Local & Regional
8:05 am
Fri January 7, 2011

QT Killer Executed

McAlester, OK – Oklahoma inmate executed for 1995 slaying

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma death row inmate was executed yesterday for the 1995 slaying of a convenience store worker who prosecutors said was brutally beaten with a baseball bat.

A spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said that 39-year-old Billy Don Alverson was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Fri January 7, 2011

High Court Appointment

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma state senator has been thwarted in his attempt to stop outgoing Gov. Brad Henry from making a sixth appointment to the state Supreme Court.

The high court yesterday denied a motion by state Sen. Clark Jolley for a stay that would have prevented Henry from appointing a justice to replace the late Marian Opala, who died in October. The court's ruling on the motion allows Henry, a Democrat, to proceed with appointing a new justice. But the merits of the case have not yet been decided.

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from KWGS:

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StudioTulsa
5:32 pm
Thu January 6, 2011

Closing Soon at Philbrook: "Adaptation"

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Local & Regional
12:40 pm
Thu January 6, 2011

Betty Boyd Passes

An undated photo of Betty Boyd on the set of her Channel 6 program
TulsaTVMemories.com

Tulsa, OK – The First Lady of Tulsa T-V has passed. Betty Boyd has died.

She was one of the first women on Tulsa TV, working at both KOTV and KTUL. After retiring from the daily TV grind, she became the head of Public Information for Tulsa Tech. She later ran for the state legislature where she represented east Tulsa in district 23.

Betty Boyd was 86.

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Local & Regional
10:17 am
Thu January 6, 2011

Henry's Future

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov. Brad Henry to join Edmond law firm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he will join the law firm of Lester, Loving and Davies in Edmond after he leaves office next week.

Henry told The Oklahoman will be of-counsel to the firm meaning he will not be an associate or partner in the firm. Henry says he wants to sharpen his legal skills while still having time to work with charitable and nonprofit organizations.

The governor said he is also considering other opportunities - but declined to elaborate.

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Local & Regional
8:10 am
Thu January 6, 2011

Getting it All

Terry Simonson before the City Council
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa officials say the city plans to hire private auditors in an effort to increase collections of delinquent sales taxes.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett signed a contract in principle last May with Revenue Discovery Systems of Birmingham, Ala., before the Oklahoma Legislature passed a law that allows only the state Tax Commission to handle sales-tax collections.

The city has sued over the new law.

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Local & Regional
8:09 am
Thu January 6, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
8:08 am
Thu January 6, 2011

No Changes at State IT

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov.-elect retains chief information officer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov.-elect Mary Fallin has decided to retain Alex Pettit as the chief information officer for Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Legislature created the position in 2009, and Pettit became the first person named to the post in 2010.

Fallin said Wednesday Pettit already has helped streamline some state operations leading to cost savings.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Thu January 6, 2011

CNG Stations

Truck at a Tulsa CNG Pump
KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – 6 CNG fueling stations opening across Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Chesapeake Energy Corp. says it's partnering with convenience store chain OnCue Express to bring compressed natural gas fueling stations to six Oklahoma towns in the coming weeks.

The companies say CNG stations will open in Weatherford, Waynoka, Lindsay, Arkoma and Wilburton between Jan. 12 and Jan. 18. Another station will open in El Reno later this winter.

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