Local & Regional
8:59 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Crash Kills Trio

Vinita, OK – 3 killed in head-on crash with semi in Oklahoma

VINITA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three people were killed when the car they were in crashed head-on with a tractor-trailer rig near Vinita in northeastern Oklahoma.

Troopers say 18-year-old Kyle Samuel Lee and 20-year-old Sean Roper of Jay and 20-year-old Megan Cooper of Eucha died in the collision just after 12:30 p.m. Monday.

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Local & Regional
8:58 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Today's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
8:49 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Governor on Spring Break

Mary Fallin
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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor heads to Bahamas for spring break

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is out of state on a family vacation leaving Lt. Governor Todd Lamb the acting governor.

Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz says the governor left Saturday afternoon for the Bahamas with her husband and three of their children. Fallin is expected to return to the state Thursday afternoon or evening.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Tue March 15, 2011

State Revenue Up Again

Tulsa, OK – State revenue in Oklahoma rise in February

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's chief finance officer says state revenue collections in February surpassed the same month a year earlier as consumer spending remained strong.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Teacher Rally

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Hundreds of Oklahoma teachers are expected to attend today's rally at the state Capitol as they ask lawmakers to boost classroom spending and preserve their pensions. Legislators are considering a measure that would change teacher pension systems and do away with an appeals process for fired educators. They've also warned a $500 million budget shortfall could cut into education funding.

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StudioTulsa
12:00 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

"An Optimist's Tour of the Future"

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Mon March 14, 2011

New Jobs for Tulsa?

Mayor Dewey Bartlett
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Bartlett says his recent trip to Taiwan is now paying dividends. He says Taiwan based Epic-energy is coming on a scouting trip to Tulsa.

The company's trip will be in April or May according to the Mayor.
Right now their products are primarily sold in Asia. He says the firm would offer high paid jobs, including those for engineers.

The mayor says the economic visit is a direct result of his recent trip to Taiwan.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Body Dumped

Tulsa, Ok – A grim discovery in north Tulsa. A man's body was dumped in a driveway near 52nd and North Peoria. That is about three blocks from McLain High School.

The man had been shot in the head. Police are unsure if the victim was shot and then dumped . Or dumped and then shot. The discovery was made about 8-30 last night.

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Local & Regional
7:57 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Tulsa Schools Save Money with CNG Buses

Tulsa, OK – The high fuel prices are taking a bite out of already tight school budgets. Tulsa Public Schools Transportation Director Ottaway Burkhaulter is pleased that a large portion of Tulsa's school buses have been converted to CNG.

He tells the OETA otherwise the budget crunch would be much worse. He says the savings are off-setting the fuel price hikes for the rest of the fleet.

The Tulsa School District has 140-buses using C-N-G.

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Local & Regional
7:51 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Monday's Top Local News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of our top local stories from 89.5/KWGS:

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