Local & Regional
1:28 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Missing Woman Found

Tulsa, OK – Missing 80-year-old Oklahoma woman found alive

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) A missing 80-year-old Midwest City woman has been found alive in the wreckage of her car in McIntosh County about 100 miles from her home.

Police Chief Brandon Clabes said in a news release Thursday that a wildlife ranger found Shirley Cannon Thursday morning still strapped in the seat belt of her upside down car. Clabes says Cannon was taken to a hospital in Henryetta her condition was not immediately known.

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Local & Regional
12:26 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Veterans Day Parade

A Military Jeep in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The annual Tulsa Veterans Day Parade stepped off on 11-hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Lines were long downtown for the annual celebration honoring America's service personnel.

The parade features high school bands, floats, ROTC units and much more.

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Local & Regional
10:53 am
Thu November 11, 2010

The End of Textbooks?

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmakers eye use of mobile technology in schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State lawmakers are exploring ways to bypass traditional textbooks and promote the use of mobile technology like laptop computers and electronic reading devices by Oklahoma students.

State Rep. Don Armes requested the study, which was conducted Wednesday by the House Education Committee.

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Local & Regional
10:51 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Execution Set for QT Killer

Oklahoma City, OK – Execution set for Okla. death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has set Jan. 6 as the execution date for Oklahoma death row inmate Billy Don Alverson.

The court set the date Wednesday for the 39-year-old Alverson. The attorney general's office requested it on Nov. 1 after the U.S. Supreme Court denied Alverson's final appeal.

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Local & Regional
10:49 am
Thu November 11, 2010

New Gaming Opportunities

Tahlequah, OK – Decision allows Cherokees new gaming opportunity

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior means the Cherokee Nation now is eligible to conduct gaming activities on newly acquired trust lands.

Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk announced Wednesday the approval of the acquisition of 17 acres of land into trust for the Cherokee Nation. The land is located within the tribe's former reservation in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
10:45 am
Thu November 11, 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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Local & Regional
3:02 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

Muskogee Pre-schooler Killed

Muskogee, OK – A Muskogee pre-schooler is stabbed to death with a pair of scissors. Police are holding an 18-year-old in what may have been a home invasion gone terribly bad.

Muskogee Police Corporal Pedro Zardeneta says officers are still sorting through all the details to figure out what happened.

The incident took place last night at a home on Muskogee's north side

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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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