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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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Local & Regional
7:01 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

River Worries

Tulsa, OK – Illinois River businesses bracing for worst

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Float-trip operators along the Illinois River in northeastern Oklahoma are sandbagging cabins and hauling canoes, rafts and other equipment out of the water as a storm system that's been blamed for two deaths in Oklahoma continues to dump rain on the area.

War Eagle Resort owner Joyce Blackwell says forecasters are calling for the Illinois River to crest at 23 feet in her area more than 10 feet above flood stage.

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Local & Regional
8:58 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Tulsa Mountain Lion

Tulsa, OK – Mountain lion retrieved from tree in NE Oklahoma

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa Zoo will care for a 70-pound female mountain lion that was found in the back yard of a north Tulsa home.

Police officers and officials from the Tulsa Zoo, Animal Control and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation responded after a homeowner reported finding the animal about 20 feet up in a tree shortly after noon on Saturday.

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Local & Regional
8:57 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Copan Drowning

Copan, OK – Man drowns after jumping into NE Oklahoma lake

COPAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a South Coffeyville man has drowned in Copan Lake.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 51-year-old Richard Brown drowned after he jumped into the water for an unknown reason Friday afternoon near Copan Dam.

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