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11:07 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Another Flu Death

Oklahoma City, OK – Officials: Flu deaths in Oklahoma climbs to 19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma State Health Department officials say another person has died of influenza complications, bringing the total this season to 19.

The Health Department reported yesterday that the latest flu death was an Oklahoma County resident in the 65 and older age group. Officials say 47 percent of flu deaths have occurred in the 65 and older age group.

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8:04 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Wildfire Danger

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Undated – Fire destroys mobile home, house in central Okla.

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a grass fire has destroyed a house and a mobile home near Shawnee, but no injuries were reported.

Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director Don Lynch says firefighters were called about 3 p.m. yesterday to a wooded area in Bethel Acres. Lynch says an Oklahoma National Guard helicopter with a 600-gallon bucket dropped water on the flames, helping to bring the fire under control by last night.

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8:02 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Giving His All

Lawton, OK – Oklahoma soldier killed in Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Department of Defense says a Lawton soldier has been killed during combat in Afghanistan.

Officials announced yesterday that Sgt. Travis M. Tompkins died on Wednesday, a day after he was injured when his unit was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade in Logar province.

The 31-year-old Tompkins was assigned to the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division based in Fort Polk, La.

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Local & Regional
8:09 am
Thu March 17, 2011

NCAA Baseketball Transportation

The iconic BOK Center
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa rolls out the welcome mat for the NCAA

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8:07 am
Thu March 17, 2011

BA Man Charged with Fraud

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. hunting guide accused of deceptive practices

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A hunting guide from Broken Arrow is charged with deceptive trade practices for allegedly cheating hunters out of more than $75,000.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt says James Adam Jenkins was arrested on Tuesday after being charged in Tulsa County with three counts of unfair or deceptive trade practice in violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.

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7:56 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Fatal Police Shooting

Marvin Alexander
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Tulsa, OK – A police shooting at an apartment complex near 61st and Peoria has left a man dead. The shooting took place about 3:30, yesterday afternoon, at the Fairmont Terrance Apartments.

Police were trying to question Marvin Alexander when he started running. Police say he was shot as he was reaching to pull out a gun.

Alexander had been a long list of past convictions.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Senate Action on Immigration

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla Senate approves anti-illegal immigration bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A sweeping anti-illegal immigration bill that allows police to arrest people they suspect are in the country illegally and seize property used to commit immigration-related crimes has passed the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate voted 29-15 on Wednesday for the bill over the objections of some members who say the plan is unconstitutional and would be detrimental to Oklahoma's economy.

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7:50 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Fire Danger Today

Oklahoma City, OK – Fire weather watch issued for Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It could be another busy day for firefighters across Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for 17 counties in western Oklahoma through Thursday night.

Southwest winds of 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts are forecast, and temperatures are expected to range from 85 to 94 degrees in that region of the state. The relative humidity will be between 10 and 20 percent.

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7:37 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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