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8:53 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Preliminary magnitude 3.2 earthquake in Oklahoma

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a preliminary magnitude 3.2 earthquake in central Oklahoma.

No injuries or damage are reported.

The USGS reports the quake was recorded at 4:56 a.m. Friday about six miles northeast of Harrah. The location is about 25 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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8:04 am
Fri March 11, 2011

New Complex Underway

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett hosted a groundbreaking Ceremony today, Thursday, March 10, at the site of the new Mohawk Soccer Complex, 56th Street North and Highway 75 in Tulsa.

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8:01 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Haze Ruling Causes Warning

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – In response to the start of federal actions that could drastically increase utility bills, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) will provide a forum for other State agencies, electric utilities, consumer groups and all stakeholders to meet on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) newly-released, costly plan to reduce regional haze in scenic areas.

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7:53 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Friday Morning News

Tulsa, Ok – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from 89.5/KWGS!

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8:06 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Suspected Murderer Indicted

Tulsa, Ok – Fed'l panel indicts Okla. man for killing Indian

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Prosecutors say a federal grand jury at Tulsa has indicted a man from Hominy on a charge of murdering an Indian in Indian Country.

A news release from the US attorney's office Wednesday said 48-year-old Steven Thompson Keeling was indicted on a charge of murdering Edward Brown at Brown's home in Leonard.

The slaying occurred on Jan. 17 at Brown's house on a restricted Indian allotment, or in terms of the law, in Indian Country.

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8:04 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Charges Dropped

Kevin Rowland
KWGS file photo

Tulsa, OK – Rape charge against ex-ME's investigator dropped

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A court has dismissed a rape charge that was filed last year in Tulsa County against the former chief investigator for the state medical examiner's office.

Television station KOTV reported that the first-degree charge against Kevin Rowland was dismissed Wednesday.

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8:02 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Possible Lake Homicide

Keystone Lake Dam
KWGS File photo

Tulsa, OK – Body found in Lake Keystone in Osage County, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of a man who had been reported missing has been found in Lake Keystone in Osage County.

Troopers said the body of 19-year-old Blayne D. Davis of Tulsa was pulled from the lake Wednesday morning about 10 feet from the shore on the east side of U.S. Highway 412 in southern Osage County.

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5:16 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Property Tax Cap

David Blatt
Oklahoma Policy Institute

Tulsa, OK – Each year your home's value is assessed. The state legislature wants to cap increases at three percent. Currently the cap is at five percent.

The head of the Oklahoma Policy Institute says the proposal is not well thought out. David Blatt says the plan could hurt more than it could help. He says school districts, health departments, libraries and technology centers could lose millions of dollars if the proposal is passed.


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