71
TULSA, OK 74127 DEMOCRAT

JASON V. TRENT II 4956 N. FRANKFORT PL 01-28-66
TULSA, OK 74126 DEMOCRAT

CITY COUNCILOR OFFICE NO. 2-2 (Two) Year Term

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Thu July 14, 2011

King in Hobart

Hobart, OK – Jordan's king visits small Oklahoma town

HOBART, Okla. (AP) The King of Jordan has paid a visit to a small town in southwestern Oklahoma.

King Abdullah II was in Hobart Wednesday afternoon at the invitation of retired Gen. Tommy Franks, who was holding a debate program for high school students.

KTJS radio reports that only one newspaper reporter was allowed to attend the event, and organizers wouldn't allow the reporter to ask questions or take photos of the event.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Thu July 14, 2011

Fatal Crash Charges

Claremore, OK – Okla. man charged in traffic deaths of father, son

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) Rogers County prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Claremore man with two counts of first-degree manslaughter in the deaths of a man and his infant son last month.

Keaton Hannah didn't enter a plea during an appearance in court on Wednesday. A hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 17.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Thu July 14, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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