Local & Regional
9:23 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Muskogee Mall Update

Muskogee, OK – Police arrest 2 more people in fatal mall shooting

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Muskogee police have arrested two people on complaints of harboring a fugitive in connection with the shootings at a mall that left a teenager dead and five others inured.

Police said Tuesday Tenesha Nunley and Augusta Parker were in control of the residence where 16-year-old Michael Mayberry, 17-year-old Anton Nelson and Dondray Fowler were arrested on Monday.

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Local & Regional
9:21 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Brogdon and the Militia

Oklahoma City, OK – Brogdon backs militia idea, changes course on focus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor who endorsed the idea of creating a state citizen militia is defending the plan but retreating from his earlier position that the force would be used to oppose the federal government.

Political leaders from both parties on Tuesday condemned the idea, which also has the support of some tea party leaders.

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Local & Regional
9:19 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Henry Veto

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry vetoes bill on workers' comp fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has vetoed two bills, including one calling for additional penalties for those who commit workers' compensation fraud.

Henry signed 16 other bills into law late Tuesday.

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Local & Regional
9:18 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Kansas Plane Crash

Baxter Springs, Kansas – Small plane makes emergency landing in SE Kansas

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) Authorities say an Oklahoma pilot was unhurt after making an emergency landing of his small plane in a southeast Kansas field.

The Kansas Highway Patrol identifies the pilot in Tuesday morning's incident as 47-year-old Toby Angel, of Stillwater.

Trooper Sage Hill says Angel was at about 4,000 feet and beginning his approach to Missouri's Joplin Regional airport when the plane's engine "basically exploded."

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Local & Regional
9:13 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
4:35 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Old City Hall

Air view of old City Hall.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – The City is moving forward with the sale of old City Hall to Brickhuggers. Brickhuggers is the same firm that renovated the old Mayo Hotel. The plans include turning the building into a 200-room hotel.

The company has offered the city one-million dollars for the building, as is. It was appraised at $6.4-million. However, this is the only offer the city has received on the property.

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StudioTulsa
3:50 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Meet Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Richard Russo

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Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Revenue Collections UP

State Treasure Scott Meacham
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – State revenue collections in March topped prior year collections for the first time since December 2008 and exceeded the official estimate for a second consecutive month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.

Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections in March are $401.3 million. That amount is:

$6.4 million or 1.6 percent above the prior year; and,
$81.4 million or 25.5 percent above the estimate.

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Local & Regional
1:32 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Tribal Rehearing?

Tulsa, OK – Osage chief confident case will be reheard

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The chief of the Osage Nation says he's confident a federal appeals court will rehear a case that could affect three of the tribe's casinos.

The court recently upheld a ruling that Osage County is not a tribal reservation. The ruling leaves casinos in Tulsa, Skiatook and Ponca City not on land that is in trust or under federal restricted status as is required.

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Local & Regional
1:31 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

More Study

Oklahoma City, OK – OSSAA: More study of public-private proposals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association has sent back to committee a proposal on how non-public high schools in the state are classified for athletic competition.

The board met Tuesday to consider the proposal from a 17-person committee that examined perceived inequities between public schools and private and other non-public schools.

The board eventually voted to have the committee conduct further study on the issue.

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