Local & Regional
4:27 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Health Care Suit

Tulsa, OK – Incoming Okla. AG to challenge health care law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's incoming attorney general says he plans to file a separate legal challenge against the federal government over the new federal health care law.

Republican Attorney General-elect Scott Pruitt said Friday he plans to file a lawsuit soon after he's sworn into office on Monday. Oklahoma would be the third state to file its own legal challenge. Similar lawsuits have been filed in Virginia and Florida.

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Local & Regional
4:24 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Sentence: 5 years Probation

Reproductive Services
KWGS File Photo

Tulsa, Ok – Okla. clinic director gets probation for bomb scare

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a former Reproductive Services of Tulsa executive director to five years of probation for falsely reporting a bomb threat at the clinic last year.

U.S. Chief District Judge Claire Eagan also on Friday ordered Linda Meek to pay $1,441 in restitution to the Tulsa Police Department for costs it incurred while responding to the bogus threat.

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StudioTulsa
3:54 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Noted Physicist Eric Mazur and His Idea of "Peer Instruction"

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Local & Regional
10:29 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Escapee Back in Custody

Sapulpa, OK – Police: Okla. inmate captured at Sapulpa motel

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Police say they've captured an escaped inmate from Tulsa after a four-hour standoff at a Sapulpa motel.

Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the inmate escaped from the Avalon Treatment Center. Police say they found the inmate's car in the parking lot of the Interstate Inn and knocked on his motel room door. Police say a woman left the room and was arrested, but the suspect refused to leave.

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Local & Regional
10:23 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Winter Arrives This Weekend

Oklahoma City, OK –
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) Road crews in Oklahoma City are preparing for possible snow and ice predicted for the state this weekend.

The city says that crews are pre-treating bridges and overpasses Friday with salt brine solution in preparation for the bad weather.

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Local & Regional
8:08 am
Fri January 7, 2011

City Attorney Slammed

Tulsa, Ok – The Tulsa City Council votes eight-to-one no confidence in acting city attorney David Pauling. Councilor Rick Westcott says Pauling violated client-attorney privilege.

The lone no voted came from Councilor GT Bynum. The vote also called for Pauling's resignation.

In other council action: furlough days are being ended at city hall and pay cuts will be restored.

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Local & Regional
8:05 am
Fri January 7, 2011

QT Killer Executed

McAlester, OK – Oklahoma inmate executed for 1995 slaying

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma death row inmate was executed yesterday for the 1995 slaying of a convenience store worker who prosecutors said was brutally beaten with a baseball bat.

A spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said that 39-year-old Billy Don Alverson was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Fri January 7, 2011

High Court Appointment

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma state senator has been thwarted in his attempt to stop outgoing Gov. Brad Henry from making a sixth appointment to the state Supreme Court.

The high court yesterday denied a motion by state Sen. Clark Jolley for a stay that would have prevented Henry from appointing a justice to replace the late Marian Opala, who died in October. The court's ruling on the motion allows Henry, a Democrat, to proceed with appointing a new justice. But the merits of the case have not yet been decided.

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from KWGS:

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StudioTulsa
5:32 pm
Thu January 6, 2011

Closing Soon at Philbrook: "Adaptation"

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