Local & Regional
12:34 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Leftwich Wants Charges Dropped

Oklahoma City, OK – x-Sen. Leftwich asks that charge be dismissed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich is asking an Oklahoma County District judge to dismiss a felony bribery charge against her.

Leftwich is charged with soliciting and/or accepting a bribe to withdraw as a candidate for re-election.

The Oklahoman reports that Leftwich claims absolute immunity from prosecution and that she can't be charged with accepting a bribe to withdraw because she never officially filed as a candidate.

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Local & Regional
9:29 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Tulsa Bank Robbed

Tulsa, OK – Shots fired during Oklahoma bank robbery

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Police say no one was injured when shots were fired during a bank robbery in Tulsa.

Capt. Rick Helberg described the scene as pretty chaotic inside the Bank of America near 71st Street and U.S. 169 yesterday afternoon.

Officers say a white male armed with a semi-automatic pistol walked into the bank about 2:30 p.m., fired a shot into the ceiling and demanded money from the teller. Officers say the robber lost some of the cash before running out the door.

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Local & Regional
9:06 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Barresi's First Board Meeting

Superintendent Janet Barresi
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – New Okla. superintendent to conduct first meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) New state Superintendent Janet Barresi is set to preside over her first state Board of Education meeting since taking office earlier this month.

The board will meet Thursday in Oklahoma City with Barresi replacing Sandy Garrett, who didn't run for re-election after 20 years as state superintendent.

The board plans to meet in executive session to discuss two lawsuits, including one involving the state's first online charter school.

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Local & Regional
9:05 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Train Fatal Crash

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Claremore, OK – Claremore woman killed when hit by train

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Claremore woman was killed when she stepped into the path of a train in Rogers County.

Troopers say 29-year-old Carrie Sherry was killed about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday when she was hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train on the tracks along Oklahoma 66 northeast of Claremore.

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Local & Regional
8:53 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
1:26 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

New Commerce Secretary

Dave Lopez
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Governor Mary Fallin today announced she has selected Dave Lopez to serve as secretary of commerce.

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Local & Regional
8:23 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Open Carry Proposed

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Okla senator wants open carry, firearms on campus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) University officials are expected to fight a state senator's move to allow concealed guns on college campuses.

That measure is among several that State Sen. Steve Russell, an Iraq war veteran, is promoting in the Legislature.

Another proposal would permit any adult to openly carry a firearm.

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Local & Regional
8:21 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Cherokees to Appeal

Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribe appeals freedmen decision

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Cherokee Nation has appealed a decision voiding a constitutional amendment denying citizenship to non-Native American descendants of tribal members' former black slaves.

The tribe announced Tuesday that it would ask the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court to consider a Jan. 14 tribal district court ruling. That decision nullified a voter-approved amendment in 2007 requiring tribal citizens to have a Native American ancestor listed on the Dawes Roll.

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Local & Regional
8:16 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Inhofe Reacts

Senator Jim Inhofe meets with reporters.
Jim Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) tonight responded to President Obama's second State of the Union address with the following statement:

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