Local & Regional
11:49 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Making Up Missed Days

Local & Regional
8:02 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Oil Prices

Tulsa, OK – Oil hovers below $86 as traders eye inflation

SINGAPORE (AP) Oil prices hovered below $86 a barrel Monday in Asia as traders eye inflation and consumer demand numbers for signs higher commodity prices are undermining global economic growth.

Benchmark crude for March delivery was down 7 cents at $85.51 a barrel at midday Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.15 to settle at $85.58 on Friday.

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

Egypt Protest in Bixby

Bixby, OK – Bixby demonstrators chant 'Mubarak has gone'

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) A group of about 85 demonstrators used signs and chants to show their support of developments in Egypt.

The Tulsa World reported that the demonstrators gathered Sunday at a busy intersection in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby carrying signs that read "Democracy for Egypt" and "Honk Your Horns."

As they waved the signs, many chanted "Freedom come on, Mubarak is gone."

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Stolen Computer

Tulsa, OK – Old computer stolen, holds hospital patient info

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Officials of St. Francis Health System at Tulsa say the theft of an old computer from storage in Broken Arrow has put thousands of patients at risk of their personal information getting out.

Health records, addresses and Social Security numbers of 84,000 patients treated before 2004 were in the computer's memory.

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Local & Regional
10:08 am
Sun February 13, 2011

One dead in train crash

Tulsa, OK – One person is dead after colliding with a moving freight train in north east Tulsa.

The accident happened overnight near Apache and Garnett. The car hit the train with enough force to derail two of the cars. The driver was dead at the scene.

The signal arm at the crossing may have been broken before the crash

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Local & Regional
9:56 am
Sun February 13, 2011

School Funding

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin's ideas designed to soften Okla. budget cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) If Oklahoma legislators elect to ignore Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to shield education, health care and public safety from deep cuts in next year's state budget, they'll have to develop their own ideas for dealing with an expected $600 million shortfall.

Fallin is proposing the consolidation of state agencies and services, shifting to a two-year system on car tags and issuing bonds to pay for transportation and other projects.

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Local & Regional
9:46 am
Sun February 13, 2011

Challenge Delays Oath

Oklahoma City, OK – Appointee will wait to take Supreme Court oath

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge appointed to the state Supreme Court says she'll wait until after a legal challenge is settled before taking her oath of office.

Former Gov. Brad Henry appointed Noma Gurich to the Supreme Court three days before his term expired on Jan. 10. He selected Gurich from three candidates submitted by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

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Local & Regional
9:46 am
Sun February 13, 2011

Challenge Delays Oath

Oklahoma City, OK – Appointee will wait to take Supreme Court oath

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge appointed to the state Supreme Court says she'll wait until after a legal challenge is settled before taking her oath of office.

Former Gov. Brad Henry appointed Noma Gurich to the Supreme Court three days before his term expired on Jan. 10. He selected Gurich from three candidates submitted by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Sun February 13, 2011

Workers to Be Paid

Tulsa, OK – 700 Tulsa County workers to be paid for snow days

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County officials say about 700 employees will be paid for five days they did not work because recent snowstorms resulted in the closure of county offices.

Officials tell the Tulsa World the payments will cost the county about $575,000. County Commission chairman Fred Perry says the workers are being paid because the decision to close the county administration building was made by management.

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