Local & Regional
6:43 pm
Sat June 25, 2011

Tip Led to Arrest

Boston, MA – FBI: Bulger tipster saw recent campaign commercial

BOSTON (AP) The FBI says a tipster who led federal agents to the California home to Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his longtime girlfriend recognized the couple from a recent TV campaign.

FBI spokesman Greg Comcowich says the tipster called the FBI after she saw the recent commercials that asks people, particularly women, to be on the lookout for Greig.

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Local & Regional
6:34 pm
Sat June 25, 2011

Crash Leaves Teens Hurt

Rogers County is red
KWGS News Map

Claremore, OK – 9 teens hurt when pickup goes into Okla. creek bed

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) Nine teenagers suffered injuries when a pickup in which they were riding hit a sign and ended up in a Rogers County creek bed.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 4:50 a.m. Saturday on a county road about two miles south of State Highway 66.

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Local & Regional
3:05 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Cherokee Election

Tahlequah, OK – Jobs issue at center of Cherokee chief campaign

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) How many jobs are being produced by the Cherokee Nation and who holds those positions has become a central issue in the campaign to see who will lead Oklahoma's largest American Indian tribe for the next four years.

The contentious campaign will end Saturday, when voters decide whether to keep 12-year incumbent Chad Smith as the tribe's principal chief or elevate longtime tribal councilman and Tahlequah businessman Bill John Baker to that position.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Fri June 24, 2011

Center Help

Oklahoma City, OK – SBA opening disaster help centers in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Residents in three counties hit hard by severe storms and tornadoes May 22-25 will get some help from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The SBA will open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Piedmont and Blanchard on Monday, and help will be available in Chickasha in Grady County.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Fri June 24, 2011

Old Murder Case Moves Forward

Pawhuska, OK – Okla. man sentenced to 20 years in death of teen

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

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) An Osage County judge has sentenced a Hominy man to 20 years in prison for the 1997 strangulation death of a teenage girl.

District Judge Bruce Gambill sentenced Jeffrey Garrison 40 years, with 20 years suspended.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Fri June 24, 2011

Wildfire Threatens Town

Cement. OK – Crews battle grass fires in western Oklahoma

CEMENT, Okla. (AP) Officials ordered the evacuation of homes in a southwest Oklahoma town as crews battled a large grass fire.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said late Thursday she didn't know how many homes were affected by the blaze approaching Medicine Park, but said many residents were asked to leave. Cain said there were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Fri June 24, 2011

Friday Morning's Local News

Tulsa, OK – Here a recap of today's top stories from KWGS

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Local & Regional
6:41 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Reputed Mobster Arrested

James \"Whitey\" Bulger
FBI

Boston, MA – Police: Mobster Whitey Bulger arrested in Calif.
Associated Press


BOSTON (AP) The FBI hunted for James "Whitey" Bulger for 16 years without success. A switch of focus to his longtime girlfriend yielded results in just days.

Bulger and Catherine Greig were captured in Santa Monica, Calif. late Wednesday night just three days after the FBI launched a new publicity campaign that included a public service announcement aired in 14 American television markets during programs popular with women.

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