Local & Regional
10:41 am
Fri February 25, 2011

The CNG Option

Truck at a Tulsa CNG Pump
KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Don't let the high price of gasoline get you down. Compressed natural gas, or "CNG", is cheap in the state of Oklahoma. It is also unaffected by foreign events.

Blue Energy Fuels General Manager Court Newkirk in Tulsa says we have plenty of natural gas. While gasoline is over $3 a gallon. CNG is about 75-cents per gallon.

Newkirk says there will be over 50 public fueling stations in Oklahoma by the end of the year.

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Local & Regional
10:40 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:11 am
Fri February 25, 2011

More Flu Deaths

Oklahoma City, OK – 3 more flu deaths reported in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Influenza-related illnesses are still making a mark in Oklahoma, as health authorities report three more deaths, bringing the total number this season to 15.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday that one of the deaths came in the 0 to 18 age group and occurred in Jefferson County. The other deaths came in the 19-64 group in Marshall County and in the 65 and older group in Tulsa County.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Aerospace Tax Credit Renewal

Oklahoma City, OK – House panel votes to spare aerospace tax credit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma tax credit for aerospace companies that hire engineers would be spared under a bill approved by a House committee.

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted 8-1 on Thursday for the bill, which now heads to the full House budget committee for consideration.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Claremore Museums May Lose Funding

Rogers County is red
KWGS News Map

Tulsa, Ok – Bill would make 2 state museums self-funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state House committee has approved legislation to make two state museums self-funding and to phase out state appropriations.

The measure was approved Thursday by the House Government Modernization Committee and now goes to the full House for consideration.

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Local & Regional
4:46 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

IDL: Finished

Governor Fallin Cuts the re-dedication ribbon.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa downtown Inner Dispersal Loop is finished. The 75-million dollar federal stimulus rebuild project wrapped up this afternoon.

On hand for the re-dedication was Governor Fallin along with several members of the U-S House Transportation Committee which authorized the project. The ceremony was moved to OneOk Field because of the weather.

As a member of Congress, Fallin voted against the stimulus package. She said yesterday that it should have contained more transportation projects.

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Local & Regional
1:29 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Much Needed Rain

Undated – Thunderstorms bring rain to parched Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunderstorms with rain and small hail are moving across parts of Oklahoma that have been in a drought.

National Weather Service forecaster Daryl Williams in Norman said no flooding has been reported or is expected as a result of the Thursday rainfall. He said the rain will "modestly" help parched areas of the state but does not end the drought.

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Local & Regional
1:27 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

School Board Meeting

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma education board meeting is quiet

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The second meeting of the state Board of Education under new Superintendent Janet Barresi began quietly with a state trooper on hand for security.

The meeting Thursday morning is the first since last month's contentious meeting in which board member Tim Gilpin called Barresi a "dictator" and fellow member Herb Rozell said a legislative liaison would be "worthless" if she took maternity leave while the Legislature was in session.

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8:03 am
Thu February 24, 2011

DUI Crackdown

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. bill cracks down on drunken drivers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Drivers convicted of a first drunken driving offense would be forced to install an ignition device on their vehicles for two years under a bill being proposed in the Oklahoma Legislature.

Named after an Edmond woman killed by a drunken driver in 2009, the Erin Elizabeth Swezey Act is scheduled for a hearing Thursday in a Senate committee.

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