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1:15 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Allegations Against Former Catoosa Court Clerk

Steve Burrage

Catoosa, OK – Former Catoosa Court Clerk Phyllis Mathews is at the center of an investigative audit requested by the Catoosa City Council and released by State Auditor Steve Burrage Tuesday.

"Ms. Mathews had the access and means to pull off two types of fraud against the city of Catoosa," Burrage said. "In all, it looks like she embezzled more than $48,000 over a three year period. A lack of internal controls and oversight gave her the opportunity and to steal cash received for payment of municipal fines."

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12:16 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Thanksgiving Cooking Questions & Emergencies Answered LIVE on Turkey Confidential

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Transition Team

Mary Fallin

Tulsa, OK – Incoming Okla. governor announces transition team

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Mary Fallin has named a state Senate leader and a prominent businessman to help guide her transition from governor-elect to governor.

Fallin announced Monday that Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee and Devon Energy executive chairman Larry Nichols will be co-chairmen of her transition team. She said Coffee, who is term-limited, and Nichols will help her make key hires.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Tuesday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
4:27 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Tulsa Tax Collections Up---Again!

Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Dewey Bartlett said today the City of Tulsa's sales tax for mid-September to mid-October, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are above last year's totals for the same period and above the budget estimates for the month.

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Local & Regional
4:25 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Road Improvements

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will spend 11-and a half-million dollars to smooth out the I-44 and Broken Arrow expressway interchange. The plans approved by the O-Dot commissioners yesterday will widen the I-44 in the area. Work will get underway in the winter and it will take almost a year to wrap-up.

The commissioners also approved spending another two-point-three million to repair four Tulsa area expressway bridges.

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Local & Regional
4:23 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Judge Issues Restraining Order

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A temporary restraining order has been issued to block a state constitutional amendment that prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the ruling Monday morning in Oklahoma City following a brief hearing.

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Local & Regional
1:02 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Smokey Wreck on 169

Smoke fills the air after an SUV slams into a trailer on Highway 169.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says no one was injured in a spectacular crash on Highway 169 this morning. The wreck happened about eight-O'clock between I-244 and 11th Street.

Four vehicles were involved. An SUV slammed under a flat bed trailer and bust into flames. The driver got out of the car okay and the other drivers in the rear-ending crash were not hurt.

Traffic was snarled for over an hour because of the wreck. The SUV driver was cited for inattentive driving.

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Local & Regional
8:08 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Children's Home to Close

Ponca City, OK – Home for children in Ponca City set to close

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) Supporters of the American Legion Children's Home in Ponca City are looking for a way to keep the home to 44 children open.

The Oklahoma American Legion's executive board voted last month to close the home on Dec. 31. Board President Art Besa issued a statement to The Oklahoman saying there are unspecified "financial constraints" and that board didn't feel the home is fulfilling its mission to house the children of military personnel.

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