Local & Regional
3:21 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Man Dies in Custody

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) Officials are investigating after a man who was wrestled to the ground by Oklahoma City police officers died while in custody.

Police say the man collapsed shortly after officers arrested him Monday night. Master Sgt. Gary Knight says he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say officers were responding to a report of suspicious activity when they spotted the man outside a store.

Knight says the man dropped a gun and ran off once he saw the officers.

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Local & Regional
3:21 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Bridge Repairs

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma transportation officials have ordered modifications to bridges in the state that are similar to one that was involved in a deadly collapse in Minnesota in 2007.

Gary Evans, the chief engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, said Tuesday that officials have ordered a design review of 95 truss bridges in the state. Evans says reports on 30 of the bridges have been received so far and that nine of them needed modification.

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Local & Regional
3:08 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Feds Sue Arizona: Coburn Reacts

Senator Tom Coburn speaks to the Tulsa Kiwanis Club about immigration.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Feds sue to block Arizona illegal immigrant law

TULSA, OK (AP) The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's tough new law targeting illegal immigrants.

The government filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on Tuesday.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says Arizona is following federal law, something, he says, the federal government is not doing.

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Local & Regional
3:07 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

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

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Local & Regional
10:01 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Restaurant Fire Set

Tulsa, Ok – The Silver Flame Restaurant at 61st and South Sheridan was set ablaze yesterday in what the Tulsa Fire Department is calling arson. Investigators spent much of the day reviewing the scene.

They are looking at the possibility that it may also be a hate crime. Investigators found a spray painted message, including a swastika.

The business is owned by a Syrian family, but they were out of town at the time of the fire.

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Local & Regional
9:57 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Skiatook Grand Jury: Superintendent in Court

Former Skaitook Superintendent Gary Johnson.
Tulsa County Jail/Booking photo

Tulsa, OK – Former Skiatook School Superintendent Gary Johnson will be in court tomorrow morning. He is facing charges of embezzlement and bribery in connection with over-spending in the Skiatook district.

Johnson was indicted by a grand jury last month. He will enter a not guilty plea and ask for a preliminary hearing.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Tulsa Crime Figures

Tulsa, OK – Robberies up, other violent crimes down in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Midyear crime statistics indicate robbery reports in Tulsa are up 34 percent this year from the same time last year, while reports of other violent crimes have decreased.

Preliminary Tulsa police statistics show 707 robberies were reported this year in the state's second-largest city through June 29, 181 more than during the same period in 2009.

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Local & Regional
9:28 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Taco Murder

Tulsa, OK – Man dies after stabbing while at Tulsa taco stand

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 33-year-old man has died after an early morning stabbing at a Tulsa mobile taco stand.

Police say witnesses reported that an ongoing feud between the attacker and victim led to the stabbing about 3:10 a.m. Monday. Sgt. Pat Calhoun says an unidentified man jumped out of a vehicle that had pulled up to the taco stand and a fight broke out.

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Local & Regional
11:01 am
Mon July 5, 2010

Soggy Holiday

Oklahoma City, Ok – Rain continuing in Oklahoma; flood warnings issued


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Forecasters are issuing flood warnings as sometimes-heavy rain continues to fall in parts of Oklahoma.

According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, about 6.4 inches of rain fell in Hobart in Kiowa County between midnight and 8 a.m. Monday. About 3.6 inches fell during the same period in nearby Fort Cobb in Caddo County.

Parts of seven counties in southwestern Oklahoma are under flash flood warnings.

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