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4:12 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

BOK Center Moves Up

Tulsa's BOK Center
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Tulsa, OK – BOK Center has raised its national and worldwide ranking by Pollstar Magazine, a leading industry publication, based on ticket sales January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010. The BOK Center now ranks #5 in the US and #15 in the world of the top arena venues.

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12:49 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Dies

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Court officials say Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian Opala has died at age 89.

An official with the Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts says Opala died about 1:30 a.m. Monday at an Oklahoma City hospital after suffering a stroke over the weekend.

Deputy Administrator Mike Mayberry says Opala was discovered unconscious at his Warr Acres home on Saturday by police after he didn't respond to telephone calls and knocks at his door. He underwent surgery on Sunday.

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10:20 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Fatal Fire in Norman Kills Two Kids

Norman, OK – 2 children killed in Norman apartment fire

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two children are dead after a fire at the Brooks Apartments in Norman.

A Norman fire department spokesman says a 1-year-old child and a 4-year-old child died in the Monday morning blaze and that five adults have been taken to a hospital, one with critical burns to his face.

Norman Fire Deputy Chief Jim Bailey says the fire started about 6:40 a.m. and firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames upon arriving at the apartment.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
9:37 am
Mon October 11, 2010

ATV Crash

Pineville, Mo – Oklahoma man killed in SW Mo. ATV crash

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) An Oklahoma man has died in an ATV crash in southwest Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 52-year-old Ronald Gaskill, of Okemah, Okla., was driving an ATV when he ran off a curve in McDonald County and struck a tree. The patrol said the accident occurred Saturday night.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Local & Regional
9:37 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Update Medical Examiner

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Oklahoma City, OK – Would-be Okla. ME hauled body in pickup truck

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Questions are being raised about the doctor offered the job of chief medical examiner in Oklahoma.

The board that oversees the office has learned that Dr. Philip Keen once carried a woman's body for about 100 miles in the back of his pickup truck in Arizona.

The board offered the 67-year-old Keen the $205,000-a-year job in September. Board member Charles Curtis told The Oklahoman the offer is tentative.

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Local & Regional
10:34 am
Sun October 10, 2010

More Oklahoma Train Service

Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmaker eyes expansion of passenger rail in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City lawmaker will host a legislative study this week on the expansion of passenger rail service in Oklahoma.

State Rep. Richard Morrissette's study will include testimony from Kansas state Sen. Dick Kelsey and other lawmakers and transportation officials from Texas and Kansas. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the state Capitol.

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Local & Regional
10:33 am
Sun October 10, 2010

TU Disappointment

Dallas, TX – Padron, SMU take out Tulsa 21-18


DALLAS (AP) Kyle Padron threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns to lead SMU to a 21-18 win over Tulsa on Saturday night.

It was the fourth time in Padron's career he threw more than 300 yards and marked the best start for the Mustangs (4-2, 3-0 USA) since 1986 when they started 5-1.

The Golden Hurricane (3-3, 1-2) got on the board first with a short scoring run by quarterback G.J. Kinne early in the first quarter.

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10:21 am
Sun October 10, 2010

Spliting the Pie

Muskogee, OK – Okla. agencies to get proceeds from drug case

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma is releasing nearly $670,000 in proceeds forfeited in a drug conspiracy case.

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10:14 am
Sat October 9, 2010

Motel Murder

Tulsa, OK – 2 killed, woman hurt in Tulsa hotel shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police have identified two people who were killed during a triple shooting inside a hotel room in east-central Tulsa.

Officer Jason Willingham says 23-year-old Joey Deon Mike and 19-year-old Jermiko Thomas were found shot to death Thursday night. Willingham says a woman who also was shot is "clinging to life" at a Tulsa hospital.

Officers were called to the Days Inn hotel about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and found the three victims.

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