Local & Regional
7:55 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Friday Morning News

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

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Local & Regional
11:12 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Pick-up Plunges into Icy Spring River

Accident Location in Ottawa County

Miami, OK –
Miami, OK(AP) Ottawa County officials says three people have died in the a river crash. Oklahoma authorities say a pickup truck carrying as many as eight people has driven off of a snow-covered highway and into a river.

State Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown says witnesses reported there being at least eight passengers in the vehicle but that he is trying to confirm the exact amount. The witnesses were taken to hospitals for treatment.

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Local & Regional
7:47 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
2:43 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Will Rogers Turnpike Reopens

Miami, OK – I-44 from Tulsa to Mo. now open in both directions

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) Authorities say westbound Interstate 44 from the Missouri state line to Tulsa has reopened.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority spokesman Jack Damrill confirmed late Wednesday that one lane of the highway had been cleared for traffic.

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2:34 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Emergency Aid Approved

Washington, D.C. – Obama grants Oklahoma request for emergency aid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) President Obama has granted an emergency disaster declaration request for Oklahoma and ordered that federal disaster aid be given to the state after a blizzard dumped 20 inches of snow on some areas.

According to a statement late Wednesday, Obama's action authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and provide equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency in all 77 counties.

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Local & Regional
7:18 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Snow Recovery

Mayor Bartlett discusses recovery from the Blizzard of 2011.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett today has declared the City of Tulsa a disaster area entitled to aid, relief and assistance and has directed implementation of the City of Tulsa/Tulsa County Emergency Operations Plan. Governor Mary Fallin has declared a disaster in all 77 Oklahoma counties and has requested assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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7:15 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Newspaper On Line

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa World halts print editions for 2 more days

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa World newspaper will not print its Thursday and Friday editions following after a major blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow in some parts of the state.

Wednesday's announcement would make three days in a row the paper did not issue a print edition. The World will continue to publish only its electronic editions until at least Saturday.

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7:02 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Disaster Declaration for Oklahoma

Mary Fallin

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla governor asks White House to declare disaster

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is asking the White House for an emergency disaster declaration for Oklahoma in the wake of a massive winter storm that dumped up to 20 inches of snow, ice and sleet on the state.

Fallin said Wednesday that she is asking for the disaster declaration for all 77 Oklahoma counties.

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10:50 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Insurance Help

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla Insurance Commissioner issues emergency order

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has issued an emergency order to allow licensed claims adjustors from other states to help assess damages and losses from the winter storm.

The order allows licensed out-of-state claims adjustors to work in the state for 90 days. The order could be extended after the 90 day period ends.

The storm that began Tuesday dumped up to 20 inches of snow, ice and sleet in parts of the state.

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7:55 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Turnpike Stranded

Tulsa, OK –
TULSA, Okla. (AP) National Guard troops have been called in to help rescue crews search for motorists stranded along Oklahoma's highways as a blizzard paralyzed the state's two major cities.

More than 20 inches of snow, sleet and ice have been dumped on the state.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa indicated Tuesday afternoon that there could be "several hundred people" stranded in cars across northeastern Oklahoma.

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