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3:38 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

Housing Starts in Metro

Tulsa, OK – Metro Tulsa housing starts up 55 percent in February

Fueled by motivated buyers, positive weather conditions and busy builders, housing starts in metro Tulsa received a boost in February, increasing by 55.6 percent over January totals, according to information released today by the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa. There were 207 starts logged during the month, which is also 15.6 percent higher than starts reported in February of 2009.

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3:32 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

Coburn Warns Fellow Lawmakers

Senator Tom Coburn
CSPAN

Washington, D.C. – Watch the speech

Oklahoma U.S. Senator Tom Coburn says he'll use his power as a senator to block any House member from a federal appointment--IF-- that member changes his or her vote on health care. Coburn also says he will hold up any special funding for his or her district that the member may receive after changing their vote.

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Local & Regional
3:22 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

Gas Price Spike in Tulsa

A Tulsa gas pump
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Gasoline prices have not been this high in Tulsa since October of 2008. Prices shot-up a dime per gallon.

Unleaded regular gasoline is selling for $2.59 per gallon. The price hike is a direct result of higher crude oil prices.

While the spike hurts pocket books, it is still well below the national average of $2.80 per gallon.

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3:22 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

Oops: Wrong Number

Altus, OK – Woman accused of sending text about drugs to agent

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) A Mangum woman has been arrested for allegedly sending a text message about illegal drugs to a drug task force agent.

A warrant was issued for Mindy Neugebauer for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute. A Greer County jailer declined Wednesday to say whether Neugebauer was in custody.

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1:07 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

UPDATE: Lottery Winner Come Forward

Marta and David Thirion of Collinsville.
Oklahoma Lottery Commission

Oklahoma City, OK – Collinsville couple wins $1 million lottery prize

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma lottery officials say a Collinsville couple has purchased a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.

Officials announced Wednesday that Marta Thirion bought the ticket at a QuikTrip store in Owasso this past weekend.

The ticket matched all five of the white balls, but not the Powerball, for a $200,000 prize. Because Thirion added the PowerPlay multiplier option, which was five, the prize increased to $1 million.

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Local & Regional
1:05 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

Cleaner Water

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. in top 5 for cutting water pollution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Conservation officials say Oklahoma ranks among the top five states in reducing contamination of its streams and rivers.

Clay Pope of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts said Wednesday the ranking is due to voluntary programs in which farmers and ranchers cut erosion of their land.

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Local & Regional
11:48 am
Thu March 18, 2010

Arrow Trucking Auction

potential buyers look off Arrow Trucking tractors at Fair Meadows.

Tulsa, OK – Rather than betting on the ponies, people with large wads of cash, were at Fair Meadows bidding on the trucks.

300-semi tractors from the now bankrupt Arrow Trucking of Tulsa were auctioned off to the highest bidder. The Taylor-Martin Auction Company conducted the sale. Bidders from the Tulsa area and surrounding states showed up to bid.

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Local & Regional
11:42 am
Thu March 18, 2010

Auto Show Opens Today

A 2011 Ford Fiesta is on display at the International Auto Show
KWGS News Photo

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Local & Regional
10:43 am
Thu March 18, 2010

10-Commandements Moved

Stigler, OK – Transfer of Ten Commandments monument

STIGLER, Okla. (AP) A Ten Commandments monument has been moved from it location outside the Haskell County Courthouse in Stigler.

Muskogee Marble and Granite transferred the monument Wednesday morning to property in front of the American Legion building about 75 to 85 feet away. Janice Williams of the Stigler Chamber of Commerce says the granite structure was moved without incident and with little fanfare.

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Local & Regional
9:43 am
Thu March 18, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

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

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