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5:08 pm
Sat July 16, 2011

The Folly of Prediction

public Radio 89.5 HD1 – It's impossible to predict the future, but humans can't help themselves. From the economy to the presidency to the Super Bowl, educated and intelligent people promise insight and repeatedly fail by wide margins. On this episode of Freakonomics Radio, we'll dream of the day when bad predictors pay. Listen Friday at 8:00 to Freakonomics on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.

Local & Regional
9:43 am
Sat July 16, 2011

Grand Jury to Meet

Oklahoma City, OK –
Oklahoma multicounty grand jury to meet Monday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is scheduled to meet for the first time since September.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt's Office says the grand jury will convene on Monday and take testimony on issues it is investigating until Wednesday. Testimony before the grand jury is secret and its meetings are closed to the public.

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Local & Regional
9:40 am
Sat July 16, 2011

Redistricting Challenge

State Senator Jim Wilson
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Challenge to Okla. redistricting plan continues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Parties in a case challenging the new boundaries for the Oklahoma Senate districts will submit their ideas next week for how the case should proceed.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Referee Greg Albert met with both sides on Friday to discuss procedural issues for the case.

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Local & Regional
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
KWGS Photo

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
KWGS News Photo

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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