Local & Regional
7:53 am
Thu May 5, 2011

...On the Police Beat

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Tulsa, OK – Two people are in custody after Tulsa Police bust a theft ring from storage facilities. Police say the pair would rent a storage facility and then come back at night with bolt-cutters and cut away locks on other storage doors and the stealing the stuff inside.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Education Reform

Oklahoma City, OK – Grading system coming for Oklahoma schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has signed bills to institute a letter-grade system for rating Oklahoma schools and end social promotion after the third grade.

Fallin said during a signing ceremony Wednesday the two Republican-sponsored changes to will help schools produce better-educated and more-skilled students.

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Local & Regional
7:47 am
Thu May 5, 2011

BUI-Boating Under the Influence

Keystone Lake Dam
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Oklahoma City, OK – Boating under the influence bill goes to governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin's desk in the next stop for legislation that strengthens Oklahoma's law regarding operation of a boat while under the influence.

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Local & Regional
7:41 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
2:17 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Tulsa Revitalization Effort

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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett has announced today that through a community partnership, the Tulsa Development Authority has sold 16 residential lots to Habitat for Humanity for construction of new homes in the Crutchfield neighborhood. These Habitat homes will be built and occupied by their owners within the next two years, promoting stability in this neighborhood undergoing revitalization.

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Local & Regional
2:16 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Kangaroo Can Stay

Broken Arrow, OK – Council allows for kangaroo in city limits

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma woman will be allowed to keep a partially disabled kangaroo in her house for use as a therapy animal.

The Broken Arrow City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create an exotic animal ordinance exemption that will allow Irwin the red kangaroo to stay within city limits so long as certain conditions are met.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Tornado Clean Up

Atoka OK – Okla. residents get $1 million in federal aid
Associated Press


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that more than $1 million in federal aid has been disbursed to Oklahomans recovering from the deadly April 14th tornado that tore through Atoka County.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Re-drawing the Lines

Oklahoma City, OK – Senate sends redistricting legislation to governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has sent legislation for Gov. Mary Fallin to sign into law that will redraw Oklahoma's five congressional districts.

The Senate approved the measure on Tuesday by a vote of 37-5. The Senate also voted 35-6 for a bill to will redraw the Legislature's 101 House districts and 48 Senate districts. That bill was sent back to the House for more work.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Oklahoma Tornado Aid

Oklahoma City, OK – OKC charity sends truckloads of relief to Alabama

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City-based charity is sending nine tractor trailers loaded with supplies to help storm victims in Alabama.

The caravan of Feed The Children trucks will depart Oklahoma City at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday en route to distribution centers in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The trucks will be loaded with toiletries, diapers, baby food, ready-to-eat meals, work gloves, coolers and other supplies donated by companies across the country.

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