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StudioTulsa
3:45 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

Now at Philbrook: "Rauschenberg at Gemini"

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Local & Regional
8:58 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Fire Fighters Accused of Looting

Barter Springs, KS – 3 Baxter Springs firefighters fired in looting

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) Baxter Springs Mayor Jenifer Bingham says three of the city's firefighters have been fired and the chief put on administrative leave over alleged looting in Joplin the night of the May 22 tornado.

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Fri June 17, 2011

New Flap at City Hall

John Eagleton
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – A new feud at Tulsa city Hall. The City Council voted seven-to-two to set the wheels in motion for next fall's municipal election. In doing so, the council would not use the new district boundaries and the Tulsa County Election Board would not be involved in the process.

Assistant City Attorney Patrick Boulden advised the council against the measure from Councilman John Eagleton.

The Council approved the resolution just the same. Councilors Chris Trail and G.T. Bynum voted against it.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Guilty Plea in Leonard Murder

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Leonard, OK – Oklahoman pleads guilty in Tulsa Co shooting death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Hominy resident has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man in Indian Country.

Steven Keeling entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors.

Authorities say Keeling fatally shot Edward Brown Jan. 17 at Brown's home on a restricted Indian allotment in Leonard, south of Tulsa. Brown was a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Child's Death Investigation

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. DHS workers suspended after girl's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has suspended with pay four child welfare workers pending an investigation into the beating death of a 5-year-old girl.

Serenity Anne Deal died of head injuries less than a month after she began living with her father. Child welfare workers recommended the girl live with the father after she was taken away from her mother, who is charged with sexually assaulting a child.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's Top Local Stories from 89.5/KWGS:

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StudioTulsa
3:37 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Tulsa Native Daniel H. Wilson Offers "Robopocalypse: A Novel"

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Local & Regional
12:09 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Rev David Emigh Killed

David Emigh

Skiatook, OK –
A Sand Springs Minister is dead in a motorcycle on State Highway 11 north of Skiatook. 58-year-old David Emigh was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a tree. He was not wearing a helmet.

Reverend Emigh, you may recall, disappeared for several days just before last Christmas. He was found at a Cleveland, Oklahoma Wal-Mart.

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Local & Regional
10:45 am
Thu June 16, 2011

Port Traffic Down

Tulsa Port Headquarters
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Excessive rain and flooding along the Mississippi River in May forced the closure of lock number 2 on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System for nearly three weeks, preventing most barge cargo from reaching or leaving the Tulsa Port of Catoosa during that time period, resulting in lower monthly tonnage volumes for both the Port and the waterway.

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Local & Regional
10:28 am
Thu June 16, 2011

Dump Truck Closes Expressway

Tulsa, OK – A dump truck over turns on the I-44 Arkansas River Bridge in Tulsa. The morning rush-hour crash closed all lanes of the expressway for about 90-minutes this morning.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality was called in because when the truck overturned, its fuel tanks reputed. The fuel ran off the bridge into the Arkansas River below.

The truck driver was not injured.

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