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8:01 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Lawmakers not Included

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Oklahoma City, OK – Senate removes Okla. lawmakers from gun law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Senate has removed an amendment to a bill that would have allowed state lawmakers to carry a firearm anywhere in the state of Oklahoma, including on the floor of the House and Senate.

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7:56 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Local News

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

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1:52 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

No Tulsa Shuttle

Air and Space Museum in Tulsa
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Undated – CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) New York City will be the new home of space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype shuttle used for test flights more than three decades ago.

Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday that Enterprise will go to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

Enterprise has been on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. But NASA plans to send shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian once the shuttle program ends this summer.

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1:46 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

TU Leader Stepping Down

Steadman Upham
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Tulsa, OK – University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham announced today he is retiring as the University President. In an email to staff, he said he will step down June 30, 2012. At that time he will join the TU staff as President Emeritus and as a University professor. The TU trustees were notified of Upham's decision this morning.

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1:45 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Winning Lottery Ticket

Mangum, OK – Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in Mangum

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) State lottery officials say a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold at a convenience store in Mangum.

Lottery officials said Monday that the ticket for Saturday's drawing was sold at The Loop Quick Stop. The winning numbers for the drawing are 5, 14, 32, 53 and 56 and the Powerball number 11 and the Power Play multiplier is 4.

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12:22 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Chambers to Work Together

With the BA Expressway as a backdrop, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce President Wes Smithwick announces the agreement.
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Broken Arrow, OK –
The Broken Arrow and Tulsa Chambers of Commerce announce plans to collaborate on regional projects. The announcement was made in Broken Arrow today. The President of the Broken Arrow Chamber, Wes Smithwick, says not only will the chambers work together on landing new business and industry, they will also work together on legislative initiatives.


Tulsa Chamber Chairman Doctor Gerry Clancy says the chambers will work together of common goals, such as attracting jobs to the region.

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7:52 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Clark To Be Honored

\"Pickin' & Grinnin'\" with Buck and Roy on the set of Hee-Haw
Hee-Haw

Oklahoma City, OK – Former 'Hee Haw' host to be honored in Okla. House

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) County music legend Roy Clark, who co-hosted the TV show "Hee Haw" for more than two decades, will be honored in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame will recognize Clark on Tuesday as Oklahoma's Music Ambassador for Children, and he will be presented with a commendation from Gov. Mary Fallin.

Known for his influence on country and bluegrass music, Clark was the co-host of "Hee Haw" with Buck Owens.

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7:51 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Revenue Up for Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Report shows Okla. revenues continue to climb

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State finance officials say collections to Oklahoma's general revenue fund continue to outpace both last year's collections and the official state estimate.

Office of State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger said Monday that March collections this year exceeded March 2010 collections by more than $37 million. Collections also outpaced the official estimate by $42 million.

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7:45 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Body Found in Okmulgee County

Okmulgee, OK – Passerby finds body in NE Oklahoma county

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) A badly decomposed body has been found in northeast Okmulgee County.

The sheriff's office says a passerby discovered the body about 6 p.m. Friday in the Twin Hills area.

Sheriff Eddy Rice says the state Medical Examiner's Office will use dental records to identify the remains.

Anyone with information about the body is being asked to call the sheriff's office.

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