Local & Regional
9:50 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Charges Dropped Against Principal

Lynette Dixon
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Tulsa, OK – Charge dropped against Tulsa elementary principal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An obstructing police charge against a Tulsa elementary school principal has been dropped.

The city prosecutor says the charge against Lynette Dixon was dismissed Tuesday "in the interest of justice."

The decision comes after an email from Tulsa Public Schools Police Chief Gary Rudick to city police became public. It called Dixon "a real problem" and said to make sure prosecutors were on board.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Body Found at Jenks

The body was taken to the Tulsa Medical Examiner's Office.
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Jenks, OK – Body found near Arkansas River in NE Oklahoma

JENKS, Okla. (AP) Authorities are looking into the death of a man whose body was found near the Arkansas River in Jenks.

Police say a fossil hunter discovered the body of an adult male on the west side of the river in a dry area of the riverbed, south of the Creek Turnpike bridge on Sunday. The man's body has been taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa to determine a cause and manner of death.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Flooding Update

Oklahoma City, OK – 4 Okla. highways still closed because of flooding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State transportation officials say four highways remain closed or partially closed because of flooding from heavy rain in eastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says in Cherokee County, Oklahoma Highway 80 between Hulbert and State Highway 251A and Oklahoma 10 in several locations along U.S. 62 are shut down.

In Okmulgee County, Oklahoma Highway 16 west of Beggs is closed.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Wed April 27, 2011

More Severe Weather

Oklahoma City, OK – Winds in SE Oklahoma cause damage to homes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Strong winds in southeastern Oklahoma have toppled trees and damaged at least a dozen homes.

LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson said Tuesday that 12 homes sustained damage, and one home in Pocola had the whole roof blown off.

He said officials are still surveying the damage and getting a final count of homes affected.

There were no reports of injuries.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Wed April 27, 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
4:27 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

"Dude, Can You Count?"

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Local & Regional
8:48 am
Tue April 26, 2011

More Flooding

Tulsa, OK – Flooding reported along Illinois River in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service is reporting major flooding along the Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma.

The river was just above 28 feet at Watts Tuesday morning and at nearly 25 feet at Tahlequah. The flood stages are 13 feet at Watts and 11 feet at Tahlequah.

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Local & Regional
8:46 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Hospital Fee Clears Senate

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla Senate approves fee on hospital revenue

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A plan to shore up Oklahoma's cash-strapped Medicaid system by allowing hospitals to impose a fee on net revenue has cleared the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate voted 39-9 on Monday for the bill, which authorizes a fee of 2.5 percent on the net revenue of hospitals that would be used to draw matching federal Medicaid funds.

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Local & Regional
8:44 am
Tue April 26, 2011

More Severe Weather

Broken Bow, OK – Possible tornado reported in SE Oklahoma

BROKEN BOW, Okla. (AP) A possible tornado has left some damage in far southeastern Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service reported a possible twister in Broken Bow in McCurtain County.

Emergency Management Director Greg Campbell says trees had fallen onto some homes, automobiles and power lines in the area, but no injuries had been reported. Campbell said trees also had been blown down onto U.S. 259 north of Broken Bow.

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Local & Regional
8:40 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the Top Local Stories from KWGS:

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