Local & Regional
2:55 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Appliance Rebates Begin

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Commerce Dept. to launch rebate program

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is preparing to start a $3.5 million rebate program for residents who buy energy-efficient appliances.

Retailers will begin enrolling in the program on Thursday and consumers who purchase Energy Star appliances beginning on May 8 will be eligible for a rebate.

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Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Tulsa County Honored

Tulsa, OK – In its April issue of County News, the National Association of Counties recognized Tulsa County's website as one of only seven among county websites in the U.S. that achieved a perfect score for transparency. Tulsa County was recently awarded the annual Sunny Award by Sunshine Review.

"Sunny Award winners are recognized for making information available to citizens and for setting a transparency standard that all governments can and should meet," said Mike Barnhart, president of Sunshine Review.

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Local & Regional
2:08 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Yet Another Earthquake

Tupelo, OK – Small earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

TUPELO, Okla. (AP) A magnitude 2.6 earthquake has been recorded near Choctaw in central Oklahoma.

No injuries or damage were reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday about 15 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Researchers say quakes of 2.5 to 3.0 magnitude quakes are typically the smallest felt by humans.

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Local & Regional
12:25 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Working Meth Lab near School

Lab was discovered in an apartment building near 100 North Harvard.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Fire fighters find a meth lab in a vacant apartment near Archer and North Harvard. The landlord says the apartment was being used without his permission or knowledge.

The discovery was made about 8:30 this morning. Three of the four units at the small complex were rented.

No arrests have been made. The lab was about two blocks from the Sequoyah Elementary School.

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Local & Regional
11:00 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Budget Cuts Hitting DA

Tulsa County DA Tim Harris
District Attorney's Office

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris is sending an email to Tulsa area lawmakers in Oklahoma City. He is telling them that continued cuts to his and other district attorney offices across the state will put public safety in jeopardy.


Harris says the constitution is clear, "public safety is our number one priority". Harris says his office is facing a 16-percent budget cut and that will undermine prosecution efforts.

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Local & Regional
10:59 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Muskogee Mall Update

Muskogee, OK – Father of man accused in mall shooting arrested

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Muskogee police have arrested the father of man who is believed to be the gunman in a shooting at Arrowhead Mall that killed a teenager and wounded five others.

District Attorney Larry Moore said Monday that 38-year-old Donald Fowler was charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the April 10 shooting that killed 17-year-old Jerrod Reed.

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Local & Regional
9:49 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
5:34 pm
Tue April 20, 2010

Chris Farrell and "The New Frugality"

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Local & Regional
3:50 pm
Tue April 20, 2010

Housing Starts Up in Tulsa Metro

Local & Regional
1:41 pm
Tue April 20, 2010

State Will Sue

Oklahoma City, OK –
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) House Speaker Chris Benge and Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee plan a lawsuit challenging a federal health care law recently passed by Congress.

The Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday they will challenge the constitutionality of the legislation that requires citizens to purchase health care insurance.

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