Local & Regional
7:55 am
Wed June 22, 2011

UW Sets Goal

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa area United Way sets the funding goal for this fall. It will be just over 25-and-a-half million dollars. The United Way helps fund 61-non-profit agencies in the Tulsa area.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Wed June 22, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
3:50 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Meet Energy, Climate, and Sustainability Expert William Becker

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Local & Regional
2:27 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Fuel Tax Lawsuit

Oklahoma City, OK – State defends legal challenge to Okla. budget
SEAN MURPHY,The Associated Press


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An attorney for the state says the transfer of just more than $100 million from a state transportation fund that was used to help balance Oklahoma's state budget this year is "perfectly constitutional" and that he expects the state Supreme Court will agree.

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Local & Regional
2:24 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Changes Filed In Bank Shootout

Antlers, OK – Woman charged with murder in deadly Okla. shootout

ANTLERS, Okla. (AP) A Texas woman has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after two suspected bank robbers she was with were shot to death by law officers near Antlers in southeast Oklahoma.

Online court records show Rachael Marie Spear of the Dallas area is charged in last Thursday's deaths of Jeremy Dysart of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Justin Whisenhunt of White Settlement, Texas.

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Local & Regional
2:22 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

New Position for Brad Henry

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Former Gov. Henry appointed to institute's board

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has been appointed to the board of directors of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City.

The nonprofit law enforcement training center works to improve public safety through training, professional development and education of the nation's uniformed officers and law enforcement leadership.

Henry finished his second term as Oklahoma's governor in January.

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Local & Regional
12:09 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Meth Lab Found in Suspect's Pants

28-year-old David Buyckes
Tulsa County Jail

Tulsa, OK – Talk about your mobile meth labs! A Tulsa man is arrested for having a working meth lab in his pants. 28-year-old David Buyckes was arrested near I-44 and Yale. Tulsa Officer Leland Ashley says the arresting officer spotted Buyckes and thought he was acting strangely and began questioning him. That is when the shake-and-bake meth lab was discovered in a one liter plastic bottle.

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Local & Regional
11:38 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Child Abuse Death: Two Arrested

Muskogee, OK – A four-year-old girl is dead and two people are in custody at Muskogee. Muskogee Police say officers were called to the Muskogee hospital on suspicion of abuse. The pre-schooler was airlifted to a Tulsa hospital, where she died.

Police have arrested 22-year-old James Meeks on rape charges and 42-year-old Betty Hall for failure to report child abuse and seek medical attention.

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Local & Regional
9:04 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Wheeler Murder Update

FBI

Boston, MA – FBI starts media campaign to find mobster

BOSTON (AP) The FBI is hoping to track down fugitive Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger by focusing public attention on his girlfriend.

Bulger is wanted in connection with 19 murders and has been implicated in the 1981 shooting death of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler outside a Tulsa country club.

The FBI on Monday announced a new publicity campaign and accompanying public service ad asking the public, and particularly women, to be on the lookout for Catherine Greig.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Tue June 21, 2011

HUD Upset Over Lack of Progress

Then Mayor Kathy Taylor takes part in a ground breaking for the Shoppes on Peoria in early December of 2009.
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Ground was broken more than a year ago for the Shoppes on Peoria shopping center, just north of Pine and Peoria.

However, little has happened on the land since the groundbreaking. That has grabbed the attention of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It wants to sanction the Greenwood Development Authority and its contract with the city pulled.

The authority received over two million dollars for the project.

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