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12:19 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

American to Cut Capacity

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TIA

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will cut passenger-carrying capacity by 1 percent in the first half of November as it tries to recover from widespread delays and a spike in cancelations.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline said Thursday that the pullback will give it more time to return to normal operations without affecting holiday travel.

Delays and cancelations soared in September, which American blamed on a work slowdown by some pilots. The pilots' union denied the charge.

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Local & Regional
12:05 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

BA Police Seek Driver of Vehicle in Hit-and-Run Fatal

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Police in Broken Arrow are searching for the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run collision that killed a bicyclist.

Police said in a news release Thursday that detectives are looking for a white, late model Chevrolet Malibu that is missing part of its front bumper on the passenger side.

Police say 71-year-old Earl Teske of Broken Arrow was killed when the bicycle he was riding along a city street was hit just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Election
12:03 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

US House Speaker Taps Mullin for Weekly Address

Markwayne Mullin
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has selected a congressional candidate from Oklahoma to deliver the Weekly Republican Radio Address.

Boehner said in a statement Thursday that he's selected Republican Markwayne Mullin to deliver Saturday's address in response to the president's weekly address. Boehner said that — as a small business owner — Mullin understands the need to shut down the "jobs-destroying red tape factory in Washington, D.C."

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Local & Regional
11:57 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Forecasters Say Severe Weather Possible Saturday

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National Weather Service-Tulsa

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday across the southern and central Plains as a cold front rolls out of the Rockies.

Humid air could extend well into the Mississippi and Missouri valleys, making the atmosphere ripe for storms. The forecasters say the greatest chance for bad weather is from eastern Oklahoma to northeastern Iowa, including parts of Kansas and Missouri, but that storms are also possible from Texas into Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Local & Regional
11:51 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Senators Seek to File Brief in Hobby Lobby Suit

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than a dozen Republican members of Congress hope to file a friend-of-the-court brief in Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s lawsuit that challenges the federal government's requirement that health insurance cover the morning-after pill.

The group submitted a request Thursday to file briefs in support of Hobby Lobby's lawsuit. The Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain says a provision in the health care reform law that requires the coverage of birth control violates the company founders' deeply held Christian beliefs.

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Local & Regional
7:07 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Ja'Terian Douglas leads Tulsa past UTEP, 33-11

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ja'Terian Douglas had an 81-yard touchdown run and finished with 128 yards on 13 carries to help Tulsa rout UTEP 33-11 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.

Alex Singleton added 96 yards and two touchdowns to tie the Tulsa career record for rushing TDs with 32, and Cody Green was 13 of 22 for 198 yards for the Golden Hurricane (6-1, 4-0 Conference USA).

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Election
7:04 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Candidates for 1st District Speak at Coweta Forum. Hear Here:

The sign greeting attendees at Coweta event
KWGS News
  • First to speak is Craig Allen. NOTE: Bridenstine walked away from the microphones on the podium during his talk.

COWETA, Okla. (AP) — The three candidates running for Oklahoma's 1st congressional seat have appeared together at a debate in Coweta sponsored by the Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

Republican Jim Bridenstine said during Wednesday's forum that voters have a choice between a conservative government that he supports or what he called liberal policies supported by Democrat John Olson.

Olson told the crowd of a few dozen at the Assembly of God Church there is a stark difference between himself and Bridenstine. Olson called himself a "workhorse, not a show pony."

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Local & Regional
6:56 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Bicyclist Killed in Broken Arrow Hit-and-Run

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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Broken Arrow police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a man riding his bicycle in an apparent hit-and-run.

Police say the fatal collision happened Wednesday night on 101st Street South. Police say responders found an adult male lying on the side of the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say the man's bicycle was outfitted with reflectors and a red flashing light.

Local & Regional
4:25 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Tennessee Official Offered DHS Post

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Commission on Human Services has offered a retired Tennessee official the job as director of the Department of Human Services for an annual salary of $185,000.

After a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, the commission that oversees DHS voted to give retired Tennessee DHS Deputy Commissioner Ed Lake until Monday to decide whether to take the position. The commission also voted to offer Lake a one-time $5,000 sign-on bonus.

Local & Regional
4:20 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Governor Leading Tulsa Trip to Europe

State of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has announced plans for an economic development trip to Europe. Fallin's office said Tuesday that the governor will lead a delegation from the state Department of Commerce and from northeastern Oklahoma on the trip. The trip is planned for Oct. 15-19 and is being organized by the Tulsa Metro Chamber. The governor's office says the group will meet with foreign-based companies that have operations in Oklahoma and will encourage them to expand and retain jobs in the state.

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