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11:37 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Official Records of Robert Bates Training May No Longer Exist

Robert Bates and Attorney Clark Brewster
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

As the controversy over Reserve Tulsa Deputy Bob Bates training records continues, there’s a possibility some may never be found. Tulsa County Undersheriff Tim Albin says Bates records aren’t the only ones missing from official office files. He says it’s believed in the transition from paper records to digitized a few years ago, some were never scanned and were consequently lost or destroyed.

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11:34 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Police: Man Dies in Oklahoma City Industrial Accident

Credit File photo

 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma City police say a worker has died at an area commercial printing business after being trapped under a piece of machinery.  
 Police responded Friday morning to QuadGraphics in southeast Oklahoma City. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.  
     Police say his name won't be released until his family is contacted.  
 The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police say they haven't found evidence of foul play.  
 The state medical examiner and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration have been notified.

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6:52 am
Fri April 24, 2015

2 Tulsa Officers Injured after Dump Truck Hits Patrol Car

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two Tulsa police officers suffered minor injuries after a dump truck struck their patrol car.

Police say the officers' unmarked car was traveling south on U.S. 169 Thursday morning and was slowing down in a construction zone when the speeding dump truck hit their car.

The officers were taken by an ambulance to hospitals for treatment.

The truck's driver was ticketed at the scene.

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6:46 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Ex-Deputy Arrested on Accusations He Stole Drug Evidence

Credit Oklahoma Watch

WILBURTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a southeastern Oklahoma ex-deputy on accusations that he stole drug evidence while working in the office.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the former Latimer County deputy was booked into jail and released on bail Thursday. Law enforcement officials say he admitted to stealing the drug evidence twice, saying he needed the methamphetamine to help him cope with a post-traumatic stress disorder.

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6:43 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Man Killed, 2 Law Officers Wounded in Oklahoma Shootout

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RUFE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man was killed and two law officers were wounded in a shootout in southeast Oklahoma.

The OSBI says 51-year-old Joseph Potts was killed shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday near the town of Rufe. The agency says a Choctaw County deputy and a Hugo police officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds when Potts opened fire on them. The officers' names and conditions were not released.

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6:39 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Oklahoma House's Top Democrat Decries Loss of Local Control

Credit State of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House's top Democrat says his caucus was disappointed by passage of a Republican-backed bill that prohibits cities and towns from regulating oil and natural gas drilling operations.

House Democrat Leader Scott Inman of Del City said Thursday that members of the House minority caucus believe local communities and their leaders should have authority to regulate the drilling operations in their areas.

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6:32 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Friday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the local news:

  • A homeless census wraps up in Tulsa.
  • Two Tulsa Police officers are hurt in a traffic crash.
  • Chronic earthquakes may mean an increase Oklahoma Insurance premiums.
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6:10 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

2 Officers Shot, Suspect Dead

 

 

RUFE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man was killed and two law officers were wounded in a shootout in southeast Oklahoma.

The OSBI says 51-year-old Joseph Potts was killed shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday near the town of Rufe. The agency says a Choctaw County deputy and a Hugo police officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds when Potts opened fire on them. The officers' names and conditions were not released.

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4:59 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

State Agencies Working to Prevent Infant Sleep Deaths

Credit Oklahoma State Department of Health

State agencies step up to help prevent infant sleep-related deaths.

The Department of Human Services and the state health department will distribute cribs to encourage safe sleep practices. Katelynn Burns with DHS said Director Ed Lake found money in the budget to buy them for families in need.

"Five hundred full-size cribs with mattresses and then 500 small, portable cribs, also known as pack-and-plays, for our workers to be able to distribute to families that are in need of a safe place for their baby to sleep," Burns said.

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4:41 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Cherokee Bison Herd Grows

A herd of 50 bison that arrived in the Cherokee Nation six months ago has grown by nine this month with the arrival of calves.
Credit Cherokee Nation

Springtime has brought several new residents to the Cherokee Nation.

Six months ago, the Intertribal Buffalo Council brought 50 bison to Oklahoma from North and South Dakota. Cherokee Principal Chief Bill John Baker said they’re doing very well.

"They've got nine calves on the ground right now, and it is quite a sight to see," Baker said.

The calves were all born this month. The herd has been very popular so far.

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