Local & Regional
7:58 am
Wed June 15, 2011

Storms Leave Damage and Injured

Undated – 1 person hurt as storms leave damage in Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Severe thunderstorms pounded parts of central Oklahoma, leaving some people trapped in their cars by power lines brought down by strong winds.

Norman Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey says one person was cut on the head after a severe storm knocked a power line onto a car. Bailey also said several people were trapped in their vehicles by power lines at an apartment complex.

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7:53 am
Wed June 15, 2011

Carbon Monoxide Leak

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Tulsa, OK – Carbon monoxide leak makes 5 ill at Okla business

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say five people at a Tulsa business have been treated for carbon monoxide exposure.

Firefighters responded to a call at Kentube about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Emergency Medical Services Authority spokesman Chris Stevens says a 33-year-old man was transported from the scene to a hospital in serious condition. The others were treated at the scene.

Hazardous materials crews also responded to the call.

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7:51 am
Wed June 15, 2011

New Jobs in OKC

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Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin announces 150 new OKC manufacturing jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma City-based UE Manufacturing is creating 150 new jobs through the opening of a new manufacturing division.

UE Manufacturing, a division of United Holdings, is a global supplier and manufacturer of oilfield service equipment. The company's expansion will focus on remanufacturing previously used equipment.

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7:48 am
Wed June 15, 2011

Suspension Over Mosque Event

Tulsa, OK – Okla. officer suspended for not attending event

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa police captain who wouldn't make his officers attend a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at a local mosque because it violated his religious beliefs has been suspended without pay for two weeks.

According to a personnel order, Capt. Paul Fields was suspended for violating the department's rules on being obedient and on conduct unbecoming of an officer.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Wed June 15, 2011

Wednesday Morning Local News

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's recap of the Top Local Stories from 89.5/KWGS!

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Local & Regional
12:44 pm
Tue June 14, 2011

Tribe: Wind Farm will Hurt Economy

Pawhuska, OK – Tribe opposing proposed NE Oklahoma wind farms

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) The Osage Nation is citing economic and environmental concerns in saying it opposes planned wind farms near the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in northeastern Oklahoma.

Osage Chief John Red Eagle says in a statement posted on the tribe's website that the tribe isn't opposed to alternative energy development. But he says the development of the wind farms could hurt future minerals development in the area.

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Local & Regional
12:42 pm
Tue June 14, 2011

Supreme Court Afirms Most of 1804

Tulsa, OK – Okla. Supreme Ct. upholds illegal immigration law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court says most of Oklahoma's anti-illegal immigration law is constitutional, but the court has struck down one section regarding the flight risk of illegal immigrants who are in custody.

The state's highest court handed down a 25-page decision Tuesday that says most of House Bill 1804 is constitutional. The measure was passed by the Legislature in 2007.

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8:04 am
Tue June 14, 2011

OSU Medical Center

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Tulsa, OK – $1.3M demolition of OSU Medical Center starts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The $1.3 million demolition of the Oklahoma State University Medical Center's emergency department in Tulsa is set to begin.

Medical Center officials will hold a wall-breaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon as crews begin demolishing emergency department to pave the way for scheduled renovations.

Hospital CEO Jan Slater says the emergency room sustained significant flooding damage last August.

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8:00 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Wild Fire

Meers,OK – Firefighters contain large blaze in SW Oklahoma

MEERS, Okla. (AP) A firefighter suffered heat exhaustion while helping crews battle a blaze that charred hundreds of acres in southwestern Oklahoma.

Comanche County spokesman Chris Killmer said Monday the firefighter was treated at the scene and released. There were no other reports of injuries or of property damage with the blaze, which Killmer says officials estimate burned 300 to 400 acres near Meers.

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