Local & Regional
7:57 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Summer Heat

Tulsa, Ok – Heat sets records in Oklahoma City, Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The searing heat has set temperature records in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

The National Weather Service says the mercury peaked at 108 degrees in Oklahoma City on Thursday, breaking a record set in 1996 of 106 degrees.

Up the turnpike in Tulsa, a record high temperature of 104 degrees was set on Thursday. Forecasters say the old record high for July 7 was 103 degrees back in 1917.

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Muncipal Court Closed Again

Tulsa, OK – Power outage closes Tulsa municipal courts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A power outage has forced the closure of the City of Tulsa Municipal Courts.

Officials closed the courts on Thursday because of the outage and announced that Friday's sessions would be cancelled as well.

Officials reset Thursday's proceedings for July 19 to run at the same time they were scheduled on the original dockets. Friday's scheduled cases will be heard on July 22 at the same time they were originally scheduled.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Grand Lake Still Dangerous But Improving

GRDA testing facility at Langley.
KWGS News Photo

Langley, OK – GRDA: Decrease in algae toxins in Grand Lake

LANGLEY, Okla. (AP) The Grand River Dam Authority says the most recent testing indicates a "significant decrease" in blue-green algae toxins in Grand Lake but is still encouraging caution.

The agency tested water samples gathered in the Duck Creek and Horse Creek areas of the lake in northeastern Oklahoma.

The agency's ecosystems management department says blue-green algae scums found throughout the lake continue to be prevalent and toxic and should be avoided.

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Local & Regional
7:43 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
5:00 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Electrical Fire At Police HQ-UPDATE

The Police Building is closed
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Emergency responders had to rush to their own building this morning. An explosion in the basement of the Tulsa Police/Courts building downtown knocked out power to the building and generators only worked for a few minutes before shutting down.

The explosion was in an electrical closet and may have been a transformer. Fire fighters had a difficult time to get to the smoky blaze because of the high tech security system.

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Local & Regional
4:57 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

South Tulsa Bank is Robbed

Security camera view of bank robbery
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police are investigating a bank robbery.

A lone bandit hit the City National Ban
k at the London Square shopping center near 58th and South Lewis.

Police report no one was hurt. The robber made good his escape after jumped over the counter to collect the cash.

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StudioTulsa
3:31 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Downtown Development in the City of Tulsa: An Update

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Local & Regional
1:39 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Algae in Fort Gibson Lake

The Chouteau Bend area of Fort Gibson Lake.
Fort Gibson Lake

Chouteau, OK – The U-S Army Corp of Engineers routinely tests the waters in all of its Oklahoma Lakes.

The Corp has confirmed algae now in Fort Gibson Lake at the Chouteau Bend Recreation Area, Corp spokesman Ross Adkins, however, says they don't know yet if it the blue green algae.


BGA was confirmed in Grand Lake last week. That prompted warnings to avoid contact with the water. Adkins hopes to have results on Fort Gibson by tomorrow.

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Local & Regional
12:39 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Cop Car Break-in Arrest

Suspect Jeron Rutledge
Tulsa County Booking Photo

Tulsa, OK – An arrest is made in the break-in and vandalism of nine Tulsa police cars. Over the fourth of July weekend, someone cut through a chain link fence at the city maintenance facility, broke into the cop cars, stole items out of some and vandalized others. 18-year-old Jeron Rutledge has been arrested and detectives are looking for at least one more suspect. A shotgun taken from one police car has been recovered.

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Local & Regional
8:50 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Double Murder Southeast of Tulsa

Bokoshe, OK – Authorities look for suspect in double killing

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) Le Flore County authorities say they're looking for a "person of interest" in what they're calling a double homicide near Bokoshe.

Sheriff Bruce Curnutt says authorities received a call about 9 p.m. Wednesday from a relative of the victims. Deputies aren't releasing the identity of the two people who died but have said one is male and one is female.

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