Local & Regional
12:23 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Indian Affairs Panel Abolished

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A bill to abolish Oklahoma's Indian Affairs Commission and transfer its power to a liaison position in the governor's office has received final legislative approval over the objections of some Democrats who say it sends a bad message to the state's Native American tribes.

The Senate voted 26-18 on Friday for the bill that creates the Native American Liaison. The liaison would be appointed by the governor.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Fri May 20, 2011

Friday Morning's Local News

Tulsa, OK – Here a quick recap of this morning's top stories from KWGS

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Health Care Exchange

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers to study health insurance exchange

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislative leaders say they won't consider a plan this year to set up a health-insurance exchange required under the new federal health care law and instead plan to study the issue during the interim.

In a joint announcement made on Wednesday, House Speaker Kris Steele and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman said they have ordered the formation of a joint committee to recommend how the state should address the federal health care law.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Lottery Ads with Kids: Banned

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. gov signs bill banning kids in lottery ads

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill banning children younger than 18 years old from appearing in advertisements for the state lottery.

The bill was one of more than dozen signed by Fallin late Wednesday.

State Rep. Harold Wright, who sponsored the measure, has said children "have no business" being associated with gambling.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Thu May 19, 2011

No Charges in Boy's Death

Stillwater, OK – Prosecutor won't file charges in Okla boy's death

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) A Payne County prosecutor has decided not to file charges in the death of a 4-year-old autistic boy who drowned in Cushing last month.

District Attorney Tom Lee said Wednesday that Cushing police, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the state Medical Examiner's office had conducted a thorough investigation and concluded that the evidence gathered in the case of Blake Murrell doesn't justify the filing of criminal charges.

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7:56 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Parker Trial Update

Mangum, OK – 3 jurors now seated in trial of Okla warden's wife
Associated Press


MANGUM, Okla. (AP) Three jurors have now been picked for the trial of a former warden's wife accused of falling in love with an inmate and helping him escape.

Greer County Assistant District Attorney David Thomas said one new juror was chosen Wednesday and questioning of another potential juror will resume on Thursday for the trial of Bobbi Parker.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
11:01 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Warehouse Fire

The Tulsa Fire Department uses a snorkel truck to look down on the damage.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – A woman is dead following a warehouse east of downtown Tulsa. The blaze was reported late last night at the vacant Banana House near Archer and North Trenton.

The warehouse is an old produce house, used to ripen bananas before being shipped to supermarkets.

The woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but later died from her injuries. Fire fighters are searching for the cause.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Take the Bus-- Part #-2

The sign outside of Tulsa Transits headquarters at 5th and Rockford.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Hear part two of our special report on the funding problems facing Tulsa Transit

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