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9:37 am
Sat July 16, 2011

Texhoma Drowning

Kingston, OK – Officials: Texas man, 73, drowns in Lake Texoma

KINGSTON, Okla. (AP) A Texas man is dead after leaving his boat in Lake Texoma and drowning.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says 73-year-old James Thompson of Frisco died Friday shortly after noon.

The agency says Thompson's boat was anchored about 50 feet from land at Beach View. Thompson got out of the boat and tried to swim for shore.

Searchers recovered Thompson's body around 4 p.m.

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StudioTulsa
2:25 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

The State of Oklahoma and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative

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Local & Regional
8:55 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Near Drowning in Tulsa Bath Tub

Tulsa, OK – A one year-old is hospitalized after a near bath tub drowning in Tulsa near 1st and Florence. The child's mother has also been hospitalized after suffering an anxiety attack.

The mother had apparently left the child in the tub with a two year-old sibling.

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Local & Regional
8:52 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Assessment Fee Debated

City Hall at One-Technology Center
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Tulsa, OK – The assessment fee charged to downtown businesses inside the inter dispersal loop to pay for the new OneOk-Field, is debated at City Ha;;

Nine property owners came before the council last night to protest the fee. Most were from the Gunboat Park area in the far southern section of the I-D-L. Andrew Nelson says he is getting nothing in return for his fee.

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Local & Regional
8:49 am
Fri July 15, 2011

New Jobs for Okemah

Okemah, OK – Okla. wellhead equipment company adding 15 jobs

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) Wellhead gas compression equipment manufacturer Sertco Industries Inc. says it's expanding its operations in Okemah and plans to add 15 new workers by the end of the year.

The company says it's working with the city of Okemah on the $2.25 million expansion, which will add 12,100 square feet of assembly space, 3,600 square feet of office space and 2,000 square feet of paint booth space.

Sertco now has 45 full-time employees.

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS:

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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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