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1:55 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

Meet the Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year, Elizabeth Smith
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. state superintendent names top teacher

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Byng reading teacher has been named the state's teacher of the year.

State Superintendent Sandy Garrett announced Elizabeth Smith as winner of the teacher of the year award during a ceremony Tuesday morning at the State Fair of Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
1:47 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

Henry to Lead Vote No Effort

Gov. Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry to chair opposition to ballot question

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A longtime supporter of common education, Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry says he's agreed to be the statewide chairman of a group opposed to a state question that would dramatically increase funding for public schools.

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What's New?
10:20 am
Tue September 21, 2010

Antenna Replacement

Public Radio Tulsa – KWGS & KWTU Are Broadcasting at Normal Power

Public Radio 89.5 KWGS and and Classical 88.7 KWTU are back on-air at normal power from our new antenna. All six HD Radio channels are broadcasting normally, as well. Final adjustments are continuing to be made, which may take both stations off-the-air for brief periods of time. Click Here to learn more about our antenna replacement and what it means to you.

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Local & Regional
8:21 am
Tue September 21, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Your Top Local News Stories This Tuesday

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Local & Regional
3:36 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Tulsa's Jail Operation

The David Moss Correctional Center in downtown Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Since Tulsa's Sheriff has taken back the operation of the county jail, costs have stayed below budget each year. Financial experts claim that would not be the case had the operation continued under a private company. Sheriff Glanz says his style of direct supervision of inmates is a major reason for the turn-around.


When the jail first opened in 1999, Corrections Corporation of America ran the operation. The Sheriff resumed operations in 2005.


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Local & Regional
3:35 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Teen Arrested in Fatal Robbery Attempt

Shooting took place at Zeba Food Mart.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – A 15-year-old is now in custody in connection with last Thursday night's fatal convenience store attempted armed robbery in north Tulsa. A 14-year-old accomplice was shot and killed during the robbery as the store clerk returned fire from the robbers.

The name of the 15-year-old is not being released as he is a minor. He was taken into custody last night.

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Local & Regional
3:20 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Skiatook Principal Back at Work

Donna Brogan
Skiatook Schools

Skiatook, OK – Back at her desk is Skiatook High School Principal Donna Brogan. She was suspended last week, but her attorney Richard O'Carroll tells KWGS News, the school board has lifted the suspension.

O'Carroll contends Brogan was black-balled by acting superintendent Steve Williams. Brogan had recently spoke out at school board meeting against Williams. A Tulsa County Grand Jury had recommended Williams be removed from the office

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Local & Regional
3:08 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Strong Quake Hits Central Oklahoma

Luther, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The latest in a series of small earthquakes in eastern Oklahoma County has not caused any damage.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude quake occurred about 5 p.m. Sunday, KWTV reports its was centered about five miles south of Luther and five miles east-northeast of Jones.

The quake was the largest of several small temblors to hit the area in the last two months.

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Information from: KWTV-TV, http://www.news9.com/

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Local & Regional
9:49 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Cherokee National Park

Rose, OK – Cherokee Nation developing its first national park

ROSE, Okla. (AP) A preservation group plans to use $4,000 in grants to help the Cherokee Nation develop its first national park.

The grants received by the Saline Preservation Association will be used to help prepare historic structure reports on the 126-year-old Saline District Courthouse in Rose and the spring house, as well as to develop a memorial trail.

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