Local & Regional
3:10 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Former Homeland Chief on Campus at TU

Tom Ridge on the TU Campus
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Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge delivered a lecture on energy independence at the University of Tulsa Thursday.

Ridge, the former governor of Pennsylvania, became the country's first homeland security chief in 2003 after the events of September 11, 2001.

He served as Pennsylvania's governor from 1995 to 2001 and was a six-term congressman before that.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu December 9, 2010

Lottery Revenue Predicted Down

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lottery officials predict drop in earnings


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The head of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission expects lottery earnings for education to decline 8 percent a year for the next four years.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Thu December 9, 2010

No Across The Board Cuts

Mary Fallin
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Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin promotes 'targeted' cuts in Okla spending

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov.-elect Mary Fallin says she will not endorse across-the-board cuts to state agencies as leaders grapple with a massive hole in next year's state budget.

Fallin said Wednesday after a chamber event in Oklahoma City that she supports "targeted, thoughtful reductions in spending" as lawmakers deal with an expected shortfall when they return to the Capitol in February.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Thu December 9, 2010

New Leader At FTC

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City charity names interim president

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The retired chief executive officer of the American Heart Association has been named interim president of Feed The Children.

Cass Wheeler's appointment was announced Wednesday by the Oklahoma City-based hunger relief organization's board chairman, Rick England.

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Local & Regional
7:31 am
Thu December 9, 2010

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
3:50 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Playhouse Theatre Tulsa Presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

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Local & Regional
2:49 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Community Schools Work

Tulsa Superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK –
New research shows the Community School model in Tulsa is working. The data was presented in a news conference yesterday at the Roy Clark Elementary School. It was produced by O-U professor Doctor Curt Adams.

The goal of a community school is to unite academics with families, school and community to create a web of support that nurtures the development of children and adults.

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Local & Regional
2:48 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Tulsa Soldier Admits Guilt

Fort Bragg, N.C. – Fort Bragg soldier pleads guilty to raping woman

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) An Oklahoma soldier could spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to rape and burglary after assaulting a military wife at Fort Bragg last year.

Multiple media organizations report that 23-year-old Aaron Pernell of Tulsa, Okla., pleaded guilty Wednesday as his court-martial opened.

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Local & Regional
12:11 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

New Pawnee County Sheriff

Pawnee, OK – Oklahoma undersheriff chosen as new sheriff

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Pawnee County commissioners have appointed a new sheriff to fill the two-year, unexpired term of a man who was ousted from the position last month.

Commissioners on Monday selected undersheriff Mike Waters from five applicants. Commissioner Dale Carter told the Tulsa World that Waters will be sheriff until Dec. 31, 2012.

Waters has been the interim sheriff since Sept. 29, the day Roger Price was suspended.

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