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8:49 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Revenue Up in Oklahoma

Treasurer Ken Miller
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Treasurer: Okla. economy improving, revenue up

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller says an increase in revenue collected by his office during March is more evidence that Oklahoma's economy is improving.

Miller said Monday that receipts to the state treasury last month totaled about $923 million, an increase of $51.5 million, or 5.9 percent, over March of last year.

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8:07 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Criminal Well Known to Police: Dead

Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa man found dead after standoff with police

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A defendant and key witness in a Tulsa murder case has been found dead after taking an 11-year-old girl hostage and an hours-long standoff with police.

Officer Leland Ashley says the body of Allen Shields was found inside a north Tulsa home about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday nearly an hour and a half after he released the girl unharmed. Ashley said Shields confronted the girl and her mother about 5:30 p.m. Monday but allowed the woman to leave.

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7:47 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Fire Danger

Tulsa, OK – Earlier this afternoon, Tulsa County Commissioners passed a resolution today creating a burn ban in Tulsa County for the next seven days. After seven days, Tulsa County Commissioners will meet to assess the need for another seven-day burn ban.

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Local & Regional
7:44 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Tuesday 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
10:17 am
Mon April 4, 2011

You Are What You Eat-Part #-1

Tulsa, OK – Hear Part #-1 of our special series dealing with the overweight and Food Insecurity Paradox.

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Local & Regional
10:14 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Monday Morning's News and Weather

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

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8:45 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Tulsa County Democrats Meet

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Democrats elect state senator as chairwoman


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County Democrats have elected state Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre as their chairwoman without opposition.

The group of about 175 people met Saturday and elected Tulsa attorney Michael Whalen as the county's vice chairman.

Eason McIntyre tells the Tulsa World that Democrats should stop acting and voting like Republicans if Democrats want to continue having a voice in Oklahoma politics.

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8:06 am
Mon April 4, 2011

School Damaged By Winds

Spavinaw, OK – Mayes County school building sustains wind damage

SPAVINAW, Okla. (AP) Spavinaw Public School officials are canceling classes for at least one day after high winds blew off part of the roof of a school building in the tiny Mayes County town.

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8:02 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Two Tulsa Homes Destroyed

KWGS file photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fire fighters spend the overnight hours battling two fires in south Tulsa. The blaze was in the Signal Hill area near 85th and South Yale.

The fire broke out about 11 p.m. last night at one of the homes. The strong winds whipped the flames and spread the fire to a neighboring house. Both homes were destroyed.

Embers spread to a third home and it was damaged by the fire. Many neighbors spent the night with sprinkler systems turned off and watered down roofs to protect from the blowing embers.

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