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7:53 am
Fri April 1, 2011

More Fires

Norman, OK – Firefighters battling grass fires in central Okla.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Firefighters are battling grass fires in Cleveland County, south of Oklahoma City.

Moore firefighter Chett Thompson says brush pumper units were dispatched to blaze in south Moore about 6 p.m. Thursday. Thompson says there were no reports of injuries or property damage.

Farther to the south, a fire also was burning in Norman. There were no reports of injuries or damage with that blaze.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Senate Says NO

Brian Bingman
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla Senate leader rejects insurance exchange plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman says the Oklahoma Senate will not consider a bill to help create a state health insurance exchange, warning the lure of federal money could lead the state into a 'trap' of complying with the new federal health care law.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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Local & Regional
5:06 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Project School House: The Turley Impact

Cherokee Elementary, 6000 N. Peoria
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Residents in Turley worry closing Cherokee Elementary will gut the community

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StudioTulsa
4:32 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

TPS Superintendent Keith Ballard Discusses Project Schoolhouse

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Local & Regional
7:49 am
Thu March 31, 2011

Thursday 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
7:45 am
Thu March 31, 2011

Earthquake

Paden, OK – Preliminary magnitude 3.4 earthquake in Oklahoma

PADEN, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a preliminary magnitude 3.4 earthquake near Paden in central Oklahoma.

There are no injuries or damage reported.

The U.S.G.S. says the quake was recorded at 12:41 a.m. Thursday about two miles north of Paden in Okfuskee County. The site is about 55 miles east of Oklahoma City.

The quake was slightly stronger than the 2.5 to 3.0 magnitude that geologists say are generally the smallest felt by humans.

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StudioTulsa
3:54 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

A Conversation with Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Today on our program, we offer an extended, wide-ranging, and downright chatty conversation with Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. Yesterday morning, after delivering the opening remarks for a Tulsa Global Alliance seminar here on the University of Tulsa campus, Mayor Bartlett stopped by our studios for a half-hour discussion. KWGS News Director John Durkee serves as our guest host on this edition of StudioTulsa.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Fatal Fire

McAlester, OK – 2 people killed in SE Oklahoma house fire

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two women have been killed in a house fire in McAlester.

McAlester Fire Chief Brett Brewer says firefighters received a call early Tuesday about a fire at a residence and found two people in the front yard of the home. Brewer says crews learned there were two more people inside, but firefighters were unable to get them out because of the intensity of the blaze.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Wed March 30, 2011

EPA Regs will Hurt Says Governor

Mary Fallin
KWGS News photo

Norman, OK – Fallin, leaders want EPA to back off regulations

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is concerned about Environmental Protection Agency regulations she says are hurting Oklahoma's oil and natural gas industry.

Fallin spoke to energy producers and students Tuesday during a conference at the University of Oklahoma, promising them she'd do everything she could to fight what many in the industry see as burdensome regulations.

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