Local & Regional
3:01 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

Apartment Fire in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Two dozen people are left homeless by a fast moving apartment fire in Tulsa. The blaze happened yesterday at the Overlook Apartments near 61st and 33rd West Avenue.

Tulsa Fire Department Spokesman Tim Smallwood says fire apparently started in a first floor apartment and spread rapidly to the roof where it was fanned by strong winds.

No one was injured.

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Local & Regional
2:58 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

New Jobs for Tulsa

ABI at 2100 West Skelly Drive
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – West Tulsa's A-B-I Industries will add an additional 108 employees over the next five years. The company's President, Bruce Barron, made the announcement this morning. He says they will focus on the truck equipment market.

A-B-I will be a part of the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program, which offers tax incentives and credits to businesses meeting the program's job creation criteria.

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Local & Regional
11:03 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Poultry Lawsuit Update

Tulsa, OK – Outgoing AG: No quick resolution to pollution case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) If Oklahoma's new attorney general or governor decide to drop a lawsuit accusing poultry companies of pollution, the outgoing attorney general predicts the case will be picked up by other interested parties.

Outgoing Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he's confident the litigation won't be resolved quickly. And he says if the matter is abandoned the case could be advanced by towns, landowners, tribal entities, canoe operators or others.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Wed November 10, 2010

War Claims Oklahoma Life

McAlester, OK – Soldier from McAlester dies in Afghanistan

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) The Department of Defense says a 26-year-old solider from McAlester has died while serving in Afghanistan.

The military said Tuesday that Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey died Thursday from wounds suffered during a firefight with insurgents at Zarghun Shahr in Afghanistan's Mohammad Agha district.

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Local & Regional
8:53 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Bus Wreck

Kildare, OK – 7 hurt in bus-truck accident in north-central Okla.

KILDARE, Okla. (AP) At least seven people, including five students, were hurt when a pickup truck collided with a school bus in the north-central Oklahoma town of Kildare.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the injured children were treated at a Ponca City hospital and released following the 3:36 p.m. accident on Tuesday.

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Local & Regional
8:51 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Lawsuit Filed on State Question

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma's 'Official English' law challenged

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An attorney is challenging a state question that requires state communications to be in English.

James Thomas filed a civil lawsuit in Tulsa County District Court Tuesday against State Question 751, saying it's unconstitutional. The lawsuit names Delilah Gentges as the plaintiff and Gov. Brad Henry as the defendant.

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Local & Regional
8:35 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Wednesday Morning's Top Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
6:23 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Ultra-Modern Dance at Its Best: Trey McIntyre Project

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Local & Regional
5:39 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Tulsan Added to Cabinet

Mary Fallin
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Gov-elect Fallin names jobs task force

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A week after winning election, Oklahoma Gov.-elect Mary Fallin has named several economic advisers charged with improving the state's business climate.

Fallin named Tulsa businessman Robert Sullivan Jr., owner of an independent oil and gas exploration company, as a special adviser to the governor on economic development. Sullivan will be charged with looking at Oklahoma's tax code and regulations affecting business development.

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Local & Regional
2:00 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Bingman is new Senate President Pro-Tem

Brian Bingman
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Senate Republicans met today for the first time since Election Day and elected Sapulpa Republican Senator Brian Bingman as their new leader and Senate President Pro Tempore-designate. Senator Bingman also announced his selection of Senator Mike Schulz of Altus as Floor Leader. The caucus, looking forward to an unprecedented 32-16 majority in the State Senate, came out of the meeting united and looking ahead to electing the remainder of their leadership team next Tuesday, November 16.

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