Local & Regional
8:00 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Damage Caps

Oklahoma City, OK – Senate panel OKs $350K limit on civil damages

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Republican-backed plan to limit the amount of damages injured Oklahomans could receive for pain and suffering in civil lawsuits to no more than $350,000 has cleared a Senate panel.

The Senate Rules Committee approved the so-called "hard cap" on damages Wednesday over the objection of some senators who say the plan is unconstitutional and takes away the power of jurors to determine fairness in a case.

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Wildfires Near Tulsa

Tulsa, Ok – Homes evacuated because of wildfire in NE Oklahoma

HOMINY, Okla. (AP) Authorities have evacuated several residences in Osage County, where one of four wildfires were burning.

Deputy Emergency Management Director Adrian Horn said 30 people were asked to leave their homes near the town of Prue. Horn says there have been no reports of injuries or property damage. A shelter has been set up for evacuees at the Assembly of God Church in Prue.

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Local & Regional
7:49 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Top Local Stories-Thursday Morning

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 24, 2011

Governor's Visit Met with Protests

One of the protesters at the Tulsa Country Club.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Protesters picket Okla governor's Tulsa appearance

TULSA, Okla. (AP) About a dozen people opposed to Gov. Mary Fallin's decision to accept a $54 million federal grant to implement a state health insurance exchange protested during her appearance in Tulsa.

Demonstrators held signs and American flags as Fallin addressed the Tulsa Health Underwriters Association at the Tulsa Country Club Thursday.

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Local & Regional
4:54 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

More Fires

Norman, OK – Okla fire crews battling wildfire south of Norman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Firefighters are battling a large wildfire south of Norman in Cleveland County.

Emergency management director Dan Cary says the fire is located near Slaughterville but he didn't have any additional details

Footage from television news helicopters showed plumes of white smoke over a field and flames shooting from cedar trees in the area.

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Local & Regional
4:51 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Port Gets New Entrance

A tractor trailer rig slams into the barricade
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, Ok – A new entry way is dedicated at Tulsa's Port of Catoosa. A new guard house, railroad crossing and four-lane divided highway are now in place. Rather than cut a ribbon, a tractor trailer rig slams into a barricade. It was part of the dedication of a $3.3 million entryway improvement project at the Port of Catoosa.

There is now a 4-lane divide highway from port entrance to the waterway.

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Local & Regional
11:02 am
Wed March 23, 2011

Meeting Set for Today

PSO power plant at Oologah.
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's utility regulator is set to meet today to take public comments about a proposed federal rule that would curb pollution in the oil and gas industry as part of an effort to reduce haze. State officials say the plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could increase energy bills in Oklahoma by at least 15 percent.

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Local & Regional
7:47 am
Wed March 23, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
6:29 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

"Where Good Ideas Come From" (Encore presentation.)

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