Local & Regional
7:59 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Truck and Train Collide

Local & Regional
7:50 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Positive Economic News for State

Treasurer Ken Miller
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Report shows Okla.'s economy continues to expand

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's treasurer says the state's economy continues to improve at an "accelerating pace," with gross receipts for the month of June outpacing last year's collections by more than 15 percent.

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Local & Regional
7:48 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Testimony in Parker Trial

Mangum, OK – Testimony to begin in trial of Okla. warden's wife

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) Testimony is scheduled to start in the Greer County District Court trial of a former Oklahoma prison warden's wife accused of helping a convicted killer escape almost 17 years ago.

Opening statements began in the trial of Bobbi Parker on Tuesday and were expected to continue Wednesday morning.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Wed July 6, 2011

TPD Finds Car

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police find car connected to fatal accident

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police have found a vehicle they believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a motorcyclist.

Officers say 52-year-old Donald Anderson was pronounced dead at a hospital after the crash about 9 p.m. Monday.

Investigators say a gray or silver Chevrolet Camaro turned in front of the motorcycle on north Peoria, throwing Anderson to the pavement.

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Local & Regional
7:44 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Ozone Alert for Wednesday

Tulsa, Ok – Oklahoma DEQ issues ozone alert for Tulsa metro

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa metropolitan area will be under an ozone alert.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued the alert for Wednesday because conditions are favorable for an unhealthy buildup of ozone near the ground.

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StudioTulsa
6:03 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

"Between Shades of Gray: A Novel" (Encore presentation.)

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Local & Regional
1:51 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Parker Trial to Begin

Mangum, OK – Trial starts for former Oklahoma warden's wife
TIM TALLEY,Associated Press


MANGUM, Okla. (AP) A prosecutor says the wife of a former Oklahoma prison warden developed a close relationship with a convicted killer in the months before they disappeared together.

Opening statements began Tuesday in Greer County District Court in the trial of Bobbi Parker, who is charged with helping inmate Randolph Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite in 1994.

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Local & Regional
1:49 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Cherokee Election Update

Bill John Baker
Bill John Baker

Tahlequah, OK – Cherokee 'winner' says incumbent should step down
JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS,Associated Press


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The newly elected chief of the 300,000-member Cherokee Nation says the incumbent should give up the post.

Bill John Baker defeated Chad Smith by 266 votes in a June 25 election made official last Thursday. Smith wants another recount, but Baker said Tuesday that Cherokee law mandates only one recount.

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Local & Regional
11:31 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Fireworks Victim Identified

Osage County is northwest of Tulsa.
KWGS News Map

Skiatook, OK – Okla. man killed in firework accident identified

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) A funeral home has identified a 20-year-old man who was killed when he was struck in the throat by a firework in Skiatook.

Sien-Shelton Funeral Home in Skiatook told the Tulsa World that Austin McCloud of Wynona was the victim. He died Sunday night while inspecting a rocket-type firework that didn't go off when it suddenly ignited.

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Local & Regional
11:29 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Fatal Hit and Run Crash

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police seek driver in fatal hit and run

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police in Tulsa are looking for a motorist accused of hitting and killing a motorcyclist, then fleeing the scene.

Police on Tuesday identified the victim as 52-year-old Donald Eugene Anderson.

The crash occurred at 9 p.m. Monday, when police say a gray or silver Chevrolet Camaro turned in front of the motorcycle on North Peoria. Anderson was thrown to the pavement and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

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