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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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4:15 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Tulsa Fire Fighters Lobby in OKC

Tulsa Fire Fighters gather before dawn for a bus trip to the State Capitol.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – 120-Tulsa Fire fighters fill four buses and head to Oklahoma City to lobby state lawmakers. The fire-fighters are concerned about proposed changes to their pension plans.

Among those making the trip was Tulsa Fire Chief Allan LaCroix. He is concerned the changes will make recruiting more difficult.

Under the proposed changes, fire-fighters would have to work 25-years, rather than 20-years to get a pension.

Also, the legislature is looking at eliminating binding arbitration for police and fire unions.

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4:13 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Wednesday's Top Local Stories

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

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4:07 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Taxi Stand

The Taxi Cab stand sign at 18th and Boston.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – For the first time in decades, Tulsa has a taxi-cab stand somewhere other than the airport. The stand is in the bar district at 18th and Boston.

Tulsa Police Captain Jonathan Brooks likes the idea. He believes it could cut down on the number of drunk drivers from the area.

Other parts of town are expected to have stands soon. City Planner Theron Warlick says Brookside and the Blue Dome areas have expressed an interest.

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9:10 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Horse "Actor" moves to Tulsa

DreamWorks

Tulsa, OK – 'Seabiscuit' horse moves to Tulsa Boys' Home

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Arkansas-bred horse that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 movie about the famed thoroughbred is now living at the Tulsa Boys' Home.

On Monday, Rich In Dallas arrived at his new home, where he will be used in the home's therapeutic equine program. The Oklahoman reports the 16-year-old gelding eventually will be ridden by more advanced students at the home.

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