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9:37 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Tulsa Bank Robbed

A hidden camera snaps a picture of the bank robber.
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Police Department is investigating another Tulsa bank robbery. The ICB Bank east of Yale on Skelly Drive was robbed yesterday afternoon.

The robber gave the teller a note that implied he had a gun, however no gun was seen.

The suspect ran from the bank toward apartments near 51st and Yale.

This same bank has been robbed several times in recent months.

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Local & Regional
9:22 am
Tue July 20, 2010

H1N1 Vaccine Expiring

Oklahoma City, OK – Swine flu vaccine spoiling in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Less than half the swine flu vaccine that was set aside for Oklahoma last year was used and much of the remainder has spoiled or is spoiling.

The government set aside more than 1.3 million doses for Oklahoma but 602,000 doses were actually used.

The state Health Department says almost 208,000 doses have now expired and almost 213,000 doses are in doctors' offices and clinics across the state with varying dates of expiration.

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Local & Regional
9:17 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

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

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StudioTulsa
6:17 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Meet Mary Fallin, GOP Candidate for Governor

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of our show, with Oklahoma's primary elections set to happen very soon --- that is, on July 27th --- we offer the third of our in-depth conversations with the state's leading gubernatorial candidates. Our guest today on StudioTulsa is Congresswoman Mary Fallin, who represents the State of Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District. (You can visit her website at www.maryfallin.org.)

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Local & Regional
4:46 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Henry wants More!

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Brad Henry is seeking federal disaster assistance for Oklahoma County residents and businesses affected by flooding earlier this month.

Henry made the request Monday for residents and businesses affected by floods between July 6 and 12.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says 226 homes were damaged by flooding but only about 2 percent of them were insured through the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Local & Regional
11:06 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Abortion Ruling

A pro-life sign across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services
KWGS News photo

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma judge granted an injunction Monday blocking enforcement of a state law that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus.

Oklahoma County District Judge Noma Gurich set a pretrial hearing for Jan. 21 and directed that the state not enforce the law, which was passed by legislators during their 2010 session. A temporary restraining order against the law had been in effect since May.

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Local & Regional
10:36 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Help Keeping Your Cool

Oklahoma City, OK – A limited amount of summer cooling assistance funds will be made available across the state through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which is administered through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

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Local & Regional
9:48 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Hearing Today: Abortion Law

Oklahoma City, OK – Arguments set on Okla. abortion law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oral arguments are scheduled on a request to block a state law requiring pregnant women to have an ultrasound and hear a description of the fetus before getting an abortion.

The hearing is set Monday before Oklahoma County District Judge Noma Gurich. The law was temporarily blocked in May after the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York sued to have it declared unconstitutional.

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Local & Regional
9:43 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Heat Wave

The sign in front of the National Weather Service Office on 11th Street near Highway 169.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Heat warning extended in parts of Okla., Ark.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service is extending an excessive heat warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

The weather service in Tulsa on Sunday extended the excessive heat advisory until 7 p.m. Tuesday for 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma and three in western Arkansas. A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday in northwestern Arkansas.

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Local & Regional
9:42 am
Sun July 18, 2010

Tulsan Dies at Lake

Skiatook, OK – The Oklahoma Lake Patrol says Skiatook Lake has claimed the life of a 40-year-old Tulsa man. The Patrol says Verdell Schoats was at the Osage Park when he tried to swim across the lake. Officials say he was about 25-yards away from shore when he started to struggle in the water. Family members tried to rescue him, but when the reached him, Schoats went under and did not resurface.

His body was recovered two hours later after the patrol search the lake by the dragging method.

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